Category — LandBuddy

Bosque Village:
by BOSQUEVILLAGE on AUGUST 31, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Mission Statement:

Bosque Village is an experiment in developing a human culture which can live without destroying the earth. It is a permaculture farm and a growing intentional community.

Community Description:

The Bosque Village is located in a safe area in the highlands of Michoacan, Mexico near Patzcuaro. We are collecting independent and responsible people who lead a healthy active lifestyle to add to our growing group.
We are currently seeking new residents to be a part of our growing community! We are working towards a future where San Galileo is a small town.

Come visit and be part of our project!

The current options for living with us include:

1. Renting. We have cabañas and huts ready to rent for new residents. Ideally you are either retired or are able to telecommute. Our rental options are rustic but comfortable.

2. Developing your compatible business here.
You could use the Bosque space to do your yoga or meditation workshops. English teachers and Spanish teachers could offer their services. Leading retreats and providing guest services. Your could teach permaculture or ecobuilding courses. What vision do you have to create?

3. Buying land and building. We are designing shared buildings which will be fully independent. Units would be legally owned by individuals. Architectural and legal help needed. Most of the land is used for food forest farming. Our shared values include a commitment to staying off the grid with solar panels and rain collection.

4. Becoming a neighbor. There are properties and houses near the Bosque which are available for rent or purchase. This area is full of interesting people and is becoming a large community of environmentally-minded folks! Foreigners can legally own land in Mexico. (Except on the coast, but we are in the highlands.)

5. Long-term volunteering. Occasionally we have positions available for volunteers who can commit to one month or more. Optimal candidates have skills we need, have a self-motivated working attitude, and are driven to help the Bosque system succeed. Conversational Spanish is necessary. Send us a proposal, resume, and photo if you are interested.

The best way to get involved is to visit the Bosque as a long term guest to see how you like the area, the forest, and the people.
YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/bosquevillage/

I found my dream home, but not the financing
by JANELL on AUGUST 30, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Living off the grid would be a dream come true. My goal is to have sustainable housing when I retire. I found the perfect property, but can’t find the financing. The owner will carry 50% too :(. Not to mention – I am off the grid on my credit I guess, because all I have is a car payment! Not good if you are looking for credit.

Interested in starting an intentional community in Alaska
by NICK ROSEN on AUGUST 25, 2014 - 0 Comments in I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE OFF-GRID

Have you ever wanted to start over? Have you ever wanted to build something from scratch? Do you have immense knowledge of the wilderness and living off the land? Do you want to live-off the grid, but something is standing in your way?

We are looking for free-minded thinkers who have experience living off the grid, or are currently living in the Alaskan wilderness for a documentary. This is not a “game show” or a glossy Hollywood gimmick. This is NOT like survivor or other programs you have seen in the past. Looking for people who want to build a community NOT people who want to become famous.

We are seeking serious candidates who are eager to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. We are looking to showcase this lifestyle by documenting the establishment of a new eco-village or intentional community on a remote Alaskan island property.

Specifically we are targeting strong leaders with the desire to build an intentional community on an Alaskan island. People with strong hunting and archery skills, survivalists, and experts in setting up renewable food & energy sources are all welcome.

The project is currently in its very early stages and so I am doing outreach to various sources with deep knowledge of self-sufficient living.

If you’re not personally interested but feel you have knowledge you would like to share with us as we move forward, please feel free to reach out.

My email is nick@off-grid.net. Please let me know a little about yourself, your background off-grid living/homesteading/wilderness & survival, what appeals to you about starting an intentional community and anything else you feel is important. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Thanks so much for your time.

Seeking like minded people to form spiritual eco tribal community
by ALICEVCARTER on AUGUST 16, 2014 - 5 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Myself and my friend David have met and are seeking a group of like minded people to move back to nature possibly in Italy or Spain and build a community based on the people, land and nature.

