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Looking for people to share my 9acre farm with.

 
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Greetings!

I’m looking for likeminded people to share my home with.

First, the living situation: I own a 9 acre farm in South East/Mid- Michigan. It’s a brand new (to me) piece of property with insane amounts of potential. I want to do it all, but I absolutely cannot do it alone.
I have a number of open rooms I would love to fill with amazing housemates who share a passion for creating something beautiful in this world.

Next, who I am:  I’m Bri, a 32 year old free thinking, earth worshiping, lover of all things. I should also add that I am a mother of 2 small humans. I am a firm believe in love without boundaries. I
I’m looking for community, a tribe, people with whom to be vulnerable, intentional, productive, communicative, loving. I want friends who connect on an emotional, intellectual, maybe even spiritual level.

Off of my farm I am an educated professional with a job at an Art Museum that I love. Part of what I love about my work is the flexibility I have in my schedule to pursue other things that I am passionate about.

I would love to start a conversation with anyone who has an interest in a home/farm mate situation like this!
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Awesome! I'm not fat from you and my brother actually lives probably close by.  I'm not planning on moving, but it would be nice to meet.
 
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I am a retired teacher and permaculture enthusiast. I have experience in building solar energy systems and have completed one Permaculture Design Course. I have been studying grass management techniques using livestock "mobbing", rainwater and greywater harvesting and I am very interested in designing the landforms that support permaculture food forests.

As a physical geographer, I am interested in exploring the interfaces between humans and the land they live on. I currently live near Kingman, AZ. I inherited a 3.66-acre plot of desert rangeland which is beyond my means to develop. Like you, I want to do it all but I realize that I can not do it all by myself. My plan is to seek out others who would be able to take advantage of my knowledge and skills. Unfortunately, my physical condition is not up to performing heavy physical work anymore.

The good news is that my brain still works just fine. I am seeking a community of like-minded individuals to throw in with. I have not found such a community near my small property, so I'm exploring other options. My other interests include music (I play the electric bass), art, theatre, and video production. (I worked for a while as a TV news photographer). I seek a community of artists, scientists, and creative builders.

As my "dowry", I can supply up to 2.4 kW of solar panels, storage batteries, and the control systems to manage it. I would like to explore the use of greenhouses to distill wastewater and would like to work on a design for a pumped water energy storage system that would combine water storage with the use of micro-hydro power generation to "stack" water use with renewable energy storage needs. I have construction experience and know quite a bit about installing electrical and plumbing systems, knowledge which I hope to teach to the younger generations in the time I have left on this planet. I also have the start of a small library of permaculture books to contribute.

I am also interested in alternative building techniques for creating passive, energy-efficient buildings, food-forest gardens, and sustainable agriculture. I have attended workshops in cob construction, and I am also interested in the idea of building underground, i.e., using the earth itself as my "building". [material added since my first submission...]

Although I have managed a few gardens in the past, I am not really a "plants" person as far as knowing all the latin names and such. However, I enjoy collaborating to establish the landforms and designing the structures needed to support the plant guilds of a permaculture food forest.

Perhaps our interests coincide.
 
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You sound like a remarkable human, Mark. Your depth of knowledge exceeds mine exponentially.

We should certainly talk more.
 
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Thank you for the swift and very kind reply.

I do not doubt that you have areas of knowledge that far exceeds my own areas of expertise in "depth of knowledge...", so we're even there!

I suggest that we continue a conversation via e-mail and telephone if you are interested. I can be contacted at mark [dot] kissinger [at] gmail [dot] com.

Or, if you prefer a more public exchange, we can continue on this forum.

I look forward to your response.
 
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Briannon English wrote:Greetings!

I’m looking for likeminded people to share my home with.

First, the living situation: I own a 9 acre farm in South East/Mid- Michigan. It’s a brand new (to me) piece of property with insane amounts of potential. I want to do it all, but I absolutely cannot do it alone.
I have a number of open rooms I would love to fill with amazing housemates who share a passion for creating something beautiful in this world.

Next, who I am:  I’m Bri, a 32 year old free thinking, earth worshiping, lover of all things. I should also add that I am a mother of 2 small humans. I am a firm believe in love without boundaries. I
I’m looking for community, a tribe, people with whom to be vulnerable, intentional, productive, communicative, loving. I want friends who connect on an emotional, intellectual, maybe even spiritual level.

Off of my farm I am an educated professional with a job at an Art Museum that I love. Part of what I love about my work is the flexibility I have in my schedule to pursue other things that I am passionate about.

I would love to start a conversation with anyone who has an interest in a home/farm mate situation like this!

 
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Hi Bri!  That's my daughter's name!  We have been working on our 10 acre farm in NMI since April.  We have decided to sell or lease it as the culture around here is not enough for us and I need more client base for my Acupuncture practice.  We have lived in a number of farms, and has our own 2 acre permies property in San Diego 5 years ago.  We have had layer chickens, meat chickens, turkeys, pigs, and goats.  We are in love with gardening and are craving a place to put permaculture beds in (we have not been here long enough to do so).  I am an Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist, and Holistic Sex Educator.  Hubs is a amazing handy man- he can build almost anything and can fix a lot of things.  He loves to create beautiful, functional projects.  He is also a massage therapist but doesn't have his license here yet.  We have 2 kiddos with us- Alex (a young 15) who loves to read fantasy, build forts, and Legos.  Wes (7) loves animals, helping build, and drawing.  
We'd love to talk with you more about collaborating.
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www.phoenixforestfarmmichigan.con
 
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Hey! I'm excited to see your post.  I wanted to mention I have friends who are interested in permaculture in both Lansing and Ann Arbor, who've been excited to coordinate across the urban-rural divide in order to scale up their work.  So please send me a message if you'd be interested in getting in touch with others in your area.
 
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Francis Laurel wrote:Hey! I'm excited to see your post.  I wanted to mention I have friends who are interested in permaculture in both Lansing and Ann Arbor, who've been excited to coordinate across the urban-rural divide in order to scale up their work.  So please send me a message if you'd be interested in getting in touch with others in your area.



Hey! always interested!
 
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Great, what's the best way to get in touch with you?
 
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Hey hi, I'm a semi retired farm owner with lots of project and management experience.  I hope to find a small farm property in south east Mi myself, to be near my adult kids and from which I can explore the midwest.
I'd love to share with like minded folks.  I am better with critters than crops.

 
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By the way Michigan...

You can grow up to 12 plants of marijuana legally per person, up to 5 people it can be 72 plants.
You don't need a license...

You will need to throw up a greenhouse. It's supposed to be "indoors".. so just use 2-Layer Polyethylene Covering. Buds produce within 8 weeks.. but grow persistently

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