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sally ayers
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It might be hard to impose rules on renters. I completly understand the need for boundaries and am respectful of this; this is why the language "intentional" is used (our intention is <fill in the blank>. I also understand the politics of consensus and how difficult this can be for communities to achieve but there are many success stories too. One example is Earth Haven (sp?), Boon County NC . Do you have an outline of your model or mission statement that folks can follow so to understand whether your community makes sense for them? I think this would be a good starting point and I apologize if I have missed this on podcast or in another thread.

Back to point: I would consider renting, It makes sense for me and although I am an experienced permie I have financial responsibilies that keep me tied to the man for awhile. One question that comes up for me for instance: Can I bring my dog? and if so, what would the dog rules be? Just throwing this out as example.

Peas out. Keep up the great work; this is great stuff.
 
Jocelyn Campbell
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Hi Sally - see Paul's thread about decision making process, etc. He's pretty clear about how things will work and yes, he's very familiar with Earth Haven.

If you're looking for a community based on consensus or modeled after Earth Haven, Paul's property will *not* be that. Again, see the link above, or go directly to http://www.permies.com/t/8861/community/independent-consensus-dictator-hybrid.

In another thread, I thought Paul said he'd prefer if folks who are renting and have a day job primarily work from home. (Though for the life of me, I cannot find that comment!) Lots of commuting creates too much traffic on the site and really isn't very eco.

As for dogs - from what I've heard Paul say before they have to be livestock compatible. No pestering the animals or killing chickens - I think he would say the dog would have to go.

On Paul's previous farm, the dogs were outside only, as some folks think a LGD should be, though I don't know if that would be a "rule" for renters.

Edited for links and turn of phrase.
 
sally ayers
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Good, thanks for re directing. I will read. No, not looking for an Earth Haven; I just know they started without a clear plan and muddled through a lot including decision making process and land planning and hence have a main road that they now wish they had a designed in advance. I work from home and bicycle commute in for charrettes and meetings. I am anti car commute but thanks for heads up on that and info on dogs.
 
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sally ayers wrote:I work from home and bicycle commute in for charrettes and meetings. I am anti car commute but thanks for heads up on that and info on dogs.


You're doing better than me in this regard - nice! Hoping my dry answers didn't sound like a wet blanket. Was being kinda direct. (Gonna edit one or two of my "prescriptive" use of words and put in some links.)
 
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