The main difficulty with living in today’s society is that for many of us it doesn’t feel natural on any level. Everything feels separate from us. Slowly an alternative culture has developed away from this but this in itself is fragmented by its own idealism and is rife with moralist/altruistic justifications for what ends up being very subjective, fear-based motivations for change.
There is however a growing number of people who are interested in moving towards a transition back to nature, for no other reason than that it feels “good” and it’s what they like. Transition culture is not something we can cherry-pick to our personal liking but is something that occurs through us, more like a free-fall into a way of being that “I” have no control over but yet feels deeply connecting and “right”. It isn’t something that can be manufactured but occurs when almost everything else has fallen away. This project originates from a dying away of the ideal of “individualism”, which is occurring through us all now.
The project expressed here is the beginning of a transition movement which has no leader or centre or ideology to be upheld, but is uncompromisingly focused in the observation and recognition of nature and natural processes as the followed direction. There is no “choice” invovled in this process, it simply that which instictively feels natural that is followed. This is not compartmentalized to any one aspect of life because that is not natural. As such for those involved “back-to-nature” it is the magnetic pull that is all-encompassing, involving the whole of human life from finding food and shelter to connecting to other humans, every nuance being left to nature’s way.
This page is a blog-like progression of events of how we have decided to find some land and create a natural-farming community and will illustrate how this community develops and changes. It is also an open invitation to those who would like to be within this at whatever stage, from here at its at pre-seed stage or at any point thereafter, as we follow this simple instinctive-intuitive response to our current lives.
Below are articles, books and materials which are essential in their entirety to illustrate the way we have been changed and opened-up to realize the true nature of ourselves behind the mask. I would suggest that you choose some of these to read in order to see whether you are really interested in what we are doing. Then, if you feel drawn to this, do contact me as I would very much like to hear your comments and would also be glad of your like-mind! Please contact me via this page.
Through something unknown we meet in kinship.

Please look at our website for details on blueprints, ideas and articles :)

http://www.healthinstinct.org/index.php?main_page=page&id=12

Love Alice

Spiritual state
by AVKUBOTA on AUGUST 14, 2014 - 3 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I consider myself a spiritual being, who is self sufficient and always hungry to learn more. I absolutely love to surround myself with nature, hiking, swimming and have the idea of wanting to grow my own vegetation. My ideal situation is to live outdoors, away from society and the city and their commercial ways of living. As far apart as possible, and become self sustainable in all ways. I believe we all have the same capabilities, it’s up to us as individuals to want to be capable and translucent. I am 24 yrs. old and have a 3 month old boy. I want my young one to grow up with a different mind set thean the majority of society. Away from TV, commercial influences, and be closer to Earth. We currently live as part of the society and buy organic products from our grocery to our hand soap. And try my best to pick to most earth friendly products including diapers. I wanted to dothis before I had kids but sometimes, our plans change. It’s never too late. I am open to move to any other country/continent. With a good sufficient plan in hands.

Vilcabamba enthusiast
by EMIL on AUGUST 13, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hello I’m looking for people who want to move to Vilcabamba Ecuador.

Personaly I feel I am at the begining of the realisation of my dream wich is to live in vilcabamba ideally in a pyramid type house near a river :)

I am looking for motivated people who want to build a pyramid type house. People who are willing to live in a tent for long period.
( I think it is not a terrible condition..)

I Am 21. My name is Emil Knol.
I’m still getting the money for the project. I’m not really wealthy so I look for a co-location

Email me at Emil.knol@gmail.com

Building a community
by SINE NOMINE on AUGUST 12, 2014 - 14 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

_____Greetings to you, whoever you are.
_____First off, I’d like to tell you something about myself. In simple terms, I am a man of vision. And spiritual one at that (I have no religion). Jack of many trades, able to learn whatever is needed. I see no future in this weird society and want to set myself free from it… I am not willing to be slave with boring job for miserable pay…
_____There are two types of people: Those with a vision and those with strength and knowledge to make it come true. One without the other is powerless, other without the one lacks direction. I have the vision… But I need you, you and you, to make it happen.
_____My vision is a community of few dozen people, that is as self-sufficient as possible, that evolves and grows. A community where everyone does what they do best and share it with others, where there’s no money and no one’s left behind. Where you aren’t required to do everything… Where one farms, while the other repairs tools, makes pottery or chops wood. Where “self-sufficient” is brought as far as it goes, going beyond mere food, water and electricity.
_____What I is see is a working village in subtropical climate with all necessary craftsmen and equipment to make tools, clothes, containers, furniture, etcetera, that works on principle of consensus and trust instead of leadership. A point where the best of ancient ages and modern times meets. Natural life alongside of technology and electricity.
_____There is simply too much to convey in such a small place as this, so I will cut it here… My contribution to community would be: Broad though not very detailed knowledge, spiritual insight, good organizing capabilities and help with whatever needs to be dealt with. I am a student from not-so-rich country, which makes my money situation and possible contribution pretty much clear. otherwise… I am animal-loving raw vegan and kinda right-brained person. In a tribe I would be a shaman, a druid, or whatever you call that position. I feel that my place is being the “glue” of community, the soul of it.
_____I am open to questions and discussions. What I need now is basic group of people, about ten or so, to initiate the first step. To do the planning and research with me, to get some money together, to pick the right place (I would be for the Mediterranean. But I can imagine land there being expensive and so I am willing to travel worldwide to make it happen.) and to prepare. I want foundations to be clear before we start building. I am already writing down things, skills and people needed for such a community to work and I am doing some researches. Shortly after posting this, I will be posting a forum thread with much more detailed description of the “bare bones” of my plan and vision. Thank you for reading any of this. If this is resonating with you… Lets make it happen! Individually we might be struggling, but humans aren’t meant to live on their own, we are pack animals, a tribal species… Let us go back to our roots.

