As we were building a Homestead here, down south in Portugal, I discovered that this process runs in phases.
Since we are on a mountain ridge where many people are starting their own place for sustainable living, we could talk to a lot of people about building up their site. It seems that nearly everybody went through the same phases. These are phases after you have bought the land. You could say buying the land is a whole story on itself, which I am not going into here.
Now letting your dream come true is not always easy. I find the dreaming stage much easier than the reality part. Yet, I would not have wanted to miss that reality part for a minute.