Mastodon hosted on ecosteader.com
Design Lean. Build Green
This is a network for builders, designers, and innovators of "green" or eco-friendly habitats, gardens, homesteads, farms, artwork, and more. We share ideas and inspirations with a friendly hippie environmentalist kinda vibe.
Ecosteading is like homesteading, but it's meant to be done on a much smaller, more humble, more efficient scale; unlike traditional homesteading, it can be done with any amount of land or space -- in either urban and rural settings.
Ecosteading is also about acknowledging that humans are but one user of shared soil. This philosophy is sometimes called Community Ecology
Get Started Ecosteading
Being an Ecosteader involves systems-level thinking. With the advent of AI and technology, we know that smart systems require networking, and in order to best take a systems-level approach, people need to network. But wait! We're not talking about "networking" the traditional greed-driven ways that have driven the last 200 years of American real estate "development". Please read on...
We are anti-Realtors, anti-landlords, and oppose corrupt politicians.
Ecological Democracy begins locally
Instead, we endorse owner-occupied ecosteads, with practical, simple, and earth-friendly stewardship of lands including nature preservation areas, habitat restoration areas, and America's public lands. We're supportive of efforts in county-level
infrastructure, where laws and shared community vision and goals can be articulated and implemented by the residents and voters themselves through democratic processes. We are also staunchly anti-HOA
; HOAs divert what would otherwise be publicly-accountable taxpayer dollars
into privately-managed coffers with no accountability, often forcing residents to be governed under rules and bylaws that promote gerrymandering and exclusionary zoning that is harmful to ecosystems (think golf courses and walls). They also destroy community spirit.
This Mastodon instance run by Ecosteader & Company, a registered Public Benefit with a non-profit mission: to raise awareness of the ecological and economical benefits of ecosteading. We help people escape the slavery of rent and work around the greedy actors in real estate by providing them with tools, resources, and information they need to make their own contracts and cut out corrupt middlemen.
Useful links to free resources
INFOGRAPHIC on how to sell anything with a title FSBO
(use the link below for free templates!)
Free Documents for FSBO or FLAT FEE ONLY sales and exchanges.
Don't get scammed by Realtors
It's NEVER a good idea invite a Realtor or realty brokerage affiliate to your property. An agent that tells you any forms or terms on a contract are "standard" or "not negotiable" -- especially the usage of a percent as a commission -- can and should be sued for coercion! Remember: it's YOU hiring THEM, not the other way around.
Archive of the original version of Ecosteader
Cohousing Directory with lots of eco-villages