Purchase/Lease-to-own: 5 Acres+ in Josephine County


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Land Seeker Description

We are a young couple looking for a family farm where we would like to homestead and operate a small market-garden and orchard. We’re looking for a space that can accommodate ourselves as well as addition family members, including a mother and sister. Ideally, we would want enough space to co-house on a property to reduce expenses by pooling resources, grow food for ourselves as well as for market, and live a sustainable lifestyle through subsistence.

Property should have…
– at least 5 acres

– a modest residence (a fixer-upper would be great)

  • water ideally from well – but city water is good too
  • electricity from the grid
  • septic for a four-person household
  • wood-fired stove would be excellent

– land would ideally be mixture of meadow and trees

  • Mixed micro-climates: good light for vegetable gardening, shady areas for mushroom-log cultivation
  • resources for firewood/mushroom logs
  • space for orchard
  • space for auxiliary structures: cold storage, sheds, tiny houses
  • slope: less than 15% over most area, but not completely flat either

– Creek would be a plus

Other options we’re open to would include a partnership where we exchange our love and labor for a place to reside. Ultimately we want a place where we can invest our future and live an outdoors lifestyle that allows us to spend time in the garden, building things with cob, and practicing crafts; whether we own the land or not is perhaps not necessary. We are open to possibilities!


What features of the property are essential?

Some pasture
Some woodland
Soil... ideally a clay loam that is versatile for cultivation and natural building
Small residence (fixer-upper would be great)
Shed/Garage


Describe your farming experience

Some WWOOFing, as well as back-yard gardening. We have raised chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Also, have a little experience working with horses.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

Plant an orchard, start a mushroom nursery, develop a vegetable garden, and poultry housing.


What are your long term goals

A diverse family farm that grows enough produce to cover 60% of personal needs, and some surplus for market.
Personal needs cultivation would include... fruit, vegetables, nuts, pouitry, herbs, mushrooms, some grains.
Market crops might include... fruit, vegetables, mushrooms.


Describe your housing needs

A small house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath would be great.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Southern

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres

Seeking land access by:
October 25, 2019

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Sale of Land, Lease-to-own, Partnership

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

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 4, 2019



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