This proposal will outline the intent for Pappas Interstate Investments [Pii] as a publicly traded corporation operating in a multitude of investment procedures intended to fulfill the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable community project. The community need not be full-time residence, but rather an option for the shareholder. There are many home-owners associations throughout the United States, but they often fail to deliver what an association is supposed to, and often fall in to the trap of raising rates while providing less services. The captive feature of a home-owners association puts undo leverage onto the only right-holders – the home-owners themselves. The Intent is for Pii to develop raw land, and build 1, or all 3 of these types of community structures:
- A Geo-fenced campground of raw land in forested areas. The requirement from Pii is to speculate on the land, purchase the land with investment reserves, and build out campsites for access via 4×4 vehicles. A mobile application will allow the campers to not only let the site know their access, by which it can be billed by any increment desired through a mobile application, also the geo-fencing feature allows for awareness if there are any other campers on the site. The semi-organized nature will allow decentralized camping for those that desire solitude, but also can be used to organize and bring in the community to designated areas within the 40+ acre maze of 4×4 trails that give the camper a sense of ownership while only having to be a shareholder of Pii.
- A raw land purchase with the intent to subdivide for “Off-the-grid” living [OTG]. OTG is defined as utilizing water trapping features such as a cistern and dehumidying machines that collect humidity from the atmosphere for collection. A simple air conditioning unit has the capacity to collect small amounts of water, but there are contraptions available allowing purchases of large quantities of desert land or any landscape normally devoid of water to now utilize machines to a scale of a community up to 100 people. Secondarily, Solar panels ideally would be linked to a community grid which has a battery storage source via water pump system that utilizes solar power to pump the water to elevation, and as it is being used the water will provide hydroelectric power at a micro-community level. This water storage, which is essential for the lives of the community, would also be essential for the livelihood of the community. Utilizing water pumps in the newest technology possible has the potential to be battery storage for a community.
With the initial intent to take a 40 acre property, and put 4 decentralized homes all with their own well/hydroelectric storage, that also pumps the the gallon/per day from the atmosphere as needed with Atmospheric water generation feeding a pond utilized for battery storage to accompany solar power. Along with the normal precipitation in the region, calculations can be done. Scaling a single project into 4 allows for a profit driven approach to decentralized living. Most properties Pii is searching for tend to be just out of reach of public grids or municipal water sources. This is an opportunistic approach to the decentralized nature that Covid-19 might be bringing to the world. Pii wants to jump ahead of it, and utilize as much repurposing as possible. Shipping containers are a great resources that can be delivered cheaply, have many protective properties for pest control, and outlive the current pine-made 30 year micro-mansions that started at the coasts and are heading into the mainland of America. Shipping containers can be stacked and organized into a frame, with far less human resources and concrete than a wood structure home. Roofing will be solar panels, and will give the homes a traditional look, and facades can be built to suite. The homes can be subdivided,rented, or free for use of the shareholders desire accessible vacation property, depending on the demand of either market. Depending on the region, the property could suite from 4-100 individual properties. The requirement of all ordinances will be followed, but the ability to have a central community of up to 100 individual homes on a 40 acre property that provides its own water, its own electricity, is desirable for man Americans, and achievable with the given technology readily available. The more Americans work from home, the more possible it is to provide OTG at scale.
- The full community evolves and builds a University. The decentralized University will utilize all the resources that built the community, and a University of OTG will be created. The knowledge base must be shared and passed on to further generations, so having a university that focuses on sustainability, community-environmental relationships, community-community relationships, and all of the technical, engineering, and political skills that are involved in the creation of the community of which the university exists is something that has been done, and continues to see a need.
Phase 0 –
Get funding. The corporation was established in October, 2019 but the company has been in business since July, 2018.
Traditional mortgage loans are a possibility with a construction loan rider.
Angel investors exist? I’m agnostic so someone is going to have to prove to me they exist.
Seek environmental grants.
expand executive board to 5 members selling equity shares to pay down initial investments.
Land purchase comes first. The travel trailer will be placed on the lot and workers will be hired on a contractor basis for jobs needed beyond the contractor. Seeking a lot with views that is private and secluded.
Purchase land. Pricing from 10,000-$50,000 for raw developable land.
Purchase heavy equipment. Excavator for sale between $15,000-$75,000 purchase contingent on funding. Hiring contractor for excavator work is possible but profit is in the development so purchasing an excavator is optimal.
Initiate early investment (equity stakes). Sell lot usage permits as a timeshare to pay off initial investment. ($50k+75k+35k for labor = $160k) 100 contracts at $1,600. Contract is in perpetuity to access land and the equity investment gives democratic control of preservation if that is the preference of the shareholders.
Phase 1 –
Excavate roads onto land. Contractor assumes all labor costs related to excavation.
Cutout camping plots
Purchase outhouse trailer. Buildable for $6,000. Complete lounge available for $60,000. The outhouse trailer can have an Atmospheric Water Generator providing water in remote areas. This trailer can be used for events and festivals if those ever happen again.
purchase Atmospheric water generator powered by solar power. The prices range from $1800-$6,000.
Build main house. Storage unit containers can be purchased for $500-$4,000 delivered.
Generate income. Small income will be generated from the camping, but the purchase of the home allows for a caretaker/renter.
More homes can be built on the property as demand dictates.
Market camping timeshare w/equity investment
Sell early equity to buy additional plots
Repeat phase 1
Scale to 5 locations
String plots from California to Colorado
Develop mobile application to connect campers, usage, and billing.
Phase 2 –
Build solar infrastructure
Purchase Atmospheric Water Generator
Build pond battery
Build septic system
Build storage unit homes
Rent out homes w/utilities included
Phase 3 –
Subdivide properties retaining infrastructure
Rezone infrastructure to commercial space
Build storage unit apartment complex
Phase 4 –
Convert commercial space into sustainable university
Convert first level of apartment into storefronts.
The project is achievable, sustainable, scalable, and profitable. There is a need for housing, a need for sustainable building, and the health of people and the planet benefits from micro-communities.