First cacti I got nearly 45 years ago. Initially they stood at home at the windowsill; when they grew up, they were moved to a hotframe. Later they had a glasshouse for themselves while our cottage was still under construction. Even thought in the time of socialism there were a lot of things forbidden or at least difficult to achieve, we built other glasshouses. At present we have 6 glasshouses, and although the total area is only about 350 m2, there is always work enough. Formerly the growing of cacti was "just" a hobby for us, since the revolution in 1989 it has become our proper occupation.