Greetings all! I've lurked here and the rest of the net for a few years now and purchased a small 5-acre property to start testing my ideas. Some of the things I've started set in well and some ideas I had to change but I've learned a lot. In a year or 2 I plan on taking Geoff's online course to get my knowledge honed. My 5 acre property now has 20-30 new fruit trees, and several places growing perennial foodstuffs like Sunchokes and Rhubarb. I will be turning this into a market farm over the next couple years and will some day move on to "larger pastures" and bigger projects. But during my nightly research I came across an interesting property I would love to convert. Its a dilapidated old nuke missile silo on 25 acres. Its 1/16th the price of similar properties elsewhere because the silo itself is flooded and needs complete renovation. The land however looks prime to me for creating a nice huge permaculture site. Its $260k USD so out of my immediate price range however I already have a farm I will be getting into market-able production fairly soon. If all goes well in 6-8 years and a lot of work I could have profited enough to purchase the property. That's all well and good and I'm going to set that as my goal. However since it is a huge undertaking and is quite the statement, turning a base of destruction and death into a place of growth and life, that maybe more people would like to have a small part into its creation. So I thought maybe a crowdfunding campaign to purchase and start renovations/earthworks would allow us to re-claim the property and get its transformation started sooner. I could have the typical freebies for funding to include a website/forum to follow along with the changes, a plaque/honor board with the names of funders, tours, callouts, and such. Either way I would be shooting to claim the property, the later would enable it to happen sooner. Is it a pipe dream? I always think HUGE and thats not always a good thing. Its something of a passion of mine to reclaim the old/ugly/broken and fix it so its equal or even better than its original condition. I fell in love with my current property because it was a mutt and nobody wanted it due to the difficulties of farming and such. I have taken 3 vehicles from the junkyard and made them usable again. My current car, an ElCamino, I will eventually convert to electric. This property gives me goosebumps thinking of what it was built for and even more thinking of what it could be turned into. Should I even attempt to crowdfund my dream project or keep things slow and simple and hope the property stays available and out of hands who would turn it into some billionaires giant carbon footprint? I'm welcoming a tug back into reality, but if I don't seem insane some motivation would be nice.