Category — LAND
by VEG-HEAD on APRIL 23, 2013 - 1 Comment in LAND, URBAN
by VEG-HEAD on APRIL 7, 2013 - 11 Comments in COMMUNITY, LAND
Spread Peace Radio featured renowned philanthropist and leader in the industrial hemp industry, Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), has announced his plans to fund and build a 500-acre Kins Domain in Arizona.
During the talk radio interview, broadcasted last week, Perlowin enlightened listeners on what initially inspired him to create self-sustainable communities and the social-economic benefits Kins Domains provide. Inspired by the book series “The Ringing Cedars Of Russia,” this 500-acre Kins Domain “Project” encompasses one 2 1/2 acre (one hectare) lot, surrounded by a living fence, trees (2/3), a pond, organic gardens and fruit trees, a natural beehive, a family tree that stays on the Kins Domain for future generations and an all-green home to create a high frequency, natural energy microclimate. (more…)
by AMY SUAREZ on MARCH 23, 2013 - 0 Comments in LAND
In Argents Hill, Coffs Harbor, Australia, a dwelling for 230,000 ozzie dollars. In Woodstock, NY, a 2.3 million dollar property.
If you want your own private bushland oasis of 100 timbered acres, there is a council-approved two-bed home plus 7m x 5m Colorbond shed. The basics are all in place. A small solar system, generator, water tanks with pump, two seasonal creeks and a hidden dam. An extensive list of fruit trees are already planted.
In Woodstock, an iconic village north of Manhattan, an off-grid retreat for the 15.
“When I first bought this property,” Miller said, “everyone told me you couldn’t build here. But it was exactly where I wanted to live.” Woodstock is one of those iconic places, both beautiful and convenient, and it s great to see an off-grid home there – a showcase that might encourage many others to do the same. (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 19, 2012 - 4 Comments in COMMUNITY, LAND
A New York hipster-blogger tries living on his perfect piece of land in Kauai. Good premise for a film.
With his lovely wife and beautiful three month old daughter. That moves it from a gadget show to something a bit more human. Oh, and please could he have $150,000 for a container full of audio and video equipment and solar panels so a film crew can document his every move and post it on the Web. Sure, why not? (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on NOVEMBER 25, 2012 - 16 Comments in LAND, PEOPLE
Asa Pryke who we have written about before on this site, has been jailed after he lost his job, ran out of money and moved his family into a field in Essex which had been in his wife’s family for 300 years.
Last week, Asa had written to me saying the risk of a jail sentence was “fading fast” and speaking about Appeal court Judges’ contempt for the local council’s actions against him: (more…)
by KATIE on SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 - 4 Comments in LAND
Witness the challenge of purchasing a home that has no running water, electricity, indoor bathrooms or, in some cases, access roads when BUYING ALASKA heads to the last great American Frontier to learn what it takes to own a treasured piece of the untamed north. (Or you could put a posting on www.landbuddy.com). (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on AUGUST 11, 2012 - 13 Comments in LAND
When Asa and Gwen Pryke ran a successful business from home there, they were accepted as outstanding members of the local community. But since their business closed due to the financial crash they have become outcasts.
The couple were forced to sell up after their bank refused them a loan to finance a large order, so they decided to move themselves and their school-age children into a trio of caravans in a field owned by Gwen’s family. Part of the reason for the high property values in the area is the wealth of local schools with first rate academic records.
Neither their neighbours nor the local council were the least bit interested in their plight, and they were quickly told to move on as if they were squatters or travellers instead of locals who were down on their luck. (more…)
by JULIETTE SMITH on MAY 23, 2012 - 0 Comments in LAND
And those rapid gains may intensify in 2012 even if farm income levels off as a new generation of Preppers secure their future against economic and social collapse. (more…)
by ROSARIO on MAY 9, 2012 - 1 Comment in ENERGY, FOOD, LAND
Commodities Trader Peter Brandt sees lower oil prices; bubble in grains, farmland
Brandt is a technical trader, poring over charts and patterns to spot potential breakouts and breakdowns. Nowadays he’s bearish on corn and other grains, along with farmland, oil and natural gas.
“When you look at those markets, I think we’re at prices that are unsustainable.” said Brandt, who also writes a popular Internet blog about trading commodities and stocks. Read Peter Brandt’s blog.
Gold is one of the few commodities Brandt is staying long on. He also said the U.S. stock market is attractively valued, and warns of a “huge bubble” forming in Treasurys and other fixed-income investments once U.S. interest rates rise.
1. Natural gas is a bust (more…)
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