Nevertheless , of course having a big budget would indeed helps a lot in term of material use, size of the farm, equipments ,etc but this doesn't mean having a big budget will guarantee a big success.
It is just like the Hollywood movies, some big budgeted movies with heavy weight super star still flopped and while some small budgeted film scored big success.
Stand Alone (S.A) is a big investment obviously the cost involved is very much higher than the those Shop Lot units.
( Far away in remote area)
First of all you need to have a piece of land and getting a good location one for Swiftlet Farming is not easy and most land for this purposes are expensive.
Those that are good and reasonable priced most are belong Malay Reserved which is non transferable to non Bumi. ( can not be sold to non Bumi , so LPPL)
So if you get one you have to pay premium price, that is only the land and yet to include the construction cost on the building.
Often if you buy, the procedure of ownership transfer takes years. And most would wait till everything is properly done and the ownership is confirmed in paper then only they would build the farm. This is to prevent any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the transfer period.
If you had built the farm during this period if there is complication in the land title and if in any event that it can't be proceeded further , there goes your Swiftlet Farm.
Dealing with Land kinda thing is not easy , in some cases it takes up to 3yrs or more. By the time everything settled 2-3 yrs has gone and the construction works take another 6-8 mths depends on the contractor.
So the time factors involved here. Unless you already had a piece of land which you had bought many years ago or inherited from your ancestor then it is a different case.
The good things about the S.A is the location. If you found a good location that has good vegetation and it is located along the Swiftlet flying path where birds used to fly to look for food, chances are that you might be able to attract them to stay permanently in your farm.
(good vegetation & plenty of food for Swiftlet, but plenty of Predators too)
( A Stand Alone nearer to town)