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Dream of starting permie homestead/ecovillage in Maine, looking for opinions.

 
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Hi Stephan, Thanks for the detailed message.  We have gone through some changes.  Most have turned out positive and all have taken some time.  Our community idea hasn't got off the ground and it is still, however, very much on the radar.  Major changes include an addition of a 10 acre farm on the pavement.  Craig has gone to Ohio.  He is still very much involved as an Urban Farmer in the Youngtown area.  We talk daily and give each other much encouragement and support.  
The cabin/wilderness location is not being worked as much as I wish so maybe there is something there for you.

I do think it is a great idea to visit and see first hand if this is the place of your dreams.  There would be some time required to get to know each other face to face.  I think you know, but this type of life is tons of work and not without cost, especially in the beginning.  

I have spoke to a few people who have the vision of peace and freedom from the material world.  I like that but it isn't all hammocks and foraging free food.  I do think there could be a balance and I need to take more time to chill.  

I never will (most likely) since my relaxation is often changing from one project to "relaxing" doing one which I might enjoy even more.
 
Short note this morning but I would like to continue the conversation.  Yoiu can find more of us on facebook at Foxgreen Farm or at Life a New Way - jiovi  There are contact links there as well.  I look forward to hearing from you.
--Tom
 
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Hi Craig are you still doing the eco village.?
I don't see a recent post. Looking at moving to Maine near future and trying to find meet people interested in the earth , compassion for others, gay friendly , protecting our earth, growing food organically, alternative energy art etc. just let me know what you are up to. My partner and I are trying to do another visit after labor day.
Thank you
Judy
 
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hello, ive been reading this thread and this sounds like what im looking for
im 26 and a former firefighter, looking for a community to join , vermont resident, working as a engineer in new york
is the eco village still going ?
 
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can I come over? I'm experienced with all the stuff of living off grid and can do anything you need done except maybe lifting more than one hundred pounds. I'm a woman in my thirties and I'd love to join your community and help out. I love the woods and am pretty experienced with tehm and grew up in the countryside, you know. I know that my building skills are not great though and so it could be  good partnership, I'm excellent with food preparation and things like this!

can email me at three3threeodessasbee@gmail.com, the numbers are all numerical in the address. A fence of stone is probably going to be a good idea at some point, i didn't read your whole post because my interet is spotty today but let me know I'd love to help out!


 
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I'm interested in this concept, I have been for sometime and feel this type of living is important to come, How could I get involved in Maine ecovillage, Were it's private community and good working community of respect and great natured people, I'm alone in life, And feel we as humans got tremedious difficult times coming, I love nature and water, But also grew up gardening and handy in many departments, Please send me info, My Name is Stanley, 53 yrs of age, Email me if possible at stankalis@yahoo.com. thank you
 
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Could I come and join you ??.. my name is April
I'm 47 and I'd love to help you in this project
 
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Craig Barrett wrote:Well Tom,
If you want to sing out, sing out.
And if you want to be free, be free.
'cause there's a million things to be,
You know that there are.


I dont know the movie but i have been singing that song for the whole of summer and now its beack M in earnest! Loving finding this thread, as i
am in central maine as well Craig!
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Hello!
Does anyone know of anything like this is building here in Maine? Looking to get out of dodge and wanting a community based eco-village to be part of. Hopefully, there will be some crazy, like-minded souls out there!
 
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Whoa Craig we must talk! My grandmother lives in Warren OH and i have a 93 acre parcel of shared acreage in PA.  But my heart is here in central Maine! There is a community called "wilder waters",south of Jay. What does the future hold here, maybe communal living will speak to my land co-operator as he ages but i quit holding my breath so looking for options/gumption!
 
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Sarah Hazlett wrote:Whoa Craig we must talk! My grandmother lives in Warren OH and i have a 93 acre parcel of shared acreage in PA.  But my heart is here in central Maine! There is a community called "wilder waters",south of Jay. What does the future hold here, maybe communal living will speak to my land co-operator as he ages but i quit holding my breath so looking for options/gumption!


Hi Sarah!

I'm looking in PA to be close to my grandchildren. Where is your shared 93 acres located and would they like another person? I am just starting out on this Journey, and I am going to be 64  with lots of  life and a little farm experience. I do fiber arts (punch needle rugs and crochet) have a sewing machine, seeds, garden and soil building experience, and long time Permaculture enthusiast with a few webinars under my belt along with a multitude of books on earthbuilding, rocket mass heaters/stoves/permaculture, gardening. I'm good to work from about 6am to noon..then I might poop out depending on what the project is. LOL

Would love to be with other older folk living this way of life too, if anyone knows of such a place.

Thanks!
Margie
 
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Hi Craig, and all other commentors:
I'm a Maine permie looking for 'the next big thing!' I took the pandemic time to be with family in my hometown, but I'm ready to go back to living the way I have always dreamed of. If anyone here has any info on Maine ecovillages, homesteads, or places I can go and stay, please let me know! I'm missing the community feeling and am in need of an opportunity.
 
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LOVE your thread and I'm following it.  I'm very interested and have the experience.  Please contact me or keep us updated!  Thanks!  Lilia
 
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You’d save a lot of headache to just make a nice campground people can park their rv or tiny home in and rent a little spot if you want to retain control. You could make it like a permaculture theme park too. Charge by the boat load. Also have you looked into how Sepp Holzer makes money from his land. He doesn’t need a bunch of people living there to make things work it’s such a thriving permaculture ecosystem he charges people to come see it. And people come see it from around the world. This is cool I want to do what you’re doing on the west coast in WA.
Invite people to stay there work trade for camping. People will
Come and help you build buddy!
 
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