We're a group of locals in San Antonio, Texas looking to create a self-sufficient and resilient ecovillage. Currently, we are in the process of buying 100 acres in the western part of Bexar County outside of the San Antonio city limits. The parcel has a nice selection of flat and hilly sections as well as pasture and woodlands. For the infrastructure there is grid electricity, well water, septic, fencing, and various structures. The location has the benefit of being in a nice corner of the county but having access to the big city within five minutes of driving.
We are in the process of acquiring the property and would like to find others who would like to buy in as owners. We are seeking one to three others who could invest between $100k to $150k. If you are interested, please contact me for further details.
Hello there! My name is Danny Ayala. I just moved here to San Antonio about 6 months ago. What you are trying to achieve is something I want to be a part of. Unfortunately, I am only 19 years old, and I don't have that type of money to invest. But and ecovillage is something beautiful. For the longest time I've wanted to do something that involves working with nature and self-sustainability. I literally have nothing to do all day. I have all the time to dedicate to you're project. That is if you would kindly give me a chance to help out in any small way. I'm looking for a start into the world of self-sustainability. Reading books and articles isn't enough. I want to get my hands dirty. I want to be involved in something! I've never really had a chance to be a part of a community. I grew up poor, and I honestly never developed any skills. I know I am smart, and I learn quick. All I can offer is my best effort, dedication, and determination. I have nothing better to do with my time. I was late to register for college, so I have to wait another semester for that opportunity. This would be the best chance for me to jump into the self-sustainability world. I know I am young and don't offer much to you, but if you could give me a chance that would be great. I would really appreciate it. I've been looking all over craigslist for something like this, but I haven't come across anything. If there's anything you can offer me please let me know whenever you can. My email is email@example.com
posted 6 years ago
Good to hear from you, Danny. Yes, we have opportunities for interns, volunteers, and such. Plus we're always willing to barter for labor. I'll be in touch by email.
Thanks for posting this discussion. We're in a similar situation as Danny in that we don't have the capital to contribute to purchasing property or big-ticket equipment/material. But I have specific skills that I think would interest the community. Please reach out.
posted 6 years ago
Tony Valcarcel wrote:Thanks for posting this discussion. We're in a similar situation as Danny in that we don't have the capital to contribute to purchasing property or big-ticket equipment/material. But I have specific skills that I think would interest the community. Please reach out.
Will do, Tony. Message sent.
posted 6 years ago
Update: Our partner needs to sell out her share of the property, so we are looking for another partner who would be interested in continuing the project. Terms would be ~$40k for the buyout price (negotiable payback rate) and approximately $1k monthly mortgage. Please message me if interested and we can talk further details.
Hi Christopher, I'm in the same boat as the others. I would not be able to invest monetarily but I've been studying permaculture for 5 years now and have been looking for an ecovillage to be a part of for quite some time.