I've had my place for four years now. I still don't have my fruit trees in... in fact, I've moved to a nearby country lot in the city. My point being there are many things to prioritize before you move to a new place... and I would add much to learn about in choosing a property you can live with long term. I added a few swales, made a few hoop houses, a raised bed, learned to raise earthworms in my compost, put in water catchment, but fought the wind, hail, drought, predators, allergies, mud, controlling the torrential rain, distance to Home Depot/Jobs/Groceries, and ultimately the distance from my future wife. So, I would suggest people think about the:
Top 3 Priorities in Choosing a Permaculture Site.
I would think this would be beneficial for longevity's sake. Looking back it's easy to see why one would want to consider all the Geoff Lawton-type priorities of choosing a site based on drinking water, rainwater and drainage, both location of the site, and site layout, soil health, future location of trees, pens, pasture, gardens, type of people living near you (crime), and so many others... I would start early to figure out what types and quantities of trees you would plant, how to protect your garden plot, and property.
I kept a constant list of things I would like to do to my property and slowly moved things up to the top depending on available money, materials, and need. It's good to know that Permaculture can work on any property, anywhere, with enough persistence, but take a good hard look at your reality (health, constitution, ability to work, benefits to you, and your family, your ability to get to town/doctors/work, etc.) There are many preparations one can do in advance and I encourage people interested in Permaculture to support the notion by buying up books, DVD's and getting smart before you choose your site.