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

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.

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

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.

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/

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

Homesteading in the Alaska wilderness
by BOGTROTTER on JULY 30, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

Round River Community seeks serious persons or families to help us build a community of neighbors on our remote land on the second largest river in Alaska.
Come help us build your/our wilderness community, and you could earn a fifty year renewable lease on a piece of your own wild land for one dollar a year, plus free lumber and free use of the tools you’d need to build your own cabin.
We are located fifty nine miles upriver from a remote village in interior Alaska.
Please see our website at http://www.roundrivercommunity.org
You can contact us via that website.

Permaculture family looking for additional help on 12 acres
by DREAMERSPRESERVATION.COM on JULY 26, 2014 - 6 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME


Hello,
A little about what we are looking for and what we are offering. We are starting with a house that needs alot of work and 12 acres. The redesign of the house will include a greenhouse, and the existing house will have all plumbing rerouted to a greywater system in the green house. Also in the greenhouse will be a 5 extralarge worm bins, 5 275 gallon fish tanks, and many plants.

In the early spring we will build 3 cabins for overnight guests. One will be earth bag, one strawbale, one earthintegrated. These will be designed using everything I have learned and am learning on permaculture. We hope to get the first pond in yet this year as well as hugaculture beds and get a huge fall and winter crop. We will also be canning this fall.

Now we also play boardgames, and watch movies. Trips to museums if there are children. A swimming pool, cooking on the fire, sitting around outside watching a movie. Or the stars and chatting stuff like that.

None of us has any family really that we are close to. So it is only natural that we would like a large family like the waltons had. Cousins, kin, what ever the word you use we would like to find a few more members. Work is required but not money. We will be getting off grid and growing our own food within a year.

We are only human and we have our quirks. Some good some bad but were all good people. So now tell us about what you are looking for in a community? What are your goals? How do you feel about pets and animals? When are you looking to join a community?

You should be willing to help with the move from our current place to the new place. Labor only, you would get your own room, bed, furniture etc. Meals and a chance to help build a permaculture paradise. Did we mention family? No not call me Sissy or Mom but a sense of belonging and mattering. Please no preaching or people looking to save others. Your religion is your business as mine is mine. However we do celebrate Yule/ Christmas but without religous overtones. Call 620 314 7134. We are moving from Kansas to MO. We would like to find someone to join us now.

looking for a female soul-mate
by PHIL ROOKSBY on JULY 9, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

I live totally off-the-grid on 7 acres of hillside in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain. Also close to Portugal. My plan is to become totally self-sufficient. Now I need a partner/ soul-mate. If you are interested please see my site: http://elpocito.wordpress.com

Interview with off-grid couple in the South Seas, Fiji
by VONLUCKNER on JULY 2, 2014 - 0 Comments in I AM OFF GRID AND I WANT OTHERS TO JOIN ME

A 7 minute video with Neil and Hwei-Ying who settled in Fiji for an off-grid lifestyle after dropping out and living on a boat for 5 years. They grow most of their own food and enjoy island life and their friendship with the locals around them.


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