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Old 06-17-2021, 05:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A million bucks goes a bit further in Brazil.

You can hardly buy a crappy townhouse in SF for a million bucks.

Our friends recently offered $460k on an old 3 bedroom house listed for $415k and lost.

We've been warned of rapid inflation for 2 decades now.. I wonder if we're finally approaching it.

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Old 06-17-2021, 06:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A million bucks goes a bit further in Brazil.
Sure, but it can go a bit further in other places too, and the right investment may pay itself quicker.


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California is out of my radar anyway.
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For the most bang for your bucks, site the estate where you can implement John Todd's permaculture principles. https://www.toddecological.com/

And I think the perfect farm truck would be an electric stainless steel reproduction Crosley Farm-O-Road.

Looking over the linked website, one finds www.toddecological.com/news:
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The carbon-neutral water taxi and light cargo vessel that we are currently developing is a collaboration between ourselves and Laurie McGowan, an innovative Canadian naval architect, from Nova Scotia. We wanted a hybrid vessel to be the equivalent of a Tesla-of-the-Sea that could function as a modern workboat and, depending on the weather, keep to a schedule just as fossil fuel powered watercraft do. Laurie McGowan gave us exactly what we needed.


A biplane catamaran!
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If your new estate has a flat wall facing the prevailing wind, here's a wind turbine that would work well in the stagnation point.

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For the most bang for your bucks, site the estate where you can implement John Todd's permaculture principles.
That's one thing to consider. Well, of course I would be willing to try some water-saving and fish-farming, which by the way seems to be a good way to improve the Nitrogen levels on the soil through the usage of wastewater from fish tanks for watering of the crops.


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And I think the perfect farm truck would be an electric stainless steel reproduction Crosley Farm-O-Road.
Most likely no full-EV for me, but maybe a plug-in hybrid wouldn't be out of question at all. And even though the minimalist approach of Crosley is nice, I was considering something more conventional. Probably would look at a Fiat Strada as its size is convenient for a not-so-large country estate.


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Catamarans are cool. Would be an interesting option if I were into boating as a hobby.



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