I'm looking for somewhere to go off grid, maybe permaculture farm or intentional community. Somewhere I'd have a safe space to recharge if needbe, but don't have to be in isolation alone.
I'm not a vegetarian, but I enjoy veggies so it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me. I love animals so don't hold it against me 😜
I'd love to be somewhere I can reconnect with nature, eat healthy, get dirty, swim, go on walks. I'd like to connect with like inded people. To learn new ways of sustainable living. To grow with others.
I make organic bath and body products, fix computers, learning Reiki. I'm an empath and energy sensitive.
I'm really at a place in my life where I need change. I'm open to friendships, mentors. Maybe more. Energy is everything.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk in private.
I live on my sailboat off of Key West. It's "off the grid" since all my power is solar or wind generated, but I live in close proximity to a place which is as "on the grid" as one can get. Sailboat living can be relaxing, but in the long-term it takes as much patience and tolerance for challenge as living in a cabin up in the mountains, or working in the fields from sun up to to sun down so there's that going for it.
After a long time of getting tired of the tourist trap mentality and lifestyle though I've been itching to sail either South into the Caribbean or up the East coast somewhere. Are you an adventurous sort?
Ash and/or Philip, have you considered visiting Wheaton Labs (the forums specific to the physical site are here) and joining the bootcamp? There's a good bunch of people in the bootcamp currently, where you can learn all kinds of different skills, and if you like it there you have the option of developing your own acre of land on the 200 acre property as well. I'll be taking an early retirement next spring and will be moving up there to build my own place, and there are people who have been around for a couple years now. Some are vegan, some aren't, everyone is accommodated and nobody is pressured about it that I've ever seen during the several times I've been there. Even if you decide that location isn't for you, there's a lot you can learn before moving on.
If you stick around for a bit, the bootcamp participants can participate in the "biological reverse kickstarter" where posting a couple pictures or a video clip of your activities for the day, each day for 100 days, can net you a pretty nice sum of money based on what the pledges are, so it's a way to cover your expenses outside of food and shelter, which Paul provides. You don't have to do it every day, but every 100 posts you get the rewards and some of them for long-term participants are significant.
It's Paul hope that people put down long term roots and build a small community, and reading your list of what you'd like Ash I'd say that's certainly possible there. There are several people building on the site, and a well was installed earlier this year which I think will really help momentum build there. I'm a little older than you two, and would highly encourage you to start trying something sooner rather than later. If you have the desire to make a change or try a new path, don't hold yourself back on the possible "what-ifs" or trying to find something perfect before trying anything at all. Before you know it, you'll be 10-20 years older and wishing you had done something sooner (ask me how I know...). I've always thought the ideal way to meet someone to spend your life with, was to do the things you love doing and get to know others who are also doing those things they love, whether it's a hiking club, gardening club, permaculture courses, etc. That way you've already found something both of you enjoy doing together and often you'll find people who also have similar goals and values along the way. Good luck to you, and maybe we'll meet at Wheaton Labs one day!
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
I'm so happy! And I wish to make this tiny ad happy too: