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Looking to rent land as a smallholding
« on: March 16, 2021, 01:55:41 pm »

I'm a newbie with a dream of having my own smallholding one day. However at the moment that seems unlikely so I was hoping to rent some land to be able to grow a few things and have a few livestock to get me started.

Did anyone else start this way? Where do you go to find Land to rent for this? How much should I be looking to pay pcm for a couple of acres?

I'm near the Bognor Chichester area.

Any help greatly appreciated


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Re: Looking to rent land as a smallholding
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 08:24:52 pm »
Hello ,
   It toke me a good few years to find some land we started with 2 allotments,  and then finally got a paddock,  and now have another one and been offed one more seems ones you have some were and some stock its easier to get more


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Re: Looking to rent land as a smallholding
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 09:12:24 pm »
Might depend what "livestock" you want to keep.  Friends of mine started out by offering to maintain the gardens of a number of elderly local residents in return for being able to grow veg which they shared with the residents.  I think they had about 5 or 6 decent sized gardens on the go, some with glass houses or poly tunnels.  They kept chickens in at least 3 of them which worked out well as the old biddies liked watching them pottering about in the garden and would sit out "petting them".  It worked well for everyone.  I think they went on from that to convince a local farmer to set up some allotments which allowed them to extend their production, and the farmer allowed them to keep a few sheep, goats and pigs there too... Don't know if that would work for you but might get you started.  Oh, and the reason they were growing so much stuff was 'veg boxes for the village'.  They built a decent business from it.
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Re: Looking to rent land as a smallholding
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 06:13:56 am »
you live in very horsey area .... sadly that means big money for small plots of land

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