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Any interest in homesteading in Maine?

 
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Located on the outskirts of a small town but within 15 mins of 2 major towns and within 30 - 45 mins of the areas of Portland and Augusta, we are really in the middle of it all. Plenty of part time and full time job opportunities... looking for maybe 2 or 3 singles, couples, or small families - (single parents welcomed as well) looking to have a share in a small scale homesteading community. We have a couple dozen acres of land with a mix of farmable and woods. I have a potting shed, tiny indoor greenhouse, chicken coop, and some gardens started... so many more plans in the works.

Looking for long term interest after an initial one year lease with the opportunity to build your own tiny home or cabin on the property. You can take it with you, if it doesn’t work out or if you would like to move on... or maybe we could buy it from you? Minimal monthly financial contributions per person to mainly pay for taxes, insurance, emergency fund, utilities, food storage, supplies, equipment and tools. Once the property is paid off the contributions can be lowered or eliminated depending on how well we can become self sufficient as a tiny community. Must be willing to have a background check, supply some references, and be interviewed. No illegal drugs.

Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll try my best to answer. This is a relatively new concept for us and I may not have all the answers just yet but maybe we could work together to figure it out. There is a pull toward this direction so I’m going to give it a shot!

Let me know if you are interested...
Thank you in advance...
 
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Maine is a great state for homesteading.

We are located in the Southern half of Maine as well, just a hop North of Bangor.

Land is cheap, taxes are low, opportunity abounds.



 
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Bangor is about 90 mins north of us. Beautiful area up that way as well!
 
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Best wishes on your efforts Lizzie.  Looking forward to hearing how things work out....please consider posting updates.  

If anyone is worried about our winters up here...yes, they are a bit long, but it gives you time to rest, reflect on your progress and plans, sit by the fire, snow shoe through the forest along a river, etc.  Maine is the country's most forested state and is very beautiful.  It's a short trip to the ocean or to the mountains.  Also, a decent number of permies up here.
 
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Forgot to mention, Maine also just passed a law making it easier to legally build tiny homes.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Forgot to mention, Maine also just passed a law making it easier to legally build tiny homes.



I have been following the discussion on the BDN.

The majority of townships in Maine have never restricted 'tiny homes' because they simply do not enforce any building codes.

What this new law does is it enacts building codes to enforce on 'tiny homes'. My township will continue it's non-enforcement in either case.

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Hi! I’m about a half hour south of Bangor and about an hour away from Augusta! How are things going out your direction?
 
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Lily Hockley wrote:Hi! I’m about a half hour south of Bangor and about an hour away from Augusta! How are things going out your direction?




We must be neighbors. (How close are you to MOFGA?)
 
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We are about 20 minutes away! Are you in Thorndike??
 
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Are you still looking for interested candidates?
 
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Hello Lizzie.sounds like a good opportunity.Would like to help if we could speak would be better texting difficult.Will abide by all said but can only barter my work for room and board.Can discuss finances.If interested eliasvazquez149@gmail com hope  to hear from you  soon, Eli.
 
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Bangor-resident here! I'm just now dipping my toes into the idea of permaculture, so I'm not ready to make any commitments like this; but I'd be really happy to have some permie connections nearby! If you guys are still doing this, I'd be willing to offer some free labor in exchange for being shown the ropes. Let me know if this interests you.
 
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Monroe Delane wrote:Bangor-resident here! I'm just now dipping my toes into the idea of permaculture, so I'm not ready to make any commitments like this; but I'd be really happy to have some permie connections nearby! If you guys are still doing this, I'd be willing to offer some free labor in exchange for being shown the ropes. Let me know if this interests you.



We just sold our flock of commercial sheep, so my farm is kind of in transition, but if you ever want a tour of my place, you know, to see what we have done, come on down. I am only 40 minutes away from you in Thorndike.
 
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