I’ve been away for a few days on business. This trip involved a lot of driving through Wales and I quite enjoyed the countryside. Very nice it was; even the flooded parts.
While driving I was surprised by the amount of land, homes and smallholdings that were up for sale. It appears that many people are selling up so this could very well be the time to buy your homestead. It may very well be that you can’t afford too and that is understandable but for those that can; land is going to be the new gold. Gold itself is just too expensive, you can’t eat it and not everyone will recognise its worth. Having some land means you can grow your own food, build your own home and make a new life for yourself. You won’t have to leave the comfort of your home and risk travelling through potentially hostile territory to find a new home.
So now I am back home I’ve tasked myself with looking around and see what land is up for sale. There are several websites but most of those stick covenants on their sales which limit what you can do on the land. Most of them aren’t really an issue but I would prefer no restrictions because you never know what is going to happen. I’ve gone online and there are quite a few interesting properties for sale and some are even in my price range.
It is a pity that the people that have the money to do these things don’t seem to want to leave the cities and few of us who do are able to. Personally, I would like to but I need to work in IT to make a living and living on a farm is not good for me at the moment although I do want a fall back plan that involves land not too far away. As I live up near North Wales I’m looking at some land out there are there is some. I think I’ll drive around over the weekend and see what I can find. From my drive through Wales I think there will be quite a bit.
then it will be down to see how much I can get a loan for for some basic land. Would have thought it would be good collateral but we will see.