One of the most frequently misunderstood areas of land finding is the assumption that you need at least 1 acre to build a home. Naturally, many self builders prefer to have a home with more space, a bigger garden and better a outlook.

However, setting your search criteria too high may give you an unrealistic idea of the cost of your project. The average developer will place a 4 bedroomed home on 1/8th to 1/16th of an acre! Below are some guide examples of scale based on a 1800 square foot house on various sizes of plot.



You can see from the indicative examples that unless you want a serious garden area 1/8th of an acre is more than adequate for a sizeable family home.