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owning land

Real People. Real Stories. Real Land.

Never too young to own land

The McDaniels may only be in their 20s, but they were more than ready to set up a homestead in the country.

Where to build your house on your land

You’ve bought the land. You have your house plans. All that remains is to choose the best location on your property to build your home. Nothing to...

The Beginner’s Guide to Build-it-Yourself Home Kits

We review build-it-yourself home kit companies, interviewing the companies and an owner to get the real story behind the costs and the work...

Land ownership for beginners: Our favorite advice

You bought the land, now what? We take a look at the best advice we've collected about how to build on your land, establish landscaping and even...

9 steps toward self-sufficient landscaping

Permaculture expert Jessi Bloom offers her tips on ways to make your property more sustainable, self-sufficient and productive

Raising farm kids: A family's move from subdivision to hobby farm

A family trades life in a subdivision for a small farm, raising farm kids who know the meaning of hard work, good food and the beauty of the...

How to know your soil type - and why it's important

When you own land, it's critical to know what kind of soil you have. Find out how to know your soil type and how to properly collect soil for...

How to plant food plots: A step-by-step guide

An expert from Whitetail Institute of North America, which specializes in food plot products, offers step-by-step advice on how to plant food...

How to turn a forest into a farm

The Land Show's Dave Milton offers advice about converting timberland into farmland, and factors to consider before trying to turn a forest into a...

4 ways to make your big backyard amazing

Jacksonville landscaper Shawn White, owner of A Cut Above Outdoor Specialty Services, shares 4 ways to make the most of a big backyard.