Category — I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Plotgate
by PLOTGATE on APRIL 22, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

http://www.plotgate.org.uk/
Stare into a crystal ball and the future doesn’t look too rosy. We have a stunningly beautiful planet full of natural resources that should be able to sustain all the Earth’s creatures, including us human beings. But humans never really had a plan to manage our planet, we simply grab what we can and push others aside to acquire more than our share of Earth’s resources. The human population has overwhelmed the Earth’s ability to renew itself naturally. As individuals, we can often choose to what extent we engage with this “rat race”, but sometimes there seems to be no choice, no other options, no other path to follow. There is no obvious plan for a “better world” so many humans just keep grabbing and give little consideration to the inevitable outcomes. They dont see any alternatives open to them.

But there are options to follow an alternative path, and many more people worldwide are discovering these other choices. If you have wealth in financial terms, you can buy a chunk of Earth and live your dream individually. Or you can join with others to create a opportunity that takes you down that better path and creates a lifestyle with less damaging impact on the planet, an affordable alternative that aims to give back to the planet rather than just keep grabbing, a plan for a sustainable future. And there are lots of brave groups of individuals building alternatives, including those of us behind this initiative. Its our plan to demonstrate a better way to manage earth’s resources : it is called THE PLOTGATE VENTURE. Its not definitive, its not the only option, its not an easy choice, it won’t suit everyone………. but its our plan.

” Plotgate aims to provide rural homes and livelihoods which are sustainable, affordable, and diminish motor transport through car-sharing and other means” ……thats our mission statement, and this info file aims to outline our vision to you so you can decide if Plotgate might be an option for your future.

The Land

The land has been bought at auction, through the disposal of a county farm, a block of approx 24 acres of flat pasture, with established boundary hedging, in rural Somerset. There are no existing buildings on site , but it is on the edge of a village with buildings either side. We are currently preparing an outline planning application.

The Plan

The aim is to divide the biggest field, 16 acres approx, into 2 smallholdings, and on 2 acres of the smaller field to place 8 self build low-impact live/work dwellings, giving these residents access to the remaining 6 acres of this smaller field to persue land-based activities There will be strict criteria that residents will be required to adhere to, ensuring that the project as a whole is sustainable and has minimal impact on the environment. There will be a low-impact communal building with a multitude of shared facilities, including all amenities that residents require but are easily shared, thus eliminating the need for duplication across the site. All services will be provided off-grid, both in individual dwellings and communally, using a range of renewable energy devices, with energy demand being minimised to enable the whole Plotgate Venture to be self sufficient with no reliance on mains services. The existing mains water connection will be kept but steps taken to supply water demands from on-site facilities.

Live/ Work plots will be individually owned by residents, purchased on long term leases from an Industrial and Provident Society, which will lease the land from the Community Land Trust which owns it. There will be a committee of residents who will manage the Venture for the benefit of all residents, to maintain the stated aims and objectives, ensure the criteria are adhered to, and to find new ways to make the Plotgate Venture a leading example of a viable alternative eco-community that manages the land sustainably.

Opportunity Small Organic Farming DO IT NOW!
by REBELRADIO on APRIL 2, 2014 - 7 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Looking for self motivated individual or couple who wants an opportunity to create their niche in the organic farming trade. I’m wiling to share with others who’s passion include conscious living using natural resources to live simply.
Property: 12 acres near Eugene, OR. pasture and gardens, fruit trees, 12volt living, sauna, open sky, nearby river. Internet access limited and cell phone coverage capable.

Me: Quiet, easy going Rasta man living close to the earth and gentle on earths resources. Contractor by trade and organic farmer by heart, working little by little to improve the land. I’m committed to sharing my knowledge and abilities together with others for earth awareness of organic living. I work passionately to live an off the grid lifestyle . This takes commitment , honesty and awareness of actions, all of which I choose and ask the same of others.

