So where can I begin. I currently live in Lincolnshire in the Wolds but it has lost its sense of adventure and I feel the need to move to some where more desolate to forfill my dream of a homestead life.
My family consists of my parents who are divorced. My Mum lives with my Step-Dad and my Dad lives with my 2 Brothers. My 2 Brothers are severely disabled. 1 has Schizophrenia and the other has Multiple Personality Disorder. They are social-degenerates but I tend not to use that word around them. I would say I am a social degenerate myself but I am a bit more fortunate in the lottery of life.
My parents are 10 years from the retirement stage of life and I don't want to put them in a care home because of a couple reasons. 1. We can't afford it, 2. The NHS is underfunded, 3. My Brothers need some form of care and 4. It would make my Parents sad.
The alternative is to buy 1-2 acres of land, put a caravan house trailer on it and try and get planning permission for 2 granny flats and a 3-4 bedroom house.
I am fully prepared to make the sacrifices I need to make in order to secure my family's future and give them a foundation where they don't need to worry about tomorrow.
The plot & questions
So I was wondering if someone could answer these questions.
1. What are the planning authorities and building regulations like in: Wales? Scotland? and the Northern Pennies England?
2. Is there any chance I can stick a off-grid caravan on some field and try and get planning permission?
3. Does anyone know is the agenda 21 regulations will start to kick in soon since the World Government thing was passed in Paris recently?
Ideally what I am looking for is a 1-2 acre plot next to a country lane or something. I am prepared to go fully off-grid if need be but if I can get a few home comforts I would be very happy.
i'm aware of the prices for such a plot but I could do with a education on the types of plots which are available? Is there any online sources to learn about different plots?
I am looking at going for a simple timber frame bungalow build or a eco-earthship build for the main house as well as 2 granny flat bungalows which are vastly separated to give my parents some privacy from each other because they do annoy each other a lot.
In a ideal world I would like to build a south facing earthship that is dug into a hill side. Give it two floors. One below ground with sky lights and the other above ground behind the greenhouse. A good example is this one here. Have a peek. Link is safe since I checked on my website scanner.
By the same means I would also do something similar for the two granny flats.
If I am unable to do this however I would prefer to go for either some timber frame cookie cutter pre-made houses which can be seen on this website:
So where it stands my current house is worth about £85,000 at the moment. I currently save around £10000 each year on a income of £15,000 after taxes. Yes I'm a super saver (flex's his muscles, ultra scrooge mode).
I also get a few benefits since I do have a disability myself but im at a point in my life where I am able too challenge my disability head on.
I am retraining at the moment be to be a HGV driver because I want to explore the country and be on myself while I work because other jobs where I have been around people have lead to myself being sectioned by the mental health act. So the jobs I have to do are ones where I work on myself.
I should be able to do 70 hours a week while driving and sleeping in the Lorry Cab I've been told without health & safety bothering me. Wages seem to be around £11 a hour at the moment so by the time I get my Cat C+E they might even be higher. This will make me about £15,000 better off and allow me to put £25,000 in my savings each year.
Hopefully I can be dole-free in a year or two . Just be assured that as a genuine disabled person I don't waste welfare on sky tv, booze and fags. I use as it is meant to be used. Majority of the benefits I have received have gone on training to get me into work.
With that in mind I think its safe to say I will be able to afford a plot in the future if I get on my bike and knuckle down with some hard graft.
A good chunk of the finance is going to come from my Parents who want a bungalow building each and if I play my cards right I may be able to secure their wishes.
So if I am able to centralize the family unit to 1 plot where my 2 brothers can care for my parents and perhaps hold down part time jobs I can be free to be the bread winner of the family and provide the extra income my family needs. They both have decent pensions but I am skeptical of the current economy at the moment and there have been times when private pensions have basically been devalued.
My older Brother also has a Son who is a Brick Layer. He currently has 3 young children and if the possibility rises where they need caring so my Brothers Son and his wife can work full time I think this universal plot idea will serve as a good investment.
............ So let me know what you think.
Edited by RuralGuy83, 30 December 2015 - 12:14 AM.