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Chris Clark
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Hello All,

I just joined permies about a week ago. Currently in San Diego with my wife, daughter and two cats. We are looking for land in New York to begin a new life, quite a bit different from the one we have been living the past 15 years. We are planning on purchasing some wooded land to begin building our own outbuildings, small home, raising some animals and growing our own food. We will have some steady income, but will be focusing on self-sustaining living as much as possible. I have searched all over the Internet and this is the best site by far, not just because of the content, but also due to the global collaboration. The fact that people from all over the world contribute and share is amazing. I have read several blogs on timber-frame, rocket-stove and mass heaters, permaculture, water resources, and many other topics. I've watched some of Wranglestar's videos as well as some that Paul Whetaon has posted; especially since he was here in my current locale not too long ago.

I'm hoping to connect with some folks who are already planted in New York and are homesteading, farming, etc...

Yes, its a big leap from San Diego to NY, but we are looking foward to it. My wife grew up in Oregon, so she is no stranger to the cold. I'm easily adaptable to living anywhere. I've travelled to Syracuse a few times in the past well, even during winter. Our daughter, who is 19, is looking forward to being closer to the land of hockey and exploring s new part of the country. We want her to have a better, more balanced life than what is avaialble here.

I look forward to meeting fellow New Yorkers and sharing information. If there are any tips about locating land or choosing one location over another, please feel free to send me info.

Happy New Year!

Chris
 
Tyler Ludens
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Here's a good one: http://geofflawton.com/videos/property-purchase-checklist/
 
allen lumley
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Chris Clark : A late welcome To Permies.Com and our sister site Richsoil.com . Even though we are well scattered there are lots of New York-ers who are Permies

Members, and there are a couple of Permies groups in the Syracuse and Oswego areas. several local colleges are into Permaculture and Environmental Engineering

( whatever that is !)



Did you see this one ? Click on Link Below :

http://permies.com/t/52455/intentional-community/share-rent-land-permie-farmers

This is the 1st one like this I have ever seen, good luck and good hunting ! Big AL
 
dan galvin
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Hello-

That is going to be quite the relocation! I live near Westfield NY in Chautauqua County near Lake Erie. Bought 73 acres here 30 some years ago and have tried a bunch of permie related things, now we are semi retired at 60 and are well settled. I just joined here because my wife and I are considering helping another couple or person get situated on the property- we are here for the rest of our days hopefully. If you have any questions, would be glad to help. Just got about a foot of snow today- been slow coming this year!

Dan
 
Brett Andrzejewski
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Hello Chris, I've been trying to meet fellow Permies in Western NY, greater Buffalo area with some success. What region of NY are you planning to move to?
 
allen lumley
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- At best this is a do as I say not as I do exercise. Generally living in my rural location finding enough members to make up a " Group Identity' group is impossible,

And many of the best places to find land still have their rural identities. However for traveling and meeting new people I have had great luck finding meet-up

groups that now consider me an adjunct member with privileges, blog,s and newsletters, current events .

I try to check for interesting groups at Meetup.com as often as I check craigslist !

The positive response to my Meetup.com searches convinces me that there is nothing to lose by doing a google search !

Brett there is a permaculture group in the Genesee Vally ( Rochester area) and a Passive House group in the Buffalo area -


For those Adventuresome People Meetup even has a program to help you start a meet up group in your area - You get out of it what you put into it ! Big AL


 
Jules Harrell
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Renssaeler County NY. MA/VT/VT border. Sweet mountain country. Adjacent to Green Mountains, Berkshires and Taconics. Near Adirondacks, Shawangunks, Catskills. Many of us here. Email me for more details.

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