The Great Relocation Information Zone. June 28, 2013
It is with great pleasure that I announce the institution of The Grand Relocation Information Zone, here at the Les Visible blog; the only one presently not in rotation, decommissioned, or already earmarked. Because something just short of 20 people have already been in contact with me, concerning a serious financial commitment, or a serious interest, as a prelude to the same, I have determined that it’s time for a little preliminary exploration into possibilities.
As you might have guessed, this land is so attractively inexpensive due to the lack of utilities (principally electric). It has water and it has arable land, as well as natural resources that will be listed as I learn what they are (grin). There’s no internet either but there is internet a short (by my measurements) distance away.
I’ll frame out some initial ideas that I have, subject to approval by the greater mass, which I believe to be the most workable beginning schematic. Obviously at least one parcel of the land needs to be purchased and though there is a given price, one must assume some amount of tax and transfer fees; probably no big deal. In any case, it seems intelligent and user friendly to designate a central portion of the property as common land, to be shared by all in respect of communal purposes. Given that everyone will eventually want their own dwelling on their own segment, it seems like a good idea to build an initial common dwelling so that shelter will be available to all early on. This would most likely be a dome of 30′ to 60’diameter; whatever seems needed. Into this is built sleeping pallets that can be folded up or used as couches during the day. A common kitchen would go in and a half circle loft built for additional space.
I’m sure there are any number of workable bright ideas that could apply but my own take is efficiency and maximum accommodation with a minimum of hassle and expense.; I don’t know what we would cover it with. For temporary purposes there are waterproof UV resistant canvas covers, built to size specs that can be acquired and which have multiple year guarantees, depending on what you get. I don’t know what the possibilities of adobe shingles are (my idea- I don’t know if such things exist) but if you can build adobe bricks, you can build adobe shingles, all you need is a mold, straw, clay and water. Mudbrick is a possibility too, I suppose. People have been known to use manure in their bricks but I think we can pass on that. There’s a time factor when you’re dealing with adobe so initially the canvas cover sounds good. That will be a few grand to purchase.
I think we can leave wider planning to future interactions but I thought mention of an initial common dwelling and commonly shared central grounds was a good idea. I’ll make no mention of the actual country under consideration. It serves for the moment to know that it is South America. That’s a big place. An email to me will provide deeper particulars, if I happen to know you. If I don’t, I regret to say that a vetting process will exist, given the nature of the beast still operational- but not for long we hope. Have no fear, if you are not of that persuasion there will be only brief hesitation. We’ll put salient details up as they become pertinent.
Under consideration are 3 parcels. Primarily we are focusing on one parcel that is comprised of 70 hectares for 50,000 dollars.
We’ll try to post unlabeled pictures of the land as they become available to me.
Okay, I’ll turn it over to the readers and you can chime in as you may be inspired to do.
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