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This is an S.O.S. from the PNW squad.

We've got an amazingly gifted team of all guys up here making things happen.

It is unanimous. We all agree that we really need women to join the team.

Treson 20years old, 5'10 athletic. Long blonde hair,  just hunted an elk yesterday. Permaculture apprentice with a very promising future.
Currently learning forestry, carpentry/building, food production, and plant medicine.


Sean 26 years old 6'5 short blonde hair, athletic build.
Newer to the team, Sean is working mainly in natural building, while studying a bit of everything and works ng towards buying another property and making careful investments.

Spencer Around 27 years old. 5'10 lean build. Currently finishing massage school, while doing labor work. Interested in plant medicine and all things permaculture. (Very kind, gentle, peaceful and positive soul.

Justice 28 years old 5'10 very athletic. Spends summers fighting wildfires and fall and winters homesteading. Studying here with our crew in Washington, but own 100+ acres east of Montana.

Dominick 32 5'10 martial artist and athlete. Has been living in the national forest fighting old growth logging for nearly a year. A naturally gifted person. Builder and permaculturist.

Darren 31 5'10 average build permaculture professional. Expert in growing veggies and running farmers markets. Recently grew into a project manager, managing a 20 acre permaculture site. Darren actually lives in Texas but visits us here.

Last bit not least, Orion, 30 years old this month. Martial artist, hunter, builder, teacher, professional permaculturist and leader, designing and building sites across the country and managing multiple successful permaculture businesses.

We have even more single guys, but these are our most eligible bachelors.

When I look around at the world, not only do I see every one of these men as exceptional in many ways, I think a woman would be lucky to catch any one of us, and none of us have any desire to fight that hard.

We work around each other and other guys all day every day. We have reached a clear consensus that having more women involved and on the team would be a major game changer.

We are working to build a small tribe/village, and it'll never feel complete without a balance of feminine energy.

When women are present, the work ethic of our guys tends to go up.

Several woman have expressed interest in visiting but when they hear it's all guys and no women they are uncomfortable or intimidated.

More guys are interested in volunteering and showing up when there are more women.

Our Conclusion:

WOMEN, YOU ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!

All of our lives and projects are in critical need of a woman's touch and care.

I believe our efforts and the movement we are building would grow exponentially.

Our tribe cannot find real balance or feel whole without you....

At the end of the days, ladies, it is you we live for, you we build for, you we do it all for...

I have bought land, build businesses, travelled the country, built my house, built a solar system, and I still feel like I am not enough yet.

We've had meetings and men's groups and we universally share a previously subconscious sentiment.

As men we feel that we are not good enough, until the woman we love looks in our eyes and says I am happy I have everything I need/want.

In a world that sometimes can seem on the brink of apocalypse, our inability as young men to create lasting relationships with compatible women feels like an apocalypse on its own.

So...... There's a small army of hard working young men, dedicated to saving and healing the world and our local community/ecosystems and hoping for divine reinforcements.
 
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My apologies; I fought really, really hard but at the end of the day, temptation won...

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I have no doubt you are in earnest, and I know the value of a life partner. However, viewed from the outside, the appearance may be more like a frat house than you intended. Perhaps you should elaborate on the goals, values, etc. of the community you want to build. My 2c.
 
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Hmmm..... I'm trying to think of a reason why being the first permaculture oriented fraternity I've ever heard of would be a bad thing...... I'll let you know when I come up with one.

Additionally, this is not my first posting here, and people who want to know more can introduce themselves and ask. I'll be posting a different version under intentional communities
 
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I have no quarrel with you sir; I wish you every happiness.

Respectfully, the art of marketing is to put yourself in the place of the "buyer," contemplate how s/he sees the world and is looking for, and tailor the message from that point of view.

With that, I will sign off. Luck!
 
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Orion

As a woman; I believe your post is great!  Nothing about joining a bunch of men would intimidate me; if it weren't for my age and stage of life. (And no mention of faith and God...which is central to everything for me.)  

I believe, the right women, would jump at the chance to join you!  Are they few; yes, probably.  But, be patient..keep putting yourselves out there and I believe at the right time God will bring them to you!

If someone is interested; they will write and seek deeper understanding of who you are and what your group has to offer!  

