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Andrew Brunning
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Greetings,

We are forming a Kins Domain Eco-Village Settlement in Central Ontario Canada. (North Bay region)  Currently our founding members are purchasing a 160Acre property in UnOrganized Township where we are establishing 30 Families with 1 Hectare Plots on a 99year lease program.  Currently the land in question has 70acres cleared, ponds and forest and a private road through the middle.  In addition to our Kins Domains, Our co-creative Vision for communal land and structures include a Children's school, Communal Kitchen & Hall, Housing for Members and Guests, Permaculture Nursery, Gardens, Forest Trails, Swimming Ponds and so much more!
We are in the process of co-creating a Kins Domain Contract and Application process to accept Individuals and Families to begin building and growing.  Laws of our Land are being written; the 99year settlement lease begins with a 5Year Lease where annual requirements are met which enable complete resource self-sufficiency based on a Permaculture Design Plan(a requirement of the Kins Domain Application).  Once accepted to embark on this journey of many lifetimes, Your Kins Domain will help support the community as a whole, and the whole earth.
We wish to live as our Ancestors once had, and to co-create a 'new' model for our modern technocratic society to transition away from unsustainable, overpopulated cities.
We believe the time is now to lead by living example.

Please help us form your dream together.

We are currently holding meetings in the SW Ontario region, as this is where our founding members currently reside.  We are open to working with folks from all over the world and utilize Internet tools, like Skype etc. to bring everyone together for our meetings.  We wish to create a very rich and resilient diversity of people, animals and plant species. (For example, It is a Lease requirement to plant 100species of plants every year on your Kins Domain)

If you resonate in any way with our Vision and Geographic location, and wish to learn and help more, please get in touch.  We are calling out to people interested in settling on a 1hectare plot within our 160acre Eco-Village.  We are also very much open to working with people who cannot intensively manage a 1hectare plot, and who are interested to help organize, design and build the Communal Infrastructure.  Communal Housing, in the form of wood and earthen cabins, tiny homes and Yurts, are available within the communal land areas.  With less land to manage, these members co-create within the communal land infrastructure (Kitchen, Hall, Retreats, Management, Maintenance, Nursery, Trails, Gardens etc.)

Many details to be shared and designed.  Bringing together 20 to 30 families and additional community members on 160acres, is a grand co-creation indeed! We hope to hear from you and continue this discussion further.

Thank you to all the Permies folks for the inspiration.
To the return of our Pristine Origins!
 
Joe Seeman
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Andrew, your Eco-Village seems like it's just what my family and I are looking for.  I'd definitely be interested in more details and to see if there's anything we could do to contribute.

Currently, my wife and I have been researching and visiting different intentional communities with our soon-to-be two year old daughter.  We live in New York now, but fell disconnected from the unsustainable, money-chasing, consumer lifestyle so prevalent here.  We feel like there's a better way to live, more in touch with nature and in harmony with our planet, and we want to introduce this life to our daughter before she gets too old.  We've visited some nice communities so far and have met some inspiring people doing amazing things for this world but don't feel like we've found the right fit just yet.  But your community, utilizing permaculture practices while being family friendly with a children's school sounds exactly like the vision in our mind of what we're looking for.

We don't have much experience managing a 1 hectare plot, but we are growing some fruit, vegetables, and herbs now on our 1/4 acre suburban lot trying to incorporate some permaculture principles while learning as much as we can.  I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer and my wife, in addition to raising our daughter, teaches yoga and started her own holistic herbal medicine business, so we hopefully have some other valuable skills that we can bring to the community. 

So please let me know if there are any other details you can share or if there's anything else you'd like to know about us and we'll see if it's a good fit.

 
Dale Hodgins
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Have you set a buy-in price? This is one of the first things I would want to know, if I was looking for a place to live.

Prices in North Bay are vastly less than what most people in North America would expect to pay for an acreage.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-land-for-sale/north-bay/wilderness-retreat-hunt-camp/1272991374?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Here's one for $500 an acre. For 34,000 Canadian dollars, you can buy this one Freehold,  instead of a 99 year lease.

20 years ago, I went shopping for land in the North Bay Area and found several nice parcels in the $50 an acre range. I'm sure prices have changed since then.



 
Daniel Garza
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Hello, Mr. Andrew Brunning.

After reading your post, I found myself very interested in this project.

I humbly request that you let me know some things because I would like to know more about it:

How does a 99year lease program work? (What would happen after the 99 years with the land?)
Has the application process been created already?

Only those two questions seem to be important to me at this moment.

By the way, I have read all the books in the Ringing Cedars series.

Please let me know of anything I can do to contribute to the creation of this project.

Thank you in advance!
 
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