Kelly Rued wrote:
So what are some of the modes of thought for how it would be sustainable for single-family households to own even an entire acre (much less the huge tracts of land it seems that many high-level permies have or want). I see people advocating smaller footprint homes (which I understand and totally love) but then sometimes in the same book/breath, people advocate enormous land holdings... surely land is one of our most finite resources on earth. We can't make more human-habitable without destroying more wild life (or building over oceans, etc.) so I don't get how it would be sustainable for every eco minded family to own acreage.
Paleo Gardener wrote:
If we took all the current monocrop land and distributed it in 5 to 10 (depending on land quality) parcels to families, then a large portion of the city populations would be able to live sustainably in the country.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
Is no-one interested in living on your place, Fred?
I offered half our land to my sister to live on with her husband and animals but she declined, as it is not convenient for his commute or her social engagements. She didn't even say "oh we would love it to retire on."
John Polk wrote:
Debt is a modern form of slavery. If you can accumulate enough debt, you have enslaved yourself to the lenders.