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Georgette Yakman
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I have a farm in SW VA that is pretty much empty and ready to be loved and worked. I have no plans of residing there for 20 years. I do come through the area a handful of times a year for about a week and like to be able to work on the place when I come through. I'm looking to rent the main floor and the land to someone long-term for a very reasonable rate. I will mostly pay for the cost of projects that benefit my desire to have a sustainable farm and will pay for the cost and upkeep of the basics around the house and farm. It would be great for someone who wants a farm, but can't afford one, wants long-term benefits without large up-front costs. It has a 1900 farmhouse that I've redone on the land, outbuildings, garage, barn, sheds. The land is 5+ acres, all fenced with a barn and 3 springs that start within the fence line. It has beautiful views, waterfalls, up against a state park, nice neighbors and is only 5 miles off the interstate, but looks like it's much more remote. I'm an educational consultant who travels a lot for my work and primarily reside in VT on family land. For the right person, there is a potential of working for my business as well to subsidize housing costs/income.
 
john grogg
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What has been done with the land before
 
Georgette Yakman
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I've owned it for 6 years and have let people put horses on it. In the yard I have a lot of herb beds and have put in gardens. Before I owned it, the people I bought it from had horses there for 25 years. It would be good for goats, horses, chickens, etc. There is about 2+ acres of prime tillable land by the barn that could be fenced off from livestock. No cattle are allowed due to the creek running into the lake at the state park next door.
 
Daniel Palacios
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The opportunity presented sounds like a great chance to take another step toward my life goal. I inspire to travel across the globe managing farms and creating new sustainable space for people to live in good health. I myself can not afford land to start a farm, but i have worked on other peoples land bringing abundance of food and new ways to use the land that respects and honers the soil and earth. I am a permaulture designer and i could help you build up your land into a seasonal farm that needs little input and attention every 2 or 3 months for harvesting food and resources. My intentions would be to start an operation with perennial plants and tree crops that are sustainable in means. For I too am a frequent traveler. I reside in south florida where most of my family lives, and i plan to have space across the US to travel, farms to and work on, harvest food, harvest resources, and trade goods, share knowledge, and share culture. Anyways, i would be interested in working for you in January for a trial period of 6 months. I would like to travel for a period of time to work in another state but am willing to commit for several years to projects and harvesting. i look foward to being in contact, Daniel lemondannyp@gmail.com
 
Daniel Palacios
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the title long term is misleading, or so i was told by Georgette.
 
Georgette Yakman
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I do want someone long-term, so I'm not sure why you say the title was misleading?
You said you only wanted to be there intermittently and I want someone to live there, not just stay there sometimes.
 
Daniel Palacios
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i believe i mentioned a tirial period and the freedom to travel. i guess i misunderstood your message that you wanted someone to live there and be there at all times.
 
J Jones
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I'm interested can you PM me? Doing this on a mobile and don't see the option to.
 
Georgette Yakman
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Here is where you can find more information about what I have to offer:

here's the craigslist ad: http://swva.craigslist.org/roo/4141567720.html

if you are on facebook, the house has it's own site: "southwest virginiahouse" with many pictures there
 
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