I don't have the money to buy land, nor will I probably ever have it. Sweat equity is the only way I'm going to be able to live like this. The sad thing is, as much as places like this seem to be focused around permaculture they are very rarely welcoming of children, at least not to any courses. That makes them the furthest thing from "perma" anything in my mind.
I don't know what this place's policy on kids is but so far I have found zero permaculture workshops that allow or make allowances for children or (single) people with them.
Len wrote:You pay rent and while there is some work on site you may have to work in a nearby town.... more and more like the RV park, but with a different slant on community.
There are developments in the works to allow people to buy-in to a housing co-op so that they can have a long term investment into the land and community. Here is information on it: http://www.lostvalley.org/housing_cooperative
For the Earth,