posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:56 AM
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
Maybe I'm missing something here. If she doesn't own any land, where is this thing parked? If it's her parent's house, can't she live inside? If
it's a house she's renting, why does she need a to build a house?
Don't get me wrong. It's a wonderful idea and I applaud her efforts. I just don't get it.
This is the fundamental problem with the way society and ownership works these days. In most places what she's doing isn't possible unless you own
the land. In the UK, this would be considered criminal unless you own the land it is on, and if it interferes with anyone else (to the point of
complaints about the view from their bathroom window) you can find yourself being ordered to move it.
The core problem is that Humans have a right to air, light, water and land. That's a fact. These are inherent rights that we are supposed to have
access to without payment, without restriction and without anyone deciding who gets them. Being born is the only permission Humans should need for
these very basic things. The idea that one Human has the right to own a plot of land and that some cannot have it (afford it) is what is wrong
Why do we think it is right, as a species, to deny some the right to the land we are all supposed to have equal access to? No one owns the Earth, just
as no one can claim to own water or oxygen.
I have a similar dream as this young woman. I would love to have a plot of land to build my own home on. I even have designs for a shipping container
home which would cost me less than 30k to build. The problems arise when looking at land. Most usable land has already been bought by developers,
which they then sit on and do nothing with to prevent their competitors from owning. And even if I could get that land, I would have to pay another 20
- 30k in compliance and local authority fees.
Incidentally, this is a growing problem, with more and more young people having absolutely no options for the future unless they inherit. And the
economic collapse has made sure that even more millions of people will inherit less from their parents in the end too. People don't realize it, but
if parents are struggling now and just staying afloat, the next generation will have even less.
Prepare to see slums arriving in major cities over the coming years. We've been seeing it in London for about five years now as more come here from
Europe to work and landlords add on sheds and shacks in their gardens and rent those out too. Then there are the homeless camps that might be tents
and tarps now, but will become pallets and tin roofs in the coming years as people loose hope of moving on from that.
I applaud her ingenuity, but this is impractical and not workable for many millions of people out there.