Help Us Find Land!

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 After spending the last five years pouring our energy into our small permaculture site in the city, we are ready to make the leap to a much larger, farm-sized project!

So we are starting to hunt for the right piece of land to purchase.

Here are a few of our preliminary criteria:

  • between 5 – 160 acres
  • topography such as rolling hills or slope (not flat)

Some features that we’d really love:

  • water (such as a spring, creeks, natural ponds or wetlands)
  • forested areas (brush or scrub land)

We are leaning towards raw land (i.e. without any buildings) – having said that, we’d also look at land with buildings (perhaps a small home or a quonset).

Although our ideal would be to stay within 300 kilometers of Calgary, Alberta, we would consider relocating further, depending on what we find.

We suspect that one of the best ways to find this piece of land might be through our network, through people like you! Perhaps you own a piece of property and have been waiting for the right buyer, perhaps you’d like to subdivide to the right neighbor, perhaps you have a friend or relative that has the perfect piece of property for a permaculture transformation.

If that’s the case – please let us know! Send us any suggestions or contacts:

Thanks for your help!

Rob & Michelle

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  • Robin Scholz

    Hi there,

    I have 4 lovely acres in Hillcrest, raw land with a great approach and fenced with water well with great water. It is perched on a ridge with a consistent slope downwards from the top. The meadow was burned out in a forest fire with a ring of trees around this private property. The property looks over Crowsnest Pass and backs on to the castle mountain wilderness. It is on Adanac road. I am going out to property check in a few weeks if you would like to have a look.

    All the best, Robin

  • Brent Bourdeau

    Hi, I have 5 acres in Costa Rica .Ever thought about Doing a land share for several months of the year?

    • rob avis
      Rob Avis

      Nice idea Brent. I will give it some thought!

  • April Reeves

    I live in one of the best growing areas in Alberta. The hills roll around flowing forests and creeks. It’s a virtual grass farm, and directly across from us, a 69 acre fabulous property is for sale!! We’re 40 minutes north of Airdrie, hwy 587, 2.5k east from the highway, Bowden exit. I go to Calgary all the time: easy commute. There was a sign on the property but it’s gone, but still for sale. Price is just under 1M. Worth it. It gets direct sunlight for 3-4 hours longer than mine because of the way it rolls. #1 soil, great house, easy access to the highway, quiet, nice blend of critters, and the best neighbors EVER. Very few to NO GMO crops…. call me 403 224 3893

  • Ashley

    Can you be convinced to stay in Calgary and lead the revolution of reclaiming our older suburbia? I was doorknocking in Acadia and the lots are ginormous! Ripe for renewal!!

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