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Hi guys,

We're currently designing Big Small Farm - a non-profit farm incubator in FL and I thought I'd put a link to the current version of the master plan here as a reference/example/bone yard of ideas for people doing broadacre designs. Questions and critique are also welcome.

As we progress with the detailed designs of each area I plan to upload them as well.

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Leon, Glad you posted about this, it seems like a pretty neat idea!
 
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Thanks, glad you liked it!

We'll have a workshop in March to design the Education and Demonstration Center (#2 on the plan) and I'll put the detailed plan here when it's ready.
 
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Hey Leon I get down to the Port Charlotte area each fall, to visit family . How far are you from there?
 
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Hello Leon,

Sounds interesting...what type of staff and support do you have for the natural building design and facilitation? What styles of natural-traditional architecture are you looking at? How many full time on site living members do you see in five years? What is there buy in?
 
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Hi Jay C,

No staff yet - are you interested in becoming a resident expert? Personally, I'm a big fan of earthbag structures but it's all good, AFAIC. Living on site is a bit tricky - this is not a commune, it's a farm incubator ... but there will be a few core group people, sure. There is no buy in - all renters are independent enterprises. They're part of the community in terms of participation in self-governance but economically speaking the only thing they owe to BSF is rent. Does it make sense?
 
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Hi Miles,

We're about 2.5 - 3 hours away from Pt.C., 40 mins North from Tampa. Let me know if you want to visit please!
 
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Allright!
 
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The newer version of the master plan is up but I couldn't figure out a way to edit the original post, so here it is.
 
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