I am still trying to figure out how much land is required to be self-sufficient. However, learning quickly there are many factors to consider. In my search for answers, I have only found more questions. I suspect this is going to be the case for the duration of this journey!
One of the main factors I have to take into consideration is the number of people going to be sustained on the land. That is a hard one to answer, being a single male. I am only in my mid-twenties, and would love to have a family some day down the road.
I am going to shift my focus a bit. Instead, I will focus on finding a minimum land requirement or a good starting point. I want to make sure I do not limit myself from future endeavours. At the same time, I do not want to bite off more then I can chew, which I have a tendency of doing. Efficiency and proficiency are the keys to self-sufficiency. Back to the drawing board!