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intentional community vs russia dacha?

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i hear about the intentional communities sharing land and such but does anyone know anything more about the russian dacha? i read the dacha people own their own small cottage and small lot underneath but read intentional communities share the land. do you think that community land trusts since they do not allow second homes will take over the usa or are they more like niche things? my fear is that people will in the future not be allowed to own a small getaway cottage due to community land trusts spreading. so no second home allowed in the usa but in russia yes? i think everyone if wants to should have the choice to own a small cottage for getaways. how can we distribute the land to allow this and at the same time protect open space. i think of the Adirondack park as a 50/50 between open space public protected land coexist with private land almost like a checkerboard in a way. the private land can be protected with a conservation easement like a lot of it is in some parts. if a lot of people were to own a second home cottage how many acres you think would be good? then you have the tree farmers that need more acreage. i read the book The Woodland Way and the author thinks the woods should be managed by woodland stewards and not big companies. what you think of this?

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I think there is considerable wisdom in the traditions and values of the First Nations People around the world.

It might be useful to forgo "ownership" of land all together.

"What is this you call property? It cannot be the earth, for the land is our mother, nourishing all her children, beasts, birds, fish and all men. The woods, the streams, everything on it belongs to everybody and is for the use of all. How can one man say it belongs only to him?" -Massasoit
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