i want some opinions here. are community land trusts a threat to personal freedom? i read these land trusts take away the freedom to own a little vacation cottage or even the right to vacation for a long time like going away for the winter. how can we balance a sense of community with private title of land where the house is? also i read they have better things like a conservation easements that have restrictions so only farmers are allowed to own a farm. even the amish have a very strong community but private title to land. will these community land trusts take over the world?
That might be good for the land and you, having the right to dump toxic chemicals all over yourself doesn't make it the right thing to do. But it might (probably will) turn into a HOA on steroids, total tyranny.
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don’t get me wrong i think landowners should not own all the bundle of rights like with a conservation easement. affordability restrictions are ok in my opinion. but not owning the land i don’t like. i like the conservation easement way because it still allows private title and prevents a person from destroying the property. can even allow a person to have a couple mini guest cottages for family and friends to visit the farm. i hear that community land trusts do not allow a person to have a mini guest cottage for family friends to visit or at least it seems this way.
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