To find homes for rent that have significant acreage, go to Trulia.com, HomesAndLand.com or LandAndFarm.com and enter the number of acres you want under the search terms. Homes located on farms usually have more acreage than residential areas, according to Land And Farm.
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln suggests deciding on how many acres you need before renting a property. Consider what you plan on using the acreage for, and whether the soil and environmental conditions of the area meet your needs.
After you decide how much land you need and where you need to live, search for this area by ZIP code in Land And Farm. Narrow down your results by acreage, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms and maximum rental price. Cheat Sheet suggests spending no more than 30 percent of your monthly income on rent. Also consider the cost of living in the area you are searching for homes to decide how much to spend on rent.
Create a list of homes that meet your criteria, and schedule times to tour the homes. Cheat Sheet says to tour the neighborhood around the home before signing a lease to get a sense of how safe it is, who your neighbors are and how close amenities such as grocery stores are to the home.