Seeking lease to own farm/homestead


Land Seeker Description

I am actively seeking a lease to own agreement for acreage with a home on it. My neighbor is breaking our contract after 6 years (despite timely payments) and to try and fight it would be a sunken cost fallacy.

I have a deep passion for integrative farming practices that ensure the vitality of the land and surrounding ecosystem. Currently I am caring for a pregnant Nubian goat (more were to be added for her companionship but I had to change course after receiving the news about the land contact). I also have a flock of free range hens, and two sweet dogs that live peacefully with the other animals.

I have a 65hp diesel tractor that I’ll convert to run on waste vegetable oil, greenhouse building supplies, equipment trailers, solar panels ready for installation, fencing, coops and etc, ready to move to a farm.

My ideal setting would be in the Molalla area. My long term vision is to raise goats, cattle, alpaca and fowl, microalgae for biofuels, fungi, greenhouses dedicated to rare plants and fruit and crops, herbs and etc.

What features of the property are essential?

Water rights, clean soil, well water, sun exposure, biodiversity, water features.

Describe your farming experience

I have been farming since my early 20s, but grew up with farms on both sides of my family. Always learning and listening to the land.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Optimize infrastructure for functionality, raise capital for upgrades, plant orchards and perennial crops, transition to off grid, close the loop in the farm, build commercial greenhouses for fruits and vegetables production, and scale the farm to supply CSA members and local restaurants. The farm will produce medicinal and edible fungi, crops, herbs, spices, fruit, eggs, dairy, as well as produce value added products from farm products .

What are your long term goals

Create a demonstration center for sustainable technologies and practices, as well as host workshops for building technologies such as biogas digesters, bioremediation, algae based fuels, energy production, etc. Additionally, supply the region with fresh produce, dairy, eggs and etc year round through greenhouses. I will get a licensed commercial kitchen and food production facility to process produce and etc into value added products and establish an e-commerce page to distribute the farm goods along with other homesteading supplies from other local farmers.

Describe your housing needs

Flexible, I’d love to build an earthship/dome hybrid design I have but a modest home is required during that process for county code constraints.

What will you do as a farmer to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your farm and in your community?

Treat all walks of life with dignity and respect

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Portland Area

Acreage desired:
1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Seeking land access by:
June 1, 2024

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for trade, Partnership, Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 25, 2024

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