How To Find The Right Micro Homestead Lots You Actually Like

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Finding the right lot is a challenge, especially if you do not know where to begin. You have a long way to go when looking for the perfect micro homestead lot. Do not make impulsive decisions because they will end badly. When you find your micro homestead property, searching for the best lot can be a chore if you do not know where to look.

Buy the Right Size Lot

When you're buying a micro-homestead lot, the most important thing is to buy the right size. Choosing the right size lot is where a lot of people get confused. They think they want a large piece of land so they can have plenty of space and privacy. In reality, this isn't what you're looking for at all.

You need to buy a small enough lot that you will be able to build your house in only one season. If your lot is too big, then it will take longer than one season to build your house, and this will leave you without shelter until next spring! It's also important that you buy a small enough lot that doesn't require a long commute from your job or school because this will make it difficult for you to make time for working on your homestead.

Check the Zoning

First, check with the zoning department to make sure that the property is zoned for residential use. You may even want to purchase a property that is already zoned for residential use. This way, there will be no surprises later on when it comes time to build your home.

Make Sure You Have Good Soil for Growing

If you're looking for a property to live on, you'll want to make sure that it has good soil for growing. If you want a place to build a micro homestead, you might be okay with less-than-ideal soil. You may even be able to improve it by adding compost or other organic material.

You'll also want to make sure that there's plenty of water nearby. While rainwater harvesting is the most sustainable and cost-effective way to gather water, in some situations, it might not be possible or practical. In those cases, you may need access to a well or other water source.

Check for Flood Zones and Drainage Patterns

Flood zones are the areas of land that are at risk of being flooded during heavy rainfall. You'll want to avoid these areas when looking for your new micro homestead lot.

The type of drainage pattern for your new micro homestead lot will help determine how quickly water will drain after heavy rainfalls and how long it will take for water to drain from your property. If there is no drainage pattern, it can be dangerous to build on the property because you won't have adequate drainage to prevent flooding during heavy rains.

Think About the Slope of the Land

If you're buying a lot with a steep slope, you'll want to make sure that it's a manageable slope. It's fine if your land is sloped, but you don't want it to be so steep that it's difficult to access or build on. A good rule of thumb is that if the slope of your land is too steep for you to walk up without holding onto something, then it's probably too steep for building on as well.

Look Into Community Requirements and Restrictions

When building a micro homestead, it's important to look into community requirements and restrictions. Many communities have regulations that dictate how big your house can be, how wide it must be, what materials can be used in construction, and whether or not you can build on water or wetlands. Some also require that homes be built with certain energy-efficient features like solar panels or green roofs.

If this seems complicated, don't worry—most real estate agents know all about these restrictions!

Knowing what you want the lot to give you can help you find the right one. 

For more information, look at lots for sale in your area. 


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