|Re: Bumper Sticker Idea & Asia Coho Interest||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Saramandaia Farm (etaincryahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 08:22:56 -0700 (PDT)|
Don't know about Asia, but we're moving ahead, in gingerly fashion for us, with checking out the possibilities of a co-housing neighborhood on our 38 acres here in Costa Rica. We have the advantage of a builder friend who's wrapping up the first phase of a shared-ownership project and has dealt with the legalities involved in his own development. We have 3 houses on the farm already, and want a plan to preserve most of the land as habitat. We're just starting to look around for other interested people. The project will probably involve just 5 more homes, and will be structured around ownership of the home and common land in shares. I'm following with interest various possibilities for allotment of the shares. There are government constraints on building and tree-cutting here, based on at least lip-service to conservation and preservation of the biodiversity that Costa Rica is known for. We came to the decision to consider this plan because of our certainty that our kids would see no possibility upon our deaths other than selling the farm, which we bought 35 years ago as overgrazed and eroding mountainside, and benignly neglected into a home for toucans, oropendolas, anteaters, parrots, and a large family of white-faced monkeys. We considered (until a month or so ago) getting involved in a US co-housing community, then realized that our lives are here, and we couldn't touch ever afford there what we already have here. Half-million dollar homes are outside our realms of probability, if not possibility. I'd be happy to correspond with anyone, especially anyone in Latin America, about our plans. Our interests are tropical ecology (although not in a professional sense), perhaps expansion of my own business of artisan sausage-making, organic gardening on a small scale, travel, and unschooling. We still have a 16 year old at home, and would like some sort of an age range other than 60-75 on the farm. We're probably best described as modified aging hippies:) I'm a physician and my husband is retired from college teaching (chem, geochem), and computer systems analysis. Our daughter sculpts, writes, and is quite an expert on the things that live on our land...especially her parents. I appreciate any interest and advice. Sharon --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Get on board. You're invited to try the new Yahoo! Mail Beta.
Bumper Sticker Idea & Asia Coho Interest Charles Maclean, June 1 2006
- Re: Bumper Sticker Idea & Asia Coho Interest Saramandaia Farm, June 1 2006
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