Off grid dream in Spain!
by SANNA on AUGUST 9, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hello!
We are a 23 year old couple with no children yet, and we wish to move from Sweden to Spain and live off the grid. Maybe building an Earthship, that would be so great!

We are tired of the western way of living, eat-work-buysomeshit-sleep-eat-work-buysomeshit-sleep.. You know what i mean. And the mindless consumption of things that rules our society today.

We want to live in harmony with nature and not exploit it by just being alive.
We want to grow our own food, instead of buying it at the store, stuffed with chemicals and transported all over the globe.
We try to eat organic but that’s expensive here and we don’t have a lot of money.

I’m suffering from seasonal deppression, and the long, cold and dark winters here are slowly killing me, having to eat medications that I really despise. I’m positive that if we could make this dream come true, in a land of the sun, I wouldn’t need them at all and that would be so wonderful!

I’m working as an assistant nurse, and my partner are going to study to be an electrician in the near future.

We seek other people with the same dream, to maybe form a small community with, maybe on the eastern coast in Spain? Or an already established community that suits us, and vice versa, who are willing to welcome us.

Please feel free to send us a message!

Love
Sanna & Sebastian

Living off grid in Alaska
by A1SHIVA on AUGUST 5, 2014 - 5 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Room and board in exchange for help in Alaska.

Looking again. Did this last fall and worked out pretty well but they moved to Anchorage for job training. Had lots of interest last fall. Keep in mind this is rustic Alaska living and winter is coming. There is still time to build a small cabin with materials on site or live in an old camp trailer I own down by the creek. Either way will take work getting ready for winter. J

I need some help with all kinds of things. Getting firewood, insulating and finishing my shop, putting tools etc where they belong, maybe build a cabin or two, getting some things ready to sell and selling them, vehicle and equipment repair and much more.

I live off grid and pretty rough but enjoy it as it is nice and simple so if you would like to try living out in the woods away from city lights this might be for you. I am not looking for a roommate so you would be living in your own shack with wood heat. Definitely nothing fancy but a place to sleep, cook and kick back enjoying the view. Lots of trails and old mining areas to explore. Hunting and fishing in the area if that is your thing. I do have toys that can be used to go play in the woods.

This is not a 8 to 5 type thing. I rarely do mornings as I enjoy sitting around watching the sun come up while making breakfast and catching up on my email etc. I like to work when I feel like it and do something else if I don’t. I have a couple of dogs that do not play well with others or even themselves now and then.

What I am looking for in you:
Won’t steal from me.
OK with not running into town all the time unless you have your own transportation as I run in about once a month in the winter for supplies and maybe once a week in the summer if I need something.
Won’t continually bother me when I am kicking back especially in the mornings. I moved out into the woods to get away from annoying things. I enjoy talking to people but enjoy not talking to them more.
Willing to work hard with me one day and take it easy the next or work on your own.
Someone who is into gardening and a greenhouse would be nice
No drugs

I do not care what sex you are, gay, lesbian, have purple hair and enough metal piercings that you have to use a large inner tube when swimming so you do not sink or how old you are or aren’t as long as you can keep up or stay ahead of me.
If you smoke it is on your own dime and not around me.
You do not need to know how to do everything as long as you are willing to learn I can show you how to do it.

I am not looking for a girlfriend or a boyfriend for that matter. It would be nice if we got along or even became friends if we are going to spend time together.

I do not have a lot of extra money floating around as I keep spending it on building materials but I will keep you from starving and try to help out with some of the other little things a person always needs. I will give you a share of some of the things that you help fix that I want to sell so you can make a little money. It would be something we would have to talk about.

Not sure if this is the way go but thought I would give it a try again. If you just want a break from the hectic and noisy city life while trying to figure out whats next in your life this might be for you. If you are wanting to learn new skills like carpentry, mechanics, operating equipment, how to build a cabin, how to live off grid this might be for you. Long or short term depending on on how we get along. More than willing to help you find your own place to do your own thing if that’s what you want once you get the hang of off gridding in Alaska. If you have been worried about taking that first step to off grid living this might be the safety net to get you started.

For fun I explore with the atvs, snowmobiles and go for road trips all over the state. You might get to see a little more of Alaska now and then. I spend some time down in the Healy area at a little cabin that I am also working on but this is in the Fairbanks Delta Junction area of Alaska. I have lived in Alaska for almost 60 years and offgrid for 8 years so am starting to get the hang of it.

Scott


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