We are a 4 person family with a sweet homestead in the sierra foothills 25 minutes outside of chico california. on our 40 acres weve installed the essential infrastructure to be able to grow our food and build natural homes. We are currently seeking a like hearted, skilled family with young children akin to ours to join our great adventure. You may be 2 or more adults and 1 or more young children, aged 1-7. Real homesteading skills a must! You know you like good honest hard work, lots of time outdoors, have at least some of the following: permaculture experience, animal husbandry, gardening, orcharding, food processing/preservation, living off grid, simple healthy habits, natural building skills, round pole construction, carpentry, alternative energy systems, wild food gathering and cooperative living experience. In addition an appreciation of a combination of waldorf, homeschooling and nature connection for the youngins. Maturity and a warm attitude are a must. Financial resources to build a simple home and start a land based income source a must.
Why we are looking for like hearted, skilled family to play with? Because we have 2 children who would love playmates and farming, natural building and animal husbandry is hard work and so much more fun shared! We are able to dedicate ourselves full time to our permaculture homestead and resilient living. There are possibilities for income from farm projects 1-3 years out. We envision a farm share scenario such as this example: We start a goat dairy herd together and each family does 50% of the labor and start up costs and we share the income in an appropriate proportion as well. Or perhaps you would start your own small scale land based project: you pay all start up for growing shitake mushrooms and give us a percentage back for the use of the land. Something like that. Or you could have a greater ownership if you had the finances up front.
the elevation is 2200'-2500'. the property is a remarkable place with the best swimming holes, waterfalls in the area. we have been stewarding and developing basic infrastructure for the past 7 years continuously. we have cleared around 5 acres of usable land.
My partner and I have 7 years each living in intentional communities. We are kind, warm, simple hearted folks. Our children aged 5 years and 22 months. Please email with info about yourself!