“Hobby Farm” vs. “Farm Farm”
When a home on a large lot somewhere in the “burbs doesn’t scratch your itch, what’s next?
There’s alway a cabin up north (it IS Minnesota, after all).
Other alternatives include a vacation timeshare; a 2nd home in another part of the country; or simply increased travel — at least, once pandemic-related travel restrictions ease.
But, for people who have the means, a green thumb (imagined or not), and love animals, a hobby farm might better fit the bill.
Exactly what’s that?
Here are my five criteria:
One. Size: 5-20 acres (over 20 acres is more properly considered a commercial farm (a “farm farm”).
Two. The land is mostly arable (vs. wetlands);
Three. There is an existing home that’s decent-sized but not gargantuan, and appears to be in (very) good condition.
Four. Location: < 1 hour of the Twin Cities.
Five. Price < $1M.
Just search “hobby farm” on MLS (or, have your Realtor do it 🙂) . . .