hello, im a guy in his mid 30s, very positive and enthusiastic about life. i have many passions including archery, music, mycology, psychology, healing, qi gong, indigenous cultures, the list goes on! equal parts introvert/extrovert, open minded and non-judgmental o.c.f. fair folk, im a bilingual spanish speaker, little bit country and a little bit hippie.
self employed in outdoor education, i offer mentorship teaching outdoor survival skills to youth and adults. looking for a long term residence where i can hopefully setup a small forge/anvil for knife making, and have workshop space to practice my other primitive crafts and stone age technology skills. along with keeping some animals and growing some food!
Sounds like we have a lot in common. I’m also in my mid thirties, into Stone Age technology, indigenous cultures, healing, psychology, eastern practices, archery, etc. etc. Also equal parts introvert/extrovert, country/hippie. Not sure what your regional preferences are, but I have two five acre pieces of land in the cascade foothills East of Olympia, WA, both in the early stages of development, and I’m in great need of help. If the area suits you and you’re open to living rustic for a while as we get things set up, our situation here might be ideal for you. We’re a short drive to Mount Rainier national park, and a little longer to the Olympics and Gifford Pinchot, so there’s a ton available in terms of wilderness options. Our lands also both back up to huge expanses of private timberland, so, while not as pristine as the adjacent parks, it’s still quite wild, with great hunting and foraging opportunities and lots of quiet solitude. Feel free to shoot me a message if you’re interested in talking further.
If you are interested to come up to Canada for a change of scenery then consider coming and checking out my 40 acres against the Rockies and facing the Caribou's. I'll be building a tiny house and starting on a shop space this year on my property (I might even finish the shop if I have enough help. I have a ton of inherited tools that need space, but I don't yet have a forge and we have a lot of similar interests: wilderness living, stone age tech, survival instruction, indigenous culture, healing work.
My goal on the land is to have a large garden and orchard, a passive house, a place with a sauna heating a greenhouse with fire-heated hot tubs for herbal baths to sort of spa it up, with cold plunges into ponds outside the sauna. This might be a bit of a money maker if it was done right. The shop design will be simple but expandable, with a dirt floor to start with but with rebar coming out of the foundation pads of the posts to eventually tie into a full water heated floor, eventually, as funds accumulate. I have 25 acres of trees with a lot of dead pine that I am trying to utilize before it rots or causes or burns in a forest fire. I have a small sawmill (owned collectively with others) that could be used to create building materials, and a tractor with some useful pto attachments, there are both a good on-site 4/X4 truck and a good highway 4X4, and plenty of other tools and infrastructure ideas that could be utilized by others (yourself) for the purpose of establishing a solid base in a beautiful location.
The problem right now is Covid has pretty much closed the border for casual travelers. But if you have interest in coming up sometime, anytime really, and sharing skills and food and helping to build stuff, then feel free to fire me a message me. I'm 51, but look at least a decade younger due to an active outdoor lifestyle I figure.
Good luck in your search
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