I live with my amazing 4 year old son in an intentional community on the top of the South Island of New Zealand. http://www.tuitrust.org.nz My community has 13 children and they bring so much life to the daily experience. We are situated at the end of the road bordering a National Park. We have a focus on education and many people pass through to learn new skills in all areas. Several times a year there are Rights of Passage events to facilitate the transition into young manhood and womanhood. We also host a variety of other events as well.
I'm originally from the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY and immigrated to NZ in 2011.
The effects of climate change, global politics and economic situation has motivated me to refocus on what my priorities are. Top of the list is- having fun, high quality deep and meaningful connection, radical responsibility, communicating based in integrity, honesty, clarity, and openness, building soil structure with biochar/compost tea/compost, food production and preservation, and so much more! I am hugely into fermented foods and loosely follow a Weston A. Price diet. Also into giving my boy tractor rides. I love being a dad and we have so much fun together!
I'm a thinker and a tinkerer.
I'm extremely practical. I can fix just about anything. I grew up on a little homestead at the end of a dead end road. The forest was my playground and I picked up a wealth of knowledge and skills from my pop.
In my former life I was a traditional timber framer (timber buildings held together with wooden pegs instead of nails). I have built a little with cob and am excited to build a rocket mass heater someday should I own my own place. Currently I live in a cozy little house truck that I am fixing up.
I would consider a committed relationship with someone if it was in the flow.
I LOVE to ferment food. Fermenting has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. I feel so alive when eating fermented food!
I LOVE making compost and I have a microscope to look at all of the life in it.
I LOVE permaculture, biodynamics, biochar, compost tea, getting my hands dirty, appropriate technology, etc...
I LOVE gardening and this goes along well with making compost.
I am passionate about personal development and learning communication skills.
I am passionate about exploring the 4 base feelings of Joy, Sadness, Fear and Anger. Receiving information from each of these feelings and putting this information into action. Making the distinction between feelings and emotions.
I want to connect with someone who is a bit silly, interested in community living, personal growth, communication, emotional intelligence, self awareness, and working on the land.
So I’ve been wishing I could date strictly by values and interests and google took me here to Permies singles Wish we weren’t quite so far away, although I have daydreams of visiting NZ.
I’ve been studying and practicing PC since I was 19 yrs old and practice as a mental health counselor because introspection and self-work is equally important. I also have a dream of combining these two into a book someday...
So much I could say but as an intro, I think your profile is great and you are quite handsome, and I feel I’m part hobbit as well so I think we’re on similar planes. all the best, from New Mexico.
Thanks for stopping by. It's been about 5 months since I was contacted on this post so it's nice to make another connection.
Yes that's the thing about living in NZ. It's far away from everyone and everything so not easy to stop by for a cuppa.
The wisdom that emanates from your picture makes me smile
Thank you for the compliment of being handsome
On the practical side of things I recently found out that it will be about 1 1/2 years before I can sponsor someone through partnership so this might affect any potential partnership in the short term.
I'm up for a chat on the phone if you like. Easier then typing for me. Do you have a cell phone that has WhatsApp?
I am also just 2 weeks out of a 4 month relationship with a woman that was spectacular from start to finish. I am in the tail end of processing this so am mostly occupied by it at the moment. I was able to dig through the feedback from the experience and came up with some gold nuggets. I am excited to tweak some things in my life to have an even more awesome experience with my next partner.