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I don't know how to start but anyways My name is Alex Shuff,I'm 23 years old, I'm from Louisiana.
I'm at the point of my life where I'm looking for something bigger than my self you could say I'm
on a journey of self discovery. i was raised in rural life, I'm very laid back and have a eagerness
to learn.I'm willing to contribute in anyway i can, I'm not looking for a free stay, I'm looking for
a new start. i been around the states and i never felt at home in a urban setting. i feel disconnected
from the earth, i want to live off the land and know my surroundings. i recently started researching
intentional communities and have very little knowledge about the subject other than what these websites tell me.
im looking to join a community so if anyone is looking for new members please get back to me.
my email is al3xzilla@gmail.com
 
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If you have a vehicle and/or the resources to travel a bit, I would plan a tour of communities that strike your interest. I guess you know about ic.org. You can probably find several within day-trip range. Better still volunteer at several, especially if you're considering a lifestyle in community. It's definitely not for everyone, and different communities vary drastically from one another. Just because a listing says a group is into permaculture might even still mean quite different things from one to the next, as well as other issues not having directly to do with permaculture.....
 
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Thank you for responding to my post, I am young and very curious about this life style and i know it is different place to place. im not sure on how to go about this. so your saying find a few places and request a visit? im curious on how open some places are to even take on visitors.
 
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Most communities always have excess grunt work needing to be done. Many may offer tours at designated times, and some may even charge to do so, as well as for accomodations. Others will simply let you pitch in for a few hours, often in the company of established people which is a good way to get a feel for the place. Check out www.ic.org. There are actually fairly few communities that one would call "closed"....that are not welcoming to visitors and volunteers. Most are anxious for a healthy influx of new ideas and new members, provided they fit in and are productive....
BTW I speak from experience, having lived in various forms of community for most of my adult life....and visited quite a few more.....
 
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