What Are Hobby Farms and All You Need To Know Before Buying One

There are a large number of farms for sale in Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, Chilliwack and other nearby areas which are perfect for a hobby farming style of living. Many of us wish to pursue hobby farming and our minds are often clouded with questions related to the same subject.


There needs to be a clarity, as to what you are expecting from the concept and what should the necessary steps that need to be taken in order to pursue this passion. Before moving forward there are multiple things that you should be aware about, as they are concerned directly with hobby farming.


Let's get to know a little more about hobby farming before taking a step forward to buy a farm that will give wings to this passion of yours. Hobby farming isn't associated with the financial aspects of the farming business and you do not really expect to gain monetary benefits out of it.


Although, it is not necessary that you don't have any monetary gains from your hobby farm. Hobby farms are mainly concerned with self sustenance  and are meant to help you hold your own. Apart from the self sufficiency, you may also sell out some poultry items or fresh vegetable produce to the locals to gain some monetary benefits. But, do not expect hobby farming to be your cash cow in the long run.


Hobby farming also requires you to spend some money on basics such as equipments, farm buildings and livestock. Therefore, you must try to have minimum investment in the hobby farming activity to make your stay on the farm easier. But even if you spend money in the same things like a normal farmer would, and do not expect large sums of returns on your investment and just want to use it as a means to an improved self sufficient home then there is no harm in investing.


What exactly is a hobby farm? It is primarily a rural property which isn't really categorised as an income property, but it gives the owners the ability to sell a certain amount of the produce to the local markets. On an average, the size of a hobby farm is between 10-40 hectares and it can be used to carry out a wide range of practices on your farm. From vineyards to small crops or even space to use for some parking.


What are the benefits of having a hobby farm? You can take full advantage of hobby farms and can have a varying yet interesting range of poultry. There can be horse riding terrains and you can also indulge in the plantation of a variety of fruit trees. Apart from taking advantage of non commercial livestock, you can also indulge in fishing or recreational water activities.


Who can purchase a hobby farm? Well, if you want a break from the fast paced city life and live a life free from the daily pursuits then hobby farm is a place for your to be. You can also buy one as your retirement home and enjoy a self sustained, laid back life. Hobby farms serve as a great second home for once in a while retreats from the city.

When you make up your mind about buying a hobby farm then it is essential that your are well prepared for it and get an idea about the things that follow. From cleaning weeds to maintaining and filling water tanks to becoming well aware about bushfire management. Visit and find the right hobby farm to fulfil your dreams.



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