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Javier Ortiz
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Hey ya'll, I'm going through a rough stage of my life and my motivation lately has been dead. BUT I've finally had a breakthrough and realized an "Ecovillage" would be an amazing place to learn, live and grow. I just need to get away for awhile, clear my mind and occupy it. I need a fresh perspective and I'm so fucking sick of mainstream culture - I finally see what a sham it is. Nearly everything seems to be at the expense of others and that just doesn't sit right with me. I don't feel I "belong" anywhere lately so that is why I'm reaching out. What I'm looking for are opportunities in the New England area to learn about sustainability, farming, and Ecovillage systems. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do but this is the only thing that has resonated with me, in along time. If you can relate & have more knowledge than me, please help me find something.
Thanks for your kindness & your time
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Welcome to Permies, Javier.

It might help us some more, to help find you a place you'd like to be... if you tell us a bit more about yourself, if you would be so kind?

There are many offers here for people to come stay for awhile or longer, to try out a place. People looking for someone who would want to help them with their land/homestead/etc, and in return offer a place to stay and/or to share some of the land (and allow you to build your own place to put down roots). We have singles looking for like mindeds. WWOOF opportunities. Internships where you would learn skills you can take with and may work into a permanent place to be.

Do you have any skills you can bring with you? (even if like me, I claim to be a 'roboweeder', I can certainly do a number on light cleanup of turf...) If not that's okay too. A willingness to learn is a great thing.

https://permies.com/c/10 is the entire section of 'Community' forums here. On the right hand side are listed several subgroups... forums.

Under that, try

https://permies.com/f/6/intentional-community ; and the central column has recent topics (threads) and posts. Click on a few of those and browse. You may find something you wish to post to to explore.

Here is hoping you can find something that interests you. Good luck. I am probably much much older than you and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, other than I did invest in two acres and am giving it a go, in a small rural town.

 
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Hey Deb, thanks for your response! I guess what I'm looking for is an Ecovillage with an internship option where I can do work in exchange for stay. I really just want to get away from the city for awhile and get in touch with my spirituality. I want to learn about green building and sustainable agriculture(plants) and I've been vegetarian my entire life. I graduated from a vocational high-school so I'm decent when it comes to tools & building. I dont agree with most of mainstream culture and its prejudices; I thought that kind of stuff was normal in high-school but I've been humbled. I know I have a lot to offer, I just may need some help finding it.  
 
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Javier Ortiz wrote:Hey Deb, thanks for your response! I guess what I'm looking for is an Ecovillage with an internship option where I can do work in exchange for stay. I really just want to get away from the city for awhile and get in touch with my spirituality. I want to learn about green building and sustainable agriculture(plants) and I've been vegetarian my entire life. I graduated from a vocational high-school so I'm decent when it comes to tools & building. I dont agree with most of mainstream culture and its prejudices; I thought that kind of stuff was normal in high-school but I've been humbled. I know I have a lot to offer, I just may need some help finding it.  


Then try going through some of the intentional community stuff. There might be something there to appeal to you and you can always post to them, or if they give contact information in the post, contact them.
 
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