We're reversed here hubby grew up on a smallholding and in no way wants to go back, I would love to have smallholding. We comprimised and bought a house with the most amount of garden we could get. We live on the edge of a town close enough to the countryside. He has all the perks of a "normal" home and I get to do all the "hippy" stuff lol!
WE still occasionally clash on stuff (really you want an outdoors oven why woman!) but generally we have found ways to compromise. I tolerate his obscene amount of computerstuff and he pees on a strawbale