Hi there! I'm Luke and I'm getting ready to make some bad decisions. Care to join me? Hopefully only joking about the bad part.
I've worked hard all of my life as a contributing member to the rat race, and it took awhile, but I'm ready to drop out of that game and go pursue my dream of self sustainable living. Currently, I work as an engineer for a big corporation, live in neighborhood where the houses are way too close together, and you can't have chickens or rabbits. I've always taken the safe bets in life, and have done all the things like you are supposed to in order to be successful. On paper, it looks like I have succeeded. The problem is, just working to pay bills and accumulate stuff is in no way rewarding for me. I had a taste of the homestead life years ago when I lived in a rural area, was able to have a nice garden and raise animals, and I really miss that. However, I don't miss the 1 hour commute to my job, and working 9-10 hours a day on things that had very little of me in there if that makes sense. So, I've decided to go all in on my dreams for a change, and go with my gut instead of the sure thing. I'm in the process of getting my home ready for sale and selling off most of my belongings. If things go as planned, I'll be turning in my resignation to a job I've held for over 20 years in April, buying some land and building my dream. While I realize unemployed probably doesn't sound like an attractive quality for a dating post, I can assure you I'm not looking for anyone to pay my bills or anything like that. This has been my goal for years and years, which I've prepped for, and I'm excited to be a in a position to pursue it now. That said if money gets tight, my job skills are in a pretty good demand, and I could always find work I'm sure, but if things go well hopefully I'll be able to work on the homestead full time instead. I would absolutely love to shift from a consumer to a producer, and make things, all kinds of things! I've got several ideas for streams of income that would be compatible with working on a homestead, and can't wait to get started.
Physically, I'm 42, 6'1" and I'm guessing 200lbs(I haven't owned a scale for years, but my weight doesn't change much). Short brown hair, and blue eyes. Not really wanting to post a pic on here for the world to see, but happy to send you one if you like. I was married for a short time, a long time ago. I have one son that I had full custody of since he was year old. He's now an adult, and out on his own. He's doing well, and I'm sure proud of him. I'm not wanting to have more kids, although if you have kids already that's cool as long as we can put them to work one day, lol. As far as location, I'm currently in the southern US, but not wanting to stay here. I'm looking at Missouri, Idaho, and Oregon as potential places for off grid living. Where I'm at it's way to hot and humid for working outside all day, I don't mind the cold at all and really want somewhere that gets actual snow in the winter.
I know we are in the middle of a pandemic, which I hope comes to an end soon. But, realistically there is no end in sight. What I'd like to find is someone to get to know online for a few months at least and see if we have chemistry, maybe meet up a few times if we hit it off. I'm also open to moving to an established homestead if you already have one in progress, but the thought of picking out something together sounds nice too. I definitely want someone who shares my passion for self sustainability, and would contribute to projects around the homestead. I'd love to get into beekeeping, chickens, wood working, metal working, cheese making, goats, rabbits, greenhouses, compost, solar, biogas, and a ton of other things.
If anything I mentioned struck a chord with you, let me know!
Hi Luke, I think we might get along, and I'd like to get to know you! I'm a 34 year old woman from Oregon, and I have a son who's about to turn 13 (who lives with his dad half time). I originally trained as a teacher, though my career path has turned out to be complicated so far. I'm going to send you a purple mooseage with my contact information so we can hopefully get in touch! Hope to speak soon.
Today is a very exciting time in my life. I am on a wonderful adventure and will never go through this particular experience again.
I came here by chance, all of my interests line up with yours and I feel the need to reply! Not sure if you’re still available or checking this site but a bit of background on me- Moms side migrated here from Wales in 1870’s and the land they owned we still farm today. Hardworking is in my blood. I have a bachelor degree in business honor roll student before graduating but like you, I do not belong in a 9-5. Dad’s side is Native American & African which is where I probably get my nature loving & artistic side from. Long story short- hobbies include sewing, gardening, baking, horses, cleaning, organizing...basically homesteading is my dream. Need to learn building skills and how to preserve meats/hunting, although I’m adept in tiling, painting and basic wood working. I’m 31 and looking to sort out my mid-life crisis I’m currently having as well . Currently freelancing so remote income is good timing atm. I’m in great shape, run, kayaking & really into trying new things. Anyways, will send a PM. Happy new year & inspired by your devotion to follow your dreams best of luck to ya!
Hi, I am interested in your vision. I have wanted to live on land for a long time and find it hard to get there. Did I miss what area you're in? I'm into landscaping and building in an artistic way. I'm looking for a fellow traveler on the spiritual path. My name is Ginger. I'm new to this forum and find it a little weird to send personal messages publicly. I don't have kids nor want any. I play music too. I like cooking and nature the most but I like almost everything life has to offer.
So, while I'm not replying to your post specifically, per se, but to invite you to a small group of us forming a community. We are looking in E Texas or SW MO. We are all singles, so far, but looking to creating a growing Sustainable community.
We are just now planning and finding land as we hope we are not too late, but all feel a sense of urgency.
There are other communities if you decide you don't mix with us and starting your own is a option also as there is a huge need for it.
We are finding as industries tighten and close down, we need more connection.
This also opens you up to meeting a lot of other like-minded people with no pressure and not delaying your sustainability.
If interested, let me know. We need more people!
On a mission to revolutionize the way we farm and ranch, hire and to help others with less resources to be integral partners of new or established homesteads and farms of all sizes. Creative Problem- Solving
I've already started making bad decisions! lol nah, I'm just changing like you
I've started pursuing my dreams as well, everything thing you wrote about life before and feeling the need do things different. I'm there. I am 42swf, 5'6" 125lbs Long brown hair, hazel eyes. I am a desert dweller here in the SW, the Land of Enchantment.
I've never been married, never had kids, never wanted either. I just want someone that I mesh well with that has the similar goals and values. So here I am responding to you! I'm not sure how this works, I just got their email after I bought the rocketmass heater dvds.
I was actually on here because I was looking for anything about earthbag dome building. I took a detour to see what was posted here. You caught my interest. I don't like posting my life on this so I'll end it there.
I'll have to remember to come back to see if you responded I guess...? Anyway, I hope that if I don't, you find what you're looking for! Be well