Mike Jay wrote:Julian, where in the world are you looking at purchasing? Knowing the country or state could really help get you a better answer.
If you're in a fertile area with a long growing season, I'm sure you could grow enough and have chickens or small livestock on an acre. If you're in a dry climate with limited water you may need 2 acres. If you want dairy goats or larger critters I don't really know but I'm sure it depends if you're growing their food or not (and definitely on how dry it is).
The food I grow and our chickens take up 1/2 acre here in Wisconsin, USA. To have dairy/meat goats and buy food for them, I'm pretty sure I could get by on an acre. To grow enough forage for goats would probably take a couple more acres.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I think it's a good bet you could support your family on one hectare in the tropics. More land would be great, but in a tropical climate, one hectare is huge!
Here's a helpful website and Youtube for the tropics:
I think David recently bought something between one half and one acre in Costa Rica (wet/dry tropics), and plans to feed his family of 10.
vegetables, fruit, honey and eggs - 428kg in 2018
He was expelled for perverse baking experiments. This tiny ad is a model student:
Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamphttps://permies.com/t/119676/permaculture-projects/Dave-Burton-Boot-Adventures-Wheaton