Martin Vandepas wrote:Really cool idea. I like it, but I agree with the post in the earlier thread that something should be written down before the money changes hands. $20k is a lot to put on a handshake.
paul wheaton wrote:I've been asked several times about being able to attend all of the workshops and classes on the land. I suppose there could be an assumption about free. I just want to be clear that this sort of thing will be free for the deep roots people this year. And probably even next year. I'm not sure how it will be beyond that. It depends on a lot of factors. We'll see how things go.
paul wheaton wrote:Another thing: to be able to get in to workshops for free, your post MUST be in the ground.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:See Paul's thread about decision making process, etc. He's pretty clear about how things will work.
If you're looking for a community based on consensus, Paul's property will *not* be that. Again, see the link above, or go Paul's thread about his independent/consensus/dictator hybrid community design.
I thought Paul wrote somewhere that he'd prefer it if folks who live here 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 (ecologically sound).
Natalie Kulik wrote:What is the difference between section 1 and the rest 2, 3, 4 for the deep roots? Is it location, quality of land, size?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Reminder: the lab will be divided into four pieces, and if your deep roots spot is in a more restricted zone, you will be limited on what and who can be there.
paul wheaton wrote:The old thread is here (there was link at the bottom of this thread).
Let me update it a bit here:
- attempts to promote a lifestyle better than that found on typical organic farms
- petroleum fuel allowed
- must have listened to at least 12 podcasts to get on land
- ten times "better" than oehla
- paint is allowed, but not much. Maybe ten times less than you would find on a typical organic farm
- imported organic matter is allowed (very carefully selected)
- electric vehicles allowed
- must have listened to more than 90% of podcasts to get on land
- ten times "better" than perm
- very little paint is allowed
- imported organic matter is not allowed
- limited use of plastic
- small electric vehicles allowed
- use of a trac hoe once a year is acceptable.
- ten times "better" than symboo
- zero paint allowed
- no plastics
- no galvanized stuff
- stainless steel and glass are okay
- no electricity
- no plumbing
- nothing is ever burned (no fire, no candles)
- clothing restrictions (no synthetic fibers, shoes, etc.)
- no trac hoe
Natalie Kulik wrote:Also, if we plunk down the coin can we get a legal papers for the payment, before choosing a lot?
Carolyn Elliott wrote:Why is a parcel on the new land so much cheaper than a parcel on the original land -- instead of $10,000 or $20,000 for one acre, it's $8,000 or $16,000 for two acres. Is there something less desirable about the new land?