Do any of you live in a situation where a large farm or plot has been turned into 5, 10 or 15 acre plots?
(As in, full legal title. On the tax-plats in each persons name so they could sell them at any time...no 'lifetime lease.')
Instead of a cooperative situation where folks look out for one another and share work/expertise (what a mouthful) we have often felt more like the 'Alien breeder' is trying to attach to our face, when looking at a co-op.
(Even the non-faith based situations.)
Has anyone considering co-op rural life thought about handling it this way?
Do you think this would bring more people into co-op style life?
The more we learn, the more we realize many people might do better with their own sovereignty.
Does this ring true for others?
One community up North decided to move forward with the hub/spoke land division with access to the public portions in the middle.
(Think Black Rock Desert...sort of)
All the homesteads can walk for less than ten minutes and be in the center building. (Essentially, the "village town hall.")
They have VHF radios in each home, with daily announcements at suppertime and a repeater on the mountain that makes little hand-held radios reach a circumference of about 60 miles.
To be able to bring up folks in a vehicle and hour away on a public radio can do some very great things for community.
Very cool place.
It does not fit the average situation we have seen, but it was very appealing to us.
Anyone have any examples of this?
Know a project up and coming set up this way?