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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT LAND FOR YOUR PERMACULTURE FARM

LOOKING FOR A SUITABLE PIECE OF LAND, BUT FEEL KIND OF CLUELESS ABOUT IT?


THEN USE THIS SIMPLE 4-STEP SYSTEM TO FIND THE RIGHT TYPE OF LAND IN THE RIGHT LOCATION.

Finding the land on which to start your permaculture farm can be a very daunting task…

There are a myriad of important factors you’ll need to consider:

  • Where’s the best place to settle considering the impacts of climate change, natural disasters, political upheaval, regulations…
  • What kind of land do you need to fulfill your needs?
  • Where should you position yourself, closer to a big city or “in the middle of nowhere”?
  • What to look for in land from a permaculture perspective – aspect, slope, soil, water…
  • How do you assess land for its potential?

Miscalculate any of these factors and you could end up with the wrong type of land in the wrong place, and will have potentially thrown thousands of dollars down the drain.

Imagine you cashed out your life savings or took out a loan to buy the property of your dreams, only to later realize things have gone terribly wrong…

On a windy spring day there is a seriously toxic chemical drift from the “sprayer” neighbor, or the majority of the property is on the flood plain, making it unusable for growing, or that you moved to a place where your neighbors have more say over what you put on your property than you do.

Now your dream has just become what may ultimately amount to a million-dollar liability. You paid all that money, the real estate fees, legal fees, and countless other sundry expenses, yet you lost the time and opportunity to do something great with your life. On top of that you still have mortgage payments and now you have to maintain something you don’t even want, hoping against hope that you will be able to sell it on.

The property was supposed to be enjoyable and life-affirming, a place where you would build your healthy, sustainable, self-sufficient life, not this kind of frustration…This can crush anyone financially, and especially emotionally, as your permaculture dream starts to slowly fade away.

Doing it the right way…

Now imagine a different scenario:

You know exactly what you’re looking for and what the best locations are to start your search from the outset.

You confidently assess different properties and have all the vital information at hand regarding what slope is too steep, what type of soil to avoid, what the signs are that reveal you’re dealing with bad and degraded land, what the land’s water potential might be…

You fully understand what red flags to watch out for so you don’t end up buying something you’ll regret.

All of which clearly and unequivocally pinpoints the right location and the right type of land for you. You avoid dilemmas, trilemmas and that latent fear of neglecting something very important that will come back to haunt you down the road. 

Ultimately, you have the peace of mind that you made the best decision, one you most certainly won’t regret.

When you do this right and choose the right type of property, it pays dividends in the long term. It enhances what you want to do, everything falls into place much more easily, and your projects require significantly less effort and resources.

Now, although it might not seem like it right now, there’s a way to start on this path to permaculture success today…

There is a simple system you can use that will help you in searching and finding the most suitable permaculture property for you even if you currently have no idea what you want or need and have no skills to find it. And today I’m going to share it with you.

But first, let me explain why I created this course…

THE PERMACULTURE URBAN MYTHS THAT ARE ACTUALLY TRUE

Hi, I’m William Horvath, a permaculture designer, farmer, and creator of Permaculture Apprentice.

I’ve been in the permaculture environment for a number of years now. Throughout this time I kept on hearing these stories that were circulating in the permaculture community about people buying properties with fatal flaws that cannot be fixed.

Flaws such as buying a property on a flood plain or one that’s surrounded by conventional agriculture folks who spay nasty chemicals on their crops, and then regretting that mistake for the rest of their lives.

As I grew my website and had a chance to talk with more and more people around the world I realized that the vast majority of these stories were true…

These things actually happened to permaculture farmers. Discovering all of this, it really broke my heart because, with sufficient foresight, all this could have easily been avoided.

I know that a good proportion of the 18,000 people on my list will make this fundamental error when buying land. So, I think it’s my duty to save them from the biggest mistake they could ever make in their life when it comes to farm investment.

I saw that there aren’t that many easy-to-use resources for finding land and that they just aren’t that accessible or easy to learn. Therefore, I had to sit down and do extensive research on this topic.

After several months of hard study, I resolved to create this simple four-step system based on proven permaculture principles. And hopefully, it will ensure that you don’t become one of those permaculture farmers who we hear about who’ve thrown their money and dreams of a sustainable life down the drain.

