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Joseph Volk
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Joe, Rachel, and Riley

We are a family with a two year old daughter. We have spent the last 2 years in California and Illinois with our families so they could get to know there granddaughter, and are now ready to begin the next phase of our lives. We have purchased a 30 ft travel trailer with a solid frame and shell and plan on renovating to be a more efficient home. We are also open to a small cabin or other living arrangements if the camper is not suitable. We are looking for a place we can be an asset while living a life that we (our family) have gotten too far away from, a sustainable one.

We would love to be in the Pacific Northwest, as we eventually want to buy our own piece of land in the region. We are leaning toward Oregon, but also are interested in Washington, Northern California, and British Columbia. We are most interested in areas that are west of the 5.

Joe is in his early 30s and has experience in many fields including solar array 2instillation, home design, most general trade skills and organic landscaping. He also has experience operation heavy machinery such as lifts and diggers. He would like to use these skills by assisting land owners improve and maintain there property. Renewable energy sources, sustainable structures and agriculture systems such as aquaponic systems and earth shelter techniques to reduce energy needs by using the landscape. Things in this field are the way we want to contribute in our future.

Rachel is on her mid 20’s and has experience in organic farming and with horses. With Riley needing constant supervision Rachel would only be able to assist with responsibilities that only require short periods of attention so that she can also monitor our child. Im sure there is many applications she could assist in based on the land owners needs. Ideally Joe would be handling most job requirements.

Right now the camper is unfinished, we are waiting to see what opportunities we can arrange. We have a few options when it comes to our camper, whether we build it out completely or partially, or just use it as a travel trailer to store our belongings, materials and extra tools. Depending on the situation we find, we are willing to work with whomever is offering the work trade to find a mutually beneficial scenario. We are ready to complete the camper as the situation provides. If housing is available we would prefer to reside in provided housing, and bring our trailer more as a traveling work trailer. If this is not an option we will prepare the trailer for us to reside in. We would just need water and electric hookups initially.

We are constantly striving to be more efficient at everything we do. Our vision of a sustainable and natural lifestyle motivates us to do everything to the best of our ability. Which is why we plan to reduce consumption and start living in more of a cycle with our environment. We will be looking to purchase a small section of land for our future but not right away and not until we are sure we have found an ideal situation. We are eager to make this change and are ready this spring, summer, or fall.

Our email address is rachelrmp730@gmail.com
 
Eben Campbell
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Hello Joe, Rachel and Riley,

We have a nice yurt and property you may be interested living in for awhile. Just riding the fog line in Northern CA, off grid and solar powered.
Orchard, gardens, chickens, horses, redwood forest, peace and quiet, and close to fun towns.
I sent an email and hope to converse about possibilities.

Brook
 
Laurie Leigh
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I am outside Redding CA see my post about our start-up off-grid Mountain Permaculture Farmstead to see if you might be interested in checking us out.

Many Thanks,
Laurieleigh
 
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