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Helping others to get started - Here's my idea

 
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It is my intention to free myself of most of my earthly possessions, minimize my bills, and purchase a comfortable motorhome. This will provide me with a mobile, energy efficient home base and allow me to live debt-free (and free of most bills) as I travel the continent assisting like-minded souls in their sustainable construction, food production, and eco-business efforts. Here's my idea written out in more detail... I'd love to get feedback.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AyUY4QkMMfbBbKxSKQjH1X0r-RBlZk30BwHudXsN90I

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How exciting! I have a bunch of questions: Do you have a route planned or will this be dependent on which projects you select? Approximately how much $$ is required for the food allowance per day/week? Will you be available for small amounts of physical labor or only available for consultation? How long would you ideally want to stay at each location? When do you envision actually starting your journey?

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Tyler Ludens wrote:How exciting! I have a bunch of questions: Do you have a route planned or will this be dependent on which projects you select? Approximately how much $$ is required for the food allowance per day/week? Will you be available for small amounts of physical labor or only available for consultation? How long would you ideally want to stay at each location? When do you envision actually starting your journey?



Hello!

1. I have my first couple of stops planned, but after that it will depend on which projects I take on.

2. There isn't a set number, in my mind I imagined that the food would be provided directly, like with work exchanges.

3. We will be doing physical labor but it will be focused on setup, system implementation, training, testing etc

4. I would think no less than a month, but some projects might only take a week. The ones that excite me the most are larger in scope and could take considerably longer.

5. Next week!
 
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Joshua Venture wrote:

2. There isn't a set number, in my mind I imagined that the food would be provided directly, like with work exchanges.



Yeah, I don't know how those work. Do people usually all eat together? Or is food cooked and distributed? Or everyone cooks their own food?

Sorry, I've never participated in this sort of thing, so I'm ignorant!

 
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Yes, in many work exchange programs cooking duty is shared (scheduled) and everyone eats together. A monetary food allowance could be substituted.

 
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Thanks!

 
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Would you be so kind as to visit revision 2? Your feedback is most welcome.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NafiN4p6e4Uo1kMZYP45exJ36jDqCHaEq-h9u_RQQIQ
 
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