So before you lay down your $$$ and fall in love with a train wreck waiting to happen, keep reading…

WHATEVER YOU DO, AVOID THESE 5 MISTAKES WHEN SEARCHING FOR LAND

As I dug deeper into the subject of finding that “perfect” piece of land I’ve learned that there are 5 common mistakes people make when searching for a place to make their own.

What’s the most troubling is that all of us are susceptible to making these, no matter our level of permaculture experience.

On your quest for that perfect location you’ll have to overcome all of these if you want to end up with the right type of land.

Mistake #1. Conducting your search without a systematic process

A lot of people tend to conduct their search based ONLY on the information they learned from blog posts, podcasts, YouTube videos, forums… Although this a step in the right direction, it’s not enough.

This is a far too serious and important a task to do in this way alone, and there is too much at stake. Acreages and farms can range from $150,000 to $1,500,000+. If you plan on investing that much money to buy a property you want to be damn sure it’s as perfect as it can get from the outset.

That’s why you need clear steps and the precise details on how to do this right. You need a methodical process that you can carefully go through and eliminate potential risks one by one until you are 100% sure that your choice is the right one.

Mistake #2. Looking for land that has it all

People usually get trapped into thinking the land they need to find has to have all the iconic permaculture features we all desire; it has to has some acreage, a standing forest, a running creek, southern exposure, deep soils, wind potential… In other words, it has to have it all.

In reality, that’s an unattainable and unrealistic goal. This will only make your search unnecessary longer and more frustrating.

Each of us has different goals, and we are all pursuing this lifestyle for our own personal reasons. That’s why there isn’t one universally perfect land type for all of us, and that’s why you shouldn’t dwell on finding it.

Instead, you should concentrate on becoming clear in your mind what your goals are, as only that will reveal exactly what kind of land is right for you. That way you’ll know what your non-negotiables are, and what are simply the “nice to haves.”

Mistake #3. Finding the right farm in the wrong area

Choosing an area of where you’ll position yourself and start your permaculture farm is equally as important as the physical characteristics of the land. Most people focus solely on the latter, not giving enough thought to both the environmental and cultural surroundings of the place they will be adapting to.

This lack of attention to the broader picture and understanding of the wider patterns never ends well. Usually, problems start to surface as you try to do something and then realize you are not allowed to, or when you can’t find services you’re looking for, or when your spouse starts complaining it’s too cold, too hot, too humid, or too dry and they can’t stand it anymore.

You won’t be able to change any of these influences, so you’ll have to perform thorough research on the region you want to settle in before deciding upon whether it will support your lifestyle.

Mistake #4. Not properly assessing the land from a permaculture perspective

There is an old adage that applies to almost everyone in a permaculture environment, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

For most of us, when we’re trying to perform a permaculture land survey on a prospective site, there is a lot of room for unintentional mistakes by glossing over something important. This could be a house on the hilltop, or in a flood zone, a long access road to the house, degraded soil, landslide-prone soils… the list goes on.

Any of these are what are called type #1 errors, errors that you have to live with and are very hard to fix. Since there are many factors you need to consider when assessing and analyzing land from a permaculture perspective, it’s easy to forget something or skip over it due to lack of experience.

The good news is you don’t have to be a permaculture expert to do this right from the get-go. You just need a simple framework that will outline what to look for and what to avoid.

Mistake #5. Decide on the property in a hurry

In the heat of the search, the majority of us succumb to pressure and want to buy the first land that somewhat meets our criteria. The usual reasoning is “I’ll never find that ‘perfect’ place, this is ideal for my needs, there probably won’t be properties like this.”

In reality, we become emotional as we can’t wait to start our permaculture farm, but this is a trap. First off, this is probably not the only “ideal” property on the market, second, that property, like any other, will have inevitable trade-offs.

That’s why it’s essential to stop, take a deep breath and compare – be analytical about various properties, their trade-offs, and how they compare to your goals.

So what can you do to avoid all these mistakes?

