Building restrictions

I ran into my first building restrictions. The county I may end up working for has a “40 acre rule”. You can’t build on less than 40 acres, apparently. Three I can understand. But forty?!?!

Also, in most areas of the city, the minimum square footage is 900.

The 900 square foot minimum in city limits is sadly fairly typical in what I’ve seen so far. That can be circumvented here by living just outside city limits, technically in the county, or in some cases converting a garage into an ‘apartment’, living there and renting out the house. But 40 acres? I’m not sure if that’s to keep farms intact in an area where farming is valued, or if that’s to drive acreage prices through the roof. Both have apparently happened. If I move there, I may talk to some farmers and see if one would be interested in “leasing” me some land.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on March 7, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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