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Phil and Co. Thanks for posting this opportunity and I hope it's not too late to get on the list. There's a huge need for long term models of permaculture, homestead, and community in this short term economy. I'm a Washington resident already renting a cabin in Idaho so the central Idaho is pragmatic to me. Getting my equipment to the Ozarks would be challenging but might be an option. Ive already begun my homestead with wheels under it until I find a good fit of community and land to set down. If there is space remaining ad me to your potential homesteaders. I have a good track record in permaculture, community, homesteading, and have learned a lot. I enjoy sharing it. I'm 55 yo, single guy, farmer, inventor, woodsman, solar tech, system designer and tech, cook, gardner, mulcher extraordinaire. I've studied botany and biological systems. Enjoy growing things. Relatively healthy, non smoker, flexible diet.
What I would physically bring is a seed collection, 3500 watt mobile solar energy system, electric motorcycle, electric tiller, small 4x4 work vehicle, innovative energy efficient heater, hand and power tools, extra solar equipment, utility trailers, efficient tiny home. All this is well under way in manifesting and completion. I will be very prepared. I have a modest residual income however income continues to be refined and massaged.  My goal is to demonstrate as ethical and healthy a small homestead as I can cocreate.
What I seek is land stewardship/ ownership, and water,.........I'm working on finding suitably challenging land to buy or make payments towards owning. Have not found it yet but am enjoying the search.  I'll leave it at that for now. I won't assume to receive a PM or some kind of sign in response but a message would be helpful. I'm serious but also putting it out to the universe as well.
 
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Our family is interested in learning more about the opportunity you are offering.
We are Ozark Natives from South Central Missouri. Husband 34, Wife 29, Daughter 2. Farm raised "Jack of ALL trades" with strong work ethic, passionate about the farming/homesteading lifestyles...Lots of various skills between us; we enjoy working, learning, and striving for a self sufficient life.
You can contact us at KendraRoark2013@outlook.com
Looking forward to hearing from you
 
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Hi Phil,
I'm a photographer and storyteller (via digital media).  Considering schedules and logistics, I'd be interested in documenting some of the process.  I'd like to see how it's done, pick up a few lessons along the way.
amy
 
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Location: Bitterroot Valley, MT
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My husband and I are interested in this opportunity. We're in our early 60's- new empty-nesters looking to finally start living the life we we've dreamed of. We are both healthy and strong, but suffered a huge financial setback when my husband's software career collapsed eight years ago. Have been scrambling since, and wanting our own place to farm on. mostly debt free, will be soon. Would love to be part of a community of like-minded individuals, doing and creating the kinds of things that require a "village"... Things that can't be done by a single couple, things that require sharing our talents and resources like the pioneers of old. Building crater gardens and net-zero energy greenhouses and infrastructure for permaculture installations. Using livestock and draft animals, farming sustainably. Raising and eating wholesome delicious fresh food. Healing through low stress lifestyle, herbs and nutrition. Sharing talents and skills to build something truly amazing. Sharing our lives and having fun together- not partying and drinking, but having activities, festivals and traditions and folk dancing and acoustic music together. That is our dream. We are certified Permaculture designers through Geoff Lawton's program. We have a very varied skillset from cooking and gardening to electrical and plumbing and construction and tons of other stuff. Love the west, but are open to other areas as well. I'm a Jane of all trades, strong work ethic, detail-oriented... working whatever job I can get- currently baking. My husband works with special needs children  as his second career. He's especially skilled at helping autistic children. We own a lot of tools and gardening supplies and have an older 5th wheel RV to live in until we get a house built. Our choice of a home is to build is a strawbale/cob timberframe home. Not too big, but big enough for hobbies and occasional guests. We plan to attend a strawbale workshop this summer. I read Ianto Evans' book about cob construction and it rocked my world. We're both looking forward to learning more about this possibility.
 
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Hi my name is Malina Chantel Matson, I am a 36 year old mother and meat rabbit and chicken farmer, I would like to grow exponentially, adding milk goats and meat sheep, and green houses for organic fruits and veggies. But I live in the small town of ash fork and don't have the right kind of space for it, I have 2 sons 10 and 8 years old and 1 daughter who is 10, my fiance is 48 and a captain in the army, his name is James Philip. I currently reside in Ash Fork, Arizona at 47093 N. 8th street. I would provide income though my farming and produce. I would like to stay close to my mom here, because she is the only other close family I have left. And I need to move yesterday. But in a pickle with trying to find a place. I forgot the rest of the questions sorry. Where I live there are no grocery store for 30-60 miles in any direction. we would like to give people the opportunity to raising their families on good and healthy food without paying an arm and a leg for something that will slowly kill you, we would also like to give abused and battered women and children, a place and ability to recover and feel safe and confident in themselves, we want to she women and children who have been beat down in some way or another that we are very important to the human raise and that we should never be afraid of a man or women. That they can do something that is good and feel good about it. But we have no resources. I don't have a way to pay off any debts if I have any at all until I get up and running if you decide to choose us. I am trying to find an offer like this before my fiance comes home from over seas. I would love to surprise him. But no matter what I try, I have had no progress toward our goal and dream of natural living and being a resource for our community and the abused and battered women and children, in this area that don't have anyone and need help.

Who are you? Malina Chantel Matson, James Philips (small family)

Ages of applicants?  36, 48, 10, 10, 8

Skills possessed by you? Raising rabbits for meat, chicken for eggs, milk goats, and carpentry, growing fruits and vegetables

What would you bring with you that you currently have?  Rabbits and their cages, chickens, dogs and person belongings and some scrap wood for building my cages

What do you do for work? I farm.  How will you generate an income on the homestead? with the things that I produce on the homestead farm, from organic meats to fresh organic fruits and vegetables, herbs and dairy products.

What state do you currently live in? Arizona

What type of home would you build? Domes with solar, and windmills

Can you afford to do this? Yes, if given the chance
 
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Yeah, my guess is reality tv.

Good luck!

-WY
 
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I would be interested in applying....maybe write to me at Morebeautifulquitters@gmail.com??

If I hear from you then I can move ahead and answer any questions you have of me.

Thank you.
 
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