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Ana Leman
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Do you have an old farm or home with acreage that is not in use that you would like to see being used for sustainable projects?

We are looking to find a place where we can have a space to build alternative growing systems like airoponics and aquaponics to grow veggies. As well as build geodesic domes and earth homes. And experiment with alternative energy.

We are very down to earth people looking for other friendly people who have an old farm or something like that and would be open to letting us stay to work on projects like this.

We would ideally like to be in a community, so if there is a community out there that is working on projects like this, please contact us. We would like to be around other like hearted beings who are willing to look at the whole perspective of what's going on in the world and motivated to live sustainably. We are into being healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, energetically, financially (until the financial system crashes) We are looking for others who see the value in coming from the balance of life.

If all goes well we are looking for something that we could work out to be long term arrangements and build a more sustainable win-win solution to things.
 
Pam Anderson
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Hi Ana,
We have a small park-like farm, 13 acres, two chickens, one dog, and one cat in eastern Kansas. We are looking for individuals
who could help us set up/manage an aqua-ponics system in our greenhouse (now being assembled). We also have plans for other
projects; building a hobbit house(earth home), developing alternative energy sources, developing water resources, but need more hands.

When we read your post, we thought we might be on the same wavelength.

The greenhouse/aqua-ponics is in the first phase, we could use your input now! Eventually, surplus veggies/fish could be sold or
donated, we want to be able to feed ourselves and teach others to do the same.

It's been a few months since you posted your message, so you may have already found your niche. We could discuss
living accommodations on our property, if you are still looking. BTW, we can still see the Milky Way from here! And
we love campfires, good friends, and conversation.

Pam and Woody

"I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - unknown.

 
Jonathan Overlin
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we have 80 acres 20 minutes outside the capitol of Iowa (Des Moines), seeking someone(s) to collaborate/rent/share the land with- see this post

http://www.permies.com/t/9795/eastern-usa/Seeking-landless-Permie-Iowa
 
Coralee Palmer
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We have arrangement we would like to offer.

Two years ago, we decided to take the plunge and try to develop an off the grid permaculture sustainable lifestyle. We purchased 80 acres of level pasture land. We call it the End of the Road Ranch.



It is 10 miles from the Oregon Coast with a house, 4000 sq ft pole barn, dilapidated horse barn, one mile of river front, and a stream.



This is looking across the dammed stream towards the pole barn and house. This is not the river.




This is the river.


Since we are retired, our intent was not to run this as a working ranch, but experiment with different permaculture ideas and pass them on to who ever would be interested in them. We wanted to develop DIY permaculture projects that anyone could do at the least cost. Some of our ideas are not pure permaculture, but a combination of technology and permaculture.

Our plan is to give a person time to find a location, arrange finances, and learn about permaculture while acquiring your dream land or join Paul’s Farm.
Our plan is not necessarily designed to be a person’s ultimate permaculture location; however, it could be if they choose.
We do not plan on having any permanent residences built. We encourage people to come with a 5th Wheel, travel trailer, or RV. When they have learned what they need, they take their home and move on. There are a lot of livable trailers on Oregon Coast Craigslist in the $2000 - $4000 range.

To promote this we have installed a separate septic system. A community bath house has been started with one flushing toilet in the barn with no walls yet.

A 200 amp service has been installed in the barn. Enough amps for 7 travel trailers or RVs.

New water pump system is now operation with water running to the barn for travel trailers or RVs.

We have dammed the stream for a future micro hydro system.

A separate 21 X 16 outdoor community kitchen has been roofed. Three walls of glass and Paul’s type rocket stove in a box are in process.

EarthBeds – We have built 8 automatic self-wicking growing beds to be irrigated without daily watering.




EarthBarrels – We have recycled 28 fifty-five gallon plastic barrels into self wicking containers that one can grow any thing and can be setting on your patio or driveway.



Projects not yet stated but planned are:

Automatic self-wicking growing beds to irrigate your food supply without daily watering
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
Chicken Sanctuaries - automatic door opener/closer, water and feeders, to ensure a fresh egg supply
Worms raising for fertilizer
Heat your home using old hot tubs
Raise strawberries using water from a 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\water system.
Self-Sustainable Community Shower/Bath House.
Micro Hydro with a golf cart system


We are not selling any land or interest in the land. Material and tools for all projects will be furnished, only your labor is required. You would be expected to work on our projects a certain amount time in exchange for your stay and the learning experience.

A self contained RV, 5th Wheel, or Travel Trailer is required. There are only a limited number of full hook ups. You may remove your 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.

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 pay for what you use. Wireless Internet, if desired, is a shared expense.

Guests: They 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. There are Elk and Deer herds on the ranch. They are our long-term protein - on the hoof.

Pets - it is depends on the pet. Our chickens are free range and have to be protected until we get the Chicken Sanctuaries built.

Farm Animals: We have goats, ducks, and chickens. You are encouraged to have your own animals. That can include: dairy cows, pigs, horses or cattle.

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.

The Ranch is near the Oregon coast located 7 miles from the nearest town of 1300 people with riverside park, bank, restaurant, video store, churches, laundry mat, grocery store, library, post office, roadhouse\sport bar, fuel station and mini market. 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. You are free to fish all you want, but you will need a license.

There are 5 miles of logging roads and three (3) locked logging gates to get to the Ranch.

Warning: only ATT cell service available at the End of the Road Ranch. We do have a land line. The number is 541-765-2109.

For application, questions or visit
Email: nextday@cablespeed.com









 
Dustin Wilkinson
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I am moving to Klickitat county Washington in August & would LOVE to chat with anyone who lives in the area or who would like to organize in & around that area... Projectperfectdayz@gmx.com

I will not & do NOT want to be an intern as fees to become one are complete bs in my opinion... If what is happening on the "farm" or whatever is NOT producing enough for food & lodging for the extra help the why bother joining up with ANOTHER corporate structure!

BUT, if indeed there are any WHOLESOME people that feel that money is no object then let me have it!
 
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