150 plus acre farm near Joplin Missouri. Dedicated to becoming an organic self sustained community. Looking for like minded people to help build the vision. In the early stages of development but looking for the right mix of people. Anyone that is interested in knowing more please contact me at email@example.com.
I have a few ideas
1-2acres per housing unit for 5 people.
Max of 90acres for 45 housing units for 225 people.
The 2acres per housing unit would make the place self-sufficient in terms of fish, chicken, honey/sugar, nuts and oils, fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushroom, firewood/heating, water, sewer, housing. I wonder what the plans are for electricity. Is there poles onsite or hydro or solar?
The village/community will need:
4) Fixer/Jack of all Trade
Do you want to create some type of employment opportunity? Grain farm is $800/acre in gross revenue and $300 in profit, so not even enough land for 1 housing unit/person. Vegetable farms do $15,000 in gross revenue and $5,000 in profit per acre. https://www.cias.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/g2gsumweb.pdf
If each housing unit got 2acres for self-sufficiency and 3 acres for a market garden to earn $45,000 gross and $15,000 profit. It could support about 30 housing unit, vs the 45 I had originally stated. I dont know if your town will support 90acres of vegetable market garden (inclusive of herbs & mushroom).
Maybe instead of 30 housing unit you would rather take that 5acres and give that to a cow and thus support a herd of 30cows, with a gross revenue of $60,000 on 150acres or $2,000 per housing unit. But a 50-50 mix probable makes more sense. 15 housing units and 15 cow units (pasture-land/shared forest/etc). 15 housing units still amount to 45 people and there would still be 75 acres of silvopasture land with shared ponds, firewood, fruit and nut trees and such.
I wonder what other cottage industry could be created/hosted. Do you already have a coop onsite where people could plugin immediately and then after an incubation period branch off with their own startup venture. Would love to hear some of you thoughts.
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