hi! we are a few friends planning on purchasing a 10-20 acre piece of land in the tropics. Panama seems easy: residency , cheap, beautiful, chill.
want to grow and eat healthy fruit, clean energy , clean living, all that stuff.
we have a lot of building skills , permaculture studies, and a desperate wish for this kind of life:) we are all 25-30 year old, and we are looking for new friends with the same dream of off grid freedom fruit health paradise permaculture living.
please dont hesitate to contact :)
How long have the people in your core group known each other? How do you plan to acquire the property and establish ownership and equity? How do you plan to vet interested newcomers who might be motivated to join later? Intentional community is a whole other level of design beyond rural homesteading with all that it involves.
I have spent much of my adult life in community settings of various forms, and am familiar with several ways for it NOT to work. It is actually comparatively easy to grow food, build stuff, provide your own water and energy and all the rest of it. It's even possible with a little savvy and connections to devise ways to make money doing it. But the simple getting along with each other and associated issues are what will bring it all crashing down every time. So do your due diligence, read up, and visit some communities before you make the leap..... It's very worth doing if you can pull it off. So many of the big questions around sustainability are best answered, or in fact only answerable, in larger groups than the nuclear family off by itself on land.....
Alder Burns (adiantum)
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