While living on a rural property is often a dream come true, managing a small property can be daunting. Whether you have inherited an acreage, made a change from urban life, or moved from interstate, there is a lot to know and a lot to do!
These days, there is also a great deal of information available through web-based research, online forums, and local groups or information services. How do you bring it all together, and know where you are going, how to start and what is most important?
The Small Farm Living DIY Property Planning tool is designed to capture the most important information and help you set realistic goals. Preparing a property plan is also a great way to ensure that everyone involved with the property has a shared vision, or to identify and explore different expectations and priorities between partners or family members.
There are four main components to the DIY Property Plan:
- Your property description, vision and goals
- Mapping your property – present and future
- Self-assessment – checking what you don’t know, and working towards best practice
- Prioritisation and Action Plan
There is also a fifth, and very important, aspect which will come later: reviewing and adapting your plan.