You’re looking for a place to call home: a place to build wealth and resilience for changing times. Knowing what to look for depends on knowing what you really want and where to look.
I start with a holistic approach that sets out not just what you want but how you want to live. Together, we then filter decisions for region, locality and final property selection, ensuring that the land supports your ideal life and not the other way around.
Know your opportunities - the right land may be hiding right under your nose. Work with someone that knows what to look for - especially the things you can’t recognize yet.
Know the pitfalls - an ecologically functional landscape is more than a house at the top of the hill with a great view, some rain barrels and a garden. There are some elements that can't be understood from a property sheet.
We use your goals to see which property fits best. Being aware of both constraints and opportunities can mean the difference between buyer’s exuberance and buyer's remorse.
That's worth more than the mortgage, property tax and moving costs - it's worth your peace of mind.
Will your land work for you?
Make sure any property works for you and your goals with pre-purchase due diligence.
Undertaking this exercise again through a permaculture lens has deepened my understanding of the site conditions and the many opportunities that they represent.
Climate Change Specialist and Professional Planner with the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada