Looking to help build a community
by MIKEYFROMGR on JUNE 17, 2013 - 12 Comments in post

I would like to help build a community that is not only off of the grid, but off of the addiction of money as well. I am a 30 year old journeymen metal fabricator with a plethora of various construction, building, and engineering skills. I do not currently have land suitable for this endeavor, but would love to find someone in the west Michigan area (preferably somewhere north of Grand Rapids, and west of Lansing) who I could assist putting together a community that is fully self sustaining.

What that means to me is eventually getting to the point that we do not need to purchase anything from a store or feed corporate greed and slavery.

As far as religion goes, I feel that there should be just as many religions as there are people on the Earth. Whatever your religion may or may not be is just fine with me.

If any of this sounds of interest to you, please contact me and lets chat, learn from each other, and possibly come to an agreement to further continue this journey.



1 jessie { 07.06.13 at 2:23 pm }

Hey im interested Email me Jessie.bogart@yahoo.com

2 John N { 07.22.13 at 8:17 pm }

Just moved back to MI , I’m interested in meeting like minded people

3 Wanda J. Harding { 07.22.13 at 10:10 pm }

I have been learning over the last 7 years or more… about various issues, Climate Change, peak oil…. etc… I have come to think that one of the only ways to avert the chaos that can come from these two major umbrella issues… is to create just what you said, Communities Off the Grid ( C.O.G.) Hey, that is a great Name for this…to help spread the idea… I think you start with building quite a few small businesses… to provide what is needed for the town, then you get rid of the corporate stores, restaurants… you rezone so that no corporate businesses can settle down in your town… only local businesses. You set up the farms around your town for Community Supported Agriculture and do also back yard gardens… you only allow for transport of foods/goods from …. I don’t know maybe 100 miles… or 20 miles… you teach people that they should not be eating tomatoes and lettuce and oranges shipped 1500 miles… you work your way off fossil fuels… and go renewable with a equitable sharing of that kind of electricity…. solar, wind… with community centers for people to go to… with some electric in homes….
Okay this sounds extreme…. but, it’s just a start… ideas to work from….. what do you think… and it’s a quick synopsis….

4 kyle { 08.06.13 at 9:43 am }

Hey im interested tell me more.

5 christine { 08.14.13 at 3:22 pm }

Please email me. I am very interested. christines926@gmail.com

6 raelove81 { 09.01.13 at 7:43 pm }

I am interested would love to help. I have little to no income and no land but do have knowledge. Please contact raelove81@yahoo.com.

7 chris { 09.27.13 at 1:07 pm }

please contact me a c.christhompson@yahoo.com im intrested

8 Shavannah { 11.15.13 at 2:03 pm }

Its been my dream to be a around like minded people who are fed up with this nonsense, Please contact me I’d love to be a process of this logical news. By the way you stole me heart after the first paragraph. Love :D

9 Shavannah { 11.15.13 at 2:32 pm }

You stole me heart with in the first paragraph. I”m interested this has been my dream since a child call me 616-638-7653

10 klowery { 11.29.13 at 10:00 am }

Im very interested. Please contact me

11 CityOak918 { 01.07.14 at 9:40 am }

Sounds up my ally if the offer still stands. SPCPaul.Little@gmail.com

12 Aleesha Hannahs { 03.23.14 at 8:21 pm }

Well, I don’t have a lot of knowledge about off grid living, but I want to learn and I love what you want to create. I honestly think that we would be a better world if we all transitioned into off the grid living. I’d love to hear more about this, please email me. Have you found any land or started a community?

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