As lifestyle blocks gain in popularity, Kiwis keen to live outside the city are also being urged to also consider buying a stepping stone farm.
A stepping stone farm, or large block, is bigger than a lifestyle block but smaller than a traditional farm, says Conrad WIlkshire, general manager of rural at Property Brokers.
Wilkshire spoke to Rural Exchange to give an update on the rural property market.
He said stepping stone farms are often better value than lifestyle blocks and offer a number of advantages.
"For many the opportunity to actually be farming a small farm is very real, versus maybe [on] one to two hectares on the edge of town," he said.
"You can actually get all the advantages of true country life and still be 20, 30 minutes out of town."
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