Well, that’s where my new course will come in handy…

There are a lot of voices in Permacultre and sustainable agriculture these days, but I’ve never found one more reliable, insightful and useful as William Horvath and Permaculture Apprentice. The way that he connects the dots from a wide variety of progressive practices such as holistic grazing, food forestry, keyline earthworks and many more, can only come from someone who has put them into practice through experimentation and constant observation.

Oliver Goshey

Author, Consultant, Natural Builder, Abundant Edge, LLC

Williams content is a “go to” resource for anyone wanting to build freedom for themselves by establishing their own self reliant systems. In my opinion, he is overly generous with his all inclusive, hands on, step by step instructional material. Any contribution whether it be time, money and/or energy for his information will certainly yield 10-100Xs your investment.que.

Justin Rhodes

Film producer, author and teacher, Abundant Permaculture

INTRODUCING FINDING PERMACULTURE FARMLAND

A FOOLPROOF SYSTEM FOR FINDING THE PERFECT LAND FOR YOUR PERMACULTURE FARM

If you are currently looking for land or seriously considering doing so in the near future, then you have come to the right place.

I’ve put together a step-by-step system that will help you avoid pitfalls and mistakes and ensure you find the right type of land in the right location from the get-go…

…even if you currently don’t know what you want and need.

…even if you have no idea where to begin your search.

…even if you’re not a permaculture expert.

All without you having to travel to some expensive workshop, employing a consultant, or becoming overwhelmed by endless Internet research.

Once you sign up for the course I’ll show you how to confidently locate, assess and decide which property to buy.

To do this we’ll use a four-step GRASS framework, a simple and logical method specifically focused on finding land for a permaculture farm.

We’ll break up the whole process of the search for land into these four major stages and take it step-by-step. For each stage, I’ll walk you through specifics you need to know and do so that there will be no room for mistakes.

These stages build upon each other until you can clearly and univocally, without any regrets, say “Yes, that’s the one!”

Just follow the system, use the practical guides and do the assignments for each step of the way. It’s as easy as following an instruction manual.

HERE’S EXACTLY WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

Component #1: Video lessons

The course is broken down into four modules with seven video lessons that are immediately available; these will be your visual guide through the process of finding the ideal land for your permaculture farm.

Component #2: Step-by-step tutorials and worksheets

Each lesson also has detailed written step-by-step tutorials that will help implement what you learned, and accompanying worksheets so that you can personalize and fine-tune your search.

Component #3: Pre-purchase property assessment protocol

An exclusive online tool developed specifically for assessing the property for its potential and the deal-breaking type #1 errors you’ll want to avoid at all cost (think permaculture fatal flaws).

Component #4: Repository of resources and free tools

Plus alongside each module, there will be a repository of resources and free tools I recommend so that you can quickly improve your property search and assessment skills.

MODULE 1. GOALS

Lesson 1. How to Crystallize Realistic Goals (10 min.)

Lesson 2. Creating Site Selection Criteria (20 min.)

Objective: Crystallize realistic goals and set yourself the site selection criteria

 In this module, you’ll learn how to determine what’s the right type of property for you.

To do this we’ll have to clarify what your goals really are. This will allow us to create site selection criteria and focus the search on relevant locations and types of properties that are the best aligned with what you want to do.

By identifying your “non-negotiables” versus the simply “nice to haves”, you’ll be able to hone in on the right location and right type of land.

MODULE 2. REGION

Lesson 3. Choosing a Region (18 min.)

Lesson 4. Choosing a Locality (16 min.)

Objective: Choose the most suitable area and localities for your permaculture farm

After you’ve clarified and crystallized some realistic goals and set up your site selection criteria we need to determine where’s the best place for you to settle.

In this module, you’ll learn how to narrow down the ideal location(s) for your property search.

We’ll do this first by zooming out and looking at the various factors at the regional scale that will help us determine the best-suited region.

Then we’ll start narrowing down the areas or localities within that region where you’ll start searching for potential properties.

This will ensure that you don’t end up in the place where your security, desired lifestyle and livelihood are compromised in some terrible way.

MODULE 3. ASSESSMENT

Lesson 5. Type 1 Errors (28 min.)

Lesson 6. Pre-Purchase Property Assessment (15 min.)

Objective: Find the most suitable properties for your permaculture farm 

Once you’ve narrowed down where to start your search, you can start assessing various potential properties.

