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Young couple (30's) and 2 small kids looking for small developing communities to engage with

 
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Hi Everybody,

I just stumbled upon this forum today and signed up, hopefully meeting some like-minded people and getting closer to finding a spot for us to live in a natural way with less technology and distractions.

My background is in retail, I owned a Health/Fitness store for several years and got interested in permaculture about 5 years ago. My wife is an architect and great in designing with different types of software and currently working for a big office in The Netherlands. I have some gardening skills and can be of good use building stuff though complicated stuff would aquire supervision. We are both fast learners and into all kinds of land-related practices.

I've quit my business 2 years ago to have more time for the kids and we figured life should be more about living and nature and less about work and materialism. We envision an easy going lifestyle in touch with nature and would love to have more animals (currently one cat and 3 chickens) to accompany us and benefit the land and our needs.

We are looking for ways to make use of permaculture to grow our food and build our house. We are very interested in integrating circulair functions in the house like saving rainwater, reusing showerwater, smart ventilation and heating systems which require a minimum of inputs. We did quite some reading about creating a foodforest and made some plans of our own as well, except for growing some vegetables and fruit trees we did not get to practice it in real life.

Ideally we hope to get in touch with other young couples who have the same goals in mind and did already start there journey. It would be great to get in touch, and if possible come over and experience your way of living, and if everything feels good, move over and join the community.

We feel a community should be voluntary with no obligations to start with, helping each other out and combining skills and resources should form a good relationship where privacy can be maintained as well. We love music, having a good conversation and our boys (9 months and almost 3 year old) would love to have some friends to run around with. They will also need (home)schooling so this is a practice we need to consider as well.

We will surely be hanging out here more often to go through the posts, if somebody reads this and feels we should be in touch we are happy to hear from you!

Kind regards, Matt
 
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