Hello! Me and my partner are looking into Virginia as a place to build our green dream. We want to be part of a community and build a cob home. Maybe part strawbale. Does anyone have a cob home in Virginia? If so, where and what kinds of hoops did you have to jump through with housing regulations and stuff?
How much would 1 acre of land cost here?
I can't speak to the cob-home question, but regarding land...Virginia is super-diverse in terms of culture, community, economics, politics, ecology, etc. With that diversity comes cost variations and options for meeting your desired lifestyle. Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, RVA, C-ville, NORVA, western VA ala Joel Salatin. Lots of options!
You mention community, by that do you mean communal living, or proximity to cultural centers? If you are thinking the former, check out Twin Oaks for reference.
Regardless, I recommend spending a good deal of time researching options on websites like www.landwatch.com, and then if you decide to look into the greater Charlottesville area, I personally recommend reaching out to this realtor...super friendly.