In this module, you’ll learn exactly what are the million-dollar mistakes you’ll want to avoid and what are the right types of properties to look for.

Most importantly, I’ll give you the tools and a ‘how-to’ guide for assessing potential properties from a permaculture perspective by yourself.

To achieve all of this we’ll use my pre-purchase property assessment protocol, an exclusive online tool developed specifically for this purpose. Then, based on the online and on-site datapoints, we’ll create a profile for each property.

This will ensure that you don’t unintentionally skip over any type #1 errors and that you can clearly identify what are the most suitable properties for you.

MODULE 4. SITE SELECTION

Lesson 7. Site Selection (6 min.)

Objective: Select the ideal property so that you can start your permaculture farm without any later regrets

Finally, after you’ve looked at various potential properties and determined which ones are the best candidates for you, now you can make the final decision.

In this module, you’ll learn how to choose that ideal or perfect property for you.

You’ve written down your goals, and weighed in on each, you’ve looked and assessed multiple properties and created a profile for each, now you set them side by side and see how they compare.

This ensures that you select the best property that meets most of your criteria and will have that peace of mind that you made the right decision, one you won’t regret down the line.

If You Have A Question…
You’re Only One Click Away From An Answer

When you join the course you’re not just getting access to the course materials, you’re getting the personal support from me and from my growing Permaculture Conversion community.

If you ever feel stuck at any point and need some help, you can email me or post your question in the private group and we’ll get you the answers you need.

You’re not on your own on this journey, and by investing into this course you will receive personal support if you need it and you get to leverage the insight and wisdom of others before you make that big decision.

JOIN THE COURSE TODAY FOR ONLY $USD297 $197

Video Lessons

Seven (downloadable) video lessons detailing everything you need to know about finding the most perfect land for your permaculture farm.

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Step-by-Step Tutorials

Written instructions on how to confidently locate, assess and decide which property to buy.

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Pre-purchase property assessment protocol

An exclusive online tool developed specifically for assessing the property for its potential and the deal-breaking type #1 errors.

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Worksheets, resources and free tools

Accompanying materials, resource and tool recommendations to help you with the property search.

Community and Support

Personal support from me and from my growing Permaculture Conversion community.

 $197

one - time payment

 $99

2 monthly installments

YOU CAN TRY OUT THE COURSE (RISK-FREE) FOR 30 DAYS.

When you enroll in the course today, you have a FULL 30-day period to go through the course 100% risk-free. If, for any reason, you’re not satisfied with Finding Permaculture Farmland online course, I’ll issue a prompt and full refund.

There’s only ONE condition: Please tell me the main reason you weren’t happy with the product, so I have a chance to make it better.

frequently asked questions

Q. WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?

A. This course is aimed at people who need help with finding the ideal land for their permaculture farm. I’ve created it with two types of people in mind: someone who is currently looking for land and someone who is seriously considering doing so in the near future.

Q. DO I NEED PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE EXPERIENCE?

A. It’s a great asset if you already have some practical experience under your belt. However, it’s not realistic to expect that you’ll have it if you’re just now searching for land, so it’s not essential.

In this stage of your journey what’s important is that you know what you want, where you want it, and how to find it. I’ll guide through all these step-by-step.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE PART IN THIS COURSE?

A. This is an online course; all you need is a computer and an Internet connection capable of streaming course videos on your browser. The course is not live and you can access the material whenever you want.

I do make specific recommendations for software programs that will help you with your search and for this you’ll need a desktop computer and a smartphone.

Q. HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO DEDICATE TO THE COURSE?

A. This is a self-paced course so you can take it as quickly or as slowly as you want, it’s totally up to you. You’ll receive lifetime access to the material, so there are no time limits or deadlines, except the ones you put out on yourself.

That said, the course is intended to be used as your search for potential permaculture properties so it will take as long as it has to until you find the ideal location for you.

Q. WILL THIS WORK IN MY PART OF THE WORLD?

A. This course will help you find the perfect land for your permaculture farm no matter where you live.

The content and the materials included are not geared to any specific climate or part of the world. The system outlined in the course is universal and applies to any place on the globe.

