lyla moore wrote:That one sold but smile4uinc.com has some great deals on land in southern colorado. I browse landwatch.com frequently and have found numerous deals in so co. I plan to buy at least 5 acres there next spring. I figure if the perm experts can green the desert then I can green up the land there, anyways I've been there and it's not that bad. LOTS of sunshine! Anyone want to join me? Heres my plan: 1) Buy land with good southern exposure, and hopefully a well. 2) Camp on land to get a feel for where things should grow. 3) Select building sites, pond site, cistern site, greenhouse....etc. 4) Build outdoor kitchen, privy, and solar shower. 5) Build cistern and plan water systems. 6) Dig pond, terraces, foundations, and cold cellar. 7) Plant pastures, first trees (foundation plantings for living fences and windbreaks) Build greenhouses, barn, chicken tractor, coops, paddocks... 9) Build underground dome home and solar panels. Obviously I could use some help anyone interested?
I would love to get in on that. I don't know how water rights work, so that would be an issue, but I've been wanting to buy land in southern CO for a number of years now.
Lyla you have an ambicious plan and a good one. I would love to participate in an adveture such as this one. May I make a sugestion, lets do a plan. Each one of us writes a plan then we send copies to the other participants and merge the plans and refine until we have working document. We then split a section of the plan to each participant to research his or her section and present the findings to the others. We will cover more area in less time. Lyla your idea to use permaculture to green up a small part of Colorado is great. I was doing some reading on HUGELKULTUR. This form of farming uses very little water which would be ideal in Colorado. In terms of a home I was planning to get 3 or 4 acres for my self and build an integrated earth shelter. They are easy to build and also cheap. At this moment in time I need to conserve cash for things I can not get for free. To continue I sugest a quick three way call to get to know each other. We would send to the others a one sheet with our bio and a sugestion of the next five steps to take in this quest. As we refine the plan we would have a great plan in half the time and fully researched done by a small group with a vested interest in the succesfull outcome of the project. My contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org. At the moment I an living with my sister in Maryland, I am helping her to recover from a heart attack and stroke. Each one of the siblins is taking a turn being here in Baltimore. The phone here is 410-433-2336. I live in New jersey. Since I am retired I take longer tours. This is my second time here.
If this plan is agreable to you Lyla and you Todd send me an e-mail with 3 possible dates to set up a three way call. What do you guys think??
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I have browsed this site for a while and just stumbled onto this post. I actually own 40 acres in Southern Colorado and am going to sell it. I own a few parcels and really only need one. If anyone is interested please post back. It is in Conejos County Colorado 1.5 miles from Rio Grande. 40 acres for $9200.
N New Mex and S Colorado are turning some areas into moonscapes, no water table to trap and diffuse methane from leaking up....
I am attaching a few images to show location of my property. Please let me know if anyone has any questions.
The property is accessible through an easement recorded with Conejos County on warranty deed, January 27, 1971 in Book 246 at page 540.
The taxes are $150 per year. The 40 acres is zoned Residential. I have free and clear title. I have a copy of Owner and Encumberance report I paid for last year through Title company in the county. I am not aware of any wells for fracking in the area. In fact Southern Colorado in general has been selected as an area to roll out progressive solar initiatives.
I could give you directions to the access road to property but because the cost of new survey is around half the price I am asking for the property you would have to use GPS along with county records to determine boundaries.
The closest town is Manassa about two miles. The larger city Alamosa has is just under 10,000 and that is about exactly 30 mins north. Bigger cities than this you have to head south to Taos, NM due south or out to Pueblo, Co through La Veta Pass to the East.
Hope this helps.
I am actually not from the area. I have visited numerous times, but unfortunately have not moved there. My family plan was to move to grow potato and wheat, however I am unfamiliar with what requirements you would need to meet to change to agricultural zoning. I think the other guy at top of page might be from area. Smiles or something has sent message also about the agriculture questions. You can visit the county site or try speaking with someone at this page: http://www.conejoscounty.org/Webpages/land_use.html
I cant speak for Conejos County, but in Fremont County (a few hours north) to get agricultural status, you must prove to the county that you have made $1000 on the property. As i understand it, you have to prove this for 3 years, then your property is converted to AG status.
this will be our first year dealing with the county, so i am not to familiar with the process and whether the $1000 is net or gross.
In the area that M Wolf is selling, i doubt you will have any issues converting it to AG land.
FWIW - i have seen 40 acre parcel taxes at $4 a year for AG status (in the trinidad area)
hope this helps.
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younger sister helpping her to recuperate from a series of miny strokes. She is doing better now so I am home in New Jersey picking up my life and moving forwards. Is the land you had offered still available.
If so I wowld like to make an offer. We can continue using this forum or we can talk on the side my phone number is 732-350-8772. I think you have my e-mail address as it was on one of my earlier post in this
forum. Hope to hear from you soon.
me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding what we are planning to do. Hope to hear from you soon.
They currently have a few larger parcels/listings available, exampleobstaff-MLS#666777
You can search their site on left side where it says lots and acreage.
Also I am not sure if anyone has ever visited www.unitedcountry.com but that site is great and they allow you to search the entire country or just state. Currently in Colorado they have some nice larger parcels available East of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Walsenburg, CO.
This area is alot more green on you would experience a less extreme low temp threshold during the winter vs. being in San Luis Valley.
I hope this helps everyone. Good Luck! I will be glad to answer any questions if I can help.
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I know it's been a while since this post has been active, but I thought I'd share a link with you.
I noticed that the original property in question has sold so here are our current Colorado listings.
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and found out just in time that there are several covenants that would prevent us from doing what we intended on the property.
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