I'm looking at buying a 4 acre mature woodland in Norfolk. I had the idea to build an off grid cabin inside and live in a caravan during the build then moving in to the cabin. I'd also like to start growing my own veg and get some chickens and goats. I make things from reclaimed wood and anything else i can repurpose too so having a 4 acre wood would mean lots of fallen material i could repurpose and also i could make as much noise as woodworking created without disturbing neighbours. Currently living on an estate working in a small shed so limited on space for tools, builds and have to be conscious of the noise i make (even if my neighbours are noisy inconsiderate sods)
The woodland would be ideal for living and working but how likely is it you'd ever be able to get permission to build a small off grid eco cabin to live on your own woodland?
Wish uk was simpler with living on own land, somehow planning is always granted for the million pound houses for the met rich but rest of us just forced into housing estates. Live in Cambridge so buying anywhere is not an option unless i can get hold of £350k just to live on a housing estate with the same issues i have now. I can get a woodland for about £40k in the Norfolk area.