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Hi everyone,

I've been reading this forum for a while, and have been interested in permaculture and its principles for a few years. I'm getting ready to take the first steps in buying land and beginning the process of building a homestead (some by my own hand, some outsourced labor). I would like to enlist the help of someone experienced enough to help me meta-strategize and navigate these early stages, and to help guide the process through at least some of its development. I am willing to hire someone if the shoe fits (and this can be done remotely for the time being!)

I have fairly specific visions in mind, in terms of what I'm looking to do with land and a homestead. I'm based in New England and would like to find a plot here or nearby. But I have many questions! And I'm open to suggestions.

Any initial thoughts/comments that spring to mind are very welcome. If you're interested in learning more about the possibility of working together, please reach out.
 
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I have to admit I had to research the word

meta-strategize

to discover its meaning!
Noun. An overarching strategy determining which other strategies to use in a given situation.

As a Civil Engineer trained in Critical Path Analysis, even your concept seems daunting.
Sometimes the best laid plans fail from over planning. Particularly when working with nature, money and ego.

Maybe write your specific visions down and we can get a better idea of your wants.
And then a few of your questions to see if we can help.

Further I am confident there would be something in the wide world to assist you if that track is needed.
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You are over thinking it.

A local contractor can help you build a dwelling and infrastructure. A lofty philosopher will make a bunch of nonsense a contractor will not be able to follow or implement.  
 
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Christopher may have the right idea.  If you will be building a house, it is good to get to know the local contractors.

It is also helpful to get a good real estate person to help you find the land.  We made the mistake of picking the land we wanted and contacting that real estate person only to find that he did not represent us in signing the contract.  We were on our own with no one to represent our side.  Luckily everything worked out.

If you want someone with permaculture experience to help you with that there may be some PDC's in your area.

Then you can always ask your questions on the permies forums and I am sure someone can help.
 
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Hello, I've just gone through the process of buying land and I'm still in the process of building an initial dwelling on it for the purpose of starting a homestead. My wife and I are new to homesteading but it has been a dream of ours for some years now and it looks like it's just about starting to come true. We are always looking to connect with like minded individuals who are interested in homesteading and permaculture especially those who live in the same neck of the woods as ourselves. I would be happy to share our experiences thus far and perhaps assist you in your planning. We live on a 20+ acre property in VT and have almost completed constructing a small log cabin as our home. We plan to start our gardens in the spring and are saving our plans for livestock until next year. What are your visions for the land and homestead?
 
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Chris Giannini wrote:Hello, I've just gone through the process of buying land and I'm still in the process of building an initial dwelling on it for the purpose of starting a homestead. My wife and I are new to homesteading but it has been a dream of ours for some years now and it looks like it's just about starting to come true. We are always looking to connect with like minded individuals who are interested in homesteading and permaculture especially those who live in the same neck of the woods as ourselves. I would be happy to share our experiences thus far and perhaps assist you in your planning. We live on a 20+ acre property in VT and have almost completed constructing a small log cabin as our home. We plan to start our gardens in the spring and are saving our plans for livestock until next year. What are your visions for the land and homestead?



Our place is also in VT. We are kinda stuck in Oklahoma at the moment but will hopefully be up there this Spring to do some work on the place. Feel free to give a holler.
 
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Hello,

I am from Maine and know of a spectacular realtor.  She may be able to help you locate the perfect lot of land for your venture.  She is a personal friend of mine.  Here is a link to her profile.  She has also been part-owner of a construction company.  

https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/associate/180-a-df1812111057105361/marika-alexis-clark

Hope this helps .

Melissa
 
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