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Family of 4 Seeking Community

 
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Location: Martell, Nebraska
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Myself, my husband, our 17 year old daughter and our 8 yr old daughter are on a search to find a long term opportunity to commit our lives to living and working in a sustainable community. We are researching many, many communities on and off-grid at the moment and narrowing down the life we truly want to live. We all have experience living and working in intentional communities for the last 6 years, traveling from coast to coast and even Puerto Rico, learning many skills that we can bring to the table to help. We are extremely hard working individuals and we admire working with others who enjoy working hard as well.  We are not alcoholics, but enjoy a nice brew or wine once in a while.  We do smoke our own rolled tobacco, but never in a building or near gardens.  We do not do drugs, but have no problem with medicinal herbs.  Our 17 year old is a recent homeschool graduate of our Sisters Grimm Academy and our 8 year old is curious to go to a public school, dependent on the state and common core standards, etc.

We are currently indulging in a workaway opportunity near Lincoln, Nebraska and looking to find our new home/adventure within the next 2 weeks or so.  We are looking for a long-term situation and more permanently if your community is ideal for all of us.

A couple of skills that we can offer you are as follows:

Consensus Decision Making
Facilitation
Conflict Resolution
Chickens and other animal husbandry
General Maintenance
Farmers Markets
Harvesting
Water pump and gravity fed water systems
Cooking for an average of 14 incorporating different options for vegans, vegetarians, raw food diets and more (All with LOVE of course
Gardening (Herbs, vegetables and flower beds) (Companion planting and have researched many other types of gardening)
Composting
Recycling
Food preservation (Canning, Dehydrating, Apple processing and pressing)
Handyman work
Extreme cleaning (no joke - I like to be organized - a dirty floor is a hard days work; so it is to be expected )
Extensive computer experience including Graphic Design work (logos, business cards, flyers, etc.)
Marketing and Networking
Extensive spa and pool maintenance
Goat Milking
Up-cycling
Firewood Processing
Some experience with construction - but, most is self-explanatory
and so much more to help and willing to learn more and more

We are interested in any living situation that includes a roof or a tent if needed during the summer.

We are mature, hard working, responsible, love hanging out, playing music, bonfires, drum circles, community gatherings with locals, playing cards and making our home a beauty in itself.

We do not have transportation, as we recently just got back from Puerto Rico, so we will be arriving via plane or bus if closer to Nebraska.

We are more than happy and willing to answer any and all questions you may have for us.

Love & Light

Dawn, Troy, Heather & Ivy
comtngl@gmail.com
 
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Location: New Hampshire
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Hello,

About a year and a half ago my family bought and moved to a secluded piece of land in NH. There was no electric even close to the homestead and no water except from a pond. We brought our rv to live in as we build and we put in a well. We started with generator power and added solar. Soon we will be putting up a wind turbine. We added chickens, ducks and goats. We started a 1/4 acre garden and we will soon expand it. We hope to be at least 80% self sufficient in the next year. The best part is it wasn't nearly as difficult of a transition as I thought it would be but it has been incredibly rewarding.
We are looking for a couple of families families to share my family's 50 acre homestead with as it grows.

Jeff
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Location: Central TN
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Hey Family of 4, would be interested in learning more about your values and expectations in a community, I recently launched an eco village with a few others and we are on month two. We are looking for others who share our values and would mesh well with us on our 11 acres in tn. Feel free to pm me if you like we can start a conversation
 
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We're near Tampa FL and are older permies that own a small permaculture based farm. If interested check out our web site www.ecofarmfl.oorg
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Dawn Stevens
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Location: Martell, Nebraska
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Jon Butts wrote:We're near Tampa FL and are older permies that own a small permaculture based farm. If interested check out our web site www.ecofarmfl.oorg



Hello Jon - We are very interested in joining you.  Please let us know what else you may need from us or connect via facebook to answer any questions you may have and visa versa.  Thank you, The Stevens Family.
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Heather & Ivy
 
We don't have time for this. We've gotta save the moon! Or check this out:
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