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Family Seeking LGBTQ friendly Intentional Community. Willing to travel!

 
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My extended family and I (Myself and my partner, my sister and her partner and three children as well as my mother) have been co-habitating for some time. Unfortunately, falling on hard times we're being forced to choose whether or not to break up our family or try to find some alternative to renting. Mom's got a good deal of debt, but between us all we've got a lot of generational knowledge. My partner is a skilled graphic artist and we work as a team for web design projects as well as in illustration. My mother and I have years of experience gardening from scratch and in urban areas successfully. I'm also a skilled herbalist with knowledge of holistic and ancient medicine as well as skills in Lapidary/Metallurgy. I'm very skilled with a sewing machine and make my own clothes and curtains/ upholstery etc as well as many administrative/computer/internet skills. We're all very serious about community and hard work, and at least some of us if not all are very interested in joining a permanent community somewhere. Obviously, due to money issues, we're looking for a situation with workshare as an option. I personally am very eager to divest from capitalism altogether in whatever ways possible. We're currently in Des Moines, Iowa and would like somewhere in the midwest but would travel long-distance for the right opportunity!

It's likely that if finances were not such a problem up until now that we would have started our own community by now, so our mindset is definitely in the right place.

I've lurked on this forum for a long time, and have a great deal of passion for the same things many people here do. There are a few sites out there that list communities and their guidelines and I've sifted through them, but would like to know about any other opportunities perhaps flying under the radar.

Thanks in advance for any tips!

--Yuri
 
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I am looking for people to pull together that would be interested in building a community here in Spokane County, Wa. I must stay out here, but am looking to get something started. I am very interested in the skill set between all of you. I have a license as a contractor in paint and drywall, and am pretty crafty with tools. I started my business a year ago, and was off to a great start. The last few months have gotten slow. I feel I spend more time stressing about bills than expanding business reach. I have very long wanted to get away from monthly bills such as rent. I just registered here, and this is my first reply, but washington state is pretty liberal and accepting of LGBT and is an awesome place to live. I have been here 5 years and love it. I want just a couple acres of land, and want to build a community where we are all a part of a whole. I want to grow food. Build up the land. Clean living, solar powered off grid. Anyways... First reply... Hope you enjoy.
 
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Hi Yuri,  We are in a similar situation.  We are seeking land, ideally with intentional community. We are staying in a foreclosed house itching to find a forever home. We are in Maine but also willing to travel.  We have managed to save some money and are looking for cheap land if we don't find community to move in with long term. If we get a chunk of land we would like to invite others onto it as long as we don't exceed the resource availability of the site.  It's my partner, three children and myself.  We want to live off grid and teach our children to live with nature using land use practices and ethics of permaculture and neo-aboriginal ways.  My partner is a farm worker, writer, activist and geography expert.  I am a builder, tinkerer, ecologist and naturalist.  My children are 4, 9 and 12.  We are very self-sufficient folks and would love to learn and grow with others. Good luck in your search and if you ever venture to Maine give us a shout out, I'd be open to build a future with others.
 
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