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Searching for a Tribe. Michigan.

 
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Greetings Permies! I am brand new to this community, but have all of the hope in the world that my efforts will be fruitful. I am not (necessarily) searching for a home/land sharing experience at this time. I am however searching for a tribe. I had been part of a beautiful community in a not too distant past life. We shared a home, and a farm- however, in an effort to remain somewhat transparent I will say that circumstances took a turn for the worst and there had been a falling out. While we are amicable, things will never be the same.

I miss having people of a like mind right here next to me. I now find myself lonely in life, as I do not have those people to share...well...anything with. I am happily partnered, and have two beautiful children, however the hustle and bustle of every day life, school, work, etc. has me wishing for a slower pace in life and others to share it with.

A little about us. I am 30, and my partner is 32, our children are 3 and 7 years old. We have three cats, and one sweet, floppy eared, big, black dog. Our family currently lives in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. We love all things permaculture, although are not able to act upon this love as we are currently in a more urban setting than we really desire. We have a lovely back yard where we are starting a garden, and have a couple of other community garden plots in the city. Our ideal, however, would be several acres of food forest and all sorts of animals. We love the outdoors, and everything it has to offer. We dream to one day hike through The North Country, Appalachians, and the Pacific Crest.

As I said before, we are searching for a tribe, some people who share the same ideals, who want to hang out by the fire, sing music, play in the dirt, play games, cook food, explore the outdoors. I am hoping I have come to the right place!
 
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Ann Arbor is Gorgeous! I just went to see my brother graduate from dentistry school there and I am VERY impressed.
I live in Cleveland (suburb Cleveland Heights) and would love like-minded neighbors. I day dream about it being an urban (or suburban) sustainable paradise. But, looks like you are looking more for ACRES. The plot size here is 0.25 acres or less....unless you are next to a vacant lot where a house was probably torn down. Prices usually run from $50-$150K for a 80 year old home. Good luck!
 
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I am looking to buy property with like minded people and create a sustainable community. Anyone in?
 
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Those seeking a tribe.... Welcome.

We just purchased 35 acres with barns, nice house and lots of land.  We are very liberal, kind and accept everyone for who they are.  No judgement from us.

We are moving to Michigan to be on our property within the next 10 days. We bought this property because we found out that the current owners were going to have all of the hundred year old black walnut and oak trees cut down in order to harvest the wood. We know absolutely nothing about gardening, living off the land etc.  We have adopted six children 5 of which are still at home and we are looking forward to this move in order to give back to the society that has given so much to us.

We would like to find other liberal-minded, farm stupid, conservationist who are interested in making friends while using our property to help feed others both spiritually and literally.

 
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Shaun Lakinaus wrote:Those seeking a tribe.... Welcome.

We just purchased 35 acres with barns, nice house and lots of land.  We are very liberal, kind and accept everyone for who they are.  No judgement from us.

We are moving to Michigan to be on our property within the next 10 days. We bought this property because we found out that the current owners were going to have all of the hundred year old black walnut and oak trees cut down in order to harvest the wood. We know absolutely nothing about gardening, living off the land etc.  We have adopted six children 5 of which are still at home and we are looking forward to this move in order to give back to the society that has given so much to us.

We would like to find other liberal-minded, farm stupid, conservationist who are interested in making friends while using our property to help feed others both spiritually and literally.



Six adopted children. That's impressive. Welcome to The Forum Shaun. There's an introductions section. Many new members post an introduction of their family and what they're up to. I'm sure that yours would be very interesting, given that you've adopted so many children.
 
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Looking to do something of the similar ourselves. What area of Michigan are you located in?
 
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Tyler DeVuono wrote:Looking to do something of the similar ourselves. What area of Michigan are you located in?



Hi Tyler, lots has changed in this situation in the last couple years, but I am in se/mid Michigan. I now own a 9 acre farm, and am seeking housemates/a tribe.
 
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Brie,
You had previously written that you wanted to visit the Appalachians some day. If you (or any other permies) ever decide to go there, stop by, we're on the way. There's always folks here. We never eat alone. The more the merrier. The more the "tribe-ier". We run a rather complete farm with lots of animals and lots of gardens. We have moved 40 buildings here from 6 counties and have a rather complete 19th cent. village (with heavy emphasis on crafts and trades). And we teach heritage classes: including soap and cheese making, fiber arts, some blacksmithing, broom and rope making, and such like. We also talk about/teach Ancient Traditional Wisdom & Prophesy (as taught by the Seneca's and others). Jim&Laura and lots of kids and lots of others. www.stonegardenfarm.com  www.ohiofarmmuseum.com  
 
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