My wife and I have been lucky enough to get this property a couple of years back. We are currently working on getting it setup for nightly rental opportunity to offset the expenses, but are really looking forward to being part of the permaculture/homesteading movement. If there are any seasoned folks out there interested in a long term rent for work scenario we would love to hear from you!
The land has great potential, it is right on a seasonal creek ( usually has running water from October - April ) with lots of fish! Only 5 minutes away from the city of Llano it has a great natural feel.
Thanks for your interest! Do you have any experience with either of the following?:
1. Rain water harvesting
2. Basic construction
5. Composting toilets
I am really looking for someone who either already has the knowledge or is a very quick self learner. Also, longterm is key - we are trying to find someone who's dream is to homestead and are serious of beginning their venture. This opportunity can be profitable for those who know how to make a microfarming/homesteading business.
It’s been a little while, but is this opportunity still around? My wife and I are looking for something like this. If not, how has this project been going? Is there a community y’all are connected with around the Llano area? What’s it like homesteading in the area?
Thanks for posting your reply! and my apologies for the delay in mine. We are actually still interested! even more now than before. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get too much done in getting the actual projects moved along. We live in Houston, TX and we go out there every 2 weeks or so just to clean up and do a few maintenance tasks. We haven't found the right folks to engage with just yet, but are hopeful to do so soon. We are looking for someone that wants to help kickstart things, we have another project in South America as well which is our main focus right now since we do have the folks out there getting things done.. We have learned a lot along the way with that project, and look forward to building something in Llano TX. If you are still interested, we can discuss more - let me know and I can shoot over my contact info!
Thanks for your reply as well! We’ve actually been in a somewhat similar situation lately. We live in Austin and every week or two we drive out to our friend’s couple of acres near San Saba to help clean it up and start some permaculture and other projects out there, so we’re getting to know the area already. We are definitely interested, and would love to talk about the details.
I don’t want to step on any toes, but maybe just tag along.
I also live in Austin, and I have been searching for an opportunity like this. I have been working as a concrete mason for the last 4 years, pre-cast concrete, ornamental pretty things and such. I have, however, been spending my time reading quite a bit about some of the projects you are interested in. Namely rain water collection, and composting toilets, although my real passion is masonry construction. I am actually quitting my job at the end of August - and hell or high water I’m going to go somewhere and do something with all these tools and books. I am part of a group of friends in the Austin area who are all craft or trade people, and we have pulled of some very remarkable projects.
I would love to get more of an idea of what you are looking for specifically, and if I would be a good fit for your goals.
What other types of crafts and such are y’all involved in? I’m not a craftsman or anything like that myself, but I dabble in as many as I can manage, and I’m very interested in learning more. I’d like to get some experience with masonry, I’ve just done a little dry stone work on trail projects.
Oh yeah! Hey dude! You live in Austin so it would make sense for us to meet up at the very least. So I work in pre-cast concrete - which is more of an oddball trade then it might seem, and everyone I work with has a different background, but through different work I’ve become friends with woodworkers and welders and blacksmiths and that sort of thing. My close friend is a talented painter, he does lots of painting I guess but it’s the sign painting that’s more of the craft side I suppose.
I am super interested in talking with you about your projects. I am actually looking for a mutually beneficial arrangement where I can continue to learn and implement permaculture projects and possibly do some kind of tenet farming or something.
I have been working on rainwater harvesting projects including bioswales. I am also in the process of learning aquaponics and Composting toilets. I am not a seasoned permie but I learn quickly and have been doing research And projects on native and medicinal plants, Food forests and rejuvenating hill country land.
Go ahead and send me a purple moosage if you’d like to discuss further.
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness - John Muir