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Gard Jord

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Meg Mitchell wrote:

Gard Jord wrote:I want to end up with my own farm, no debt, with enough plants and animals to support me and the environment around for generations.. I already have a tiny bit of debt due to idiotic issues outside of my control. If I am to practice first I need money for property still, and regular apartments are much more expensive than random old abandoned farm areas etc. So I would need to take up a house loan, which is commonly expected that you do here. But I don't want more debt. If I wait here where I currently live (at the mercy of a family member) and try to practice at someone's place or something, maybe... I need to wait a long time likely to save up enough money to buy a piece of land.



Yeah I'm definitely not suggesting you buy an apartment as a starter homestead! That list was in case you were already staying in one (renting possibly), as a lot of young people are. If you are not in a stable home situation right now and are looking to go elsewhere as soon as possible, another option is to look into spending some time WWOOFing or in intentional communities, which will let you get some practice for cheap. That doesn't really solve the question of where to get money as both are unpaid; I think a lot of people use their savings from a non-permaculture career to do that.



The list is fine if I get the opportunity to practice any of it. My current home is fine, its just that I'm not expected to live here forever. I don't know how long, so I want to try and learn in the meantime all that I can. I have worked before, some jobs seemed more bearable than others but in the end I do not want to live as a wage slave for some money-grubbing goblin. I have a modest income anyways that I can save up reasonably now, I get it from some weird welfare arrangement I am not sure how I got it but I am taking advantage of it anyways in my situation. I might be able to join some permaculture meets or something if it isn't too expensive, I don't quite know about joining a community thing or working for a farmer though..
1 year ago

Skandi Rogers wrote: Rogers


Meg Mitchell wrote:Mitchell


I want to end up with my own farm, no debt, with enough plants and animals to support me and the environment around for generations.. I already have a tiny bit of debt due to idiotic issues outside of my control. If I am to practice first I need money for property still, and regular apartments are much more expensive than random old abandoned farm areas etc. So I would need to take up a house loan, which is commonly expected that you do here. But I don't want more debt. If I wait here where I currently live (at the mercy of a family member) and try to practice at someone's place or something, maybe... I need to wait a long time likely to save up enough money to buy a piece of land.
1 year ago
To start my own homestead/farm and become my own master, how much does it take? What are the pitfalls and things everyone need to consider, maybe things that aren't mentioned enough? How much do you really need to know before you can start? I know I am probably very disadvantaged because I live in the equivalent of a satellite state with heavy restrictions on everything. But I know for example you are recommended to study the local area for 1 year before starting to cultivate and you need to be very patient for a lot of things, so even if you learn everything quickly somehow there's a lot of time you need to know what to do with. I feel like if some newbie goes into this and doesn't plan and research a ton they will likely fail, but maybe I am wrong? Some people make it look very easy...
1 year ago