penna. (short for pennsylvania) permies would like to establish a forum here that is specific to north eastern US region only, since proximity to situations and resources are often a deciding factor make the leap from wish to reality.
Finding land ( the right land), is the biggest hurdle, and you cant move it, pockets of freedom are scarce up here, and hundreds of hours spent trolling through data only to find out your interest is a thousand miles away, and impractical...im surprised it hasnt been done already, and should be for every tri state area, in my opinion. we hope to host PA, MD ,VA, WVA, OH.
The proposed site for home base camp of operations would be located in Bedford county, situated on 30 secluded acres of untouched forest, of which 7 or 8 - 2 acre parcels will be allotted for homesteading with a central community building/ trading post for bulk import/export, and meetings/classes/events ect. or whatever the founding contributors decide is best...( all green construction ) ( RV's welcome )
The big idea is to create an essentially gated commune, or maybe OASIS in an ocean of diarherra would be a better word, because although the saying in real estate is...location,location...#1 ...it probably should be NEIGHBORS. in our experience these are the real trouble makers, zoning and ordinance officers dont just happen by, someone called them...believe it!...and they probably smile and wave at you everyday. they arnt bad people per say, they just dont get it, most mindless drones of modern american society dont, we are a minority, and history has proven that a banding together of the like minded
to produce STRENGTH in numbers is the best defense to combat the mass ignorance.
So anyone who is interested in settling down in appalachia, or is from here, looking for connections, speak up, chime in, lets see how many permies are hiding around here, and let each other know, WE ARE NOT ALONE, change can be a good thing, and its time to take back are constitutional right of FREEDOM.
the research has already been done, we have the means and expertise, all thats left is a list of the 1st 6 preorders for the parcels at only 5 k ea. to start the process, qualified applicants need only their willingness to have a simple life, a hard working pioneer spirit, access to 5 k for their 2 acres, and recurring income to cover 1 to 200 dollars a yr. in property taxes to take part in the utopian inception.... peace