Hello, we are a family on the central coast of California who has been working on our dear land for the last several years. We are within minutes to many small and fairly progressive towns (San Luis Obispo). We are needing to move to a nearby city for school and work for the next several years possibly. We are looking to invite someone with a love of permaculture to live on our property in their tiny home, RV or trailer in exchange for taking care of our installations. We are zone 9a-ish. The weather has become a bit more extreme as you know. We can get down to 17 on a night or two during the winter ( but typically in 30's at night for 1-2 months or warmer and up to 105 a few days in the summer now (typically 90's for 1-2 months) - the rest of the year is mild. We have abundant shade trees and have been mostly focused on food forest implementation. We ask that the person keep the land neat and keep current installations alive and improve upon its abundance. The caretaker may keep all produce. We do have a milking goat and would like to be able to share in some of this. We will be moving to a town just 25 mins away. Our plan is to Airbnb our home and come home some weekends. We would ask that the person welcome guests. This is why the property must be kept in clean condition. We will support new installations. Know that water is expensive here compared to the rest of country, although less than other cities nearby. The tender will need to be versed in dry scapes, we hope they can improve up on our system. If we find the right person, we would interested in them staying on even when we return to the land. We are very interested in permaculture community, but currently that is limited on shared sites in this area. There is however a localpermaculture guild and a budding interest in the greater community.
I would be interested being a caretaker for your permie property. My husband and I want to eventually start our own off grid permiculture homestead. Having a homestead of my own has been a dream of mine for ever! It would be a great experience to work on your land to further hone my skills while continuing to save for our own land. My husband is an electrician with many other handyman skills that could be an asset to your property. He would work a regular job while I managed the property and accepted guests. We both have degrees, his in electrical and I have a bachelor's in Ed. We have one 13 year old daughter and a very well behaved pouch that would be joining us. Our current lease is not up until March. I'm not sure when you would want to have someone on your property. Please let me know if you would like to to talk more.
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