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.
Your post caught my attention and seemed to actually fit a daydream I was kind of having.
I live in Seaside Ca have my own gardening co I started 2 years ago called Garden Girl. I'm 60 yes old and Dec i ded I wanted to finally follow my life long passion plants and gardens. It was immediately successful as people like a woman working in their gardens plus they appreciate my holistic approach to gardening in that I feel everything i ng has some sentience even rocks and gardens are an entity themselves including hummingbirds and everything else that lives there insects included. Absolutely no kill this is combined with my inherent green thumb. I treat all if my jobs as if they are my own yard
So its been a win win situation. However new businesses demand some money and so far I've been stuck living in a studio apartment with a room mate. This worked ok til the pandemic stay at home orders. The situation quickly became too cramped and really unfeasible but I havnt been able to find a place if own that doesn't take all my income if a place even exists.
Also I was researching permanent culture small forests for a clients small backyard. A concept I know she will jump at. While I gad some familiarity the more I read the more I see a permanent bd that will own gain demand. I plan to take a course in Santa Cruz shortly.
So given all that I would be willing to leave my current clients in favor of a more peaceful harmonious living situation with a place to experience permanent culture first hand. I am very self sufficient and treasure my solitary side. Am very to responsible and I would NEVER let any plant die if I could help it
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I realize I'm a little late to the party as this was posted 3 years ago, but I am taking a chance that your offer still stands. I am a 36 year old female looking for a property to put a tiny house on long term and to tend to the land. I have my Permaculture Design Certification and would really like to put my skills to use in California near like-minded people. I am currently living near Dallas, TX and I'm having a hard time finding people who share the same values. My interests include rainwater harvesting, food forests, composting, improving soil health, and anything that has to do with animals. If you or anyone you know is interested, please reach out any time firstname.lastname@example.org 317-514-2384. Thank you!
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