Lynne Mai

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Hi, Folks --
There are quite a few videos online about building car-free cities: Not Just Bikes is a good one. Car-free living seems to be possible in some urban areas, but less likely out in the sticks where cyclists have to deal with stray dogs, mammoth trucks, and tiny road margins. I'd like to find a friend for mutual support on a possible farm purchase project. No definite ideas or plans yet.
1 year ago
Hi, Timothy --
I live in Eugene and am in an identical predicament. Have always ridden a bike and walked, probably since before you were born. I own a small house and have constantly been subject to vandalism, trash dumping, fumes from illegal drug-cooking next door, motor racket, etc. Cyclists are vulnerable; here, it is a redneck sport to blast black exhaust fumes and spray noxious chemicals from gang vehicles at cyclists. I can cover twenty miles easily, but even the bike trails are pretty nasty here. I'd like to collaborate with a few like-minded folks, find some land, and start gardening. I'm in favor of chickens and maybe a goat, but otherwise, want the farm to be pet-free -- dogs and cats are harmful beasts. I'm vegetarian, practise yoga & meditation -- does any of that sound congenial to you? Perhaps you know others who might be thinking along the same lines? As for bikes, way-back-when, cars were smaller and drivers were more alert than they now are. I used to cycle for long distances on roads with no shoulder. A group of us might get one community vehicle for hauling and getting to towns.
 
1 year ago
I used to visit friends in Smoketown and liked the area. Older now, I'd like to team up with an ethical group and purchase property -- perhaps you'd be interested? No dogs, organic gardening, chickens, no drugs or smoking, vegetarian, cycling. Perhaps a main house with some tiny houses? Farmland around Lancaster is so expensive that even the Amish are moving. Interested in your response. I'm a teacher an would probably do homeschooling or even work in a horrid public school.
2 years ago
Hi, I share your project/dream, although am older and have established definite limitations on what I can live with. So, on the 'yes' side: vegetarian, land conservancy, greenhouse, ethical standards, homeschooling (I'm a credentialed teacher); on the 'no' side: no dogs, drugs, vaping, smoking, meat.
Perhaps not quite your plan, or....?
2 years ago
Hi, I'm interested in moving to Portugal and might collaborate if the Azores homestead doesn't work out. I'm just a gardener who would like to keep a small part of the planet pristine and exit corporate usa.

-- Lynne
2 years ago
Hi, I'm not sure if your message was for me or for the TN homestead, but you sound like great folks to live with and learn from. I don't eat meat and don't like dogs; no smoking or vaping; but it would be interesting to compare notes with you on skype or zoom!
Cheers,
-- Lynne
2 years ago
Hi, Your posting aligns with my own goals tidily: no drugs, no vaping or other drugs, vegetarian. I've been trying to blend in with US culture all my life -- doesn't work and I'm exhausted. Am interested in renting one of your apartments and helping with natural building and gardening projects. I'm a scholar and have been tutoring and homeschooling for a decade now; need wifi connection for online teaching. I'm a lifelong cyclist and ideally would like to be within safe cycling range of a town or grocery store. Chickens, yes. Am not into free-range dogs: noise, hygiene, yuck. I'd be interested in your feedback. Also, I might purchase a nearby  property.

-- Lynne

2 years ago
Hello! I'm interested in moving to Portugal and might be a steady candidate for your farm. Don't like dogs, but am a capable gardener. I'm semi-retired and still do online teaching.
2 years ago
I'd be interested if I could find another sensible senior woman or a married couple to collaborate with. If you have any ideas, kindly let me know!
2 years ago