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national forest summer homes program vs private property?

 
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national forest summer homes program vs private property? although i like the idea of people being allowed to own a cabin on national forest land i do not like that they have architecture and paint color restrictions. what do you think of this idea: buy a big timberland and along existing roads allow a tiny cabin footprint piece of land to be broken off for people to buy and build their vacation cabin with no restrictions by the surrounding timberland owner? this way the forest can be protected but with no restrictions as far as how you use or live your life unlike nat forest does not allow winter use. i once saw a 14,000 acre timberland that was protected and allowed 42 cabins to be built in the specific spots. how can we protect forests and at the same time allow people to own a cabin in the woods? the national forest has like 14,000 privately owned cabins on their land with special use permits.

http://www.nationalforesthomeowners.org/?page=Cabin_Program
 
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I think the restrictions are a good thing, to prevent outrageous looking structures that don't fit in at all with the surrounding landscape, and make the landscape look worse. I expect there are other restrictions in place to protect the area from long term damage as well. Just my opinion, but I wouldn't want to see a bunch of cabins visually sticking out from a mile away when looking across hills or valleys etc.

Unfortunately you have to plan for the worst possible visitor when designing a blanket policy for everyone. If we could know that everyone would behave the same as us, we could plan a much more open policy but that will never happen in reality.
 
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