If this needs to be moved to the family section, sorry! I put it here because it's mainly about homesteading, family just happens to be the subject matter My parents raised us on a small hobby farm, we had 5 acres and we had 3 neighbors that also had 5 acres - our houses were all fairly close together and so as kids we played together and had neighbors but we were still out in the boonies. We now as adults are talking about doing the same thing. What would probably happen is that we'd get a large parcel of land and subdivide it and each of the 4 siblings and my parents would get a piece. We'd each homestead or hobby farm or whatever we wanted to do... DH and I would be more of a homestead situation whereas my sister and her husband would probably not do quite as much of that... and that's fine. We all have a dream of doing this, and we all want different things out of it. My brother talks about running cattle... not something DH or I would be interested in but I guess I like the idea of us all being together. Building our houses close enough to each other that our kids can go over to each other's houses without supervision (except the dogs of course). DOes anyone have a setup like this? How does it work? There isn't a lot of conflict in my family, except my brother's wife and my sister don't get along but I think once SIL deals with some issues frm her past that will be rectified.... but I just know that a situation like this could very well escalate things. But, all in all we all get along really well and we compliment each other with our skills, as a family. So really it would be a family farm situation, not just us homesteading on our own. Just curious if anyone else does this, pros/cons. etc. How would one set something like that up, etc.