My name is Krissy Ramsey. I am a 56 year-old single pagan transgender woman who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I have been experiencing an ongoing life crisis since losing my career as a mental health counselor with the start of the recession in 2007. Despite my best efforts since then, I have never been able to get back on my feet financially and have struggled just to keep a roof over my head working as a self-employed wedding officiant. Now I have reached a point where I am at risk of homelessness if cannot find an alternative living situation by the first week of this August, and so am appealing for help to anyone who leads an intentional community in my region (i.e. East/Middle Tennessee, North Georgia, North Alabama, Western North Carolina) who may be willing to consider allowing me to join you as a member.
I am a very easy-going person with no addictions or criminal history, and no attachments preventing me from making an immediate move. And although I have no farming experience, I am in excellent health, have a strong desire to learn, and have a fairly diverse skill-set that I feel could be of value to certain communities. You can see my education/work history on my Facebook profile at the following link:
I would be happy to discuss the specifics of my situation with you in a phone and/or Skype interview (followed by an in-person visit if there seemed to be possibilities after that). You may either reply to me here or call me directly at (423) 475-3382.
You probably already know about Short Mountain in Tennessee, an L.G.B.T.Q intentional community.
I'm afraid (for your sake) that most intentional communities do not offer free room and board to new members, for an assortment of good reasons. Maybe if you clarify more details about what you can offer in terms of skills, resources, or willingness to do certain types of work, you might encounter more invitations.
Works at a residential alternative high school in the Himalayas SECMOL.org . "Back home" is Cape Cod, E Coast USA.
This link is for the Medicine Wheel neighborhood at Earthhaven Ecovillage in Black Mtn, NC.
You may also want to put an ad on IC.org's classified page 'seeking community'.
As Rebecca mentions, share what types of skills you may have to offer. etc.
do a search on ic.org directory page, to find ic's in the south with the advanced search and keywords.
BE CAREFUL what personal information you share on teh world wide web.
Folks can prey upon us in our distraught times, and wreak havoc on our life.
You can alwasy share more personal ly inclined informatoin privately in email or such.
Have you already checked out the extended permie community in the Chattanooga area, to see if anyone has a work trade or other
check craigslist for possible trade for housing situation.
check craigslist in areas such as
lexington/(berea is in this one and there are many cmmunity minds folks there.
Berea College is someting to ch
eck out. they are a very diffrent type of school.
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posted 2 years ago
Jim Fry of Stone Garden Farm has a 40+ year education farm.
here is a quote about their place.
Our farm/museum/school/ic has been great, going on 40+ yrs. now. Hundreds of folks have come and gone,
--we have lots of WWOOF'ers and visitors. For long term folks the longest stay was 20+ years, the shortest
was something like 20 minutes (that guy really did not work out). It's been fun and informative.
Probably the biggest problem has been expectations. What folks think they can do, or want to do,
is quite different from what they actually can or will do.
In the meanwhile, if you are looking for a place to visit, or more, give us a call or visit. Stone Garden Farm, ..on Facebook or IC. Or www.stonegardenfarm.com .