We are a small (five) community based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our home site is on 20 acres in the redwoods and includes a fully established food forest (more like jungle!) of avocados, figs, mulberries, citrus, sapotes, pineapple guavas as well as smaller trees of apples and stone fruits. We have a terraced garden on the south facing slope, a greenhouse, and a flock of chickens. We are 100% off grid and solar powered. We have a wood mill and professional woodworking equipment. There are medicinal and herbal plants growing all around.
There is no end to the abundance around us... which is why we are seeking partners, homesteaders, and entrepreneurs who have some sort of inspired vision of creating products from our land and helping the community support itself.
There is a nice communal sleeping space for new people (which is presently empty) and the opportunity to build your own cabin/home if you choose to settle here. There is also a community kitchen, laundry, and hot shower. No internet but a hot spot is possible from your phone.
We are only interested in Sober (occasional light drinking is okay), mindful, self-motivated, and inspired individuals with some sort of skill (from art to carpentry to gardening to cooking and cleaning... just please have some sort of skill you can contribute). A minimum of 25 hours of "work" a week would be expected of you, but we are not going to hold your hand or crack a whip at you, so if you cannot motivate yourself to do your inspired works then this is not the place for you.
Wowee! That food forest jungle sounds deliciouso. Nice work if you can get it. Im a solar technician but recently I’ve been considering a food drying system to produce bulk dry foods. What grows the best there? Thanks, Nomadic Permaculture Jeremy
Diego Footer on Permaculture Based Homesteads - from the Eat Your Dirt Summit