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Jeffrey Dylan
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Hellllllo reader =)

   I'm a 28yr old male, brand new to this community and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in forming our own self-sufficient community in an underground missile launch facility? Above ground lies a few large buildings that are basically ready to move into. Underground facility would require some TLC first but honestly, a lot of it is cosmetic. A paint-job goes a long way. It doesn't get a lot more secure and private. Private drive and acreage, security gate and fencing as well as blast doors ect.. this place could become a safe-heaven for people like us. Nearly unlimited potential.

   I love the drive in us individuals to become self-efficient and our hunger to learn. Until I learned of this opportunity I had planned on a simple Cob village, passive solar systems and the like. With a facility like this, there is nothing we couldn't do ourselves. A lot of people say that life like this is hard, although I sort of agree I also think it doesn't have to be. Many are making steps in the right direction but missing a few simple techniques that can make some projects a "One and Done" situation. There's a few initial steps that would require little to no capital and would generate not only a free and never ending clean energy source but would also assist us in obtaining most of our required resources. I've been hungry for the opportunity to apply my knowledge at this site and meet others who are as passionate about smarter and more efficient and FREE living as I am.

(Yearly taxes are <$2,000 for entire property but I don't see that as much of an obstacle.)

  SORRY FOR ALL THE TEXT BUT IT'S ALMOST OVER, HANG IN THERE!

  Although I wont allow myself to become too paranoid with current affairs, I think it is something that has been in the back of the minds of all of us for some time now. Who wouldn't be interested in forming a self-sufficient community of people doing what they love and are capable of and sharing this knowledge with all who are interested, SAFELY, PERMANENTLY? What humans will do for the currency they will never spend...
Located in USA. Generating capital to procure this facility would be a serious step but the price honestly isn't bad considering how much potential lies here. We all would have Equal ownership/sway. Also, I think the current owner would be open to splitting this facility and its property into parcels. i.e. maybe just the underground facility and a few acres versus the whole package of out-buildings and all of the acres associated as well, dramatically reducing its price tag! Anyway, it's a chance for a life that resembles something closer to what we've always imagined it could be and I'd absolutely love working side-by-side with all of you.

  I can't relay much more information about it's locale as the current owner isn't into "tire kickers" (I'm totally guilty of this in the past!). Most people have amazingly tiny attention spans so I applaud and thank you for reading all of this! Good luck and good health with everything you do! =)
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Jeffrey, welcome to permies!

Sounds like a great idea to me. I have spoken with many folks who have thought about doing this. In fact there are folks who are already doing it.

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What state are you looking in?
 
Jeffrey Dylan
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Yes! these places are incredible. I check a few websites for similar structures pretty regularly and I feel like these sites only come up for sale once in our lifetimes. Some of them sell for similar prices to some homes nowadays.

As far as the state goes..I'm really quite open. With the exception of Florida, I guess. Copious amounts of Limestone/sinkholes freak me out.

As much as I'd love to move into one that's ready to go, I really don't see it being too unbearable or daunting. I know seeing pictures of some of these under-kept places can be pretty discouraging, but I feel like there's too many pros that outweigh the cons and the hard work that'd lie ahead. One thing is that entire sections could be temporarily sealed off without consequence, quietly awaiting us when we're ready to breathe life back into it. That and scrapping a lot of mechanical waste and conduit could prove to be pretty helpful. A garden could be established to meet almost any need as well as provide us all with a steady income. There's actually quite a few things we could do with portions of the space that'd generate income. With some being so cheap and of course, some dialing-in, one could look at it as a short-term investment opportunity.The possibility within these places as well as the land they lay on, are almost limited to one's imagination. Or, if I had it my way, Many imaginations! Thanks for your reply and I'm sorry it took me a bit to get back online!
 
Kyrt Ryder
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If anything resembling self-sufficiency is on your mind, you'll want to do soil tests of the surrounding acreage as part of your vetting process, and include as much acreage in the sale as you can afford.

Bear in mind that depending on the climate [humidity, latitude and elevation mostly] feeding a person a complete diet can range from 1/16th an Acre in the humid tropics [with a vegan diet] to several acres in cold dry desert. Incorporating land-not-owned into the water catchment can increase the 'effective' area being used to grow the food in dry climates, but this is dependent on A: Having the right topography and B: said catchment being and remaining clean of harmful contaminants.
 
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