Mareva Louis

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Me again,

I forgot to mention a state/province that allows composting toilet, it was not allowed where I was in Quebec few years ago ....this is important for me as I would like to try to save as much water as possible.
1 year ago
Hello everyone,

I’m from Tahiti and I’ve been dreaming for many years now, to start a small homestead with a forest garden somewhere temperate, with 4 seasons.
Tahiti is great and I love what I can grow here but the small place I have here is full now. I’ve been trying to find a larger place since a year and a half now, but land is really expensive and small so I feel really limited here and have a hard time meeting someone with same interests.
As Tahiti is a small island in the middle of the pacific ocean, my closest options would be New Zealand, Usa or Canada (I would prefer an english speaking country).

But as a french citizen, it seems complicated. So I’m just wondering if some of you have done the move or know about that and could help me with some questions I have.

The little I know is that I can buy a place In Canada or Usa, not sure about New Zealand as a new law has been voted few years ago to not sell to foreigners for good reasons.

So my questions/concerns  would be  :

-How long could I stay on site ? I would probably just have a “visitor visa” to start with, which I believe allows me to stay 3 months in USA and may be 6 months in Canada. I hope I would find a way to extend my stay but for now that is the reality.

- Which states/provinces are the most « homesteading friendly » with little regulations/building codes ?
I would like to be allowed to build a small/tiny house using if possible natural methods and wood, may be few tiny houses later on to get an income from it, catch rain water, raise some animals ( if I find a partner/someone who could stay on site when I have to be out of the country), have the right to be off grid if I want to, have a  »mild » climate (I love snow but not too much or too long ...), a place where locals would be open to have foreigners settling down( I know it really depends on how foreigners behave, like everywhere, but still some regions are more open to that than others).

- Are the taxes the same for non resident ? Or are they higher ? What should I expect, I know it depends a lot on where we live.

- Has anyone done that with children ? Were they allowed to go to school ?
From what I understood, I would have to apply for a student visa for my son.
When we lived in Canada under a « working holiday visa », I had to work full time for him to have the right to attend a public school without any added cost... if not I would have had to pay 1200 canadian dollars per month ...

- Could you please tell me about anything I should consider/think about before buying a place ? I know there is so much to think about but what would you recommend for a future small homesteading place.

I know I might probably sound like a crazy stupid girl, as some would say it is completely unrealistic but I believe in « live your dreams , don’t dream your life » and doing things instead of waiting for them to happen, which would be even more unrealistic in this case ... I have money I could use to buy a place in those countries, some states/provinces have really cheap properties, and I would find a way to generate a passive income over here in Tahiti to allow me building/living the life I’m dreaming of.

I went to help in few places in those countries and I had great experiences in amazing places with beautiful people/mind.
I could go again and help to live the life I’m aiming for, but at the end of the day when I leave I have « nothing left » of my hard work and have to go back to my everyday life in Tahiti which is very different.

I’m 36 years old now, and I believe that it is time for me to start my own.

I’m thankful for this website that allows people with same interests to be in touch.

Thank you.

Mareva















1 year ago

Ben Child wrote:

Mareva Louis wrote:Hello,

I just wanted to say that you’ve found a beautiful place to live Hope you ‘ll find someone great to join you !

In case, you would be open to someone who is for now really far away, you can contact me.





Than, you , Mareva..I feel very blessed , indeed ..
Thank you for your attention , but I’ll be honest, I’ve given up the type of life ,that facilitates that type of possibility.
Long distance generally requires a lot of money and travel concessions ..I’m not getting vaxxed , nor am I ever letting anyone stick anything up my nose .so that seems beyond a realistic hope

The current trend is , .I’m not even digging coming out of the forest that much 😂



Thank you so much for your reply . I totally understand your position, and you are right long distance means lot of money involved, and now with Covid everything is more complicated... until few weeks ago I didn’t want to get vaccinated or anything, but  for some reasons I had to do it .
Also,  I’m not yet ready to give up the way I would like to live, may be I’ll find with time that it is possible here too... in a different way.

Best wishes to you
Hello,

I just wanted to say that you’ve found a beautiful place to live Hope you ‘ll find someone great to join you !

In case, you would be open to someone who is for now really far away, you can contact me.



Hello Orion,

I’ve sent you a private message but I’m not sure you got it as I haven’t got any answer.
Could you please just tell me if it came through ?

Thank you.
Hi there, I saw your post and thought I would write to get in touch even if I know that I’m probably not the one, as I am really really far away... but we never know

My name is Mareva, I’m 36 years old and I have a 14 years old son who lives with me in Tahiti.
I’m an easy going person who likes simple things and dream of living in a small house surrounded by nature, growing most of my food, tending also as much as possible to a minimalist lifestyle.
I’m looking for a caring and open-minded partner that enjoys making stuff ( wood working, natural building, weaving, cooking,  ...) growing food, playing music, talking, sharing good and simple moments hopefully for the longest !

I like living in Tahiti but I haven’t met anyone yet locally interested by the lifestyle I would like to have so I’m considering living somewhere else.
The fact that you already have a child is not a red flag for me, actually I would prefer someone that already has one as I’m not planning to “carry “ another child. Sorry my first language is french so words I used might not be appropriate, hope you’ll understand.

I don’t smoke anything and drink occasionally  but don’t get drunk as I can’t stand it either.

So let me know if you’d like to know more.





Hello Keahi,

You might not see this as your post is from 2019 but I thought I would write to you ! I love your post even if I’m not sure I’m exactly what you described for the person you’d like to have by your side.

My name is Mareva, I’m 36 years old, live in Tahiti and have a 14 years old son.  I’m 5’6”, white skin , brown hair.
I like very simple things and dream of living in a small house surrounded by nature, growing most of my food.
I would say that I’m an easy going person, I like going on hikes, love singing, and try to learn guitar and ukulele for now.    

I’m looking for a caring and open-minded partner that enjoys making stuff ( wood working, natural building, weaving, cooking, ...), animal care , growing food, playing music, talking (I talk a lot),  sharing good and simple moments hopefully for the longest ! This person has to be tolerant, not judgemental about others.  I don’t smoke and drink occasionally, would prefer a partner that don’t drink too much.

I’m hoping I could find someone having the same interests than me and all you talk about in your post make my eyes shine (I’m sorry my english is not yet fluent so I may not be using the right words...).

Well so in case you see this message and that you’d like to know more , let me know I’ll be very happy to chat with you !