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Looking for single mom to start homestead with in Az  RSS feed

 
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Location: Arizona
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Hi! This is rare and I'm not sure if I'll get any replies at all.

Are you a single mom whose been having a dream of quitting your job, living off the grid and working for yourself on your own small farm and growing your own crops, raising your own animals and eating truly organic food while your child grow up having a healthier life without flu shots and tylenol? Herbs and essential oils are my choice ♡

I'm a young single mom and widow. I've had a passion to go off the grid and create my own homestead with my child. I want to buy a nice sized piece of land in northern Arizona and build a house...but only after staying in an RV temporarily until construction is complete. <---If this seems like something you don't want to do, then dont reply. I know there is alot of hardwork involved with living on your own homestead and I am by no means an experienced farmer, welder,hunter ect but I'm willing to learn and sharpen my skills and I have a passion succeed. I believe we, as humans are capable of so much more than we know. If our ancestors could live a sustainable lifestyle off the earth, so can we.This is the way I want to live my life and the passion has reignited in me since the passing of my husband. The reason why I'm looking for a single mom is because I want to be able to contribute 50% on a homestead without feeling pressure to date and find marriage just to achieve this dream. Doing this with a couple is also not something I'm interested in. Just a single mom who may be struggling and want to stop working  and change their lifestyle for the better.  Pretty much just a cool and chill partner to homestead with. As long as you believe in God, we will be able to get along. Also no racists..I'm African American...so ya Lol

Don't reply if:
*You are incapable of helping build a home (I figure 2 separate homes so we have our space but still helping each other with construction) also building barn,outhouse, treehouse,ect
*You don't like animals
*You don't want to grow vegetables/fruits/herbs
*You don't want to learn to cook from scratch
*You wouldn't like to harvest your own rainwater
*You arent willing to hunt or butcher an animal you raised for food
*You don't want free range animals
*You dont use herbal medicine
*You refuse to stop buying poiseous chemicals for your home like bleach
*You aren't strong enough or you don't want to become strong enough  to lift heavy objects,use tools,wepons,ect
*You don't want to learn and practice survival skills
*You need your kids in traditional public school
*You think only men can build houses and chop wood
*You don't want to learn to setup and use solar power
*You are a thief,lazy,liar,abusive,addict or fake....save us both the trouble...don't reply

Also if you aren't willing to video chat and meet in a public place then do not contact me.

If you are one of those few unique single women who are raising a child\children and want to achieve your dream of living off the grid with a like-minded woman then I hope to here from you soon! Although I don't expect many replies if any..My email is vmoore0814@gmail.com
 
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Location: Northern Arizona
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Hi Vanessa!

Northern Arizona is a great place!  I recently started a 10 acre Permaculture demonstration site in Parks about 30 mins outside of Flagstaff.  We are rapidly building connections with other sustainability/Permaculture folks in the area and trying to move things forward.  Lots of opportunities to meet like minded people.

If you are in the area, I can add you to our email list and start introducing you to people.  It may be a good way to find a partner in your endeavor.

-Scott
 
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I'm going to send you an email, curious as to how much response you have gotten.
 
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Hi Vanessa.  Newly single home-schooling/farming/sustainable building/artist mom here.  Currently I'm saving enough to build a mobile tiny home and relocate from the Eastern Wa area to the SW.  My partner of 18 years and I will be going our separate ways after completing an eco-hobbit home, organic farm and running a small forest art business.  I also work as a children's art teacher (home-schooled and special needs) and a wood carver.  Before the career transition, I worked as an architect in Upstate New York and my in home town of Atlanta, Ga with an emphasis on sustainable building.  Growing up, my parents raised us off-grid and grew their own food. For me, living and raising my family any other way isn't an option. 
My finances are an issue at the moment due to my volunteering and constantly donating with the non-profits I've been involved with for the past four years.  By late spring my ability to head out in search of rebuilding a life will be more of a possibility.  If you are still looking for someone to join in your efforts toward this lifestyle, pm me and we can talk further. 
 
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Location: South Oklahoma
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Man this is just what I have been looking for. I'm just conflicted about the location :-/
 
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@Scott,

Are you familiar with the area west of you, and more specifically Seligman?
If so, could you speak to why property values are low? (perhaps a place for OP and others to search)

I know the water issue is a big one, does zoning affect the living situation, i.e. some septic required before living on, or type of building needed first, etc?

Usually when land is cheap there's a good reason why, but I've read/seen many people out in these areas having "homesteads".

JD
 
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