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Looking for like-minded folk for Northern Alberta off-grid(ish) community

 
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Greetings from the frozen north, I am new to this forum and glad I found it.  I am currently looking to move out of Edmonton and onto some land north west of the city with some like-minded folk.  I'm looking for land right now that's within an hour of Edmonton and I'm also looking for people who might want to live on that land with me.  Ideally we are all mostly doing our own thing, perhaps initially in mobile accommodation such as tiny homes or yurts, whilst also allotting a portion of our time to community projects including growing our own food and possibly canning/storing food for the winter months and some land management.
I am female, an artist and wanting to live closer to nature and in a peaceful environment.  If you have some land with potable water to either sell or share, please get in touch with me and similarly if you are also looking for this kind of lifestyle in this part of Alberta.
I would also be interested to move onto someone else's land if it seemed like a good fit.  I'm looking at land which is either off-grid or perhaps with few or no restrictions so that I can live in a yurt and others could live in a tiny home etc.  I realize that finding people who share a similar vision and with whom you feel you could really get along is not necessarily an easy task, but this is a good start...
If you have land either west, north or north-west of Edmonton, within an hour of the city, or if you have either money to invest or skills that would be good for such a project, or if you just want to get in touch with me to further discuss possibilities, I'd love to hear from you.
Cheers,
Shanti   🙂
 
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Dustin, apologies if I intrude, but perhaps it may be better to use Purple Mooseages or a disposable email address for first contact. A young lady may be cautious about sharing her telephone number. Because, as you and I know, not every stranger on the Internet is bound by a personal code of chivalry.
 
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Hey - I can't see how to reply to Dustin Hamm directly - so, Dustin please use the private message facility ('purple moosage', if you can figure out how) and let's correspond that way for now.  Thank you for your interest.  Shanti  
 
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Very interested. I sent you a email.
 
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Did younhave any luck with this post shanti? I'm in edmonton and I am looking to move out of the city come august this year
 
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Hi Shanti,  

I am of like mind with your ideas and plans.  Good for you for putting it out there.  I Have the interest but not sure where to start!   I currently live in Edmonton.  Wondering what your current situation is and possible further discussion.

Thank you,
Rhonda
Zhazharm@gmail.com
 
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Hi Shanti, I was wondering if you had found the land you were searching for and if your little community idea had started up yet?
 
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Eastern Alberta 1.5 acres 55 male I raise a hog and beef quail and rabbits big garden hunting and fishing any ladies want to try off grid?
 
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Kevin Maddex wrote:Eastern Alberta 1.5 acres 55 male I raise a hog and beef quail and rabbits big garden hunting and fishing any ladies want to try off grid?



Hi Kevin ......just what I'm looking for, live in the country and be self reliant.  Would like more information please.   I'm a young 67 with all the homestead skills already.   Been gardening and storing food all my life.   contact me for more info and pictures please at  vic_cec@shaw.ca
 
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Hi Shanty,
It's time to get really serious about our future.
I'm 81 and in good shape, but realistically
my primary contribution to any safe-haven
group would have to be wisdom and finances.
Please contact me ... doug70707@gmail.com
 
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I hope you have got a start on this, but if not, the Young Agrarians website has land link access help. In fact, there is a webinar on it this week on November 9th. There is a great map on the website that shows where people are wanting to allow access to their land https://maps.youngagrarians.org/map
 
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Hello,

I am looking into living off grid. I do not own any land, but have some savings and funding coming in monthly. Just looking into options right now. Have a family of four.

If you want to chat, that would be great.

Dinna
 
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Hello Shanti  you came out to the ranch and met with CC and me
thighs are progressing  if still interested lets talk 780-967-3350
and any others interested in off grid living welcome to call or visit
 
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Things are not looking so good and maybe you would like a bug out backup we have the room and not a problem with red tap as we are still governed buy the original homestead act family's been here since 1887 only 50 kilometers from Edmonton . several involved but room for others . Our thinking is better to be prepared now because if and when having a safe place to go to should not be a last minute decision  . Call if interested 780-967-3350
 
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I'm ready to set up a breakaway community, put this so-called Canada behind me like a bad nightmare! Email me at erikrh2011@gmail.com. Any ideas welcome!
 
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I hear you. It's tough to watch it slide.
 
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