I'm relatively new here, so not sure if this is the best subject forum to post this on but here goes.. (short & sweet)
Land for Lease (for permaculture project) in Northeast Kansas - Flinthills / Konza Prairie area.
97 acres wooded pasture with 2 spring points (& an old pond bed).
Additional acreage for own yurt/trailer etc. with room for garden & food forest.
Electricity & well at living area.
Also, the pasture is fenced and the living area has a few spring points too.
There is a mature (but overgrown & not actively worked!) nut orchard of 5 acres within the additional ‘living area’ acreage.
A branch of the Kansas river runs along/beside the bottom of the nut orchard area - plenty of sandbar/bank bufferage tho.
Also, there is a ‘ruin’ of a rockhouse on site.. I say ‘ruin’ as it was almost fully built about 15 years ago (outside done – inside bare bones), but it has been left to ruin since. It could be a living area option, but it would take a heck of a lot of work to get it up to par.
Close to both Kansas State University and Fort Riley (decent marketing options)
I'm open to ideas!! Feel free to shoot me any questions!
I'm not sure if I can post my email here.. so reply? or pm me?
posted 3 years ago
Hello Permie Peoples!!
I've had a few questions about this.. so thought I'd 'edit' a bit based on them..
The land is all connected - the blurb kinda makes it sound as if the living area is separate from the pasture, but that's not the case. There's roughly 110 acres all together.
The pasture has ample opportunity to do water catchments / restoration.. it's in the Flinthills of the Kansas Prairie (in a river valley area) and so is gentle hills and (from a permaculture point of view) perfect slopes, etc. There is a road that goes all the way up one boundary of the pasture and across the hilltops - easily accessible - although the road needs some water catchment sorted as there is erosion. *problem is the solution* This property is also at the end of a dead-end road - the road ends well before a curve in the river - so is private & quiet, yet very close to both Ft. Riley & Manhattan, KS. It is also a few miles from I-70 access.
I'm open to talking about any & all ideas, so shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
posted 2 years ago
Just wanted to add to this again.. I have been looking into the rules (from the department of making you SAD) and it sounds like we'd have no problem putting a tiny home 'village' on this land as well.
The (ruin) rockhouse had a full lateral field septic system set up which has never been used.. it should be perfectly fine still and have the 'capacity' requirements to cover any regulations - obviously in permie world we'd rather set up ANY OTHER alternative (and I support/encourage you to do so) but 'on paper' this covers our bums - cheesy pun intended!
I don't yet know the regulations on a proper intentional community, but so far I've found out it should be fine for several tiny homes (including a shared shower/bath/toilet 'building' if desired).
Like I've said before, I am open to just about anything - so feel free to give me a shout! Questions / Suggestions / Criticisms.. whatever!