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Hello,
I'm creating a unique camping/gardening/sustainable living/art and musician friendly situation in Texas.  In saying this, I do not allow illegal drugs
on our site and only folks who are willing to sweat with us in the Texas heat would probably be interested at this time of the year.
Currently, I am in need of people who have carpentry skills, permaculture experience, cob building, gardening skills, blogging, art, and musical
skills.  I have primitive campsites for tent camping and a shared area for running water, cooking, etc.  I respect all diet choices.  
My son and I are making the most of family land and enjoy nature, animals, permaculture, art, music, and kind people.  It's been a solo effort
getting this going up to this point, and I have had to overcome some hurdles along the way to make sure the land is not mistreated.
However, I feel it is the right time to start making new friends who might want to come camp and help out, teach, and learn in exchange for a temporary camping site
and basic vegan meals....(beans and rice and garden vegetables).  We live on a fixed modest income but we know how to live happily.  We
were boots at Wheaton Labs for a brief time back in May and love all things permie.  There are a few beautiful creeks within 10 miles from our
site as well as a nice large lake for driftwood and petrified wood hunting as well as fishing (you will need a license).  It's never boring around here to say the least!  Due to Covid 19, we
will limit the number of guests.  Projects will be building some bush crafted structures in the woods, digging lines to run water, building outdoor showers,
creating driftwood shade structures and fences, pulling weeds, raking pine needles, collecting pine cones to make wreaths, building shelves in the storage structure,
building a greenhouse from recycled water bottles from our local town, building a cob pizza oven, and various fun meaningful projects.
Anyone with experience in building a rocket mass heater is also very welcome and will get to be our guest in the air conditioned guest area.  We hope to have the
rocket mass heater and cob oven in place before November.  If you don't like to work, laugh, sweat, and can't tolerate bug bites, then you may want to pass us up!  
Oh and you have to play nice and get along well with others soberly.  Looking forward to making new friends and creating a unique space on this wonderful place we call Earth.
Would love to have an experienced herbalist/botanist come help identify all plants on the property.

Best Wishes,
Amy
 
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I'm located in Central Texas (Austin-ish area) and am definitely interested in what you are creating!
I'm just starting to get my hands wet with permie-skills and would love to come help out and learn as I go along. My husband has some background in traditional building techniques, and a bit of plumbing and electrical work. While we may not have a lot of skills (yet) we're definitely willing to sweat in the Texas heat and work hard! I'd love to hear more about what you're currently working on!

We normally both work full-time, but I'm currently off due to Covid. With my high-risk daugther, we're not actually sure how long I'll be out of work; so I've got a lot of free time right now!
After work schedules normalize we'd have to schedule time in advance to help with projects and whatnot, but it could definitely be arranged!
 
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