OR; Want to Build my Forever-Home with Friends
by LUXYBUG on APRIL 15, 2014 - 13 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Neurodivergent (ASD likely) girl. I don’t know the proper buzz-words to effectively encapsulate myself as a being to fit in this little box.
I love music, and laughing. I love spending time with friends, and I love science. I do not fit well into the mainstream world; I want to go live on a self-sustainable green micro-community model… almost like a Kibbutz. I’m not anti-technology, I’m mostly just anti society-bullshit.

I’m looking for people to join up with; I’m willing to work smart and hard, though my preference is smart.

I’ve got a friend, and trying to put together a 5-man-band. He’s got a girlfriend who would be involved; but I am easily the most ready to pack up and move to where-ever to get this going. We’re cobbling together the planning necessary to get this going.

We’re a cerebral bunch, laid back and young in spirit. We want to do everything legal and above board with permits and what-have you to avoid legal complications in the future; again: this is our forever-home we’re trying to make.

We’ve got ideas to make small individual living spaces (5 to 7 rooms, each around 14 feet^2) out of composite material like cob or papercrete. We’ve got ideas for a circle-based ring system for the arrangement of things.

At some point soon, concept sketches of what we’re thinking of will go up.

Moving to Ontario Canada and looking for families to join off grid
by LOVELIVINGSIMPLE on APRIL 13, 2014 - 15 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hi, My wife and I along with our children are planning to move from the US to Ontario Canada to start our new lives off the grid. We are purchasing 160 acres of land with all rights with it. Small creek on property, and near lakes. We would love to offer this to other families that wish to live the same. We can come together to create a community that help one another to live as comfortable as possible as simple as possible. No bills, just family and living. Of course before we go we want to get the things that we feel are needed(wood cook stove, solar panels, saw mill, etc.) just to help with everyday life, so we are thinking about making the move within and year or so. Along with going through the process to be able to live in Canada as a resident. Now, what we came up with is to offer families 3 acres to own legally for $2,000 to build their home and start making memories. We weren’t sure about starting a community at first so everything is still rough around the edges. Please feel free and leave comments and suggestions. If you are interested leave an email address and I will contact you promptly.

Shown the ropes
by LOLAFITZ on APRIL 6, 2014 - 2 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I want to meet people to learn how to build self sustainable devices and how to garden. It’s a long road to becoming off the grid and I’d really like to learn from someone instead of pursuing this from reading on the internet. I can’t learn from reading. I need someone to show me. I hope to one day live in a community, but I’m not going to be much help as of now sense I can’t offer anything useful. I’d like to become more useful in terms of building, sewing, growing food, etc. I am a woman in my mid twenties in a relationship. I’d like to meet other women or families to help me learn.

I’m looking to get my family living off the grid for the better
by WRECKERHATERS on MARCH 22, 2014 - 5 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hi everyone I am looking to move my family off the grid I am a 46 yrs young and my husband is 47 yrs young and we have a 9 yrs old little girl that we want to show her what life is really about that means getting back to our roots the world is going to hell in a hand basket and we want better for her, no more tv, video games, and all the other stuff out there everybody thats an adult know what I’m talking about. I have a Med. Degree and I also know how to cook and sew and I was born in the Carolina’s so I’ve done a lot of living off mother nature and so has my husband he can build a house from the ground up and know all about Irrg. and also knows about automotive also we have alot to give to a commuity we will work hard for the right commuity live and raise a child if you are interested in having us please contact us here and we will swap email addresses – my name is Tammy.

Aragon Valley
by DAVIDMAIRAL on MARCH 20, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

My objective is move to a more and more sustainable way of life.

This includes to live off-the-grid.

I have not a deadline in order to reach such target, but will be establishing little measures leading to it.

In the meanwhile, I´d like also to spread the voice about a responsible and sustainable development throughout

I Am Ready
by NOZZ on MARCH 17, 2014 - 8 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hello, everyone! I am 30 years old and for the last few years I have moved closer and closer to being self-sustained. As anyone who has tried knows, it is a long and difficult process to pull away from the “mainstream”. After a lot of time and effort, I feel I am ready to go off the grid. I am single however, and the idea of trying to go off the grid all by myself seems like a daunting notion. I am looking for some like-minded individuals to help get a start, or an existing community to be a part of.

A little about myself – I have a college education (not that it can help specifically, just so you know I can learn and that I am dedicated). I have a great deal of construction experience (concrete, carpentry, painting, building in general). I am very fit and hard working. I can grow just about anything. I currently grow my own parsley, basil, oregano, cilantro, bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, tomatoes, dandelion, squash, oranges, strawberries, melon etc, etc… I am a professional scuba diver by trade (instructor/divemaster/photographer/videographer)and I barter my services for just about everything.

I’m am spiritual but not religious…frankly I don’t care what you believe as long as you’re not insisting I believe the same. I will of course, give you the same courtesy. I love music and play a few instruments. I have a dog and a cat…both of which are very well behaved and easy to maintain (where I go, they go =)). I love nature and have great passion for it. I’m fairly knowledgeable of the wilderness. I cook, clean and consider myself a responsible person. I love people, but truly feel society as a whole has been herded into an unnatural state of being. I think there are many people who feel the same.

I have a great deal of life experience and there is so much more to tell. I would love to get to know you, too! Please feel free to contact me if you think you would be interested in brainstorming… or if you feel like you have somewhere I may be able to contribute. I think a solid, realistic plan is a great place to start. Thank you and PEACE!

