Taiwan’s resilience prospects

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  • Wed, Apr 29, 2020 - 07:34am

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    christophKroell

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Hi everyone,

I didn’t saw a Taiwan thread, and therefore I thought it’s a good idea to create one
As for me, I was born in Austria where I spend most of the first 28 years of my life
The last 5 years I live in Taiwan (Kaohsiung)
I’m also planning on developing a aeroponic system as part of my contribution to become more resilience
I would say it’s still within the brain storming phase

  • Sun, May 10, 2020 - 12:07pm

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Hi Christoph,

I think it’s a good idea to have a Taiwan thread.

I live in low elevation mountain area in Dongshi District. My family grows some vegetables and fruits, the neighborhood sometimes share food with each other. I’ll say the resources in this area can make us up to 50% self-sufficient, and I’m really interested in knowing if it’s possible for us to live 100% without currency.

  • Tue, May 12, 2020 - 12:20pm

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Hi Christoph and Hsu,

I’m interested in  resilience everywhere, but in particular, I am interested in Taiwan. I was born in Taichung and ultimately moved to the US. I live in California and visit Taiwan with my  wife and kids whenever I can.  Although I usually spend time in Taipei when I visit, I really would like to retire onto a  self sustaining property in Taiwan. Given prices, likely the south.

I have studied permaculture with Australian Geoff Lawton, and I definitely believe that even small properties as small as 1/4 acre can be self sustaining of at least 80%. The drawback of small properties is that it will take more effort or input to have higher yield, whereas large properties allow  the luxury of you not having to work as hard to  provide the same amount of calories.

If you can get a small community of people to grow and produce different foods, and different people with different skill sets, you can barter, but there always has to be a way of  deciding different values of each product or service to be able to trade fairly .

My question to the two of you. Has property values declined in Taiwan  since the Covid 19 pandemic?

  • Tue, May 12, 2020 - 12:24pm

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1/4 acre is about 1000 square meters

  • Thu, May 28, 2020 - 10:45am

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Hi T,

I don’t think the property values has declined recently since Taiwan hasn’t been seriously affected by coronavirus. Here are some of the house price index for your reference:

Here is the house price index for six cities in Taiwan. If you are looking for the southern city then check on the black line- Kaohsiung. The yellow bar indicates the annual growth rate and you can see that even during this pandemic, the rate is still positive.

This is the house price index of AIFE, built by National Tsing Hua University. The price index is stable, so as the trading volume (blue bar).

There are some communities that I heard are very keen on sustainable production, I’ll share with you if I recall the names.

  • Mon, Nov 09, 2020 - 08:47pm

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Greetings, American who’s been living in China going on 6 years. Currently in Beijing.

I know for political/governmental concerns and so forth mainland China isn’t really considered for resilience prospects. I’m not here to stick my head in the sand regarding those concerns but I hope people on PP might be open to at least a more nuanced view of China generally, especially the social aspect and not get hung up in the political side.

That said, I’m always interested in Taiwan and other locations in SE Asia just as points of comparisons if nothing else.

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