Tiny House Living did a post recently on Land Sharing:
One very appealing solution for making a simple homestead a reality is land sharing. I’ve met a few people who have done this in the past and it requires a different way of looking at property ownership. In one case the residents divided up the asset (land) into shares and had verbal agreements on boundaries instead of physical or legal property lines. When a member wanted to move they would have to sell their shares to another resident or an outsider approved by the community.
I recommend reading Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities if you’re interested in the legal, financial, and zoning issues that arise when people decide to share land and resources in a residential situation. There are hurdles, but people all over the world are proving every day that it’s possible, and that it can be a wonderful way for people to benefit from mutual aid.
Read the rest of the post at Tiny House Living – and check out their site, they cover some really interesting sustainability and homesteading projects.