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Looking to Start a Permie Community in the SouthEast (GA, TN, Upstate SC or Western NC)  RSS feed

 
Elena Vor
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I am presently in Atlanta, GA.

I am looking to start a Permaculture Community anywhere in the country, but since Im already in GA, Ive started scoping out land locally. price per acre range from $3k-10k depending on water source, soil, and distance to the epic Blue Ridge mountains.

I am looking for other like minded liberty citizens who want to be as independent/off the grid as possible, sharing 10-30 acres of land. I envision everyone having ownership of their own piece of land or through a land trust (community ownership). I am only investigating the ideas at this point and have no legal documents yet.

ABOUT ME:
Single, White, Jesus-lover, 30, working on gardening, beekeeping, permaculture skills. Graduate School educated (although that doenst really mean anything to anyone who simply wants to live off the land. Its the homesteading skills that matter
(Im keeping an eye out for a husband who has an interest in this too

WANTED:
Any Age, race, liberty minded individuals/families who would like to practice premaculture together in a community/shared property.

THE IDEA:
Purchase large south-facing property (depending on size of group wanting to join me in the endeavor) - about 20-30 acres (average 5 acres per family)
Build Home sites for all in the group.
Share responsibilities/skills/fruit of your labor with everyone else in the community.
Live sustainably in the community

THE PLAN:
Find People To join in on the idea.
Purchase land/establish a land trust (the legalities of it all)
Build Homesites
Homestead/Grow families, food, and faith on the land. Share the joy with others.

Let me know if you are interested in this idea, what skills you have now /want to have/working on. Your ideas, visions, desires, plans

Lets discuss and brainstorm.

Elena
 
Bryan Nouveau
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Hello Elanor,

This is the sort of think I'm looking for as well. I'm in NC, but open to anyplace that fits my goals. Thanks for the post. I hope to hear from you.
 
john gault
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High guys i already have a start to your ideas. i have about 15 acres on one plot of land were i live and about 4 more with 4 small homes on it . I would be interested in finding people interested in a partnership. I will let interested people rent a home for the first year to make sure you are compatible to the situation. I have a three year old orchard two nice creeks, fishing, greenhouse in place. i have strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, gojo berries, and persimen trees. also grapes and muscidines. there are so many opertunities as well. I can also help you find a local job to get you started as well. As long as you help with the garden and preservation, you will eat well. i usauly plant around 4 acres. i have 25 chickens and getting other animals soon. thanks for reading.
 
Bryan Nouveau
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Where are you located?
 
john gault
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Look up hanging rock state park in north carolina. I am about 15 minutes from there.
 
John Rains
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There is a permaculture school thats starting up here in Mentone, AL...http://directory.ic.org/21352/Tranquilitys_Way...Im working on family property a few miles down the road from this place clearing pioneer species of trees and prepping to put in flowering and fruiting trees,shrubs,perennials....I think its one of the nicer areas of the state...property might be a little pricey though.
 
Ken LaVere
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Elena, I recently purchased land an hour East of Bowling Green Ky about an hour from the TN border. Land prices are very reasonable there I purchased mine for a little over 1200 an acre for 16 acres. The people there are very open and supportive of people doing "weird" stuff like Permaculture and living in tents. Your suggested community sounds like a great place! I am working on an off grid cabin using salvaged and reclaimed materials, putting in a food forest and hugelkultur beds.

About me- I am a 32yo, White, Christian man separated soon to be divorced with 2 boys. I strongly desires to live a life of voluntary simplicity in service to God by tending to the soil and his creation. I desire to create a self sufficient farmstead relying on the community for things I can not produce myself.

You can check out my project at https://www.facebook.com/NarrowRidgeFarmstead

I don't know whats going to happen with the land considering the divorce, but hey live and learn right!?
 
B Teague
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Location: Georgia
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I am in north GAand deeply interested in this endeavor. I see the thread is pretty dated. Let me know how this project is going!
 
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