Small farms, land co-ops and farm housing

Chris Huskins is going to build his own house on his smallholding. He’s also trading using mutual credit, via the Open Credit Network.

with Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm

This is part 1 of an interview with Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm – an Ecological Land Co-op plot – who is going to build his own house on his smallholding. He’s also trading using mutual credit, via the Open Credit Network.

Highlights

1. We’re on a rent-to-buy scheme with the Ecological Land Co-op. We wouldn’t be on this piece of land without them. In 25 years, we’ll own a 150-year lease on this property.

2. The Ecological Land Co-op obtained planning permission for us to build our own home on the smallholding.

3. We can make a living selling vegetables via a veg box scheme, plus some other part-time work, such as web development and marketing.

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