Here you'll find practical information to help you find the perfect lifestyle farm.
Once you're living on your farm, you can find all the help and advice you need on this site. For articles on all aspects of lifestyle farming look at our lifestyle file. If you're looking for something in particular then use the search box above. If not, then browse the article titles and see what there is to help you. If you can't find an answer here then why not ask in our discussion forums? One of the very friendly and helpful members is sure to be able to help you.
New articles are added all the time so don't forget to check back here regularly!
Dreaming of Buying a Lifestyle Block?
If this is your dream (and you are still at the dreaming-only stage), you’ll need to think about what you really want from this future life
Hill View Campsite in the Catlins
If ever you are tempted to entertain the old adage: ‘Men can’t do two things at once’, Kevin Boam will change your mind forever.
Planning and planting a woodlot
A supply of timber on your farm can be invaluable, both as a source of firewood and as a future source of income if you grow trees for fine timbers.
Planning and planting an orchard
Establishing an orchard on your lifestyle block can involve a good deal of work, and sometimes money, so it’s worth doing some careful planning before taking a spade to soil.
Finding the perfect lifestyle block
Lifestyle blocks come in all shapes and sizes and before you start looking for the perfect block you need to know what you're looking for.
Rural security - check list
Rural properties are easy targets for thieves. Here are some points to consider: Criminals like easy pickings so don't make it easy for them.