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Dale Hodgins
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I have 7 1/2 acres of South facing land with good water just off good quality paved road within 8 miles of city. I'm just off the trans Canada Trail and it's a short walk through the forest  to the river. The garden and building site are on high fairly level ground about 120 feet above the river. A seasonal stream plummets over 100 feet into the river valley and I hope to one day harness this amazing potential for electricity. Approximately 2 acres are suitable for farming intensively. My business doesn't currently allow me the time to pursue farming as I don't live near the property. You would need to be largely self sufficient since I'm not looking for a babysitting job but I would give whatever help you need in securing resources. I will be building a large post and beam house with four bed and breakfast suites. This home will be off grid but not lacking in modern conveniences. It will be solar heated with attached greenhouses and one or more thermal mass heaters which will also serve as Trombe walls and air conditioners. I may become one of your best customers for produce as my customers for the bed-and-breakfast and my camping bus business all need to eat.

    This offer is available to an individual, a couple or to a small group of like-minded individuals. I don't buy into any of the lefty politics I have seen amongst some ecologically minded groups. I'm all for saving the environment and have made my living doing so for most of my life. I have no tolerance for laziness and would never consider sharing with idle dreamers. I consider the story of The Little Red Hen to be a classic in English literature  and in child rearing.

      I'm in the business of disposing of unwanted buildings and therefore have abundant resources available to me for free. If you are fit, capable and willing you could work at this part time and I could teach you everything needed for you to do this on your own.

    I envision a relationship lasting five years or more. I am not a fan of the HIPPY SLAVERY for housing model  that I've seen at some organic farms. You would be running your own business growing and selling produce and if you do any work on the house or help me in my other ventures you would be paid for that in cash or trade.
    Cigarette smokers, druggies,heavy drinkers and pit bull owners need not apply.

    I have no intention of ever selling any portion of my property and do not wish to create a shantytown of hangers on. You would be able to live for almost nothing and buy your own place within five years if you are at all productive. The climate here is very forgiving and has given me greater returns on my gardening labor than anywhere else I have lived.

    Contact me through this site or call me at 250-588-3366. Thank you: Dale

 
                                      
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Dale, I can tell we are kindred souls. I'm interested, I know permaculture by heart but haven't been certified for the lack of opportunity-as soon as I have the funds and am sitting in one place long enough i'm on it. I'm a good worker and looking to get funds to invest in my own place without selling my soul to a corporation or "hippy slavery" setup :-p the only problem is that I'm on the east coast us (Maryland). Just curious if this is still available and if so, when would be best to come around. Email me lancegomez@gmail.com
 
              
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Love the posting!!!
 
Todd Parr
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Dale Hodgins wrote:and pit bull owners need not apply.


Ugh.
 
Bobby blanton
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Hello,
I would love to know if this opportunity still exists. If it does please contact me so I can provide a resume. Thank you
 
Grace Stroup
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Hello Dale,

I was wondering if you still have this opportunity to offer? I am looking to create an environment as the one you aspire to achieve. If so, I would more than happy to provide you with more information and discuss details.

Sincerely,
Grace
 
Dale Hodgins
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Yes it's still on. Since the writing of the original post a few things have changed. My plans have evolved a bit. Call 250 588 3366 I have free calling throughout North America so I can call you if you like.

I'v had an excavator pile about 150 cubic yards of wood waste for hugelkultur beds and a great clearing has been made. One person now lives on the property. He owns the excavator and has a business surrounding that. The farming aspect is still wide open. If you click on my name, it will lead you to all of my postings and created topics. A little reading there will go a long way to explaining my plans. There is currently no house on the property. I'm working on that soon. An optimum situation would be to have some sort of job in town, at least for a start. I don't expect any money from you ar anyone else who comes on board. When I build,you will have the option of helping build in exchange for a couple years worth of rent. For now you could live in an R.V. or in the unfinished cabin.

I'm property rich and cash poor. Therefore I can't currently promise employment but I can offer a great place to live free of charge for at least the first year.
 
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