There are no silly questions in migrating as everyone is on a (sometimes very steep) learning curve :D
A 'reccie' is a trip that some take to Adelaide to feel the ground before moving over - check out houses, areas, jobs etc. We are just taking a leap of faith and arriving blind :shock:
Acreage is a large plot of land with or without house - ie more than an acre
We have just closed down our business in the last week so know how you feel on that one but will be an adventure starting again in OZ. We have a 20ft container which is very very full and costing us £4200 including insurance (and they pack everything too :lol: ) but we would not be able to replace the items in the container for this price. All depends on how much your stuff is worth and how much you want to replace. Containers seem to vary from £3200 upwards for sole use of a full 20ft.