Adam Mohammed wrote:I co-own land here in southern Ontario. A group of us bought 75 acres (no well, no house, 50acres hay 25 acres 'other' non-arable) in June 2010 with one guy having started the project by having a corporation
cabin with a footprint under 100'sq [doesn't need a building permit for that size, and, I think lofts don't count]- - not sure yet how it would work to do 100'sq at a time, thus, build a home one room at a time
So yeah we at some point have to sift through red tape, fees, and suffer higher taxes to legally subdivide the land (trying to keep chunks big enough so they can still be zoned as agriculture, for lower taxes)
Steven Johnson wrote:Hi Mike, So how about you tell us what the best idea in the book was? I liked your first post in this thread about how to own the land in community.
I have been thinking about this a lot. I think we need to hold an ideal, a goal in mind, and also work from where we are, immersed in a competive society.If we can identify and learn to trust a group with whom we pledge to work cooperatively, together maybe, against the rest of the world, and get that to work, and accumulate a permanent culture of cooperation, maybe it can accumulate rescources and grow and eventually overshadow the money driven economy. What do you think? Steven
Mike Smithe wrote:That's exactly the issue. And I imagine there must be a few communities out there that have come up with creative ways to deal with it. Seems like some kind of 'share' system (like stocks, maybe) in a co-op business model might work...with a board/council that can veto transactions (so as to keep out parties who have the money to buy in but don't offer what the community is looking for in co-residents)?