On a bit of a personal note, Lisa and I bought a 14-acre property this year. The motivation was in a large part to have a larger studio space so Lisa can do larger landscape paintings. The property happens to have an old, but structurally-sound shop/barn building. There is a small cabin as well that requires some improvements to be habitable.
Most of the property is in a conservation easement as the property has some habitat for a couple of specific species. Outside of the conservation easement we have had some benefit from the new property.
Beginning of stand density reduction
One of my deer hunter friends inquired soon after we got the place. I was sure that he would have success and we got some benefit with our permission granting.