I am looking to buy land and wish to be around other permaculture, self sustainable, etc. communities. I understand I can practice permaculture anywhere, but I would love to be around other like minded friends. We do need to work so I was thinking within one hour drive from Missoula or Kalislpell. I know about the Bitterroots, but the price of land is on the high (unless you know of some land at a good price).
Any positive friendly advice would be appreciated. Thank you
Hi, Paul! I would love to see your project we just arrived in town last night. I have visited Dancing Rabbit a few times and enjoyed every moment. It would be nice to see how your progress is going (I am following Jesse's Youtube channel). You are welcome to PM me firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 2 years ago
Paul, I just sent you an email. If you didn't get it please email me at jordan0197 @ gmail
We live in Missoula and are buying six acres in two weeks up in the six mile road area. Unfortunately, the neighbor's 12 acres was for sale for a good price, but it looks like it sold. We're planning to go whole hog with permaculture at our place, indoors and out.
Jesse Fister wrote:We live in Missoula and are buying six acres in two weeks up in the six mile road area. Unfortunately, the neighbor's 12 acres was for sale for a good price, but it looks like it sold. We're planning to go whole hog with permaculture at our place, indoors and out.
Adrienne Evergreen wrote:Hi, Paul! I would love to see your project we just arrived in town last night. I have visited Dancing Rabbit a few times and enjoyed every moment. It would be nice to see how your progress is going (I am following Jesse's Youtube channel). You are welcome to PM me email@example.com
Paul, I will not be able to see your property. I understand that you want to have first pick on who buys this timber management property. But I don't find ourselves able to pay $400 ($100/per family member) just to be able to come by. I understand you are a busy man and your time is valuable. I was frustrated after talking to Janet. I felt like I was going to an amusement park. If I didn't pay to see the rides then oh well. I have visited Dancing Rabbit and they only want a donation for their one hour tour. Maybe their setup/process is different since they are a "demonstration project" and want people to come and learn then go home to apply their new knowledge......I don't want to burn bridges with your group, I love your project and hope the best for you journey. If you ever change your process for visitor please let me know. Again, please take this as a friendly customer comment form
Dancing rabbit is 21 years old. We are not even three yet.
I have personally led seven different groups of people on tours of the surrounding properties for sale. Zero takers.
I have led six different people on tours of the deep roots package we have here. Four takers. Of course, each of those has listened to all or most of my podcasts. And some of them paid their funds for deep roots before they even came out the first time.
I am in a mad scramble to finish this DVD project. And each person here is in a mad scramble to finish some project. We have all given tours to others. And we know the up sides and the down sides. When somebody parts with $100, they get the full tour plus they can participate in projects and camp for days, months, years ...
We talk about seven years from now being able to have self guided tours set up for basecamp. And less expensive tours ($15 per person?) set up for the lab. But we aren't set up for that now.
We are under construction. And we are trying to figure out how to manage our projects and manage the interest people have in seeing our projects in their incomplete state.
I hate to tell you this, but if $195k is out of your price range, you are going to have a very difficult time finding suitable property in the Missoula valley area. You'd be better off looking in Prescott, Arizona - one of the most desirable cities in the country. Maybe down towards Hamilton it gets more reasonable, and farther out, more rural.
posted 2 years ago
Thank you everyone for your responses.
We found our property!