Hillbilly Roots
by SAGEGRACE on JUNE 24, 2012 - 14 Comments in post

We recently purchased 7.5 acres in the city limits of Oklahoma City, OK. The home on this property needs lots of work to make it liveable. We are looking for about 5-6 individuals that are interested in joining us in our vision for this land. We want to make it a total permaculture site, making our living from the land, teaching communities to live local. Currently we are not off the grid, but want to move in that direction. Let us know what you can bring to this project. This is a long term project and want people that are willing to make this their home.

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1 John Smith Jr. { 06.25.12 at 12:21 pm }

i am interested and would like more info find me on facebook.

2 SageGrace { 06.26.12 at 10:06 am }

Your name is not an easy one to find on facebook. What location are you in?

3 Rob Wetli { 06.26.12 at 12:18 pm }

I have always been interested in a communal type of living. I am however very cautious about being able to do this within any city limits. It only takes one jerk to complain to the city and you will have a nest of misery to work through,,,forever.

4 Richard { 06.26.12 at 8:25 pm }

My wife and I live on 200 acres of wilderness land just on the outskirts of 300000 acres of the Adirondack forest in upstate NY. We have been here for over 30 years. We strive to be self sufficient. We put up most of our own food. Winter here can be cold and long but it is a great time to do crafts, soap and candle making sitting in front of a warm cozy wood stove. We make maple syrup in the spring. Gardening in the summer, and a lot of canning in the fall. We have chickens and ducks goats cow and 3 horses. Our water comes from a drilled well that is powered by 12 volt solar panel. There is a lot of work to this type of life it is not easy at times, but always satisfying. I am currently working on a wood gasifer that turns wood into electricity it is working great, generating our own elect has always been a dream of mine and now it is working. I have internet by satellite powered by a battery bank. Refrigeration by propane and cold weather during winter.

This type of life is not for everyone. Strong commitment to self reliance is a must.

Though sometimes a challenge, the many benefits of living off grid make it all worthwhile. It is liberating to know that you can fend for yourself in daily life as well as during emergencies. How can I describe the feeling of running your house off of energy sources like solar, and wood? How could I explain the effect being out of the city and suburbs has on your sense of well-being? How many of us would enjoy more fresh produce grown on our own property? And how safe we would feel knowing that we were prepared for emergencies and had the means to live a self-sufficient life?

This isn’t about owning property that happens to not be connected to the big power company’s grid. It is about living closer to the land; Being responsible for the culture, values and environment we leave behind to our children; knowing that life was meant to be enjoyed, rather than working in a tiny cubicle to earn enough to accumulate stuff we didn’t need in the first place.

Well, that’s what it’s about for me at least. You too can make this happen. Email me.

5 alan gray { 07.04.12 at 3:19 pm }

i am from scotland and i would like to live in a society without money where people help each other and are sustainable, healthy and free. Im not afraid of hard work either.

6 Ele { 07.20.12 at 8:39 pm }

I and my partner are in Tulsa and are very much interested in your project. I am a Nurse and he is a laborer. Happy to see a local community!

7 Steve { 08.04.12 at 3:07 pm }

I am interested! I’m ready to unplug myself and help out. I’ve worked in the medical field for the past 4 years, but am not afraid of some hard work, especially given the oppertunity to learn new things. If you are still looking email me.

-Steve

8 ron { 08.13.12 at 11:39 am }

love to chat with you, can you tell me more about what u-r looking for ? i have skills, i am a builder. located in kalamazoo michigan right now but looking for my next adventure. thanks -ron

9 Misty { 09.07.12 at 12:42 am }

SageGrace, I’m very interested in helping y’all out with this project, if you still need helping hands. I currently live full time in an RV, and hope to have it outfitted for solar in a few months. :) The hardest part is finding a place to park it! Until I have enough money to buy some land, I’m just wandering the countryside, boondocking when I can and living in campgrounds when I can’t (blah). Would you be amenable to letting me park on your land in exchange for help fixing up the house? If so, drop me an email. :) mistymikes at gmail.com

10 April McKnight { 09.15.12 at 11:14 am }

I am interested in this…Send me a email of how and what one needs to do….Sincerely April Mcknight

11 ricardo { 10.10.12 at 12:06 am }

I am interested
my name is ricardo im 22 yrs old
i have a little experience on carpentry
phone# 9145640294

12 Perry { 10.21.12 at 2:40 pm }

Hello! I am very interested. My girlfriend and i are hard workers and looking to go off the grid. Please contact me at yesmogrenade@gmail.com and let me know exactly what youre looking for, help-wise, and what exactly your plan is. Hope to hear from you soon! Thank you!

13 Andalin { 11.06.12 at 12:56 pm }

My partner and I are very interested if you are still in need of help. Both are college educated hard working individuals with the goals in mind to live free and take care of mother earth and appreciate all she has to offer. we are semi off the grid but looking to make a move away from Texas. please email me if you are still looking. imurfallenstar@gmail

14 Sheila { 08.12.14 at 5:57 am }

Wondering how this went? Husband and I are currently looking for a small community, haven’t been successful. We live in Newcastle currently, and have plans to build a tiny home and live off grid. Land and people are just hard to come by! He’s a biology major at UCO and I’m a stay at home mother of a 1 year old boy and soon to deliver another baby boy any week now! Please let me know how this project went! Thank you! Hope to hear from you.

Sheila Owen
Sheila.owen@rocketmail.com

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