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Hi, we are a couple looking for the right off grid fit, either to build on our plot (keep reading for more on that), join, or both so we all have options.  We are looking both within the US and also internationally. The following is a nutshelled (yes, we could add lots more) version of who we are, what we’ve done so far, and how we’d like to proceed.  Enjoy, and please contact us if you feel we could all benefit from one another’s experiences/skill sets.

One of the first things I should mention is that we want to be far from the grid…no wires above us.  Our goal is to live in harmony with nature, and although we have a small solar powered generator, we have adapted to use as little as power as possible.

We’ve been preparing for a completely self sustained lifestyle for three years.  Collecting tools, wood stoves, worms, beehives, knowledge, books, seeds, plants, clothing, and other items to make life easier.  We spent six months in the forest on our 120 acre off grid gold claim in the mountains, but have come back out to rework our plan.  We have dogs, and had goats, but the goats are no longer with us so we will have to get more when we try again.  

We are an unvaccinated couple from both the gen x and millennial eras, and are 100% on the same page in our beliefs concerning all aspects of schooling, politics, religion, etc, and although we are spiritual and peaceful, we are also prepared to go down swinging for the rights of our offspring and theirs as well as our own.  This is important for anyone wanting to incorporate our gold claim into the bigger plan because it is public land that comes with “rules” and we are bending them to suit our needs.  If we join another community though, it would still make a great back up space in the event of the necessity to move from one spot to another.  

This fall we’ll be going back to the forest to cut a couple more trees to allow sunlight to one of the gardens and plant seed for pasture grasses, as well as some wild edible and medicinal plants that have become endangered in the area as a result of clear cutting.  We will then continue to work for the winter before returning either there, or joining another community.  

Here is what we have been considering:
*Continuing to prep our claim in our down time
*Continuing to look for another community to join, or someone with land who is looking for motivated individuals
*Continuing to work while traveling to various places to meet other people and communities…this means other countries as well as the US.

We come prepared with our own living spaces and ability to  care for ourselves, but would need to be situated along a clean water source.    

Please reach out to us if you believe we could be a good fit for your farm or community, or if you believe that you would be a good fit for ours.  We already have one other partner for the claim and would like more
 
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Hi, Sharry,
Welcome to Permies.  You didn't say what state your gold claim is in or specifically where you have been looking, but I have a small community on 30 acres in SW Virginia and am looking for singles, couples, or families interested in permaculture, sustainable living, and personal freedom willing to accept personal responsibility in building a legacy for future generations.

The land and timber will be placed in a Land Trust with the buildings, fencing, and other infrastructure owned by an LLC whose members will share in future profits (or losses) based on their contributions in capital and sweat equity (community work hours credited).

Each member will lease a specific plot of land from the Trust, depending on their needs and finances, of 1/4 to 2 acres situated around the perimeter of the shared cleared land.  Each member of the LLC may create his/her own income producing enterprise with income and expenses shared by the individual and the LLC.

For example, if the LLC builds a woodworking shop and a member wants to generate income by building wooden furniture or other items for sale, then the LLC would receive a portion of the revenue to cover the cost of equipment, tools, power, etc., and the member would receive a portion based on labor, skill, marketing, and resources provided by the member.  A wool processing enterprise might use LLC owned pasture, barn or sheep shelters, fencing, even livestock, feed and water, while the member provides labor, skill, and tools, so revenue would be proportionally shared.

At the end of each year the net profit/loss of the LLC would be distributed to all the members' capital accounts.  That would include produce, meat, and livestock sales made by the LLC, less expenses such as property taxes, repairs, replacements, and cost of off-farm resources.  As the farm becomes more productive and profitable, the members may see their incomes grow to the point that their lease payments and personal expenses will be covered so that they can live without outside jobs.
 
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Hi, boy do I feel silly, can’t believe I forgot to put the location of the claims.  They are in southern Oregon.  I may be traveling east at some point and if so would love to stop by.  I’ll be in touch if we make travel plans that far out this season, thanks!
 
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Sharry Burwood wrote:Hi, we are a couple looking for the right off grid fit, either to build on our plot (keep reading for more on that), join, or both so we all have options.  We are looking both within the US and also internationally. The following is a nutshelled (yes, we could add lots more) version of who we are, what we’ve done so far, and how we’d like to proceed.  Enjoy, and please contact us if you feel we could all benefit from one another’s experiences/skill sets.

One of the first things I should mention is that we want to be far from the grid…no wires above us.  Our goal is to live in harmony with nature, and although we have a small solar powered generator, we have adapted to use as little as power as possible.

We’ve been preparing for a completely self sustained lifestyle for three years.  Collecting tools, wood stoves, worms, beehives, knowledge, books, seeds, plants, clothing, and other items to make life easier.  We spent six months in the forest on our 120 acre off grid gold claim in the mountains, but have come back out to rework our plan.  We have dogs, and had goats, but the goats are no longer with us so we will have to get more when we try again.  

We are an unvaccinated couple from both the gen x and millennial eras, and are 100% on the same page in our beliefs concerning all aspects of schooling, politics, religion, etc, and although we are spiritual and peaceful, we are also prepared to go down swinging for the rights of our offspring and theirs as well as our own.  This is important for anyone wanting to incorporate our gold claim into the bigger plan because it is public land that comes with “rules” and we are bending them to suit our needs.  If we join another community though, it would still make a great back up space in the event of the necessity to move from one spot to another.  

This fall we’ll be going back to the forest to cut a couple more trees to allow sunlight to one of the gardens and plant seed for pasture grasses, as well as some wild edible and medicinal plants that have become endangered in the area as a result of clear cutting.  We will then continue to work for the winter before returning either there, or joining another community.  

Here is what we have been considering:
*Continuing to prep our claim in our down time
*Continuing to look for another community to join, or someone with land who is looking for motivated individuals
*Continuing to work while traveling to various places to meet other people and communities…this means other countries as well as the US.

We come prepared with our own living spaces and ability to  care for ourselves, but would need to be situated along a clean water source.    

Please reach out to us if you believe we could be a good fit for your farm or community, or if you believe that you would be a good fit for ours.  We already have one other partner for the claim and would like more



I'm looking for people to join me as possible founding members in my freedom village in Northern Idaho. 15 acres in the  forest with a small creek. Wonderful spot to collect rain water and snow melt. Check out my post about community see if you guys vibe with it. Opal <3
 
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