Mike Gilmore

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James Pierce wrote:Hi Mike in Seattle.  It is so refreshing to know that there are other like minded gay men out there that way to live a simpler way of life.  I am retiring in about 10 to 15 yrs and looking to purchase a homestead in the Washington area.  I used to live in Yakima a few yrs ago and fell in love with Washington State.  I have been looking at very small town on Hwy 12 called Packwood.  The trick is getting my husband to move there. He will follow me anywhere, but he is not to sure about the winters. You see, he has never been in snow deeper that an inch or two.  What are some of the areas and prices you have been looking at?

James
Southwest Oklahoma



WA is a beautiful state. My aunt has a River cabin in Packwood, beautiful beautiful wilderness. The winters won't be bad, I don't know the elevation but if it gets snow it will be the most gorgeous snow you've ever seen. Move here!
2 years ago

John Wolfram wrote:For permaculture, my overall impression would be that the prepper/survivalist culture provides a nice counter-balance to the Earth-Mother Moon-Spirit culture. A group with both dread-locked hippies and AR-15 toting preppers is a lot more interesting than either segment by itself.



This is dead on. I love that about permaculture. It can be lived and practiced by both John Galt types and Friends of Marx.
2 years ago

Cassie Langstraat wrote:I don't know if this is specifically permaculture fiction but the Margaret Atwood Maddadam trilogy could possibly fit into this category. It is sort of an eco-apocalyptic dystopia/utopia series. There is also a group of people called God's gardeners who are basically cultish environmentally friendly people who make an eco-friendly lifestyle into a religion. It is SUPER interesting. Atwood resists calling it science fiction though, and instead calls it "speculative fiction" because all of the stuff she writes about that seems to be absurd futuristic events, are somewhat already in the works. Has anyone else read this trilogy?



I know this thread is older but I’m sooooo glad someone mentioned the Maddadam trilogy. Book two especially. I loved The Gardeners. Such a heavy book, but very good.
2 years ago
James, me too! In Seattle. Ready to experience another part of the state.  I love how lush western Washington is.  I wish I could live in Olympic national Park.
2 years ago
I love that there are such handsome gents out there living this life. Good stuff. I’m Mike, in WA state, planning my next steps in dumping my hectic day job and moving to the country. Doing it single is ... exhausting, so I do hope we all find companions that can help with the chores and also be soul mates
2 years ago