Henry Jabel wrote:Wow that is cheap. Near me they are trying to get £14-15 grand an acre!
Eddie Conna wrote:
Check out calearth.org They have a LOT of info there, but are a bit pricey. I found earth bags and earth bag tubing for less than half of what Calearth charges for their stuff.
Steve Hitchen wrote:Just put an advert in Farmers Weekly. Everyone reads it, and the small ads section gets scanned by everyone - no point going to people if they can come to you.
I would add you will cover legal costs.
You will be FAR more likely to be able to secure land if you rent as a tennant rather than want to buy - there isn't a huge amount of land for sale at the moment, but it's easy enough to find small plots on a 5 year tennancy. And, if you find you don't like the lifestyle, you aren't locked up with a big mortgage
Charli Wilson wrote:
Check out Wirksworth Eco Centre- they do some good and inexpensive courses on straw bale and lime building and things.
Having just come back from the Eden Project I'd highly recommend it, but it's on such a huge scale as to be completely unobtainable as far as building plans go. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is nearby, and has restored Victorian glasshouses, including a working manure-heated pineapple pit- I'd recommend going to visit, it seems much more realistic as far as home-building goes. Also Chatsworth House has some good glasshouses that are sometimes open, and any botanical gardens (Edinburgh botanical gardens glasshouses are amazing! As is Kew Gardens- they have modern builds as well as the original Victorian ones).