Hey guys, just wanted to share some really exciting news with people who can understand why I'm so excited! My husband and I just bought 7 acres of raw land, that will be our forever (for the foreseeable future) acreage home! We've wanted to do this for a while, and have spent the last 3 years doing live-in flips on 3 properties, and we're finally at the point where we can afford to make this happen. We take possession of the land on Mon Aug 21, so it's coming up fast! First thing we will do is get a well on it so it can then be considered serviced land and we can get a land loan of 75% LTV instead of the current 50%. Here's what it looks like from the road (so looking East): (a little smokey because of the fires burning in BC) Not much on it right now, but I'm hoping that by next year at this time, it'll have house, garage, barn, fencing, and landscaping done. Here is the layout I have so far. We want as much pasture space for the horses as we can, and we're also trying to leave enough space to mark out a polocrosse field in if we wanted to. Each of those tiny squares is 1 m2. The pink semi-circle/oblong shape on the North is a no-build area. The neighbouring property has a wetland area, and there's a 30m setback radius around it. So we can't build, but can use it for pasture or whatever. The house is in pink, with an attached deck (yellow) that comes with it. The green is a possible future extension we are thinking about for the house in the next 5 years. The little red thing is the propane tank, and the blue is the driveway coming in. We won't do the garage/barn until next spring since it's not critical. Penciled lines are where we want fencing. We may also fence a little pasture on the front side of the house, but I want a few goats so that may be the goat area. The house is a 1961 1236 ft2 bungalow with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths that we will be moving onto a new foundation. Here is what it looks like from Google Street View and where it currently sits, about 45 minutes away from the property. This is the garage/workshop/barn building. I want it combined as one because then we only have to run power and water to one building. The garage will be for 2 vehicles and my husband wants to keep his carpentry tools/workshop stuff down the right side. If he needs lots of space to work, we can always pull one car out of the garage. I would also like some hay storage in the loft, but I'm having trouble estimating how much storage area I'm going to need. Right now we have 2 horses but I can easily seeing it becoming 3... or 4 ..... I figure the whole left side of the barn could be open for now, and we could either use it as hay storage, add more stalls, or leave some open space for tacking up, or a bit of everything. For the wash rack, I was thinking we could install the floor drain and faucets, and if we never use it or need the space for a stall, it's easy enough to convert to another stall if we put something over the faucets to cover them and put rubber mats down. Any ideas/suggestions/input welcome! Since we have the ability to design it how we want, might as well do it the smart way!