I am seeking a Permaculture Partnership to develop a small parcel (3.65+/- acres) parcel into a Rangeland Studies and Cultural Performance Center. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, or perhaps it should be over in 'Personals'? i can offer the land and a lot of visions as to how to use it. What you offer is the elbow grease and youthful vitality to make it happen. We all get a better place to live.
I want to create a non-profit to control the land management but will also have the pasture be available for open-air concerts. The permanent facilities will house performance/practice areas for musicians and dancers and a laboratory for demonstrating rainwater-harvesting techniques for rangeland applications.
The entire facility will be off-grid and powered with the abundant wind and solar power available at the site. I envision using a water tower to store water, and to experiment with producing micro-hydro-electric power systems to utilize the energy in that stored water.
The land is zoned as Agricultural-Residential. There are absentee landowners on the two sides opposite the road frontage.
Since the land in an 'open-range' area, any owner is responsible for constructing and maintaining a cow-safe fence. The land appears to be over-grazed at this time.
After a cursory search, I found that the National Soil Conservation service has considerable funding available for those familiar with filling out their applications. There are a surprising number of breakdowns for various aspects of a rainwater-harvesting project. I envision that some small earthmovers will be required, but if there is more time than mone, most plans can be accomplished using human labor and hand tools.
The land is remote, very quiet and isolated. I envision holding on-site seminars for up to ten campers, who will camp on site. Perhaps 2 couples to live on-site full time at some point.
Any interest? It's on land between Kingman and Las Vegas. Please reply with any comments.
Mark, I added your post to a couple of other forums, hope that helps.
Sounds like you are looking for volunteer/wwoofer like people to help build things up in exchange for a place to live, learn and play ?