You: Desire to work organically to live and grow food for self and others, both independently with teamwork to help each other. Honesty of self purpose to live simply. Commitment to live a 12 volt lifestyle. Wanting to productively work the land toward your own creative endeavor. Looking for a the helping hand of experience and land.

I’m able to provide living space of a 12 x12 yurt with outdoor kitchenette, land for gardens and space for small farm animals, covered laundry facilities, expertise in living off the grid and a helping hand as able for $300 monthly. Work trade negotiable at times.
This can all be discussed in more detail with email and phone. Most importantly this is a great opportunity to build and create natural lifestyle of our ancesters.

Longing in Laurelville OH
by EARTHDANCE on MARCH 4, 2014 - 20 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

WHAT I HAVE:
Nine acres of flat, clear, semi-floodplan, ex-cropland on which we currently reside in Ohio.
Also ninety acres in eastern Tennessee.

A lover of animals from birth, I currently keep mini-sheep, goats, mini-pigs, alpacas. However, my passion for plants and trees is taking over and I have backed off of animals quite a bit, re-focusing energy more toward permaculture solutions and low-input farming/living.

We currently eat animals that we raise, and are stilling learning to grow annual crops properly. We may become more vegetarian in the future, but feel that diet is a personal decision that everyone should be able to make without judgement. Death is an important part of Life and Nature, a cycle of giving and taking, that must be respected and honored.

I’m not interested in making money off of anyone. I’m much more interested in sharing life experiences in a loving environment, where my young daughter can learn the true essence of Humanity.

We have many varied interests and skills, and I believe in the ultimate community, everyone has a place. I am known for my ambition, determination, kindness, and spiritual awareness. Specifically I can build just about anything (wood/metal/plastic), I LOVE reading, knitting, spinning fiber, designing, and creating order. I find joy in daily tasks. I swoon over permaculture, bamboo, and willows.

We are currently still on grid, but foresee a dramatic life change within the next few months.

WHAT I WANT:
Due to family obligations and economy it seems that right now our property in Ohio is better suited to our lives, though my heart seems to be elsewhere. My GREAT desire is to build an intentional community on our large tract of land in Tennessee. However, there is much that could be done on our current Ohio property (9 acres) and we are willing to be accommodating to 1, 2, or more people here, if at all possible. Expectations of homesteading and relations must exceed those of housing and property, at this current time. But the future that could be created from this beneficial symbiosis could ultimately end up somewhere else, together.

I want my young child to grow up around other children and adults. I want to cook with you, clean with you, laugh with you, chop wood with you, scheme ways to make money with you, work the soil with you, sow seeds with you, weave with you, dance to a drum with you.

THE ‘IDEAL’ PERSON/PEOPLE:

See past the darkness into a bright and welcoming future on Planet Earth.

Willing to live simply, which can equate to willing to share.
Willing to compromise if necessary.

Finds satisfaction in physical work, even if its chopping carrots.

Care more about who they are with than where they are……

Are willing to explore themselves, through the eyes of another, even if pain is found. This is called ‘Relationship’.

Willing to entertain the amazing techniques of Nonviolent Communication.

Understand that Love means allowing people to be who they feel the need to be, regardless of positive or negative consequences that result.

Off Grid start up community
by CRAIGD73 on DECEMBER 27, 2013 - 16 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Our place is in a remote secluded and beautiful valley in Aragon, Spain. Near to the Catalonian border. There is nature all around. So far we have seen Deer, wild Boar many tracks. Lots of huge golden eagles overhead also great trials for walking and hiking.

We have just recently finished (mostly) renovating the old stone Casa into a fully functioning little house. A place which we also use during the day as a communal place for eating, washing and socializing.
It is completely off grid, we have our own water/power/internet and sewage solutions.
We are looking for some long term members to create a small community which is as self-sufficient as possible. Anyone who wishes to join us in this way should be able to support themselves whilst we get the community resources together and become more developed and are able to share our produce with each other. In exchange we will provide you with an area of land where you will be able to build your own eco-friendly living space.

