Rise of "Agrihood" communities

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Read an interesting article in the Amtrak magazine recently while traveling for work. Essentially there has been a large increase recently in the development of "agrihoods": sustainable communities that have a focus on local agriculture as well as some communal facilities (machinery sharing, storage, utilities generation and sharing, etc.). Basically a commune for rich people more or less. Anyone in development here involved with these? Some of them are in pretty enviable property markets outside of large metro areas, so it's not just filled with random hippies. Naturally a lot of jobs aren't work-from-home so this isn't the lifestyle for everyone, but thoughts on a white flight 2.0?

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Jan 17, 2018

Farmers and the Amish have been doing way before it become cool and cliche with the poor hippies.

You know how hard it is to grow a carrot?

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Jan 17, 2018

that's what I'm thinking, people aren't really going to want to do this. My mom grew up on a farm and it sounds pretty shitty honestly.

Jan 17, 2018

This poor guy lost his farm

In all seriousness it is incredibly hard work

Jan 17, 2018

I've built 10 residential homes (spec) as a hobby, so I'm fairly well acquainted with the needs of residential real estate. After reading up on agrihoods, I have to say--these seem like the most detestable communities ever for an introvert. Looks like these were conceived by extreme extroverts with utopian ideas about how neighbors would interact and become friends.

Apparently, the largest one in America is only 45 minutes from where I live. I'd like to check it out (in the spring time) to confirm my suspicions that people aren't as extroverted as they'd like to believe (in other words, I'm guessing I'd see relatively un-used streets by pedestrians and classes that are mostly empty).

Jan 18, 2018