(With apologies for cross-posting this message to the WWOOF/etc forum}
My wife and I would like to live abroad for a year or so, with our two young children. We are from Vermont, USA, and hope to live in a Spanish-speaking country, with Italy as a distant second choice. We would like to be able to live for the year at an ecovillage or other permaculture-oriented location, as I am a budding permaculture designer.
Most likely, we would be ready to embark on this adventure around September 2013. Our kids would be 6 and 7 years old at that time.
It would be fantastic if we could earn our keep wherever we end up, for example by working for room and board on a permaculture farm.
Ideally, the location would have some vague similarity in climate to Vermont's, so that what we learn about practical permaculture applications can be easily turned to use when we return home. However, that's not a necessity at all.
I'd love to hear either from people either who are at such a location or who might be able to directly connect us with such a location, or from people who less directly can suggest places for me to research.
Thanks very much, Jonathan
"We have changed the world, and we wonder why things won't stay the same." -Les Lanyon
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I have a farm in yucatan that is very interesting but have no house there yet If you would like to stay there I can set you up with a friend the rent is about $70 US/month. All I ask is that while you are there you dont destroy anything and that you plant some perennials. Any food found growing (bananas, pitahayas, pinuela, elefant ears, guajes, ect.) is up for grabs and feel free to take deer other game.