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In Search of Off-grid, Relatively EMF-free Eco-villiage or Homestead

 
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I want to live in an off-grid community filled with people with similar values. I do not want to abandon technology or the internet, but I am not a fan of wireless internet as I'm concerned with the possible health effects and how it affects the energy of the place. I don't want to be really close to cell-phone tower and it would be great to be around others who feel the same as that helps in the activism realm of keeping the area relatively EMF-free.

I believe in health freedom and natural illness prevention.  I do not want to live somewhere with mandatory vaccines.

Being within 1-2 hours of a decently sized city with bookstores and libraries would be nice, but I also want to have a few great 3rd spaces at the community such a a library (I have books that I'd love to add!) and meeting hall for board games,meals, ect.

I love eco-villages. I love having most of the things I need to be within walking distance. I love being a net-positive to the world. I feel I have a lot to learn in terms of homesteading as I have lived a typical suburban existence for my 36 years of life. I am open to learning. I might have to do a work-share or training before I find the right place.

I consider myself a libertarian, but I get along with liberals and conservatives because I identify with values from both sides. I am in the prepper mindset right now, though as I would like to not have to be dependent on a economic and social structure of the "real world" which has proven to be incredibly fragile and unsustainable.

I have visited Earthaven in NC and loved it. I am on a trip across the country right now to visit more that strike my fancy. I have lived in a co-housing community outside of a up-and-coming mid-size city in the south. I'm afraid I didn't get a chance to really dig deep in community as COVID really changed the ballgame. I am currently reading Diana Leafe Christian's great books Creating Community and Finding Community as well as using the ic.org as a resource. I want to do my research before I find, what I hope to be, a possible "forever home" -or at least a place to spend the next 5 years or so. I will definitely rent or work-share before I get fully involved!

Thank you for reading this far. If you have any leads or idea, let me know. I'm spending the next few months really trying to figure this out.
 
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Hi Sara~
We're starting an eco-camp in northern Wisconsin. It is 40 acres of timber plantation with no current facilities beyond about 100 feet of compacted dirt as a service road to enter, and a few clear cut acres with good looking soil and sun exposure calling for a food forest.

Of the 40 acres, 35 will remain managed with the DNR to eventually convert from plantation pines to a healthy, mixed forest. Roughly 2 acres will be open for managed food production, 1 acre will be a 'high-tech' center for dealing with such matters (as well as more tightly organized community activity and housing, done in the most healthy, sustainable manner we can devise) and 2 acres will be a lightly developed 'camp/simple village' setting with individual and community structures made with materials sourced from the local area only but few other restrictions.

From what I know so far, grid power is not readily available in the area. Maps and experience show the property to be on the edge of cell reception. There has been interest from other parties to limit EMF exposure. While I've noticed no particular sensitivity personally, I'd suppose there is a 7th or 9th sense that animals have of the phenomena that our conscious minds barely recognize. I'm not well versed in the theory or practice of dealing with such signals/disturbances/pollution, but think it is something the community will develop a better understanding and perspective of with time. Hopefully limiting advanced techology to a small area (and no plans to install wifi, cables only) will meet any needs from the start.

The only policy on covid/vaccines at this point is to be honest about vaccination status and to offer recent travel/exposure information.

We are within an hour's travel of a few cities of recognizable size. One for sure seems to present a culture of moderation among the general "red" nature of the rural surroundings (not that I've encountered any problems in that regard so far). The hope is to limit travel to and from the property and provide as much as possible within a community there. The functional goal is to produce enough resources as a community to meet basic needs, with enough excess to trade/barter with others in the area for specialized items and general variation. Seasonal migration would be a possible strategy. A rough membership goal is to have enough people in the group to raise a healthily socialized next generation. Recognition of, and respect for, traditional indigenous ways is an important foundational element.

As we are starting with a small group, there is no formal organization model. Basically anyone with compatible inclinations can come and stay free of monetary compensation. To start we will be living out of backpacking tents and working to build a yurt, exploring other initial structural options for the coming winter and next year. We will work together to provide meals and discuss options to form an ongoing relationship. Please contact me if you would like to take a camping trip to check things out...
 
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I am by no means associated with them but one started up just a couple miles from my place. It's based on how life was like in the 1800s. Check out DistrictofCactus.com for more details.
 