Blessings,
R
 
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Thanks everyone.

Building a tribe and food forests one day at a time.

It's never the same in reality and fantasy

But what else is worth doing?
 
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Hello Orion,

I’ve sent you a private message but I’m not sure you got it as I haven’t got any answer.
Could you please just tell me if it came through ?

Thank you.
 
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Hi Mareva,
   Thanks for your interest. I did get your response and replied.
 
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When I imagine my ideal future and the relationship I am seeking, I imagine:

Making major decisions together, like how we want to invest.

I imagine building a house for her/together. A house that can fit our plans and dreams into it.

I imagine someone to come home to, who appreciates all the work I do every day.

I imagine planting trees together and watching them grow.

I imagine planting more flowers for her every year, until she has so many flowers she is giving them away.

I imagine lying in bed reading to each other at night.

I imagine motorcycle trips, travelling, and long explorations of nature.

I imagine building community together, each of us naturally supporting each other and the collective in the ways that we are naturally gifted.

I expect she will have a knack for decorating and making spaces feel warm and welcoming. I imagine she is thoughtful and nurturing, a sudo mother to the community.

I imagine casting her a tiara/crown of precious metals with my own hands.

I imagine learning to dance together, practice martial arts, archery, and Target practice.

I can imagine her with my child.

I imagine teaching my children about the trees, about the cultures living around them

I imagine them learning languages and encouraged to explore their artistic potential

I imagine teaching my children math and history. How to grow food and build.

I imagine teaching the children how to work on machines and how to care for tools.

I imagine the children teaching me how to be more patient how to be more gentle.

I imagine planting seeds with them and watching them both grow strong.

I imagine myself healing.

I imagine myself feeling complete.

I imagine all the struggle being worth it.

I imagine the pride I will feel watching these humans learn and grow.......

I imagine her counsel, wisdom, and guidance slowing me down, calming my mind, bringing an amount of peace.

I imagine community growing and blooming around us.

I imagine the home and peace and clarity we create and radiate attracting amazing people. I imagine what we create nourishing and inspiring people.

I imagine she grows into a matriarch of the community, caring for everyone and gathering in women's groups and men's groups seasonally etc as part of the growing culture.

I imagine us building more businesses as a community, barn raising and helping each other build houses and grow food.

I imagine us building a place of gathering, where we meet to celebrate, give thanks, plan, and act as a community.

This is a glimpse of what I imagine.....
 
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I will try to post a picture of my life daily or weekly with a small explanation to give glimpses into the world I live in.

This is the Tree of Life. It grows at the center of our sacred geometry orchard.

Every tree in the orchard was planted by a different person as a spiritual ceremony

I planted this tree in the Spring of 2020. It is an oak tree.

It has been decorated with stones we've pulled from the Earth as we grow and build, as well as decorated with crystals and offerings from the community.
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Today I can afford to be a little lazy. I just wish I had someone to be lazy with.

Yesterday after work I got a manicure and pedicure and took one of my workers to get a pedicure for the first time.

He liked it. Hard to complain about being pampered by women.

The picture is of our inner Orchard, planted in sacred geometry.

There are 12 cherry trees growing around the tree of life in the flower of life pattern.

It is a growing, evolving, expanding design.

I have some travelling in my near future, so Spending some time here at the Sanctuary is nice and very much needed.

I hope to show you around soon.....

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Orion:  I noticed you had your previous 'singles' messages deleted, were there some bad or incorrect things within those posts?

 
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I was wondering the same thing.

Within an hour I got messages from two different women. When I went to read and reply, both had vanished.
 
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Are you saying you did not request that your posts in 'Singles' be removed?
 
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Oh, yeah. I decided on a newer version
 
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The firepit/astral observatory is still far from finished.

It will eventually be 30ft across. (Only around 16-18ft in picture)

There will be a circular garden bed around it planted with dwarf fruit trees and other food crops.

Eventually we will be building a Stonehenge around it, marking the Sun's zenith, rising points and setting points on solstices.

Some people don't believe in magic, while it is part of my daily life, rituals, and reality.....
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Orion Tep wrote:Within an hour I got messages from two different women. When I went to read and reply, both had vanished.



