We have 45 acres we paid $888.88 per acre in 1995, it was just plain old dirt back then, no electricity, no water, no nothing. Since then we pulled in a single wide to live in until my fantasy farm could be built, since then we have built 17,000 sq ft in "shops" my woodworking shop is 1500 square ft, machine shop is 3000 sq ft my welding/whatever shop is 9000 sq ft and a 3500 sq ft shop for tractors and other stuff close to the 3200 sq ft house, we built on the banks of the 9 acre pond we had dug. That was dug by a D10, a D9 Caterpillars and 6 19 yard scrapers working from sun up to sun down for 26 days, they moved over 70,000cu yds of dirt
A couple months ago 60 acres sold across the road from us for $15,000 per acre, I am so glad for the ag exemption, and since I am a disabled vet they can't raise our taxes any more.
When we moved here we were way out in the sticks, but since then it seems like everybody wants to move out here, but the way it is situated, the closest neighbor is about 1/2 mile away, and that is our son in the single wide
I am so glad I busted my a$$ when I was younger and could stand to do it, to make enough money to pay for all my toys, and being debt free also makes money stretch a lot farther