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Location: Derbyshire, UK
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Been to an auction today, I had £21,000 to bid on 2.2 acres of land- land with no hope of ever building and living on it (planning permission and building control being really strict in the UK) and on the site of an old coal mine- and I got outbid! Land prices are somewhat crazy here. I'm assuming whoever bought it was a House Developer (its not worth that money for grazing land!) and knows some sneaky way he may get planning permission (plays golf with the Councillors?).

On the plus side, on my little 1/10th of an acre urban garden plot my broody hen is sitting on hatching eggs! And I realise I have saved up £15000 in 3 years, which isn't terrible- I'll be able to afford land at about the same time I retire

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Location: Cornwall UK
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We are in the same position down here in Cornwall. Land prices are just too high and every little piece being bought up for pony paddocks or as investment land.

I don't think I will ever be able to buy in the county I was born in and I think the only alternative is to move abroad

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Charli and Paul,

I mentioned this recently at another thread about "dying green".

I suggested that some shoestring permies might be able to finance their dreams of sustainable living by helping people die green.

You want a plot of land to grow natural, keep critters and to get out of the rat race a bit, right? How about finding a larger place than is reasonable, hook up with investors wanting a better return on their money and helping people die greener?

Paul recently mentioned a kickstarter n dying green, I left a link to a video there.
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Location: Anjou ,France
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The solution is move to France
you can buy places away from the big towns at rediculus prices Any where more than 30mins commute time and the french seem to turn to stone or something .


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