Post by sophieangela on Mar 3, 2015 11:12:27 GMT -7
Hi, Im am considering moving out there this summer and if I do I need someone to come with me/ show up at the same time. I can't really do much by myself as a single adult. I am not committing to this yet just hypothetically talking about it. Is anyone else planning on moving out there this year?
If so does summer work for you and would you like to help each other get started or start on the co op house mentioned here. If it were me I'd buy a prebuilt barn get it delivered and have it converted in a week (up one blocks insulated and interior customized but I'd need help so we could have two built in two weeks and so on and then each new person that shows up can do the same and then so on. once we have enough people we can start on a built from scratch building probably the rec and kitchen center. Near by this huddle of tiny houses. In the beginning a lot of the cooking will be camping style but at least we would have a house to actually live in. anyone else that wants to just kinda homestead it is obviously welcome to do that but in my mind I can't really do the work alone. And a quick fix is important since I don't have time for a one year building project like a full on house etc.
Post by traviscutshaw on Mar 3, 2015 18:13:18 GMT -7
At the moment I could only relocate if I could find a way to maintain the land payments. I'm sure there are jobs in Alamosa (about an hour from the land) but they are hard to find on the internet. We have to be aware of the building codes, which allow only three buildings per lot. You also have to get building permits, though these are not that pricey in Costilla county, and will probably cost 200-400 roughly for a year permit. How much will the sheds cost and where is that money coming from? Another consideration is the wind - sometimes the wind can get strong in the valley and whatever we build will need to be sturdy. I do currently live in Denver which is about 5-6 hours away. I could likely come out there quite a bit throughout the summer months to help work on the projects.
Post by hankburroughs on Mar 3, 2015 22:06:02 GMT -7
One of the ideas we came up with in Alamosa county was to have the individual rooms arranged around a central building or court yard so they were eventually all connected together by the roof as one building. Last I heard they were considering a octagon shaped straw bale building (a little over 600 sq/ft) with the cooking, dining, and bathing facilities in it with the private rooms connected to 2 of the ends with hall ways. To start with there would be enough room in the straw bale for 2 or 3 small bedrooms. those rooms would have removable walls for allowing more group space as the community grew.
Post by traviscutshaw on Mar 4, 2015 18:49:41 GMT -7
Unfortunately it is a bit more complex than we'd like it all to be. Though honestly, the only real thing keeping it from happening right now is the lack of finances. We could probably build something liveable in a weeks time or less - especially if we had a prebuilt barn or yurt to use. You could scavenge the internet and possibly find a yurt for a decent price, but I'm not fully sure on whether a yurt counts as camping or not. Though if you have a building permit you can actually camp while building, so there is a possible loophole. I also know you can't live in a tipi unless you are a tribal member, and even then they will probably hassle you a bit (and I am not happy about that either >.<)