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Well I'm working to get out of debt personally but [...]


Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
via The Full Circle Project
Well I'm working to get out of debt personally but the vision I have is to help build a community of people to live within our means and cultivate community and love. I hope to start small with just a few acres to begin the building project of the gardens and tiny earthen type homes. The idea is if you helped build it then it's yours. The goals would be to help people whom are need with food later and the tools to awaken the mind. Unfortunately money is needed to get this plan moving.
Lula
Hi Hank and welcome to the community here Have you already taken a look at these two sites who are looking at different ways to approach this type of off-grid living? Aside from the long-running eco-village type directories I mean, where you could also look to get ideas and see if there are already groups in your area who are founding a similar style community. Something to investigate if you haven't already
www.freedomcells.coeo.cc
www.ubuntuplanet.org
(both of the above use the coeo network as we do here at FCP so its easy to navigate)
www.ic.org (general community directory)
www.gen.ecovillage.org ( has become a bit Agenda 2030 orientated in my opinion but good for overall ideas)
Sunday 8 January 2017, 17:08:17
Treehugga
Hey Hank, excellent idea you have there. We tried to do very much the same thing in 2012, with just a few of us. Our problem was that we didn't really have enough land to make it a viable realistic option. So pretty much everyone involved disbanded and the plan came to a standstill. I know though, that if enough like minded folks got together and really committed themselves to such a project, it would work! One of the other main hurdles to overcome are the rules and reg's and taxation of developing a site capable of supporting a self-sufficient community. That being said, I wish you the very best for your project Hank
Monday 9 January 2017, 11:06:10
Max&Sandra
Hi Hank - I have seen land for sale for as little as $20.000 in Tenn/SWVa region. We are ready to move off grid if we can find a group of people who can put up $1000 each to buy some land. Contact us. [email protected]
Saturday 18 March 2017, 17:56:37
Max&Sandra
Hi Hank - I have seen land for sale for as little as $20.000 in Tenn/SWVa region. We are ready to move off grid if we can find a group of people who can put up $1000 each to buy some land. Contact us. [email protected]
Saturday 18 March 2017, 17:56:37
Max&Sandra
Hi Hank - I have seen land for sale for as little as $20.000 in Tenn/SWVa region. We are ready to move off grid if we can find a group of people who can put up $1000 each to buy some land. Contact us. [email protected]
Saturday 18 March 2017, 17:56:43
Chad Warren
Hi Hank, thanks for sharing your goal to build a tiny home community.

I am from Hot Springs and now live in Little Rock in Midtown by War Memorial Stadium.

Yeah, I am 41 and living as a roommate paying $50/ month for rent.

I would like to move out because I have an 8 year old son whom I would like to be able to visit me.

I know many people who are my friends who have housing needs from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.

I'm interested in learning how to organize ventures such as yours from a co-operative perspective.

Say you've got 12 people that also want to pitch in on some land for a community - how can we write contracts so that we retain our individuality but contribute to a co-operative investment?

Basically, how can we do this in a way that saves money on lawyers and makes it simple enough so everyone understands how to play the game and they achieve that enough for this form of relations to takeover from people going through the expensive convenience of the current economy based on debt?

Like you said, debt is something we have in common.

I know from my experience that a co-op group could do what these debt forgiveness offers do.

We could help each other reduce our debt by simply learning how to write letters to the credit companies asking for a reduced payment and they accept that and then you pay off your bills in an order based on the highest interest.

Then after you just gave free info to these people they can follow on their own they can then become your initial investors into your property development plan for example.

My point is that what we need and can capitalize on is just good ideas and people's ability to give their time to support with daily actions.

We all work to put a roof over our heads. But are we working in our free time to invest in the community we want to be apart of?

Our problems are our opportunities.

The same way that people became rich through businesses like insurance is how we can too only we don't have to turn it into a scam.

If you go to New Orleans to the Jazz Preservation Hall - you see the history of co-operatives. Those people raised money in their community and lended it out to members who also put money in. If you don't operate such a thing for profit other than the advantage it has to its members then its good.

We should be getting all they money wasted on lottery tickets because you can track that money and it ends up building a real asset like - real estate for real people and not some college roulette wheel of speculative investment that only goes up the ladder to the elites.

If I can help, I would like to since I'm in the market for a tiny home.

I'd settle for buying a camper for my pick up and paying less rent to someone with an rv park in the mean time.
Thursday 29 March 2018, 16:38:07
Chad Warren
* $500/month rent
Thursday 29 March 2018, 16:38:43
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