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No money - but want to be part of a Permaculture Commuity in Oregon?

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We have an 80 acres ranch which we call - The End of the Road Ranch. We are developing – "The Art of Sustainable Living."

To do this we need a community to help complete our projects.

It is our opinion that a critical imbalance of food demand and food supply is coming.

This crisis will peak sometime before the year 2030 leaving large groups of people without enough to eat. Food production is affected by changing weather patterns, factory farming, increasing price of oil, dwindling supplies in fish\crops, global debt, and inflation.

The demand for food will outstrip supply.

When the crisis comes, you have a choice either become a Grower, a Hoarder or a Detainee of the Homeland Security Dept.

Regardless of how much food you hoard, there is a limit. We have chosen to become a "Permaculture" Grower and build a community to share our knowledge and experiences with others.

Our plans on how to build a Community

No investment: – We are not selling any land or interest in the land. Material for all projects will be furnished, only your labor is required. You would be expected to work on the projects a certain amount every year.

Designated movable home required: A designated self contained RV, 5th Wheel, or Travel Trailer is required. There are only a limited number of full hook ups. You may remove your designated home from the ranch at any time, BUT you forfeit your site. Your site will be given to the next person on the waiting list. No tents or trailers homes or modular homes are accepted.

Expense: - These are full hook up sites with sewer, water, electric, and wireless Internet. There is no site rent or charge for the sewer and water. Electric is metered - you paid for you use. Wireless Internet, if desired, is a fixed yearlong-shared charge paid in advance.

We are taking applications for a limited number of sites. These are a place to go, not necessarily a place to move to, but you could stay full time.

Trial Period: There will be a trial period of from 3 - 6 months with definite goals and objectives. The purpose of this period is for both sides to determine if this is a workable arrangement.

Once the trial period has been completed you may and come and go as long as the following conditions are met.

Guests: Guests are welcome with tents and/or campers for short-term, there are no full hook ups for guests.

Firearms: - These are encouraged, but not required.

Illegal Substance: No illegal substance allowed or grown on the Ranch.

Hunting: – No hunting until "it" hit the fan. There are Elk and Deer herds on the ranch. They are our long-term storage of protein "on the hoof."

Pets - it is depends on the pet. The chickens are free range and have to be protected.

Shed: Each site may have its own private shed and/or garden. It is expected that the garden would produce most of site’s food. If a resident leaves they must take the shed and the contents with them.

Food Supply – By the first 3 – 6 month review, each residence is expected to have a plan or have stockpiled, for their use, a one-year of supply of:

Staples - such as: salt, baking power, spices, sugar, gelatin, flour, rice, shorting, mayonnaise, peanut butter, vegetable oil, pasta, corn meal etc.

Personal Items – First Aid Kit, toilet paper, personal hygiene, toiletries etc.

Projects you will learn about/work on:

§ Automatic self-wicking growing beds to irrigate your food supply without daily watering
§ Rainwater harvesting Rainwater harvesting
§ Make/cook on a Rocket Cook Stove
§ Make and use a solar food dryer
§ How to produce hot water from compost
§ Earth Heated Greenhouse Domes to raise food year around Earth Heated Greenhouses
§ Chicken Sanctuaries - automatic door opener/closer, water and feeders, to ensure a fresh egg supply. Chicken Housing
§ Worms raising for fertilizer. Worms
§ Heat your home using old hot tubs
§ Growing salads on your patio Earthbarrels
§ Raise strawberries using water from your fish tank. - Aquaponics
§ Building and baking in an Earth Oven.
§ Heat your home with a rock wall and a Rocket Mass Heater
§ Gray water – fruit tree treatment system.
§ Self-Sustainable Shower Room.
§ Micro Hydro – Golf Cart system

Community Give back

The End of the Road Ranch sponsors and has special programs for our local 4-H Self Reliance Club. Children are going to need to know how to be Self-Reliant.

The End of the Road Ranch

The Ranch is near the Oregon coast located 7 miles from the nearest town of 1300 people. The ranch is surrounded by 20,000 acres of logging land. It is like a land locked island of 80 level acres surrounded on two sides by one mile of riverfront with salmon, cutthroat trout, and steelhead.

It has a 40 X 100 newer pole barn, a community kitchen, new septic system, 200 amp electrical service, duck pond, and a dilapidated horse barn. There are 5 miles of logging roads and three (3) locked logging gates to get to the Ranch.

View from duck pond with barn and farm house in backgroung

Warning: only ATT cell service available at the End of the Road Ranch.
The End of the Road Ranch is close, yet remote

Free Classes\Seminars we use to build Community

We will be expected to attend them whenever you are at the Ranch.

Cooperation: You will gain an understanding of the dynamics of solving problems without complaining.

Discover Your Passion
You will to given tools to find what brings you joy and happiness?

Know Your Strengths not your skills.
Your skill may not be your real strength. You will learn to recognize your own hidden strengths and to understand how to use them.

Why these Free Classes\ Seminars?

The more you know about your strengths, joys, and happiness the more psychologically self-reliant you become.

Our plan is not designed to be your ultimate location, it may be. But it will give you time to find a location, arrange finances, and learn about permaculture while you are acquiring your ultimate location.

For application or questions

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Once I acquire my RN degree in 17 months, this may become a doable idea; we will keep in touch.
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Coralee, Is there other land available near you ?
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There are no properties that adjoin our property for sale. We have no neighbors except elk, deer and logging land. There are properties within a 5-mile radius for sale. If you will PM us your requirements i.e. land only, house and land, # of acres etc we will be on the lookout for you.
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what is the situation with bees?
Beekeepers needed, encouraged?
Since it is 3-6 months could the apiary be established there as stationry? That way one can come do necessary work on them and let them grow for the next 3 months?
I ask because on the 3-6 period thingie...
What is the situation about visiting from other continents?
A sonic boom would certainly ruin a giant souffle. But this tiny ad would protect it:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
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