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Wood and a stream

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by woodstock, May 3, 2014.

  1. Toddy

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    Sounds really, really good :) I've been looking at the Little House plans, the ones that are built on caravan or small truck chassis'. Could you get planning permission for something greenbuild ?

    Tell us what kind of plants you'd like too. Between us we can forage/weed out most things you're likely to want to grow.
    I'm digging out meadowsweet just now. It loves our damp land, but it grows along every burnside I know nearby too.
    Grows fine in a pot if you put a tray under it and keep it moist.

    cheers,
    M
     
  2. Macaroon

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    As far as I know you don't need planning permission for anything you build on a moveable chassis or on skids; this is the way I always got around the planning laws to erect "field shelters" in places where you wouldn't have a hope in hell of getting planning. IIRC, any structure that can be towed from place to place by a tractor or suchlike is exempt, so we always built on two large trunks with big steel towing eyes either side and never had any problem with the planners.

    I also have in my mind something along the lines of an exemption for a structure built entirely from materials sourced from the site that the building is on, but I'm vague on that one; well worth looking into though........:)
     
  3. scottpix

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    That sounds great, how would one go about buying a wood, is it just a matter of contacting the landowner?

    Scott
     
  4. whats wrong with you all

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    Wow that seems amazingly cheap, could almost get that with my student loan!

    Congratulations to you :)

    How level is the area out of interest? I don't often see many flat bits of woodland around for sale.
     
  5. robdjon

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    Ideal mate really glad for you :)
     
  6. weekender

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    Fantastic well down it's something I dream of ( lottery win dependant of course....)


    Sent from somewhere?
     
  7. GGTBod

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

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    Excellent buy, congratulations, I am looking to grab some land soon and go off the grid completey
     
  8. woodstock

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    Cheers Mary very kind of you, as far as im aware we don't need planning permission I also have travelers status which allows me to live on the land with consent.at the moment we are growing a cash crop on the land nearby we can't really say at the moment what it is as no one here has tried it before.

    We bought the land on a handshake, but it will be legally put in writing by my partners brother who is part of a law firm
     
  9. woodstock

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

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    It is pretty flat but boggy in places
     
  10. Dunx

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    Congrats!

    Slightly envious but happy you got such a nice sounding spot. Would like to see pics to actually see how it compares with the mental image i currently have
     
  11. greensurfingbear

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

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    wow what a cracking deal indeed! +1 for pics!!
     
  12. treadlightly

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    You won't regret it I guarantee. Buying my wood was the best thing I ever did.

    On the caravan issue, I thought the law states you can't stay in it form more than 28 nights a year.
     
  13. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Nice one mate :)
     
  14. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    Excellent. Always wanted to do that but not had the cash.

    If you want any environmental surveys (plants and invertebrates) let me know. I'm just want to be nosey!
     
  15. Dave

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    Congrats, you know what they say about buying land......they're not making it any more. I wish I'd bought some now. I remember when I first joined on here, they're were threads about buying woodland, and some of the pitches were going for £6kish.
    God knows what they'd be know? Probably £40kish
     
  16. woodstock

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    You only have to move site as in tipi valley, we move twice a year summer and winter.
     
  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Bushcrafter through and through

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    I thought it was not to stay in it more than 28 days a month ? You can leave the caravan in situ , but have to vacate for a few days holiday lol. Summat along them lines iirc.

    Well done Woodstock. Tip my hat to the new squire 😉

    That's our goal. We've given up our bonds to brick n morter and are now officially trailer trash lol
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    Our goal is to do the same.


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  18. treadlightly

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    So, for clarity, does anyone know what the law says about how many nights per year a person can stay on their own land?
     
  19. mrcharly

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    Congrats, Woodstock.

    As for the 'how many nights', I think it comes down to zoning and whether the site has permission for residential use. I've had some experience with the pitfalls here from living on a boat.

    If you don't have residential permission, you may get hassled about whether you 'sleep' on the land and if it is your primary residence. I found that if I paid council tax, nobody gave a monkey's whether I had planning permission to sleep there or not.
     
  20. Goatboy

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    Congratulations Woodstock,

    Sound an ideal wee plot. Especially with a water source and a good amount of flora and fauna already in residence. As with the others pictures or a blog setting out your progress would be good. A start with a listing of existing animal/vegetable/fungal inhabitants would be good to see where your starting from.
    Good luck with "The Crop" whatever it may be too.
    GB.
     

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