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This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Buying Land in Alabama

This land is sold.

My wife and I recently became landowners. After several years of searching for the ideal piece of property, we found sixteen acres in Ashville, Alabama. It was the perfect balance of features,  location, price and potential. Getting to this point was not an easy road. We began as complete amateurs with no clear vision of what we wanted, and no idea of what our needs really were. The process was quite an education.

As we begin the next phase of our lives shaping our little patch of heaven into something useful, I thought it might be helpful to share some of what we learned along the way. We are not farmers or real estate developers. We’re not hippies or eco-warriors.  We’re just a family of four in Alabama who was bitten by the bug to own land and build something meaningful and lasting. Continue Reading…