Sometimes people post in the singles section and ask to have their post deleted. We don't usually delete stuff on permies, but make an exception for the Singles section. Sometimes we get spammers who come on permies and start PMing people with spam, so if you got a PM and it then disappeared, that's probably why.
 
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I'll soon be back home beneath the mountain. I've been down in Austin, Tx this past week designing and building an off-grid retreat with a food forest and farm.

When I started this project a little more than a year ago, it was very overwhelming and stressful, but we have a great team now, and I've gotten used to being away from home, so my visits have become as much of a pleasure as business.

With the land in Washington paid off and in a stable state, and with steady income rolling in from Texas, I am beginning to turn my sights toward buying another piece of land down here.

Adding to that consideration are all the amazing people I'm meeting here, many of whom may become future clients. I was actually born in Texas, though I lived here for less than a year of my life.

I will turn 30 in a week...... I can't wait to see what the next 30 has in store

Maybe next week, I will have some pictures from the Sanctuary to share.....

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Holidays are depressing for me. I just want someone to do it all with....

I've never spent much time drawing or practicing that kind of art, so it is what it is.........

I used to write a lot of songs and poetry. I haven't had inspiration lately, but here is an older one.....

Will you dance in my dreams?
We can sit by the stream,
Smell the flowers in bloom
Embrace under the moon...

Diamond lights in the sky
But you eyes are on mine
As we cry in delight
Animals in the night

Fingertips on my lips
Got me lost in the bliss
I see you as a vision
You're a heavenly sight.

Will you dance in my dreams?
Will you dance in my dreams?

Heaven here, is our home
Let your heart be my throne
I'll make my soul your own
We'll never be alone.

We're higher than the sky
Your pedestal by mine
Long live the love
Let love reign high


Will you dance in my dreams
Will you dance in my dreams?

Did you fall from the stars
With sweet grass in your arms
Bringing heaven, cus you couldn't tear it apart

Love, I wouldn't miss this
There's no treasure so rich
Never want to awake
From this dream we're living

Will you dance in my dreams
Will you dance in my dreams?
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Of course you’d do it for the right reasons, but a Wilderness First Responder Course is a great place to meet people interested and invested in natural living. It could also save your life, others lives, and a whole lot of money by avoiding unnecessary hospital or er visits.
 
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Looking for a great place to get off grid. Have lots of home skills, also an artist. You all seem very young, so not trying to scare anyone, lol, just saying I would not be intimidated. If interested in having an older gal around to make things homey. I'm here! Lol

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Diane Pugh wrote:Looking for a great place to get off grid. Have lots of home skills, also an artist. You all seem very young, so not trying to scare anyone, lol, just saying I would not be intimidated. If interested in having an older gal around to make things homey. I'm here! Lol

Diana



Thinking as a woman (I am happy married with two kids, so I'm not interested in joining, just giving my perspective), having an more mature woman in a community would make me feel a WHOLE lot more okay with joining if I were a young single woman. It instantly makes it seem more of a community, less of a fraternity, and a lot safer. It makes it seem like there isn't an expectation of HAVING to pick a man or be in a relationship if one doesn't appeal.  It makes if feel a lot safer and with less pressure/expectations.
 
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Thank you for the advice. I found it useful. It is appreciated.

#1There are no available buildings here for anyone to move into, so someone who wanted to live here would need to have their own van, bus, RV, etc.

#2 I imagine a woman who is a good fit and wants to come out  could rent a room locally and either A) she is financially stable and has her own income via remote work or her personal skillet or B) she can plug in with what is going on here and start learning and earning.

#3 when I created a trust and bought this land, the only two people I was sure would be stable and that I could trust were my grandmother and my adopted mom/mentor. So this land is owned by me and two older women, fyi. I don't typically consider that anyone's business but it relates to current conversation.

#4 My grandmother lives alone and is getting older. We have been talking about housing options. She currently lives 45 min away from me.

Next door to me is an old man who hasn't stepped foot outside in over a year. We are friends and I check in on him. His mental state is such that negotiations are not possible. He has no children and I believe no will. It sounds callous, but when he passes I am going to try to buy that house and property.

