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Permie Plan for Asheville, NC Rosman, NC Brevard, NC

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Hello there,

I just created a profile here at Permies.  This is the community that I've always been a part of, but never knew it existed.  My name is William Wallace, and I am planning a large relocation to the Asheville area.  I do have listed multiple locations in the title.  This is because my plans are currently flexible.  

My largest intention is to build a permie resident on a tract of land that I own in Rosman, NC.  This is over 15 acres, and has several streams on it.  There is nothing built on the land, and the back property line is National Forest. I have had a love for Earth-Sheltered houses since I was a young boy.  My father purchased this land with the hopes of putting building something earth-sheltered.  I want to revitalize this idea and have year-round earth sheltered greenhouses.

Unfortunately, I am not in a position where I can simply live off the land and build my house as I want.  I have a job where I must maintain internet connection throughout the night.  Because of this, I am looking to make connections in either Asheville, Rosman or Brevard areas.  I would be simply looking for a place to connect to the internet and catch a few Z's of sleep.  The rest of my time would be spent living on my land.  I would even be content living in a tent, as long as I can get an extension cord for power and the wifi password.  My work is my priority at this time,  It is a steady job, 6 nights a week.  This gives me zero flexibility for the primitive permie lifestyle.  

My area is close to this location.  If you look at the map, I'm closer to the lake on the same road.  We have access to the same lake.  It is a short walk.  

I am interested in making connections with like-minded folks in the area.  I'm a big backpacker and hiker.  I love to camp in my hammock.  I am an Eagle Scout and an Army Veteran.  I do have to contend with some Home Owner's restrictions, but they allow a single camper on site when building the residence.  This would be the quickest way to get started, although I have no access to a camper, and the access road to the property is very sketchy.  It seems to be part of an old logging path.  

I was born in the Brevard area, and moved away when I was just over 5 years old.  I still feel tied to the area, and want to move back as soon as possible.  We'll see what I can put together!


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