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Paid opportunity to establish and run a permaculture site.

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Hello - I am looking at purchasing an investment property.  The property is large, has a decent amount of topography and forest, a spring and seasonal creek.  The site also has income producing property on it and a variety of other outbuildings.  I've been interested in Permaculture for a long time and think that the site has a lot of potential.  

What I am curious to know is whether or not there might be an interest out there by an individual, couple or family to essentially oversee the property and also begin establishing a permaculture site.  I would be looking for someone to manage all aspects of the income properties and also begin to start designing the site.  In exchange I was thinking of providing free housing in addition to a monthly salary which would be dependent on skill set and ability. Ideally, someone would have maintenance and construction experience as well as property management experience.  Eventually, I could foresee establishing additional homesites that could be permanent in nature.  I would also provide investment capital for establishing the site.

The vision is much greater than that, but this is just a quick summary to see if perhaps this type of arrangement would be interesting to someone.  i always see that people are looking for land and opportunities to establish something and I thought maybe this might be a win win opportunity.  

Let me know your thoughts.

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Hi David James,

This is my first post, so forgive my forum ignorance please! I would like to learn more about the opportunity you mentioned above, specifically where the properties are located. I currently work as an urban planner (specifically: Neighborhood Revitalization Manager) for a a Boston area affordable housing developer and community development agency. In addition to my training in planning I have completed my Permaculture Design Certificate with the Resilience Hub out of Portland, Maine and also spent my adolescent years living on and operating a small family farm in Kentucky (15 acres). I have experience with small livestock (Goats, Sheep, Chicken, Guinea fowl), garden variety crops, Table and Wine grapes, fruit trees and some more. I also have a bit of a background doing aquaponic work on the Kentucky property, with the largest of the man-made ponds being 10x20x4.5ft deep.

Anyhow, city life has grown (c)old and I periodically peruse the permies forums seeking opportunities like this. I look forward to getting in touch with you and learning more!

All the best
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Hey David James.

Where are you located? This seems like a good start....

I'd be interested to know more details. We're in the middle of our log cabin build in 2017 but am curious!

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Location: SW New Mexico, 5300'elevation, 18" precip
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Hi Dave,
We are interested in knowing what part of the country your property is in.
Sounds like an intriguing proposal.

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Location: Kula, HI
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Hi David,

Curious to know more about what you're thinking and location.

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