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Totally agree  with everything you have said. I want to start my own place. Have savings looking for land with water. I found 40 acres with water. The  home to start needs finishing work to make it livable before winter. I just need others to join. I can buy the land. Looking for team work to make the dream work. Looking at north west Montana, but I'm open to other locations. Want to have a purple permaculture future. Live like our ancestors did with a few modern twist. Would love to only have plug in internet. Off grid power.  No wifi, cell phones, or toxic deadly 5 freaking g. No discrimination,  no mask, no vax Bs. I figure a simple cell phone for emergency out in the world. Want seperate housing, with camps, cob cottages,  earthships etc. and a community building where we can come together and have volunteer meals together as often ad we like. Cooking together, music, bonfires, and games etc.. like minds joining together to create a better world. 100% food production is the goal.
 
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Sara Gorski wrote:I want to live in an off-grid community filled with people with similar values. I do not want to abandon technology or the internet, but I am not a fan of wireless internet as I'm concerned with the possible health effects and how it affects the energy of the place. I don't want to be really close to cell-phone tower and it would be great to be around others who feel the same as that helps in the activism realm of keeping the area relatively EMF-free.

I believe in health freedom and natural illness prevention.  I do not want to live somewhere with mandatory vaccines.

Being within 1-2 hours of a decently sized city with bookstores and libraries would be nice, but I also want to have a few great 3rd spaces at the community such a a library (I have books that I'd love to add!) and meeting hall for board games,meals, ect.

I love eco-villages. I love having most of the things I need to be within walking distance. I love being a net-positive to the world. I feel I have a lot to learn in terms of homesteading as I have lived a typical suburban existence for my 36 years of life. I am open to learning. I might have to do a work-share or training before I find the right place.

I consider myself a libertarian, but I get along with liberals and conservatives because I identify with values from both sides. I am in the prepper mindset right now, though as I would like to not have to be dependent on a economic and social structure of the "real world" which has proven to be incredibly fragile and unsustainable.

I have visited Earthaven in NC and loved it. I am on a trip across the country right now to visit more that strike my fancy. I have lived in a co-housing community outside of a up-and-coming mid-size city in the south. I'm afraid I didn't get a chance to really dig deep in community as COVID really changed the ballgame. I am currently reading Diana Leafe Christian's great books Creating Community and Finding Community as well as using the ic.org as a resource. I want to do my research before I find, what I hope to be, a possible "forever home" -or at least a place to spend the next 5 years or so. I will definitely rent or work-share before I get fully involved!

Thank you for reading this far. If you have any leads or idea, let me know. I'm spending the next few months really trying to figure this out.


hi sarah are you also spiritual vegan and holistic?
 
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Hi Sara
I’m far from an eco village but certainly share the ideals and would Love to create/participate in such a social dynamic. I have land in southern Oregon so if your travels bring you out this way, it would be great to connect and at least share some experiences. You can look me up on this site. I have a few posts about my property and projects I’m involved in. They’re still mostly applicable, as this is a long process. Good luck.
Peace,
Leaf
 
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I am holistic but I do eat meat for one meal a day.
 
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Wanted to add that it doesn't have to be within 1-2 hrs of a decent size city. That might be one thing I could compromise on . I'd want a decent third space like a library, though. I would leave campus to explore ideas and that's what a good library is for!
 
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Sara Gorski wrote:
I believe in health freedom and natural illness prevention.  I do not want to live somewhere with mandatory vaccines.



  Same here. Now that my son with lighter autism finally turned 18, and we do not need to stay here because of his father, I started looking into possible living in the intentional communities as we do not have much family here. Unfortunately met with the same as you - they are requiring unproven medical treatments in order to even visit!  Interestingly they do not put it out on their website, let you know only after contact in private messages. Same happened in local homeschooling group! That made me to cool down a bit about established larger communities.
  If you find something, please let us know too. We are in California, but most likely will change state.
 
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Coydon I hope you would remember my interest, for having communication for it still. Simplicity with coming to be off-grid and not using so much power and having sustainability in living is important and what I value. I have yet to do so, yet with many plans for it. I myself will not use animals, though do not exclude there being animals where they would live. I prepare for having a great deal of a variety of food from vegetation that can be had growing in the place for where there can be this way. vegrox@aol.com
 
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Joy Oasis wrote:

Sara Gorski wrote:
I believe in health freedom and natural illness prevention.  I do not want to live somewhere with mandatory vaccines.



  Same here. Now that my son with lighter autism finally turned 18, and we do not need to stay here because of his father, I started looking into possible living in the intentional communities as we do not have much family here. Unfortunately met with the same as you.



If either of you wish to visit me in NW Colorado I am looking for like minded people to collaborate with.

Highly spiritual and would appreciate some joining in some way around such (weekly)
Libertarian
Moderately permie as I do till somewhat and the climate is cold requiring the feeding of cows.
 
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