Category — LandBuddy

Looking for off grid communities needing members.
by KYLE on SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I’m 18, young and still wet behind my ears, but I have had much ambition to get off the grid and live the more simple lifestyle. I’ve done extensive research upon off grid living in Alaska and have come to understand that I may not have the skills needed to peruse this goal myself. This goal all began when I really started to pay attention to how our govt., economy, etc works, and I know I’m not the only one noticing these dramatic changes. I truly hate to see this for my generations, and generations to come. I was recommended by a man to look into off the grid communities and have found several to my liking by haven’t had any luck contacting them. I have some skills that may come in handy such as, woodworking, farming, repair, electrical. I’m also a lifeguard at Kentucky Spash Waterpark. I’ve been there for 3 years now. Although lifeguarding itself may not be needed, the skills I have gained through training may. If anyone is needing a new member of there community I am very open to listening.
Help me, help you.
Kyle.

Hippy friendly off grid team collaboration
by ANICEPLANTPARADISE on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE OFF-GRID

GOAL: GET A GROUP to combine 7k to 10k each to purchase a sizable plot of land to form a small community.

There are many essays identifying the flaws of American Society but this one is mine. Do not expect to read an impeccably written rant by yours truly. It will most likely be viewed as mediocre craftsmanship. However, the content is invaluable to many who share the same disdain for the modern life of the commoner.

Are you tired of working under someone or some company that limits your freedom to an unacceptable amount? Are you tired of working just to get by? Are you tired of being lonely due to the structure of society? Have you become disenchanted with the consumerist lifestyle? Do you think our current financial and life support system is becoming more unstable each year?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then joining an eco village may be the answer to your woes.

The embarrassing confession

I have never physically visited an eco village, granted I have done hours of research and thinking on the topic. I plan to visit some of these communal areas very soon.

Back to the main topic

To be frank, I’m fucking tired of mainstream society. My plan right now is to work until I have enough money to buy land with 3 other like minded people. Once our collective homestead is established we would branch out into an eco village with more people. This eco village would be very similar to many others in terms of founding principles (respect, mindfulness, etc.)

How it would be different from some of the others

Social structure- 4 of the founding leaders would divide into sub villages and have “more” of a voice than the newer members, like a democracy of sorts

IT WOULD BE HIPPY FRIENDLY. It would be friendly to hippy ideas and lifestyle choices. You must contact me personally to get more information on this. However, let’s just say choosing to build the eco village in draconian states such as Texas is out of the question.

Parents- Having children would be discouraged. Overpopulation is a huge issue. Having more than 2 children would be instant expulsion from the community. Sorry folks, 7 billion people is too many for our little blue orb to handle. And for the love of Christ don’t try to justify having a kid by claiming he’s going to be carbon positive or somehow save the world. However, up to 2 biological children per couple would be tolerated.

Pets would be allowed- 2 dogs or cats per couple would be allowed, provided that they are well behaved.

Health care- Health care would IDEALY be provided to all members. This is a goal to reach for.

Temporary leave- If a member wishes to leave for several years to earn money they can. However, their dwelling may be used by others during that time.

Education- The eco village would serve as an educational hub for those interested in sustainability.

Finances- Financial income for everyone would IDEALY be provided to each member through the eco village business ventures. (Plant nursery, tours, permie designing, classes, woodcarving, yoga, retreats, hosting festivals)

Work- Members are expected to help to grow their own food or do other essential functions for 20 hours a week.

Benefits

Social support
Friendship
Food security
Possible income
Very very low cost housing
“escaping” the rat race

To be continued…..

Cohousing Cardiff: want to develop a co-housing group
by U_AMIN on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID, I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE OFF-GRID

The vision is to create, within the next 3 years, a housing-based community in Cardiff that will encourage social interaction and mutual support whilst reducing our carbon footprint. The development will include self-contained and accessible homes along with a shared co-house and other facilities for communal use (laundry, tool and bike shed; external space for food-growing and leisure; car pool etc).

K1 Cambridge: co-housing group looking for members
by U_AMIN on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

K1 is a self commissioning opportunity at Orchard Park, Cambridge involving 40 householders. It will be a co-housing community supported by developers.

Community is central to the design of both the site as a whole and the individual homes. We will have a common house where we can share meals, get our post, watch films, have parties or just get together and chat.

Each household will have their own house, built to Passivhaus standard. And their our own outdoor space as well as the communal land.

K1 are looking for potential residents to become members:

-to be actively involved in the creation of a new sustainable community
-to influence the design of the new homes
own a new home that is cheap to run with low utility consumption
-to purchase a unique home within average market prices
take an active role in the long term management of the community
-to contribute and benefit from being part of a community.

Want to live off grid in Colorado
by I3ROWN3Y3DGIRL on SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 - 4 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Looking to learn more about off grid living and possibly start an off grid living community.

make the break been off grid for 4 years and love every day
by ECOBOY on SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

after spending 46 years in the uk i had a desparate need to break away from the power grid and have a natural space around me found a ruien of a barn in the middle of france after 3 years of hard work we have created our off grid home in stunning french countryside its a basic system useing used pannels ect but we love every minute
winters can be more difficult with reduced light but we just adapt our lives to what power is avalliable

Looking to go off the grid
by APOLLO on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 - 2 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I’ve been wanting to move off the grid for quite a few years. Wondering if there are any others on the island as well.

High Mountain Living Off Grid
by PNEHER on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - 6 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Hi. I operate a small lumber and forestry ranch in Mora County, New Mexico (right near Coyote Creek State Park). The ranch is totally off-grid, with propane refrigerator and flash water heater. ONly a wood stove (jotel) heats the 1575 sq ft house. I built all buildings by hand. Main house, garage, power house (where batteries, inverter and electronics are housed), and a cool tree house on five trees about 12 feet off the ground (our meditation hut). We catch all water from the roofs and have a nice garden at 8500 feet elevation. Septic system is normal, with grey water catchment “powering” the toilets. Been here for more than ten years so the house is needing some minor maintaining now, but all works beautifully. It’s great living at high elevation…good for the body and mind, and the physical work is rewarding and healthy.

I want to be free and live with the world; not simply on it.
by STEVEN007X3 on SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 - 5 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Where to start? I’m 24 years old and a full-time college student, right now. My philosophy has always been the golden rule and I try my best to uphold it. I’m an animal lover of all kinds; cat’s, dog’s, bird’s, even rat’s. I’m a fun loving person and would love to get away from society. I want to support myself and do my part for a small community. I know the basic’s on growing plants, but my expertise lie within electronics (solar power). If I could find a place to do my part and not have to worry about bills, I would relocate tomorrow. I want to help the world and I’m looking for more people who want the same. I want peace and to live with animals outdoors. I do not want to be controlled or have control; I want to simply live and share with my fellow neighbor.


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