Let’s Build An Eco-Village!
by JUGGALO on MARCH 8, 2014 - 19 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I found the perfect site! It’s 150 Acres and I only need about $10,000 to buy it!

Well Actually I need about $7500 for the down payment, $150 for the land transfer, and at least $1000 for legal fees.

The land is 7 Hours North of Toronto. The closest major city is Timmins Ontario.

I can’t afford this on my own, it’s tight and I have two kids at home and one on the way.

I also don’t want to live in the middle of no where absolutely disconnected from human beings. I love people, I just really dislike cities and society.

So the plan is to split the cost of the land with other people who have the same vision.

I’m looking for off-grid would be’s who wish to settle in a small community.

If several of us came together to cover the cost of land we could be one step closer to freedom.

I have been looking at north Ontario land for a while now and I really Love the place we’ve found. It has a few ponds, creeks and forests. Tons of wildlife and is surrounded by crown land with year round road access.
It is an unorganized township with no building permits required and only minutes away from several amazing fishing spots.

I have contacted the seller and made arrangements to see it late this spring when the snow melts.

I hope to have enough money to purchase the land by the time I go to see it. I’d like anyone who is interested to join me to view the land. For those who can’t make it I love taking lots of pictures and videos.

If everything goes well I will be camping at the site for the whole summer with my family and staying when we are able to erect a permanent winter proof shelter.

Plans for the future include a lot of gardening, chickens, hunting dogs and of course solar power and rainwater collection.

Yes we plan to hunt and fish!

I grew up on St. Joseph Island in a 12×12 Cabin. We grew our own food and lived a pretty amazing life until my parents split up. I’ve been living in the city for almost 2 decades and want to give my own children a way better life than the one I’m giving them right now.

Since I’ve lived in the city I’ve worked mainly in construction and skilled trades. I can build a house from whatever I have around me and I honestly mean that.

I’m an artist and I’m really passionate about being close to nature. My partner and I spent the whole summer last year just wandering around Ontario outside on the trails and camping crown land. We lived in a wooden hut in a swamp for a few weeks and then walked 40kms down the trans Canada rail trail and back in 2 days just because.
That’s just the kind of people we are!

I keep wondering if anyone has found my hut yet. I miss that hut, I’d rather be there right now even though it’s freezing cold. I built it on crown land and I can’t exactly live there year round. It’s so important to me that we find and buy land that we can live on and build on for year round.

When we lived in the hut my idea of solar power was using two dollar store solar lamps to charge AA batteries for my camera. Oh yes you can make a solar battery charger for $2. This is the full extent of my technical ability. I don’t know how to set up solar or water systems. I need help with that part!

I want to add some gardens, some chickens, some goats and my family especially. The only way I can do that is if I find people willing to work together on the dream of establishing an Eco-Village.

Who’s on board?

Anyone who wants to come stay and volunteer to help us our is totally welcome any time and always!

Please if you have at least $1000 and want to go off grid let’s pool our resources and buy this land!

I’ll share more details with people who contact me!

Lets be free :) i got a solid plan – hit me uppp
by HALLOWHALO on MARCH 7, 2014 - 3 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

So ive always want to live and just FEEL FREE now that i have some money i actually want to do it, the only problem is i dont want to do it alone and i think i have a solid plan. Is anyone interested ?
Talk to me maybe we can come up with some good ideas. Girls and guys welcome.

Looking for moneyless or off-grid friends and…
by THAAO on MARCH 5, 2014 - 5 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Recently, I’ve been trying to transition to moneylessness. I managed to stop using money myself and get rid of my material possessions, but Indiana doesn’t seem a very freegan-friendly place.

And since it’s been cold, I’ve been pretty much just mooching off the money of my family and friends. Despite not spending any money, I’m just absorbing all their money-bought resources myself, which, for me, is essentially just using the money indirectly, and doesn’t really fit with my values.

I feel like it would be easier with a network of like-minded people and more community resources. As it is now, I don’t know anyone else who wants to be off-grid, moneyless, freegan, or even really eco-friendly. And I have no idea how to find other people like this, either. So this is where I’m going to start!

If you are living a freegan or off-grid lifestyle, or wanting to start and want to brainstorm ideas, and also interested in volunteering and giving to the community and starting or increasing (if there is one already that I don’t know about!) a healthy and friendly network of similarly-minded people in Indiana, please respond! I’d love to meet you and talk about what we know and where to go next.

Especially as it will (hopefully!) be getting warmer soon enough, now is a great time for starting new projects and lifestyle changes.

I’m a laid-back guy who respects everyone and has no prejudices. I like spending a lot of time alone, but enjoy friendships with other free-spirited people. I am easy to get along with albeit initially very shy. I am always up for trying new things and learn quickly, and am good at teaching, too.

I’m not picky about the future and like having all kinds of experiences, so I’d really love to hear from anyone and everyone in the area who is interested in growing their support group and doing stuff together either as a small group or as a growing community :) Feel free to comment here with your email or whatever, and drop me a line, too.

I spend about half my time on the south side (Greenwood) and the other half on the west side (Speedway/Avon), though I tend to have more freedom/availability when I’m south :) I also don’t mind walking far. I’ve walked 6+ hours in the rain to give someone a Wii game (and hitched a ride back).

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