So my name is Elias I have been thinking about online dating since my brother started at least 2 years ago but I have been very resistant I really believe in getting to know people in person. As much time as I spend on the internet it isn't my idea of romance or quality time where you really connect with someone. That being said someone told me they thought I could really use the help of someone who has similar ideas as me they ask me if I had a girlfriend a question I kind of dread as no one ever asks it when I am actually dating someone. Anyways I realized they were right and I have been really looking forward to finding a really meaningful relationship. Therefore while I will continue forward fearlessly into the future regardless I realized the best place to look for help on my project and also for that special someone to share my life with is places like right here where many of our far flung but like minded brothers and sisters congregate for support and information.
A bit about myself. I love being outside and I care about having a positive impact on the world and the individuals who comprise it both animals and humans. I am a recent college grad I love being active and I have recently found something that i could see myself doing for a long time more about that later. I only develop romantic feelings for girls who are very kind and generally positive. I believe Love is the law of the universe so if you aren't currently demonstrating that at least most of the time then I don't think anything would work out between us. I am religious in the spiritual sense of the word not the political. I don't drink or smoke. Smoking is a deal breaker sorry I just can't get past it (Tabbacco). Other types of smoking and drinking I think I do a good job of being excepting towards those who do but I have no desire to partake. Just to be clear off the bat I believe there should be no sex without love and an understanding and some sort of agreement on how we would raise any hypothetical children as a unit. Some of this might seem odd to put in the initial post but you will find I am a lot more talkative in writing and once I actually decide to talk I like to be very honest and direct.
Ok you can ask more about me but i don't like writing about myself and would rather enjoy the process of getting to know someone.
So probably the most important part of this The Project I am thinking of moving back to Maine sometime this summer. I am currently looking for land but wont move onto it until probably spring of 2017 when I could start the initial process of breaking ground and it would be warm enough to camp. Yes I will be camping a very rough life style if you have ever done it for weeks on end in cold weather. Why because I have college loans which is also one reason why I don't join a class or do some wolfing to meet you and learn a little bit more before trying to start this project. I will also be working part or full time and possibly biking to work this will be extremely hard to start just fair warning, but I am supper excited about this up for the challenge and actually planning to repeat the process. So yes I plan to work to keep up my payments and also buy materials along the way. The crux of my plan is that instead of paying rent which just disappears and is gone for ever I will pursue a dream and build something beautiful.
The main goal of my project is to build a small house likely 800 square feet which isn't exactly what I think of when I say permiculture but the house in my dreams can not exist without the permiculture farm/garden. I want to make it as sustainable and efficient as possible. I want to incorporate much of the knowledge that I have learned hear and elsewhere from this community. I want to rent this home for three reasons: One because I think I can gain some financial stability by doing what I love. Two because I want to keep meeting new people and trying new things in order to challenge myself and I can't picture stopping in one place. Three because even though land lords are often seen as bad I think I can bring a great deal of good to the occupation. I am currently an Americorps Member working with Habitat for Humanity. So I bring a good amount of building experience and knowledge but could use some help on the planning and implementing of the plants and animals side of things online research only gets you so far.
Another challenge even in rural areas I believe state or town code will force me to install a septic for a rental property. I may have to go along with this to start but my ultimate goal is to challenge the insistence upon water based linear and harmful treatment of humanure. I want to carefully document and test my ideas on a composting toilet system that will prove it is a healthier and cleaner method of dealing with a basic life function. So on the side of the main project I may be paying for tests, educating, and lobbying as I learn more. I want to fight for codes that protect people but make sense too. Well if talking about scat and its usefulness didn't scare you away then I know you are as passionate as I am.
There is so much more to say but I fear I have talked your ears off so I will end this post.
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