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Post time 2018-1-31 17:02:07 |Display all floors
I have noticed that more and more bourgeois type upper middle class people in Australia are buying 50 acres or so to live on rather than living in polluted and crowded and smelly cities. Is this just a thing in Australia or is everyone doing it?

In my opinion it is a good idea because living in a major city is disgusting. Look at you Chinese having to put air purifiers in your houses and wear masks when you go outside. I was born in Sydney but spent most of my life living in the country so when I drive to Sydney I can smell it before Penrith which isn't really even Sydney yet. Sydney smells disgusting to me and all major cities are the same. I don't even like to visit the place because of how smelly it is. I think the smell is from exhaust fumes mostly.

Even when you move all the factories and what not out of a city it still smells because of all the exhaust fumes in such a concentrated area. Even if the world moves to electric vehicles cities will still be full of millions of smelly people all crammed in together. It is disgusting.

If you can stand the smell and you want to visit the city for some reason then you can fly there in no time at all these days. Where I live is about a five hour drive from Sydney but you can catch a plane and be there in around an hour.

People say they can't live in the country because there is nothing to do but what are you really doing that is so great in a city anyway? Are you in da club with fiddy cent or something? What? What exactly are you doing that is so great in a city? What are you doing that you can't do in the country? Whatever it is can't you just fly there to do it rather than have to live there?

50 acres and not to farm - just to own. Its like having your own small nation. Wouldn't that be better than living in a city?

The truth is that most of you are stuck living in smelly cities for work not pleasure. You have to live in a smelly city.

I can't afford 50 acres right now but I have my eye on some modest 'hobby farm' type properties and I am going to buy one soon and put a cool house on it that is attached to a half court indoor basketball court. How many of you can put a half court indoor basketball court in your small backyards in the smelly cities you live in if you even have a backyard?

Anyway - I think this 50 acres thing will only get more popular and more common. What do you think? Can you buy 50 acres in China?

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Post time 2018-2-1 06:34:32 |Display all floors
" We have 50 acres." Upper middle class bourgeois types love to say that.

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Post time 2018-2-1 06:35:24 |Display all floors
They are a bit like Jack London aren't they? Ha.

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Post time 2018-2-1 06:35:41 |Display all floors
Jack London.

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Post time 2018-2-1 09:38:06 |Display all floors
Most of the farmlets I've seen around Australia are 5 acres (2 Hectares), it's not uncommon in the UK to have an acre or two if you can afford to live in the country, especially in the north or east where there's a lot of farming.
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Post time 2018-2-1 14:14:51 |Display all floors
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Most of the farmlets I've seen around Australia are 5 acres (2 Hectares), it's not uncommon in the U ...

"acre or two if you can afford to live in the country,"

Exactly.

50 acres would he half of England hey.

But yeah, if you were a Norman Overlord you would not live among the smelly peasants in an urban rat nest would you? Unless it was in a massive castle behind massive walls maybe. You would live away from the smelly peasants if possible.

I do not like the idea of calling my land a 'farmlet' though. I think hobby farm sounds better than that. Modest estate?

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