Proposed Tiny House Lot Rentals

Yarker, Ontario, Canada

1 acre or less

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • Lease
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Lease
  • Available acreage:
  • 1 acre or less
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Clay loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Current land use:
  • Market garden
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Ecological production but not certified
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Field crops (grains or beans)
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Years experience of new farmer:

Farm description

My wife and I own a 34 acre property near Kingston (30 minutes away) that had 10+ acres previously conventionally farmed that has been fallow for about 5 years. We would like to develop the property as a model of food self-sufficiency and low impact living. There are currently no structures on the property so it is a "blank slate" and we are trying to work out how to best move forward with this project. We are close to retirement age so we would also like to involve some younger, like minded people in this as well, giving them the opportunity to "run the experiment" with us!

Farm opportunity

We are trying to see if there is interest in people renting plots of land on our property on which they could farm and live in a tiny home. We are proposing 4 lots that would range in size from 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre with shared wells and access to hydro. There would also be opportunity to be involved in other aspects of the property such as the Food Forest and Coppice areas. There is also access to Varty Lake for swimming, canoeing etc. Please note that current zoning does not allow more than a single Tiny House (ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit) but we are willing to apply for a zoning amendment to allow more units if there is sufficient interest and commitment. If you feel you may be interested in discussing the possibilities further please contact us.