I'm brand new as a poster in these forums, but I've used them as a source of information for some time. My wife and I are interested in a more sustainable lifestyle. We have purchased a plot of land north of Laurel, Montana (near Billings). We intend to go there and build a "starter cabin" to live in while we build what we call our "forever home". But I believe that community is as important as what one does on one's own. So I'm looking for people who are or want to be in the area who want to be part of a sustainable community. Not necessarily all living in the same spot, but in the same general area, so we can call on each other and help each other. I love the idea of a barn raising, of being invited over for the slaughter of a cow, of knowing that there's someone I can call for advice when my goat is feeling sick. Construction is the big one for me; I love the idea of several families getting together and buying a press to make earth blocks, then working together to build homes for everyone. So please reply, if you are in the area or want to be, and are interested in this sort of thing. If you're looking for a place you can live, at least for a while, I've got land. If you're looking for support, I'll give what I can. If you want to get goether and build homes, drop me a line. I love the idea of a co-op, a time bank, a tool library, sweat equity, and much more. Let me know what you're into.