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elton trajen
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Greetings!!
First post, but Im looking for some hardworking folks who desire a land-based/permaculture/country lifestyle. beginners are welcome

I have about 500 acres in the Ozarks some in forest, very diverse landscape, creeks valleys, hills, lowlands etc. most of it is covered in brush and stumps left over from logging operations about 6 years ago. very good internal roads. many areas are going into pine forest now. i believe there are great opportunities here for a ranch/goat/sheep herd. gardening, hunting, bees, value crops, and green living!!

I am looking for people who would like to start a community, i can trade you use of the land in exchange for labor

Willing to trade 1 to 5 arce leases for labor. you would also get to share use of any fields you helped fence. You could trade for hunting leases. I would like to get someone who could butcher deer and game for me.
Anyone willing to build a cabin off-grid in exchange for a long-term lease on that cabin is encouraged to contact me. there are building materials everywhere just laying around. Ozark stone, cedar, pine, clay, oak, sand for mortor mix. you should be able to build a sweet cabin for under 1000$ if you say collected enough cedar for a coordwood building. I would help with the construction and cost depending upon our agreement.

The property also has rooms for rent in a nice trailer. full plumbing, ac, heat etc.. if you rather go that rought or as temporary living (until you could move or build another place)

I want people i can get along with, not drunk all the time and not heavy/hard drug users, must be respectful to seinors and love the land. I consider myself easy going, easy to get along with male mid 30's. i can only be down there part time and need people i can trust.
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Tony Briones
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I just seen this on tumblr & I believe this would be perfect for me. 2819488456 is my # if you'd like to get in touch.
 
Tom Gauthier
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Hello Elton,

I sent a PM to youi.

Thanks,

-Tom
 
Steven Johnson
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Location: south east mo
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Hi Elton,
Sounds like a beautiful opportunity, I recently moved to se mo myself and am very interested in the kinds of things you mention. I have been meeting a few other people around here who feel the same way. Perhaps we should get together and talk about the possibilities. It would be great if you would write to me more privately at rowansc@yahoo.com and we could see whether we are close enough to collaborate easily.
Steven
 
Jessee Perry
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Hey Elton,

My wife and I are looking to join you in starting this community! I have experience as a hunter/butcherer also some carpentry and woodworking I was honorably discharged from the army from combat injury. I was a year into my second tour where I just started sniper school I'm a good shot and bring a lot of overall experience I was raised in a small farm town and worked on a lot of them this is something I would be interested in doing for the rest of my life I believe the world is unstable and would like to get ahead of things please get in contact with me by email at jmoneyperry27@gmail.com I am 24 and my wife is 20 she would like to learn to garden and canning foods.
 
Al Shields
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I have beekeeping and blacksmithing skills. I've been looking for some time for communities to move in to, and the Ozarks look like a beautiful place to live (not to mention winters there seem to be much, MUCH better than in Canada). I'm planning a few months this summer/fall to "try out" a community, see if it clicks. Would you care to send me an email so we can discuss further ? methaknight@hotmail.com

Al
 
josh craiglow
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Howdy!
I wss browsing and although the post is old I thought I'd give it a shot.
I'd appreciate the chance to work on your property.
I have basic gardening and irrigation system knowledge as well a stuructural building knowledge.

Pm me on here or 816 678 1352, looking forward to hearing from you!
 
Matthew Nelson
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I am very interested in this, but not just 5 acres. I and a group of people are forming a 501c3 nonprofit organization, in hopes of creating a fully self-sustaining eco village.

Could you email me or call me?

cinemadragon@gmail.com
904-888-6836

My name is Matthew
 
Banu Khalil
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We are in Oregon county, here in the Missouri Ozarks, and always love to hear what others are doing related to sustainable homesteading in this region. If you really want to reach out to others- you could also post something on the cork board (or the facebook page) of the co-op here:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonCountyCoOp

The people are always friendly and helpful!
 
Elizabeth Henrichs
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Hi Elton,

My partner and I are currently looking for land in south east MO near eminence. Where are you located? We are looking to buy land rather than lease or do a work trade but we are keeping all options open and are trying to make connections in the area.
 
