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What To Know About Moving To A Hobby Farm In Rural B.C. Areas

If you’re thinking of moving away from city life to a rural area in B.C., you may want to consider a hobby farm. Moving to a hobby farm in B.C. is possible, since you can buy acres of land specific to the needs of farmers – even within Metro Vancouver.   However, there are things to know about moving to a hobby farm in B.C. Even if you think you already have a green thumb, or a good understanding of animals, a hobby farm can entail more than the joy of organic food, rural life and part-time homesteading.   Before we get started on the things you should know about moving to a hobby farm, be sure to check out our following articles which can complement this topic: Where to move for groundwater access in B.C Fishing Licenses and Regulations When you Move to BC How to move a compost when doing a short distance move Understand how the government classifies hobby farms in B.C. and Canada This is important because it can affect your taxes. A hobby farm is not meant for producing income, though it can. You’ll need to know when you are producing enough income from your farm that it could count as a commercial enterprise. Here is a document that defines this more: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/regional-planning/PlanningPublications/FarmTaxClassIncomeThresholdInvestigation.pdf   Then, the article below explains the way one family had to fight for their farm status, proving the initial assessment wrong. They were able to recover taxes as a result. Their case is important to learn how farms, or farms-to-be are classified and taxed in B.C., whether or not you’re...