Me and My husband are looking for land. We currently live in Dayton, Ohio. We have family here and would like to stay relatively close 2 to 3 hours away. We have 15000 to work with for buying land and really do not want to take out a loan. We are super interested in permaculture and want to be in a place we can build a earth structure as we have the money for it. In the beginning we want to live in a small shed 200 to 300 square feet. We are also interested in the arts (music and visual arts). My husband is currently in school. He will Finnish his associates this coming fall 2015 in biology. We would like to be kind of close to a school that he could finish his BA that would be affordable. We don't really want to live with a lot of code restrictions, live with out debt and have a good community with slimier interest. Does any one have any suggestions? I would like to hear from homesteaders and people interested in permaculture who may have advice for me from OH and KY.
I live in KY. As you probably already know, the building inspection/code can vary greatly from county to county. I have seen it change a lot in the past 5 years. There are counties in KY with little to no code enforcement. There are some really cool people around the Berea community on I-75 already doing permaculture related things - it is worth checking out based on what you wrote. It is more mountain land. EKU and UK are very close for school. This is the kind of stuff they are doing at Berea College - http://www.berea.edu/grow-appalachia/2014/07/22/hugelkultur-easy/
Location: SW Ohio
posted 3 years ago
I really don't know a whole lot about KY. What do you mean the code has changed a lot recently? More acceptable to people interested in homesteading or not. Thank You for your input. Berea does sound very interesting. I might have to visit to see if it is a good fit or not.
Permaculture isn't that hard to understand. Sometimes a little bump helps: richsoil.com/cards