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Living on a small acreage, how sweet it is…

Many people enjoy acreage living, and many people wish they could live on a small acreage.

I was fortunate enough to have lived on a 6 acre property, with a good bungalow on it, in Manitoba. The peace and quiet was unbelieveable. We absolutely loved living there.

The reason I am writing this, is because there are some possible draw-backs to living on a true acreage.

I was lucky enough to have a good well, with plenty of safe, clean water. If thats not possible, then you
often have to opt for a cistern to store your water. You then realize how much water you actually use.

Does your acreage have a septic field with effluent tank or just a holding tank? How often does it need
to be pumped out and how long does a septic field last? Taking those long showers may not make as much sense.

A rider mower is pretty well a “must have”. You can spend lots of time cutting grass. A trailer is good to help
with tree-pruning and yard-work.

All this takes time too. To me, it was a labour of love.

Another factor is work and children. Often, it can be a 30-40 minute drive to get to a city or town. Guitar
lessons and gymnastics twice a week, plus a lengthy school bus ride each school day have to be accounted for.

I truly believe that living on an acreage can be a wonderful place to enjoy. Sound planning before and during
your acreage search are critical.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or to help you find the property that is right for you.

Ben Officer


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