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We have a permaculture forestry and orchard site of 9 acres in discoverybay , wa. Its a few minute from Sequim and Port Townsend. Our neighbor shares a lot of the infrastructure with us and he has 20 acres. He's planning to do the same stuff as us, and thus we have the makings of a very strong, sizeable, and significant community. We work in the trades and have considerable skills, experience, tools, and connections to help us manifest our goals. We aim to do predominately perennial ag with lots of fruit and nut orchards. Some of the forest has to be thinned and worked over to establish orchards. We may use pigs for a few years to accomplish this. We are seeking new renters and community members on our land. So far it is myself and my daughter( who lives here 1/2 time. And another couple who has recently moved in. We are in our mid 30's and wish to encourage other young families to move in. We are very hip, experienced, knowledgeable, and capable permaculture designers, laborers, farmers, carpenters, machine operators, and preppers. We believe in healthy organic lifestlye above all us including native american traditions and plant medicines. We also love to ferment and make lots of homemade wine and cider. We have 3 pads available for rv's or tiny homes. We have electrical, water, and telecom hookups ready. We have a boneyard with gear and materials, in addition to lots of space. Rent is $465 including all utilities and trash. We have extensive connections in the region to help people find work, friends, and opportunities. We have 2 year round streams on the land. We love to have kids around that can play and explore on their own. We have 300 row feet of garden and thus lots of room to grow lots of annuals. There is a large nursery and medicinal plant beds too. We have a design done for part of the land and a lot more potential. We are working to create and LLC to share the land in common. We seek more land members, but first ask a period of 6months of living onsite or getting involved with us in some form before we consider membership. The price of the land was very cheap so the mortgage is very small and new members buy in costs can quickly be used to develop the land. We have heaps of power and water to play with. We also have development rights on our lowest tier near the road to build a commercial building for rental workshops, cidery, apartment, and more. The land is really gorgeous and has heaps of assets. We welcome conversation, tours, questions, and more.

We are located in Discovery Bay near the 101. It is a great junction point between sequim, port townsend and the 104 to drive toward seattle. a 3 minute walk from our land is the d bay village store, sea change cannabis, a sports equipment store, and the detour: a coffee shop and tasting room. it is an ideal asset to have as a neighbor as the community gathers here. there is music, film, meetings, and more.

Another neighbor we have is planning to build a wedding/ event center permaculture farm on 55 acres. they have huge plans, and are awesome people.


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Sounds like an awesome opportunity, very experienced and skilled people, and a great price.  And some clarity about legal structures too.

You might get more answers if you describe more clarity about your communication processes, governance structure, explusion process, project management processes, and community glue...

Have you read Diana Leafe Christian's book Creating a Life Together?  she researched hundreds of communities and found a small number of factors that allowed the 10% that survived survive.

By the way, if anyone's interested in a book study group I'm wanting to start one--focusing on the Northeast, but it would be great to start different groups in different regions and support one another.

Best of luck!  
 

steve barker wrote:We have a permaculture forestry and orchard site of 9 acres in discoverybay , wa. Its a few minute from Sequim and Port Townsend. Our neighbor shares a lot of the infrastructure with us and he has 20 acres. He's planning to do the same stuff as us, and thus we have the makings of a very strong, sizeable, and significant community. We work in the trades and have considerable skills, experience, tools, and connections to help us manifest our goals. We aim to do predominately perennial ag with lots of fruit and nut orchards. Some of the forest has to be thinned and worked over to establish orchards. We may use pigs for a few years to accomplish this. We are seeking new renters and community members on our land. So far it is myself and my daughter( who lives here 1/2 time. And another couple who has recently moved in. We are in our mid 30's and wish to encourage other young families to move in. We are very hip, experienced, knowledgeable, and capable permaculture designers, laborers, farmers, carpenters, machine operators, and preppers. We believe in healthy organic lifestlye above all us including native american traditions and plant medicines. We also love to ferment and make lots of homemade wine and cider. We have 3 pads available for rv's or tiny homes. We have electrical, water, and telecom hookups ready. We have a boneyard with gear and materials, in addition to lots of space. Rent is $465 including all utilities and trash. We have extensive connections in the region to help people find work, friends, and opportunities. We have 2 year round streams on the land. We love to have kids around that can play and explore on their own. We have 300 row feet of garden and thus lots of room to grow lots of annuals. There is a large nursery and medicinal plant beds too. We have a design done for part of the land and a lot more potential. We are working to create and LLC to share the land in common. We seek more land members, but first ask a period of 6months of living onsite or getting involved with us in some form before we consider membership. The price of the land was very cheap so the mortgage is very small and new members buy in costs can quickly be used to develop the land. We have heaps of power and water to play with. We also have development rights on our lowest tier near the road to build a commercial building for rental workshops, cidery, apartment, and more. The land is really gorgeous and has heaps of assets. We welcome conversation, tours, questions, and more.

We are located in Discovery Bay near the 101. It is a great junction point between sequim, port townsend and the 104 to drive toward seattle. a 3 minute walk from our land is the d bay village store, sea change cannabis, a sports equipment store, and the detour: a coffee shop and tasting room. it is an ideal asset to have as a neighbor as the community gathers here. there is music, film, meetings, and more.

Another neighbor we have is planning to build a wedding/ event center permaculture farm on 55 acres. they have huge plans, and are awesome people.


Steve
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