Q. WHAT IF THIS DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?

A. Then you can ask for a refund. You have 30 days to try the course and, if you’re not satisfied, I’ll give you a 100% refund. The only thing I will ask you is to let me know how I can make the course better.

HERE’s WHAT MY STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PERMACULTURE CONVERSION COURSES

If you have never heard of me or any of my courses, then please read some of the student testimonials below.

All of these people were struggling with their designs and implementation, overwhelmed with the information. Some of them even had multiple PDCs, but my courses helped them to put everything into structured manageable steps and take action.

After taking two PDC’s that were amazing and life-changing, I felt overwhelmed and intimidated with all of the information. While I understood most of the concepts, when it came down to actually applying them, I had no clue where or how to start. William’s course breaks everything down in layman’s terms and gives a clear step by step process that will give you the confidence to take action.

Stephanie Madeline

(Permaculture Farm Design Course) Student

I have done other courses in permaculture and have experienced information overload at times with no idea which foot to put before the other to get started with my own farm. William’s course gave me a step by step action plan but above all in a logical uncomplicated language that I can follow and I don’t feel lost!

Brian Casey

(Permaculture Farm Design Course) Student

Your course is by far the BEST I mean the VERY BEST!! I have ever taken. I have taken 4 PDC courses and yours made much more sense to me. It was the glue that brought everything together. If I had not taken the other courses it would have been fine. Yours gave me everything that I was looking for in a way I can understand and work. You have uniquely combined ALL learning styles in one fast easy simple fully packed course.

Danelle Downer

(Permaculture Farm Design Course) Student

THANK YOU so much for the course.

As I get older, I’m not as strong as before. That’s why it’s important to me to invest my time, energy and money into proven effective practices.

I am excited that at last, I found this course as it gave me a practical plan to follow. Thanks so much for sharing your practical knowledge on permaculture.

Alma Yusingco

(Creating Food Forest Guilds) Student

Thanks for the ongoing support!

The experience of your course has been great for building confidence and expanding knowledge about the way that plants work in polycultures.

Chloe Chandler

(Creating Food Forest Guilds) Student

The course videos are very clear and well set out – thanks! The handouts are great as well.
Thanks again for a great review of Food Forest Guilds and the inspiration to get moving on organizing my guilds.
Megan Nicole Owen

(Creating Food Forest Guilds) Student

The calendar is a great idea, well-executed. William, the creator, genuinely cares about what he teaches because he practices what he preaches. If you are permaculture farming on any scale, or at least thinking about it, it is worth your while to look over this tool to get an overview of the hands-on work required to becoming a successful one.

The guides are great. Inspirational and broken down into bite-sized chunks of information that for me were very absorbable. Mind, I have some permaculture background and practical experience, but I think your vocabulary and descriptive style is broadly accessible.

Nathan Greenling

(Permaculture Implementation Calendar ) Student

This is probably the best organized and most instructionally sound training in the domain that I’ve seen.

I can also say the guides formatted well with robust quality for a beginner gardener.

David M.

(Permaculture Implementation Calendar) Student

DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR LAND OR DON’T PLAN ON DOING SO

I get it, permaculture is a passion for all of us, and we want to get our hands on anything that looks interesting and can fuel our imagination.

But this course is super-specific and it requires work, and so it’s not for everyone.

If you’re not looking for land or don’t plan on doing so, then this is NOT the course for you. If you are just hunting around for another permaculture course to try out, this is NOT the course for you.

But if you’re serious to begin your search and need help and guidance in this process, this is the only course you’ll need. It will help you to find that perfect land to start your permaculture life on.

Are you ready to start?

GET INSTANT, LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE COURSE FOR ONLY $297 $197

Video Lessons

Seven (downloadable) video lessons detailing everything you need to know about finding the most perfect land for your permaculture farm.

h

Step-by-Step Tutorials

Written instructions on how to confidently locate, assess and decide which property to buy.

U

Pre-Purchase Property Assessment Protocol

An exclusive online tool developed specifically for assessing the property for its potential and the deal-breaking type #1 errors.

i

Worksheets, Resources and Free Tools

Accompanying materials, resource and tool recommendations to help you with the property search.

Community and Support

Personal support from me and from my growing Permaculture Conversion community.

 $197

one - time payment

 $99

2 monthly installments

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