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.
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