I grew up on a traditional family farm, but wasn't able to save it. I'm a research junkie figuring out how best to reach my self-sufficient goals- utilizing ideas from Joel Salatin, Bill Mollison, and Mark Shepard, with heavy emphasis on keyline design.
I had a place for a few years where I was able to garden again, and I had poultry, milked goats, and made dairy products and preserved veg. I'm very interested in nutrition and natural medicine and am currently experimenting with Sandor Katz' "The Art of Fermentation." ISHTA yoga methodology is part of the plan as well, a deeper understanding of the body for whole body healing. After that, self-taught massage therapy and acupressure will be the focus. Mostly though, I'd like to give back to the community with any abundance my place can offer.
I don't have much hands-on experience with natural building- none, in fact, but I've done my homework. I know that I'm looking for a place with mountains and at least the potential of running water. The exact location isn't set in stone yet, but I'm searching for a place with all four seasons where I can put up a cob house and substantial outbuildings for livestock. I am currently a helicopter mechanic in Alaska, with roots in the lower 48, just up here saving money for my place. I'm also trained in marine diesel and gas maintenance, as well as 3phase power generation. I'm feeling pretty confident in being able to rig up most of the more permanent... conveniences, shall we say. Shouldn't be much more than a year or two here before I have the funds to make it happen.
Only problem is, I have had little luck in finding like-minded individuals, and that's why I'm here. If these ideas resonate with you, let me know- I'd love to have somebody with whom to bounce around ideas. I could be interested in a small community situation, with the right people. And of course, finding a great guy who has similar interests and goals would be icing on the cake.
Hi, Im in the same boat as you in a sense, about a year or two away from making the off grid jump. Have enough funds now to get started if I wanted to, but a little more time spent saving and will be in great shape.
Until then, remain in research/planning mode. Have mostly mapped out on paper what needs to happen. I'm male mid 30s, based out of Colorado, shopping for land right now, looking rocky mountain region mostly, also some intermountain areas. Should have something by next summer.
More into the building aspect of off grid living, than the permaculture side. I think its possible to get research overkill on some of these topics. Dont let all the reading crowd out your own ideas.
Anyways, you have interesting ideas, if you want someone to email at chat with, trade land notes, whatever: Tim tw8791 *AT* gmail.com
posted 3 years ago
Thank y'all for the kind words and interest, but due to a recent change, I'm currently unavailable. Best of luck to everyone searching.
Hi i'm Steve iv'e been looking for a tomboy to partner up with for lifes adventures but helicopter /diesel mech. Thats like the ultimate tomboy so you definitely got my attention ! our timetables are very similar ,However i already own a mountain paid for free and clear no mortgage. which has running water a small stream and a creek. i already built road,and cleared home site on top and put in 980' well that flows 14 gpm. so most of the really hard stuff is behind us! I would like to get to know you if your interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me