I looking at getting started in the UK and owning some land. The ownership part is mainly due to the idea that permaculture is "giving a gift to your future self" and I would like to be around to benefit from the efforts made.
I'm also millennial; I have a decent freelance job (so mobile) but it means I don't have that much capital and it is expensive for me to get a mortgage. I am also really not comfortable with borrowing that much money and it seems to defeat the aim if i have to work full time to pay off the mortgage.
I looked at buying raw land which is cheap, however it looks like its really difficult to build on it. Maybe this is a way to do it by living in a village and buying agricultural land somewhere else but it seems to me that will make managing the land a lot more difficult.
I have looked at a few communities on sites like https://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/
but places that you can buy into require between 200k-350k GBP which still seems like a lot to me and i still don't fully understand the risks of buying into a community like that.
I was wondering if anyone has stories of how they got started (UK specific) or had some lateral thinking powers to get around the issue of needing a nest egg.