The Ozark Co-op’s
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the Co-op located?
The Co-op is located in Izard County, Arkansas. It is between the towns of Mountain View (about 13 miles NE) and Melbourne (12 miles SW) on Hwy 9.
How many acres is in the Co-op?
The Mountainburg Co-op contains 360 acres. The northern border of the property is nestled against Arkansas Heritage Land (Devils Knob/Devils Backbone Natural Area). This allows members to have over a 3/4 mile of private entry to the 822 acres. Click here to go to the Mountainburg Property page.
Can I purchase property?
There needs to be a Membership in place and then you have the opportunity to purchase or lease acreage within the Co-op. Click the button at the bottom of the page for Membership details.
What are the differences in Memberships?
Off Grid Membership - Is considered to be a full time or part time Co-op resident.
Bug Out Membership - Is considered to be a part time Co-op resident using the designated campgrounds for the use as a true bug out location or a getaway place for vacations or retreats.
Bug Out Membership with Lease - Is considered to be a part time Co-op resident using the designated campgrounds for the use as a true bug out location or a getaway place for vacations or retreats. This Membership includes a lease of 1 acre of land, designated to the member, to build on and camp on.
How many acres of land can I purchase?
An Off Grid Membership allows the opportunity to purchase land within the Co-op. For each Off Grid Membership, the most land that can be purchased is a 3 acre parcel, if available.
When I buy a parcel of land will I get a deed for that purchase?
Once you have the Off Grid Membership, and you purchase a 3 acre parcel of land, if available, you will own it and there will be a deed issued.
With an Off Grid Membership or Bug Out Membership with a Lease, on a 1 acre leased parcels, there will not be a deed issued.
Do you have a map of The Ozark Co-op?
Yes. Click here to fill out the information request form and we will send you a copy of the most recent map. Most recent means, as our parcels sell, we update the map.
Do I need permanent lodging on my property?
No, we recognize that for many members it could be a period of time before they build a permanent structure. We do allow the members to camp on their property. Members can build a place for storage on their property. We have a requirement to approve all building plans from a perspective of safety and visual aesthetics.
What are the guidelines for the type of permanent lodging/cabin I can put up on my property?
We have a requirement to approve all building plans from a perspective of safety and visual aesthetics.
We have made arrangements for discounts with local sawmills on cedar, pine, and oak log cabins.
Why did you pick the Ozarks?
After significant research over the last 20 years, this is one of the best areas, if not the best area, to be in the U.S.A. Click here to go to the Ozark page for more details.
How much rain fall is there at Mountainburg Property and how much drinking water can we expect to get?
Average rain fall in the area is over 50 inches per year. For example: With one inch of rain fall, on a 8' x 16' roof in one (1) hour, you can collect up to 120 gallons of water. Wells can be drilled and contain fantastic drinking water in the whole region. The Co-op will provide training and assistance in developing your water collections systems.
If your answer can not be found above, fill out the request form and we will contact you with an answer. Thank you for your inquiry.