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Community on Olympic Peninsula needs new members

 
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Reaching out on behalf of the Rainforest Commons, an intentional community on the Olympic Peninsula, cause my partner and I love it here.
Here's our IC page-
https://www.ic.org/directory/rainforest-commons/

We think this 10 year old intentional community is incredibly special, and where we want to be, AND we are not getting all our needs for community interdependence met. We have some incredible folks out here in the community, and we are unfortunately not able to be in the same Covid pod. In addition. We are looking for folks we share deep affinity with.
We are seeking your support in finding our pod.

If you know anyone who might be interested, could you reach out to them and help put us in touch?
Our email address is rainforestcommons@protonmail.com

We have thought a lot about what we are looking for in community members. These are our desires-

* At the bare minimum they need to be vaccinated and serious mask wearers.
* We would love for them to be a family with little ones. We would love for them to want to collectivize childcare with us. To make this work, if they are a smoker, we need them to be down to wash up after everytime they smoke, before potentially holding River.
* We want them to be down to share the kitchen with us, and at least the majority of dinners.
* We have 7 dogs living here. We do not want more dogs. We would love to have folks out who want to help with dog care.
* We would love for this person or people to be excited to help with building projects.
* We want them to be stoked about permaculture, and off grid living. It would be awesome if they were excited and/ or knowledgeable about food forestry, green energy, natural building, etc.
* We really miss having dairy goats, and we are looking for someone interested in collective dairy goat care.
* We are interested in this person/ these people being anarchist/ anti-authoritarian and anti- capitalist.

Other points if affinity include-
Herbalism, music making, crafting, food preservation, Nonviolent Communication, abolitionist organizing, rural organizing, transformative justice, and the Land Back movement.
 
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Hi. I live in Western Washington and have a few questions about your community.

Who owns the land?
What does “not able to be in the same Covid pod”, mean?
Was it an amicable separation?
What does “the common holding of income“, mean? I saw it on your website. I’ve never heard the term.
Thanks!
 
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John Bartlett wrote:Hi. I live in Western Washington and have a few questions about your community.

Who owns the land?
What does “not able to be in the same Covid pod”, mean?
Was it an amicable separation?
What does “the common holding of income“, mean? I saw it on your website. I’ve never heard the term.
Thanks!



Hello, thanks for your questions. The other community members who are not in our pod are still in the community, living here amicably.
They aren't able to take as many Covid precautions as my partner and I, and we have a little baby, so by "not in the same Covid pod" I mean that we aren't sharing indoor spaces, unless masked. It's challenging and sad and lonely.
We are in the process of forming a land owners co-op, and the land will be owned by the co-op, and some community members (whoever wants to) will own the co-op. Currently just one member owns the land.
We don't hold income in common. We holdva lot of expenses in common. Did you see the phrase about holding income in common on our IC profile?
Thanks,
Morning Tyler
 
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Hi my name is elijah west im a 27 year old male with a love and general knowledge of agriculture and permaculture aswell as living experience in  early/mid childhood care,growing annuals, and raising organic pasture rotaitional grazed broilers/layers/meat chickens, pigs and milk/meat goats. Im eager to learn hands on and have such a desire to get out of the city and live off the land.. Please message me back or email me at westelijah.v94@gmail.com
 
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Hi Tyler, and welcome to Permies!  I grew up on the Peninsula, so I'm really glad to see food growers like you having a presence there.

Could you tell us a bit more about what food growing you've tried/are trying out there? I'm curious, and I'll bet other readers are too. There's a ton of potential in Forks, though the extremely wet rainy season does pose a challenge, for some things. Good luck finding the right people!
 
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