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Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by Tony, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. woodstock

    woodstock Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Funnily enough we just went to see where our new home will be 17 acres fresh water spring certified, some paddocks and a lovely spot for a round house and we will be woofing instead of paying rent, so i'll be on this part of the to contribute and also learn Cheers Tony.
     
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    You have shooting rights, the right to take a reasonable amount of timber per year but no right to live there permanently.
     
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    Do you have any more details on that please Boatman?
     
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    The 'new' terrace house we're waiting to exchange contracts on does indeed have a wood literally over the fence at the end of the garden and the garden should allow me a polytunnel of around 15m in length; for me this will be a new experience. That said, instead of relying on a car to get me to the woods I can walk a couple of hundred metres and have little overnighters whenever the fancy takes me :) I may get a few chickens which I think the grandchildren will enjoy (and me).

    Woodland prices even in Wales are seemingly going up all the time and you are so tied (very often) with what you can and cannot do with your land. For those of you young enough I'd say go and get a 'needed' skill and get out to Canada or New Zealand...room to grow there. Unless you have a pot of cash, homesteading in the UK will always be a struggle given current land prices.
     
  5. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Normally the only covenant with the woodlands for sale people's woods are an agreement to respect the peace of the area. Of course living on the wood will not be permitted but 28 days can't arf stretch but I was talking about living reasonably handy for the wood not in it.
     
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    congratulations Red, I hope you'll be very happy together. Also tommy the cat and a few others, should take a while to shift all the threads you started.

    I think I'll start a thread, entitled living in the woods, or purchacing land, or rights on your land,,, by clicking on the start new thread icon.
     
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    An excellent edition to the forum.
     
  8. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    superb! Me and swmbo are really striving towards having our own smallholding one day, and i just know this forum will be a huge resource to draw from :)

    In the summer when we return from our trip, i may do a small write up of the things of interest we have picked up from each farm along our journey, if it is of any interest to others
     
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    Great idea Tony, a lot of crossover stuff takes place in the home and is just as important. Makes it more of a "BCUK - A Way Of Life!":eek:

    Looking forward to some cracking recipes and tips.
     
  11. woodstock

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    God this I dream about every single day. If we all chipped in and bought a frighten island or Scotland we could do it lol.
     
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    (Half Joking, Whole in Earnest I think). I've said it before and I'll say it again. Group Buy. Or was that what Tony already had in mind when he started the "Bulgaria" thread?
     
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    MartiniDave Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I love the way BCUK just keeps growing and evolving. This has the potential to be wonderful.

    Dave
     
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    Problem with a group buy is you rely on decision making by committee which will give issues without a doubt. If these little Scottish islands/small woods/land were up to the task why are so many not thriving?

    I can really understand the attraction of a Homestead or small holding but its a tough life and you would need exceptional family support, commitment and to a degree sacrifice (material and social) to make it work...thats the reality and not the dream IMHO.
     
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    I tend to agree with you Rik, I think that it's possible for multiple people to share land, resources etc and be a part of the experience but I doubt that it's possible to have the complete experience. When it comes to multiple people contributing to land, or an island etc then they would basically have to give the money to some sort of trust that's got rules and abide by those rules for ever more.

    If we ever collected money for woodland or some such it would be governed by rules we'd all have to abide by so everyone would have to go into it very aware, I do dream sometimes though of having small woodlands all over the UK so that our members can use them as a place to escape to, practice skills etc, they'd still need to be managed and all that but it would be brilliant for everyone to have somewhere they can go.
     
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    Oops. This bit was half joking, whole in earnest.
    This bit was pure banter.
     
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    I don't see it as all in a la Tom & Barbara. There very few (if any) all in bushcrafters on here.

    Like that, for those that are a bit in for what we're calling "homesteading", it's going to depend a lot on how you make your money. If you are not tied to location or can work by remote access you are laughing. That might get a lot more common.
     
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    Yep! Excelent timing Tony as many of aspects of this topic is to be explored out here!!! Thanks! :)
     

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