Back from another round of property searches. This time it was Vermont and New York. Lots of potential in both and a few properties of interest. I will say that I think the very upstate of New York is a prime location for further application of the node concept. There's land up there bordering state land in the range of $1,000/acre which is pretty incredible, isolated and really amazing. Searching loosely in the area around Malone, NY.
I'm not sure for me personally that it's the year round solution, but it's certainly some place that I think a communal hunting lodge, anchor point and potentially a place to converge would be ideal. The foraging wouldn't be prime, but the hunting is great.
So if people are still interested in that, I think it's something I personally could really get behind and I'm serious enough about it to think there's merit in having more detailed discussions about what that may look like and how it could play out.
I was thinking that the initial "nodal access" could involve an initial buy in and then yearly fees which could ultimately pay for land taxes for whatever properties.
I think an ideal for these nodes could be;
- More seasonal in nature, ie, not year round residence
- Smaller acreage, access to public land
- Particularly beneficial for hunting and/or gathering
- Could potentially serve as meet up locations or even host group events
- Proximity to wild areas, trail access is a plus
- Cheap land, low taxes, awesome areas
I'm not sure if what I'm thinking of would be a delineation of the nodal concept, but for me this is more about a communal space. Any time there's a "year round residence" (ie, what we're mainly looking for), then it's impossible to really avoid a lot of the trappings of "ownership". Obviously the ideal is to build communities around those spots, but let's face it, that takes a lot of work and I think tiering the concept like this (and has been mentioned before) gives kind of dry runs for applying the larger concept to all related properties or at least gives a better sense about networking.
These kinds of nodes could be in proximity to "year round residence" properties or affiliates, but the idea is to lessen the care taking burden.