The 11 factors that we analyze are:
Google Earth Pro DIY Land Design Tool
This can be a challenging if you’re working from unknown or guesstimated data. To make the process as easy and exact as possible, we built a tool that embeds directly within Google Earth Pro and contains your workflow and process step-by-step. Transposed overtop a property map, it provides queues and prompts to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
The best part of this tool is that if you follow it exactly, your land will practically design itself.
Our unique Google Earth DIY Land Design tool is only available as part of our 10-week DIY Land Design Program.
Performing a SWOT Analysis
Strengths and Weaknesses represent internal risks and opportunities you can control, while Opportunities and Threats represent external factors that you cannot significantly influence.
The goal with performing a SWOT analysis is four-fold:
These sound like simple and obvious first steps, right? Surprisingly, the reality is that virtually no one does this.
This is why homes and roads are built in the wrong places, preventable disasters blindside unsuspecting landowners, farm businesses are operated unprofitably and land turns from an asset to a liability.
NARROWING DOWN THE POSSIBILITIES
If there are incongruencies, you have two options: to change your values and vision, or else to change the property.
- Download the SWOT Analysis worksheet here and complete a SWOT analysis for each of the eleven factors for your property.
- Review your values and vision statements from Step 1 to see if they align. If they do, move on to Step 3, Design. If they do not, either revise your values and vision or sell your property (sound harsh? Believe us, the pain of doing this is far less than the pain of forcing the land to do what is not naturally capable of doing, for years upon years!)
Stay tuned! Next we’ll be sharing our top three design tools that we use in the design of resilient homes, acreage and farms.
Rob & Takota
p.p.s. We love guiding people through process on a one on one basis as well as in a group scenario. If you are looking to fast track your property design check out our DIY land design program and get started today.