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Family in Central Ohio looking for a tribe

 
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In search of a community and/or land share and work opportunity. We are thinking long term if all goes well, so we can build a permanent tiny home. We also love the idea of earth ships or some of these underground homes we have seen. Right now we are in Central Ohio and we hope to stay close because of a good job with promotion opportunities.

We are a couple with one child, and also coparenting two other children. I’m a nutrition and herbal enthusiast with a nearly finished Masters in CAM, and hubs is a graphic artist with a strong back and a natural talent for carpentry and ingenuity. I’m amazing at cooking, he’s pretty good with fixing things. We have an unfinished school bus- converted RV that we lived in for two years. We lived off-grid and partially off-grid, caught rain water, built Hugelkultur mounds, and overcame many struggles. Unfortunately we had some hurdles with electrical, as our solar system was small and could not support us fully. We lived with and without a mini fridge, sometimes using a cooler. We lived without hot water for about a year, except in winter when we could warm it on the wood stove. I would love to learn more about permaculture and utilize it, the sky is the limit! I have made homemade yogurt and pickles before, but I want to take steps to learn canning and have a constantly self supplied pantry. I believe these times are leading us to get back to the village way of life by skill-sharing, and make this our permanent lifestyle with a free conscious mind.

The experience we had gave us the threshold we could handle, and we know what we would consider necessity vs luxury. One major thing we learned was that it is too hard to go it alone in this type of lifestyle. The hurdles we need to overcome while finding a place to park include electric, new tires, and maybe some rearranging of living space to help accommodate 3 growing children. Our goal is building our own tiny home one day. The end goal for us is more sustainable electric, big solar upgrades and water turbine possibly because we need to do a lot of laundry. Im starting to ramble now but that feeling when you are called home.. we are called home to the bus, to the forest, to nature. We are called home to a way of life. In our minds, a life of luxury and never  ending rent payments are a trap. We don’t want commercial objects and the latest hot phone, we want tools... and we want to use them.
 
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TOOLS! We have tools. We are always making more tools! While tools are exciting to us, I have to admit that the most valuable tools we have are our brains. We love to exercise them often. My wife works with computers and people at a local university and I work for us. Together we are building a homestead in northern NY. I understand you aren't wanting to move, but if the right circumstance were to come up we may benefit from a union. There are plenty of educational opportunities here and employment opportunities in education. There are a few manufacturing facilities with long-term and good pay potential. All i ask is that you read through a post we made recently and consider contacting us.
 
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Hello there! We are a family of 6 in Central Ohio with 12 acres and horses. We have a small creek that divides our property where we are in early stages of hay production. We also have a handful of chestnut trees that I haven't identified yet. In any case, our four children are all 9 and under and we have discovered that homesteading can be a struggle even with two adults and helping kiddos. I work a 9-5 outside the home as a case manager and my husband is self employed as a farrier. We've only be at this property for a little over a year and have just let it go wild as we learn more about the lay of the land. We are currently working on putting our hay up by hand (scythe) and erecting a barn with a base of shipping containers. There is definitely a place to park a vehicle until other arrangements could be made. If we sound interesting, I'd love to chat more. I've not posted here before so email me at Desiree.hypes@gmail.com
 
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