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Gypsy Clipper
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Experienced homesteading couple looking to explore the country. We have our own self contained RV. We need absolutely nothing from our hosts other than a parking spot. Willing to exchange our skills and time to repay your generosity. We are very competent and friendly. Please contact us at to begin dialogue.

gypsyclipper2020@gmail.com

 
bruce Fine
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sent you email
lets talk
 
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Hey Bruce! Replied in an email.Look forward to getting to meet you.
 
Maxwell Myers
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I wish you luck! My girlfriend and I did this for about 2 years, and found nothing but bait-and-switch scenarios where people would always act laid back and cool at first, (if anyone ever works to convince you HOW cool they are, over and over, run). and then switch to desiring either constant attention, or later informing that we would now be servants to their lordship. In fact, out of 5 people we stayed with, 4 of them never actually wanted any concrete work, (or wanted to do permaculture, or much of anything at all, it turned out), but instead fulfill their emotional needs, (either because they were lonely people needing new best friends, or petty tyrants just wanting someone to push around). Make sure you know exactly what's expected of you in terms of hours worked, or chores per week, or whatever. There has to be a defined concrete value you are agreeing to provide, and if they are wishy washy with what that is, run. They are luring you in, and by the time you're moved in and comfortable, the real terms of THEIR agreement will come out. And it won't be good.

Also, make sure they know your stance towards having to hang out and/or report to them on a dimes notice. Let them know if you are introverts, or want community. It's a hard road, and most times it won't work out. But I wish you the best! We got so emotionally exhausted by the process we decided to focus on getting our own land now. Nobody managed their land even close to wisely, in our perspective, and it never felt free to have someone lording over us. But your mileage may vary! Again, good luck!
 
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Any situation is an option. We are looking to help as many people as we can over the next year. Every situation is temporary. We are only looking to stay for as long as we are needed. We are not homeless or penniless. This is our version of habitat for humanity.
If you need help just ask. All situations will be acted on.
It takes a village...this is an exchange. You need help just ask.
We ask for nothing in return but a place to park our RV. We don't need anything else.
 
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Maxwell Myers wrote:I wish you luck! My girlfriend and I did this for about 2 years, and found nothing but bait-and-switch scenarios where people would always act laid back and cool at first, (if anyone ever works to convince you HOW cool they are, over and over, run). and then switch to desiring either constant attention, or later informing that we would now be servants to their lordship. In fact, out of 5 people we stayed with, 4 of them never actually wanted any concrete work, (or wanted to do permaculture, or much of anything at all, it turned out), but instead fulfill their emotional needs, (either because they were lonely people needing new best friends, or petty tyrants just wanting someone to push around). Make sure you know exactly what's expected of you in terms of hours worked, or chores per week, or whatever. There has to be a defined concrete value you are agreeing to provide, and if they are wishy washy with what that is, run. They are luring you in, and by the time you're moved in and comfortable, the real terms of THEIR agreement will come out. And it won't be good.

Also, make sure they know your stance towards having to hang out and/or report to them on a dimes notice. Let them know if you are introverts, or want community. It's a hard road, and most times it won't work out. But I wish you the best! We got so emotionally exhausted by the process we decided to focus on getting our own land now. Nobody managed their land even close to wisely, in our perspective, and it never felt free to have someone lording over us. But your mileage may vary! Again, good luck!

We too have been victims of exactly what you wrote.
We just still believe their are good people that need our help. We need absolutely nothing in return. We are are offering our help in exchange for nothing but a place to park.
 
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This was very informative on both parts, and Kudos to you Gypsy for doing this!

Myself, I am a landowner with a quite a few acres, and an extra house or two, but because of what Maxwell says, I never wanted to get into any sort of arrangement with people for fear of people thinking I would be like one of the landowners Maxwell mentions. It breaks my heart because that sort of tyranny should have died in 1776 when this country was established.

I grew up on a farm where the oldest and closest got all the good jobs like operating equipment while the lowly in the family (me) had to shovel gutters, pitch hay, and milk cows. There is no way I could do that to someone else, in fact I would probably give them all the good jobs and keep the yucky jobs for myself just so they would (1) have a good experience with farming (2) realize there are good people still left in the world. On that note Maxwell, I am truly sorry...and empathetic to you and your girlfriend, for having to experience that nonsense.

As for work here...honestly, despite having a lot going on, my wife and I just plod along and somehow at the end of the year marvel at all that has somehow been accomplished.
 
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Hey! Any chance your name/email refers to a Silver Streak Clipper? It caught my eye because I have a 1973 Atlas currently sitting in my driveway. I wish I had more room to offer you a place, but I'm pretty sure I can't fit two campers here without drawing angst from my neighbors. Wishing you good luck in your travels!
 
Sharon Reece
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Hi
I thought i sent you an email, but apparently it didn't go through. I have a small place in NC. I would be so happy just to have some experienced people give me some input on getting things established. Guests are very welcome. Get in touch if you're interested, thanks. classique6912@gmail.com
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