Unique Opportunity
by ALROD53 on DECEMBER 18, 2013 - 9 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME, LANDBUDDY

We have a unique oppurtunity for an ambitious, childless young couple to join us living on our property off grid.
We also have a small carry-out restaurant on the lower half of the property on a main road into town.
we are very busy with the restaurant and no longer have the time to invest into getting things done around the house.
We have one small un-finished guest cabin (seperate from our own). It needs to be insulated and finished but would serve as a temporary shelter until something else is built.
we have also started a third cabin but only got as far as setting the pilings in the side of the hill.
We are not religious (we believe in God but also believe that religion seperates man and is basically all about money, like everything else).
We chose this area because of the beauty, mild winters and wild foods. It is a fairly un-populated area but also has a Dollar General, Family Dollar and grocery store within walking distance.
We are looking for someone who wants to build themselves a place (pallets are free here and are what we used to build the guest cabin for under $300 for roofing) and help with the restaurant so the wife can spend more time with the animals (1 horse, 2 dogs and 3 cats).
Help in the restaurant would also free up some help with building your place.
We have 28 acres total (very hilly or mountainous) with many beautiful building sites to choose from. If you’re a hiker, you’d love it here. If you don’t like to hike or can’t walk well in rough, muddy terrain, don’t waste your time.
We are in our mid forties and mid fifties, smoke, are healthy (besides the smoking, that is) and are fairly sane, normal people. If your interested contact us @ Endlessenigmafrm@aol.com

Somewhere to park the RV in Southern England
by NICK ROSEN on OCTOBER 17, 2013 - 1 Comment in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Does anyone have a patch of land for the editor of this site to come to on a regular basis. nick(at) off-grid.net – Cash buyer/renter – will be there perhaps two or three months per year…. would like to be part of the local community

Desert off grid ranch/artist collective
by FREEDOM QUEST RANCH on OCTOBER 9, 2013 - 13 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Bent-Borders Collective is in SE Arizona.6 acres of off grid desert land is 20 miles from Mexico and 15 miles from artist/liberal town of Bisbee Arizona.
B-B-C (Bent-Borders-Collective) is looking for partners who are artists, farmers and dreamers who love the desert and desire to live off grid ranch.
terms for space are based on your needs and skills you have to offer .
I\’m looking for single folks with no children or animals. The space is in the beginning stages of development which isn’t ready for younger kids or animals.
Couples are case by case.
The space is liberal/lefftttt regarding world views.
The space would work for single off grid left person who wants to live free, grow food and make art. Do you like or want to
Learn to Raising chickens and collecting homegrown herbs and eggs.
DIY/queer friendly

Daily Dharam Punx meditation is practiced daily.
Interested? Email BBC

Best,
bent-borders-collective

Just beginning to look…
by BOB on AUGUST 31, 2013 - 5 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

My wife and I and our 4 year old daughter have been living here on 15 acres for going on a year now and we are starting to explore bringing more like minded people to join us on our journey. While we are currently ON-GRID, we have plans to make the jump to off-grid soon. Our plans are to home school our daughter and would especially like to meet people with children near her age, although single individuals will be looked at as well. We also have a well along with a milk goat, pigs, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and cats. We are located approx. 11 miles N/NW of Potosi, MO. Open to ideas and your thoughts. Contact Bob at : offgridbound@yahoo.com

10 acres free & clear
by BROKEMANSBUDGET on AUGUST 6, 2013 - 56 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

hello. my name is Clifford.
my wife & I just came into owning 10 acres free & clear. we are located 9 miles south of pyote. we do our business in monahans texas. we have a base camp set up with food ,water, tents, cots, on private property.
The offer here is that we would like to find other off grid people who are interested in off grid living like earthships,solar hot water,sustainable farming,.

For those who are interested we offer that if you help us build the home and school where people can learn for free the ways of sustainable living then we will help you build a home on our land as well. we need people to help build community.


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