#5 On a day to day basis, I am the only person living here. That changes with the seasons, and there are regularly people working here. The lack of buildings and established infrastructure mean we get fewer guests and visitors in colder months.

#6 Since this place is paid off, I am now interested in buying other land and properties communally with friends and associates.

Nothing about any of this is cookie cutter. We are shaping reality. I need a woman who inspires me, that I can build and shape with.....
 
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A few pics from a 10,000 mile summer ride
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Well said, I do have an RV and am also getting a Camper. Will need extra cash as I am not in such a comfortable position monetarily. Would never want to interfere with what you have going on. Am only testing the waters to find a good fit. You seem to be a very thoughtful person, a very good quality. I do appreciate you taking the time to respond. It was very helpful. Thank you
 
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Hi! I sent a PM and would love to hear more about your projects on your property! It sounds ideal. I have lived in an intentional community before and I know it's hard to find a good balance of individuals. You sound very thoughtful and respectful. I left my email in the dm if you would like to chat more. It's hard to come across like minded people. I currently work remotely as I had to get out of the 9 to 5 gig and finally managed to do so. I consider myself an artist but I haven't created much in the past years and would like to get back into it. I've built my career as a veterinary technician but being in a hospital wasn't for me so I've switched my focus to plant medicine and different income streams.
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Thanks for the reply and pictures.

We've been messaging, and this is just my continual update to the ad.

When I am out on the land I have limited cell reception and can't seem to upload many pics at once.

Here are a few more from my 10,000 mile motorcycle trip last summer.

I followed the coast all the way to la then on to Austin where I have business then all the way back up, visiting with the Hopi for a while.
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Something that sounds as simple as "building a solar system" takes months and has so many steps, tool requirements, and required skill upgrades.

An example, A large structure in full sun is required to mount the 16, 325 watt panels I have.

That meant
trips to the mill for the posts,
sanding them,
torching the bottoms,
staining them,
setting posts level and spaces properly,
dual purposing as property line and animal fence.
(Later will be building a green house attachment on the south side and firewood storage on the north side.)
Then cutting the posts at the proper heights and angles.
I just got more posts and cut top sections to connect the posts.

I bought a laser level and all these fun tools for the project.

Next steps are attach the top posts,
(My neighbor is an electrician and is getting me materials at a discount)
I have to order the wire, fuses, breakers, and unistrut through my neighbor,

Mount the unistrut
Mount the panels,
Daisy chain them and connect chains in series, etc etc

It never ends. Lol

Still looking for someone to make a little more play out of the work with .......
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Location: Western Washington
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As 2021 draws to an end, and I look back on the years accomplishments.

After 5 years of payments, in January,

I payed off the land and created a private trust to steward it

We put up a 500ft fence around the inner orchard to protect the trees from deer and elk

3-4 nut trees got planted this year

We transplanted 6 of our cherry trees to provide better spacing.

We put up a fence 1/2 way along the north side of the property to help keep trespassers out as well as predators that get our chickens.

We started keeping turkeys and next year we plan to raise a huge flock of turkeys and turn them loose to rewild the forest. It is going to be a new private project. There is 300+ acres to the NE of us. I know the owner and have permission to hunt etc any time. We are going to release 1-2 heritage breeds. Hopefully 20-30 hens and 4-5 Tom's, we'll eat the rest of the Toms -1 and keep 2-3 hens to ensure continued survival.

I grew corn and beans for the first time, and of course I grew ancient varieties Inca pea beans, arikara beans, Anasazi, and Cherokee black beans, as well as ozette potatos.

When I was on my motorcycle trip the crops were neglected and almost all was lost.

A LOT was learned and infrastructure steadily makes the previously difficult work easier.

After being in business for two years, I finally bought a dump truck and a wood chipper.

I had to do a lot of work fixing the chipper up, buy now they are both in action!

I bought two chainsaw mills that allow me to mill wood from the trees I cut down rather than just cutting up for firewood.

I am about half way or more finished building a 20,000$+ solar system that will provide an abundance of power to the property.

We built a little deck 30 feet up in the canopy

We had an access road 1/2 way finished clearing along the East side of the property and a mini shipping container bought and delivered.

I successfully met 3 women I actually liked, and crashed and burned 3 times. Lol Hopefully learning something along the way......
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