S Bengi wrote:Are you looking for someone to give you money aka a worker to sell farm produce?
Are you looking for someone to fix your pump/toilet/roof aka handyman?
Are you looking for someone to give you bath/cook your food aka eldercare worker?
Are you looking for someone to to sell/lease the land to, who will take care of it aka a permie?
Lets assume that you are looking for all that and then some more.
What can you do now to empower yourself so that you are less dependent on some potentially lazy young sap as you get older/more senile (lol).
Prepay your electric with a solar electric/off grid system.
Prepay/selfbuild your home, the etc. etc. for all your expenses.
Start doing yoga, going to church, get a cat/dog whatever it takes to live a healthier less medicated life.
Medicine = money no body has.
A few raised bed/aquaponic system would allow you to harvest your veggies.
And replanting with dwarf/patio plants would allow you to harvest the orchard.
Renew/ rebuy as much as possible right now so that they will not fall apart while you cant physically or pay someone to fix it.
A CNA cost about $8/hr for 2 hours a day, 30 days a month thats probably $500. Maybe offer someone free housing/room for 2hrs of eldercare a day.
You are probably going to want a single lady for such a position. She will not be "single" for too long so you are going to need a new one every year or so.
Maybe setup a relationship with a college/trade school or immigration place.
The legal structure and stipulation of how you share/handover the land is very tricky, varied and personal.
Something akind to a reverse mortgage might be the way to go so that you get a passive source of income for a few decades.
Leasing it would give you yearly veto powers, giving you the most control over your land.
uhmm share-cropping or just a employer-employee situation would give you even more control
Adam Klaus wrote:I think a big issue relates to just how productive your homestead is. If your system produces several times the food that you need annually, then it can accomodate someone else easily. Productive agriculture is the key to multi-generational farming. Homesteads not hobby farms. I would work very diligently in the next decade to refine your systems of production so that somebody else can operate them in a way that supports both of you, and produces a significant surplus.
Laura Jean Wilde wrote:
That was almost narcissistic.
We are not in need of anyone to take care of us. We are still strong and self reliant; but are looking years down the road for a successor. The place has just started producing more than we can use and we currently donate this to a local food bank. There is tons of room for more production but only two of us.
It is not currently producing enough for two families but could quite easily with another working set of hands.
We are not looking to unload this on someone. We want to "will" or deed it to someone with the same passion.
Our goal would be a gradual transfer perhaps some kind of win-win partnership arrangement.
There may or may not be a legal precedent for this. That’s why I am seeking advice.