What Information We Gathered to Buy Farmland


| 7/7/2013 7:37:17 PM


Tags: Buying Farmland, Organic Food, Water quality, Community supported Agriculture, 5th wheel trailer, bootstrapping, Chris Downs,


How we chose to buy farmland was based on price, quality and availability of water.  Price was a major factor as we are “Bootstrapping” our move once again.  Bootstrapping means being frugal with the money you have and purchase what you can afford to buy without incurring more debt.   
 The view to the west from our Greenhouse site 

The difference that we have this time, is that we are working with a friend who has the same dream and vision as us.  To build a farm that produces Healthy Natural nutritious food that goes beyond all of the buzz words of today.  Better quality than Certified Organic.  Better than what some companies call “Natural”. 

So with that said, we do have 40 acres to start with. The well water that is already on the land is tested and very pure.  Good quality water without chemicals or contaminants!!!  Yahoo!   The next step was to have a place to live while building the green house.  Why a greenhouse you ask?  The land is 8,400 feet in elevation.  It is cold in the winter and the outdoor growing season is very short.  That being said, a greenhouse is a great way to grow food year round.

For the past month, we have been searching for a good quality camping trailer to live in while building.  We were finally successful, after looking at many options.  The costs were anywhere from $800 for basically a bed, cook top and no bathroom all the way to over $100,000 for a 36 foot trailer that the walls slide out and create a home on wheels.  Bigger that most apartments in a big city!! 

Remember I told you that we are bootstrapping our way forward right?  Well, that left out the majority of trailers for sale.  But I knew that the right one was waiting for us!  And it was! 

I have included pictures of the trailer on the farm, next to the well.  We got a great deal on the trailer, it is perfect for us.  Clean, everything works and it is a roof over our heads!   We moved it up to the property this last Wednesday, July 3rd

andreeacorr
7/7/2014 8:02:08 AM

The trailer you have chosen is very good and I am sure you will love to stay in it, you won`t spend a lot of time in the trailer being involved in such farming activity. If you will want to make some improvements you can always check http://www.brbstorage.com products but first you must finish the greenhouse and see how things are evolving.





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