we completed our driveway, cleared the homesite, and drilled a well!
650' Gravel Driveway & Clearing the Homesite
- Lucky for us there were old logging roads all over the land, some of which are also used by the snowmobile club (more on snowmobiles & trails here). We will be using the first 300' of snowmobile trail for our driveway and the rest is a logging road that we initially cleared enough for the ATV to drive on. Read more here.
- We were also able park our 18' travel trailer there so we could really enjoy some time up there! Read about how we made our travel trailer feel like home and Our First Campout on Our Land!
- We hired an excavator do do a proper driveway install because it required a culvert over the stream that runs through our land. Even though it is really only seasonal, it can be pretty heavy sometimes.
- We hired the same excavator to clear the land for the homestead and he kept the logs from the trees he cut down in exchange for a lower price.
- This is the absolute most important part of building a homestead, and the reason why we basically did this first. We needed to have a road/driveway in and a clearing for the giant well drilling rig to be able to drill so they came first, but with the express purpose of drilling a well.