I have had a few readers ask how big my piece of land is that I do all my green stuff on.
Well, it is a mere 779 sqm or 8385 square feet or 0.19 of an acre. More than most around my area where the houses are getting bigger and the land getting smaller. McMansions abound!
Here is an aerial shot of the house which I sourced from www.nearmap.com. North is at the top of the picture and I have marked our boundary in red, with some of the stand-out features labelled and circled. Hopefully it has put all the other outdoor photos that I have taken to date into context.
As you can see if you click on the photo to enlarge we have used the space quite effectively. There is not one bit of land that is unused except for the most of the pool space where I store extra water when the tank overflows and the new citrus trees are against the back fence. However, before I had to fork out a small fortune for dental work, I was going to put another 5000 litre water tank in this area, but I will have to wait until I save up a bit more cash before I reconsider my options.
There is room for improvement in the front yard, as I am planning on planting in some fruiting shrubs and putting some drip irrigation in for the existing fruit trees. Only a lack of potable water is holding me back at this stage, which seems like a funny statement considering the size of the bloody pool.
However, all in all, I wouldn’t have it any bigger and certainly not much smaller and I find that I can manage it in the spare time that I have available. I am happy with what we have.
We have about 10,000 sq feet (which is about a quarter of an acre). Like you, I wouldn’t want it much bigger … and definitely not any smaller ;).
You have managed your space very efficiently, and considering the pool takes up a large chunk of the available space, I’m really quite impressed with how much you are growing there. Kudos!
Amazing!I would imagine you do appreciate every square inch.I have always had access to much land, growing up on a 120 acre farm and now having my own 5 acre piece of land. I guess when you have such a small area, you do tend to utilize every inch more efficiently.You are doing a fabulous job with your small space.You are a shining example for us all.
That’s awesome work.
We’re just getting going at the moment, laying plans and ordering in trees, as it is winter.
We’ve just over a hectare (about 3 acres) 1.1 hectares, but most of it has been pasture for too long.
Our plans – lots of orchard space and veggies 🙂
Spot the Aussie: the one with a section of his back yard marked “Beer”! Wonder what percentage of your space is devoted to this important cultural pursuit?
aerial photography says
I have some 7000 square feet of land with me. All lands are vacant except my house. Now i am going to use my land like yours means i am going for plantation of some fruit trees to get some money also.