how much land do you need for a family of 5?

Discussion in 'General chat' started by natalex, May 17, 2012.

  1. natalex

    natalex Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi,

    I am new on this forum and just started learning about Permaculture recently.
    Could you tell me how much land you would buy for a family of 5 to have enough land for a vegetable garden, fruit and nut trees, some grains, chickens, pasture for a few sheep and some wood, to live as self-sufficiently as possible. Thanks to all who reply.
     
  2. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    There are a few detailed threads that discuss this already on the forum natalex. Check them out and see if you have any more questions...
     
  3. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Try this - it has links to other threads in it...
     
  4. eco4560

    eco4560 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,925
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It depends.... Which isn't a smart arse reply (Grahame you didn't did you!?) because it really does. As Grahame says this is a commonly asked question, so look at the archives and you'll find many many answers to that question. I have a slightly larger than average suburban block (1750 m2) and I put food on the table from the garden at basically every meal.

    "Self-sufficient" is an illusion, you need a village not a single family for that. If your neighbour has 3 cows and can't drink all that milk, and another neighbour needs their wood lot thinned, and someone else has a glut of plums.... Why try to have it all yourself and lock out the opportunity for community.
     
  5. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    It was worse Eco. I know the suspense is killing you. My initial answer was something like...

    2.875 acres

    :) But I thought Natalex deserved better than that. As you say Eco, the answer depends on just soooo many factors.
     
  6. eco4560

    eco4560 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,925
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I thought the answer to life the universe and everything was 42. I'm not sure if that is acres, hectares or square cubits though!
     

Share This Page

-->