Abbotsford is the city of mix types of homes from small Ranchers to huge 6000 sqft mansions. The big homes in Abbotsford are usually in farm area as there is no setback set by the city of Abbotsford. There are several rules have to be followed to build a home in the city of Abbotsford. Those rules are called setback for eq the house can't go beyond a certain height, Leave certain ft space from the back line of your property and also from the side of the property line. The homes in Abbotsford are also allowed to cover an only certain percentage of the lot size. There are lot more municipal rules to build a home in Abbotsford. More information can be found in the city of Abbotsford website.