those that own hunting land, how far did you go to own the land. Does anyone live in a dumpy little house (we're talking less than 1000 sq ft, bad siding, no yard, etc) or rent a small apartment, just so they can own land. As a single guy (26) I have a fair amount of cash built up and love my space and hate the city, unfortunately work in a suburb of a large city with my folks and can't imagine living in a tiny little apartment (can't shoot bow), and to buy a house it would eat up all of my savings and only buy me a small house with no yard and it would likely be in a not so desirable location. The amount I have saved up is enough to buy a 200,000 property or more. just trying to determine the best route. Use it all for a house, and have to dedicate as much income as possible to that, or rent an apartment and buy land.