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Oystein Tandberg
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I find it impossible to accept the ongoing war against humanity - at the same time we have to think about preserving "truth" for the future "truthseekers". Truth about history, health, permaculture.

I feel like a complete alien in the society where I live, since I fight an intense battle to inform people about the dangers of vaccinations, the HIV/AIDS hoax, GMO's, etc. It's not out of despair, however, I write this, but in hope of meeting likeminded people.

Likeminded would be those who need to live in anarchy and who love truth and all the arts And in this moment people who just have a very strong desire to off grid - even if it means to start from absolute scratch.

I am considering Guinea Conacry or Bulgaria as a location. Agricultural land in Bulgaria is the most affordable in Europe - and Guinea is just awakening from decades of harsh dictatorship and the cultures of the region are wonderful treasures. The project is to create a School of Permacultre. 

I'm thinking that the school should have a 1 year foundation courses. That course should not cost any money and the school should invest in areas in its proximity so that settlements can arise there. After the foundation year, the second year would be to teach. These are rough plans, but the idea is to enable people to eventually focus fully on their research, visions, and writings – under the right conditions.

Very open for ideas!   
 
                                    
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I have some friends and we are getting ready (the time line is funding depending, but making good progress) to start a little project you might be interested in checking out. Really long story cut as short as I can.

We are a batch of philosophy students who have become disenchanted with the atmosphere of academic professional philosophy. So we have been designing an alternative. A plan which started as a way to support a basic (but comfortable) way of life and permit a 'life of the mind' using permaculture has evolved considerably. Now we are developing a curriculum built around developing skills to support oneself despite the alienation of the current world, using permaculture, busking, craft skills, couch surfing, or even the skills to get a regular job for those folk that can stomach such a weird life; to know how to live harmoniously (we don't teach that one ought be harmonious, just teach several ways it can be done. Somethings in this world are worth harmonizing with, but a lot of things would benefit from some dissonance); and finally we would teach new ways of thinking, not better ways, just more expand the persons conceptual toolbox. Along the way opportunities to learn the basics of countless sciences, humanities, and arts (focus on music) will be made available.

We aren't really looking for 'likeminded' people per say, in fact with in certain limitations we are hoping for differently minded people. A diversity of world views and modes of cognizances the world. As long as sufficient communication skill and patience are there, we are open to accept all comers; yet willing to turn away anyone who is actually a threatening drain on resources beyond a sustainable level.

Since we are still very much in the planning/training/fund raising phase, I don't want to say too much about a place that hasn't actually been realized yet. But your goals seem to be kin of our project. We are going to be setting up in the United States. And I would really like to brain storm with you about education and permaculture.
 
                                      
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seems many people are looking for the same thing. a simpler way of living. we are starting some things here in upstate ny. or trying to at least. most people want something already started and working, but that is hard to come by and afford. we are starting small, taking baby steps, networking with a friend's organic farm for space to experiment. Starting with youth/ family projects this summer, to see who gets involved and  how much further we can take it. We are starting with our home school co-op group and the farms csa members. if you're in ny  contact mE !

SIMPLICITY IS BEAUTY.
 
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Interesting to read your posts. What about location? Just to get an idea of the prices for land in Bulgaria- http://www.bulgarianproperties4all.com/en/1/32/properties.html

If enough self sustainable and visionary people are interested, I think the land should be owned by the school - practically speaking what is needed in Bulgaria is to register a company that will be the owner of the land. Would be a goal in itself to build most of what we need with material from that land - probably earthbag or wooden houses and Tipis in the beginning.. I'm sure it can be made into a foundation in the future. It is possible to build on the land without registering it we just have to fix our own water and electricity. Winter is harsh, so one option I'm looking into for the first year is to go down to west africa when it gets to cold and return in spring. 
 
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