Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 7, 2010.


$1 square inches of land in Detroit. Real land made super simple, fun, cheap, social and creative. Constantly evolving. AND PICKLES!!!

**UPDATE! All 12 jars of pickles are gone but Joe McClure says go ahead and keep it up. So, until you see otherwise here, 12 inches still comes with a jar of pickles. w00t!**

Welcome to Round 9 of building out the first LOVELAND property! Don't let the fundraising goal of $12 fool you, you can still get in over top of that. In fact, we've got 144 inches of pickles to work through here (that's one square foot)...

The rules here are simple: For each dollar you inchvest in this project you'll get an honest to gosh real square inch of land in Detroit, MI as part of Plymouth, the first LOVELAND colony of 10,000 square inches: Claim at least 12 inches and receive a letter with a one square inch golden deed and magnifying glass in the mail AND, while supplies last, a delicious DELICIOUS jar of McClure's Pickles, made with love in Detroit and Brooklyn (one jar per inchvestor).

*See the first property in Detroit at

*See the blog at

The overriding goal of the project is to find ways to make land ownership and use incredibly simple, fun, cheap, creative, social, and positive. And you don't need to be in Detroit (though we'd love you here), we're working on ways for you to interact with your land from afar and hope one day you'll come visit your land. I'm on it nonstop working, learning, and figuring things out. Who knows where this will all go, but isn't that always so.

Inchvest today and call me, Jerry, at 908-343-1981 if you have any questions. You can most definitely purchase inches as gifts for your friends. Just get the inches yourself through Kickstarter (right here!) and let me know their names. Easy peasy.

Merry Inchmas and an inchtastic New Year!

Jerry Paffendorf


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    One square inch of land in Detroit for each dollar you inchvest!

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    PICKLE POWER! 12 square inches, A DELICIOUS JAR OF MCCLURE'S PICKLES -- the official pickle of LOVELAND(tm) -- while supplies last, plus a one square inch golden deed with a magnifying glass will be mailed to you, *PLUS* you'll have the ability to say "I've got 12 inches in Detroit" with a straight face! Do not underestimate the value of this.

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    50 square inches, the pickles (one jar per inchvestor), the mailed deed package, and an "I've got inches in Detroit" t-shirt!

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    The inches, the deed, the shirt, and membership in the elite Square Foot Club (details to come on that...)!

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    Everything plus you will be the biggest inchvestor in LOVELAND so far, AKA The Mayor. ♫Doh-on't stop. Belieeevin.♫ (The current biggest inchvestor, by the way, is Rita J King from -- she's the awesome.)

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