where would you put the house?
Need some advice. We purchased 5 1/2 acres in tennessee. The tract is wooded at the moment. Currently we live on a typical lot which is .23 acres in a suburb...we are in the planning stages of having our home built on the acreage..and are completely lost as to where to put the house. Help! There is one access road into the property and we want to keep the wooded area along that road...for privacy...how far off of the road would you go in to build the house? We have an easement of 20ft...but want to go further of course. We plan to add pasture land for horses, a couple of outbuildings, a pond (in an already wet area of the land) and want to leave some of the surrounding wooded area for the wildlife. Suggestions on layout would be so helpful..planning 5 acres is not the easy job I had anticipated.