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.