Steven Johnson
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hi Elizabeth, I have land in mo near eminence that I would like to see used for permaculture, it is 32 acres and rural with a house on it. lots of details if you are interested contact me and we can exchange some info. I am open to many sorts of options too. steven
 
Elizabeth Henrichs
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Hi Steven,

I see your email on an earlier post so I'll email you

Elizabeth
 
elton trajen
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Thanks for the posts. I'm glad to see some connections here and I appreciate the tips. I Appoligize for not posting sooner, . I have been in contact with several of the poster on here but not all.

I should clarify that there is NO community there now. I thought we had one but, life happens, and things didn't work out. so right now things are an open book. I,m trying to back on track with this idea, if anyone thinks they can make it happen, please let me know the plan. We would have to come to some mutually beneficial arrangement...good for everyone involved. i cant sell any of the property right now. Also i can;t really hire anyone either as i am just another poor "middle class" american. But if you feel that you can make an income somehow let me know, if its an agriculturally based use. then i,d give a great deal. If its a hunting thing, let me know what you have in mind and well talk.

 
dara finnegan
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Hi! We live in NE Minn. and we would like to talk to you about your offer. We are looking for a place to winter. We are carpenters in our 60's, with a 20 year old son, (who is also a carpenter) We know how to build cabins. We also know how to garden, and we know how to hunt and fish. I would suggest that a few things be done first. Find water first of all. Can a shallow well be put in? Also, find out what your county will allow for buildings (maybe Missouri doesn't care/) without a permit. Start with the construction of small cabins that can be expanded upon later. Most counties will allow a 10x10 to be put up. Can you have outhouses on your land? We don not drink, do drugs or smoke. We would be glad to offer any advice that you might need. Please contact us. We have loads of experience in this. contact us at ruempia@hotmail.com Thank you Dara Finnegan
 
elton trajen
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it has a deep well already. that feeds the one residence i do have there. shallow wells are also easy to dig as there is layers of hard pan every 3 to four feet. had pan carries water fairly well.
i will contact you soon.
 
elton trajen
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there are also spots where two hills will meet up. and the soil is always wet there. and you know if you just dig a hole it will fill with water, probably enough for a pond.

as for city/county code. there isn't much/ if any. were outside of any city. and the county is fairly rural. one one of the last to get rid of free range. Neighbors have outhouses and lagoon systems and whatnot. I already have a septic installed, don't know how much more capacity it has, but i could find out.
 
Kyle Johnson
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Hey Elton!
My name is Kyle and if your offer is still available I believe I could be of some help and have a well-enough rounded set of skills that could prove useful for what you're looking for:
I have some agricultural skills, mostly learned from a farmer I grew up near in Evansville, IN where we grew apples in the summer and pumpkins in the fall. Light training on a fruit farm where I worked in Eureka, IL. We were fully sustainable with a large variety of livestock and grew blueberries, strawberries and before I left started to grow kiwis! I have a knowledge of composting, sewing, planting, irrigation techniques, harvesting and eco-friendly habits. I am an early rising tireless heavy laborer that could be of help in building and have worked in cattle farming in Laurenceburg, KY most recently, so I have no qualms with anything and everything there, as well as, helped in a horse stable outside of Lexington, KY as a farm hand doing barn work, grooming, feeding and watering.
As far as that goes I am an open book ready to learn ever more and willing to be of service whenever and wherever I can. There's no problem that can't be solved given hard work and determination.
My number is 502-593-4525.
I am new to here and not too hip to this kind of thing so I hope this reaches you and I hope to hear from you soon thanks so much!
-Kyle J.
 
elton trajen
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Hi Dara,

I am definitely interested in getting some cabins put up. please contact me at earth.sage42@gmail.com

I've tried emailing you but it keeps getting sent back.
 
LoriLeigh Crouch
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Any updates on your land and the possible community there?
 
Trevor Stewart
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Are you still looking people to join the project?
 
John Ashford
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elton thanks i sent you an email about your post.
 
Jacob Johnson
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I'm live in detroit currently. I am in.


I have a lot of ideas, just need a LITTLE space. I pm'd you, elton. I'll post my email here as well.

Jhakejohnson@gmail.com
 
Dustin Nemos
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My family is seeking a farmstead where we can own and live off our own land in TN and do something similiar to this, as well as partners to help purchase it. If anyone likes this idea but doesn't want the ozarks, there's an option too. I wish the ozarks would work for us but not sure about it. We chose TN for the no building code areas to save money building our own home. And because my wife-to-be can transfer her job to a city there (mall clothier store)

 
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