Black Positive People : What Would You Do With 40 Acres?

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  1. UBNaturally

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    Have always wondered what 40 acres would translate to in a practical living setting, then also, what would occur within these 40 acres.

    Doing the math, 40 acres comes to .0625 Square Miles, which equates to 1,742,400 sq ft.
    Here is an example of the size of land compared to buildings and homes nearby in the area

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    After running the calculations, went to scour estates that offered this, and to my surprise they were once, if not still available.

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    Here are some locations and lots with an area of 1,742,400 square feet... or 40 acres:


    http://www.century21.com/property/200th-st--mulberry-grove-il-62262-C2138821615

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    http://www.coloradohomes.com/proper.../14067-White-Hawk-Trail-Conifer-CO-80433.aspx

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    http://abbotsford.canadianlisted.com/houses/satchell-road_4093094.html


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    http://www.homesbynectar.com/real-estate/6504-barton-rd-plant-city-fl-33565/T2625460/18890244

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    http://www.cohomefinder.com/p/80433/1313664-9365-Greening-Dr-Conifer-CO-80433.htm

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    1,751,110 sq ft
    http://www.cohomefinder.com/p/80433/1316939-12754-Us-Highway-285-Conifer-CO-80433.htm
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    • Note: below is simply a hypothetical situation in order to bypass they idea of "I can't afford it".

    If you were to be able to purchase a 40 acre lot for $1,000 (or $100) what would you do with it or how would you use it?
     
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    T'ill it and buy 40 more...
     
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    My question on the tilling idea... would it be a field, grazing land or other ideas?
     
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    (1) Build a home completely off grid and the appropriate out buildings
    (2) raise livestock
    (3) grow all the veggies to feed self and livestock
    (4) put in a vineyard
    (5) Put several tiny homes around the property and rent them out like a bed and breakfast
    (6) have a store of some sort.
     
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    If we could get the money together and do this, would you be interested?
     
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