• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Haasl
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
  • r ranson
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean

Looking for land , but where?

Posts: 18
Location: Kuwait
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We are looking to buy a land about 1-5 acres , we looked into North Carolina and Maine but really for no specific reason .

we are looking for affordable land , that can also be rented to others as a farm if we are not there to take care of it ourselves ( we go abroad often ) .

Where do you think is a good area with a demand of young farmers to rent land/farm ?

how settled are the markets ? is there risk in buying land and investing in that area ?

any help is appreciated! thanks \\ Bash xx
Posts: 298
Location: Carbon Hill, AL
cattle forest garden fungi foraging hunting tiny house pig sheep wood heat
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The North Carolina area is a hot spot right now.
Mainly around the Asheville area and on up into the pisgah and Cherokee national forest lands.
There is a big back to the land movement going on up there. ( and well most of the country I assume)

Posts: 1827
Location: Big Island, Hawaii (2300' elevation, 60" avg. annual rainfall, temp range 55-80 degrees F)
forest garden rabbit tiny house books solar woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well that's a question with thousands of variables. Everybody I've talked to about land purchasing has a different idea of what they think is preferred land and location.

In my own case, I looked for a location where I could produce food year around and where I could survive comfortably if the economy tanked. We rejected hundreds of locations before we settled where we are now. But I have learned that most people wouldn't be happy living in our location. So even though we are totally satisfied with our choice, other people would not.

Any suggestion I'd make about where to buy land would be biased to our own personal preferences. But when we were looking around we looked into a number of factors......
access & road maintenance, taxes, local crime rate, the neighbors and neighborhood, local businesses, county and state regulations, water availability, land use restrictions, retail opportunities for our surplus, weather patterns, costs for building and land grading, permit requirements, future land use plans for the area, medical care access, and tons more.

We looked for a while before settling upon our current region. Then it took a bit more time to find the piece of land we wanted and could afford. Even then, the first piece turned out not quite right. So we sold that and bought a different piece five miles up the road. It's now our present homestead.
If you look closely at this tiny ad, you will see five bicycles and a naked woman:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic