# How many houses can be built on an acre of land?

**might**require a minimum of 1

**acre**per home, so the answer is 1, regardless of home size. Other, more urban areas,

**might**allow you to place 12 or more residences depending on the density allowed and minimum lot sizes.

Similarly, how many houses could you build on an acre?

Under current density standards, it estimates that a total of 79,314 new **houses could** be built on residential zoned land in the three areas. But if densities were increased to 13 units per **acre**, the figure **would** rise to 91,225 - almost 12,000 additional units.

**lots**. I have lived on a 1/4

**acre lot**which means at most excluding streets there are 4

**lots**in an

**acre**. I have lived on a 1700 square foot

**lot**which would imply a maximum of 25

**lots**( in reality with streets more like 18

**lots**.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what percentage of land can you build on?

A 0.4 FSR indicate that **you can** legally **build** up to 40% of square footage of your **land** footprint. If **you** have a 100 foot x 100 foot lot, your total **land** area is 10000 square feet, and your home **can** be 4000 square feet.

As to the number of houses per acre, this site says new housing was being put up at rate of 16 per acre in 2005 in Britain. There are about two acres per hectare. So taking the above £1.6m, that means £800,000 per acre. And that at **16 houses** per acre means about £50,000 land cost per house.