Pieter Kennes wrote:
Me and my friend are going to start our own comunity/homestead.
We are currently working a night shift with an income of about 1900 euro. of witch we put 1000 each month to our savings.
We are currently at 10 000 euros in savings.
Our next step is to start searching for a piece of raw land to start our homestead on.
The problem is that we dont know where to look.
Any suggestions on where we might look to buy land we live in belgium but any other country in europe will do we are searching for a cheap land.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
France has quite a bit of land that I've noticed being affordable of late. Wolf and I were thinking of buying one of the old, rundown Chateau's and there are more than 25 that come with enough land for homesteading.
Skandi Rogers wrote:With my experience Raw land is going to seriously limit you, as many EU countries will not allow you to build or even park a caravan on it. So the first thing is to check which countries will allow this. And which ones fit the climate you want. Up here in Denmark the chance of getting a permit to build on a field is very slim, but the cost of buying something with a tear down is cheap. Open agricultural land round me sells for about 13000 euros a hectare, and forest (where there is 0 chance of planning permission) for around 11000 per hectare.
I have a place available here if anyone is interested.. it wouldn't suit you being 2.2 acres and having a inhabitable house on it, but it does have a spring and some planting and to be honest we would part with it for the cost of the transfer papers! (Danes like eveything perfect and this is the definition of a fixer-upper!)
Pieter Kennes wrote:wow i really needed to post this im so a step further than i was a week ago thank you all for the help.
wich country do you all think is the best place to find a cheap big raw land and not alot of paperwork. or are there no countrys at all where it is easy?
our endgoal is to live there with up to 30 poeple if we find the right poeple
Peter Dörrie wrote:
I would suggest defining a few target areas along criteria like climate, language/culture and the general availability of cheap land. Then go there regularly on holiday or shorter visits, talk to the people and let them tell you what they think of your plans. Find local groups that share your goals. Build a network of people that can help you navigate the process.