Gerald wrote:20 acres on two adjacent and separate tax parcels
AndyWing wrote:Also, they are unimproved and would require extensive road beds, drainage planning, wood clearing, etc. Ideally we'd find a site at least 50 acres, isolated and with basic road/drainage work already done.
reverend_dave wrote:Oh, BTW... Does anybody know what our price range is? I'm guessing anything with the word "million" in it is Right Out(tm), but beyond that...
reverend_dave wrote:AndyWing wrote:Also, they are unimproved and would require extensive road beds, drainage planning, wood clearing, etc. Ideally we'd find a site at least 50 acres, isolated and with basic road/drainage work already done.
We can just give everyone a shovel at check-in for the first PDF at our unimproved new home, and have things sorted out in time to burn the pony. (Yes, I'm joking.)
More seriously: A significant chunk of the current PDF site has lousy drainage and dirt roads. If we have a choice between a larger (but less improved) site, and a smaller (improved) site, we probably should give serious consideration to the larger site. A rented backhoe can crank out "good enough" access and drainage ditches surprisingly quickly (unless it's a "inch of soil on top of bedrock" environment). We'd still need some road improvements for things like portapotties (and parking for theme camp trucks, larger RVs, busses, etc), but that would presumably be a small fraction of access roads. (Longer term, we'd definitely want to look at grading, strategic planting, and otherwise improving the property, but that's then...)
For land search, we might also want to check court records for tax sales and Farmer Mac-affiliated banks for bank-owned properties. (Unfortunately, the mentioned states all handle tax sales on a county-by-county basis...)
BUTTER BEAN wrote:I agree with Rev Dave, with the base of PDF people we have, I bet we could round up some good back hoe operators and other talents. With the new site we could go back to basic's similar to Scorch Nuts or Burning Man. Woods, lots of meadows and mowed flat land. Only portapotties, you bring your own water and pack out all your trash.
BUTTER BEAN wrote:If we get a site with a small house it could be rented out cheap or free to a caretaker who would mow and do minor work onsite before and after PDF.
BUTTER BEAN wrote:NO mater what you buy, you'll need a small tractor or small tractor size back hoe with a mower to plant and keep the grass down.
reverend_dave wrote:So http://www.landwatch.com/Worcester-Coun ... /130002856 would be significantly outside our price range?
Daveious wrote:Plus of having a golf course as a neighbor: No one to wake up at 3am.
Daveious wrote:Minus of having a golf course as a neighbor: pissing off old rich uptight white men when they can't concentrate on their game due to the bass beat drifting across the fairway on a gorgeous holiday weekend afternoon.
Daveious wrote:Half a dozen houses right along the south edge, too.
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