Category — I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Building a community
by SINE NOMINE on AUGUST 12, 2014 - 15 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

Young Family Looking to move off grid
by AJASMINE on AUGUST 4, 2014 - 3 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hello, My name is Amanda, I am 28 Years old. My husband Rick is 31 and I have 2 children ages 3 and 5. we are looking to live off the grid in a eco friendly community or just family friendly place. My husband works in the manufacturing field he is good with his hands, hard worker. other then that he is fun laid back easy person to get along with he loves outdoors activity’s. As for myself, I’m a stay at home mom, I love to read, write, watch the news, hanging out with my family, I love to cook, travel and I love anything fun. we would need to be somewhere that my husband can get a job or we could work and contribute for housing. willing to relocate any where in the USA.

Looking to live a simpler life..
by MATTM21 on AUGUST 1, 2014 - 3 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I am a 22 year old male who lives in eastern Massachusetts who wants to move off the grid. Although the modern world has given us a lot of technology I don’t think that people are any happier then they were in the past. In fact, I believe that putting in some hard work and effort actually makes people happy. In my opinion, true happiness is being self-sustainable and not having many material possession. True happiness to me is relying on myself or others that have similar views and not expecting the government to give me a handout. I want to grow my own crops, collect my own water, and I want to live in a small house with just the basics. I believe that the focus of life should be on love and happiness and not money. Many people are controlled by the media and material possessions these days, but not everyone. I am looking for people who feel the same way, and I can tell there are a lot of you out there because of this site. If I had the chance I would move off the grid today. I have made some mistakes though such as taking out loans for college that I have to repay. If you are willing to work with me or help me with this one issue I am willing to offer a lifetime of hard labor and work as well as my friendship. I hope to hear from some of your soon. You can email me at xmattmx@yahoo.com

Looking to join/start community -Upstate NY-
by DUCKDUCKMEESE on JULY 24, 2014 - 1 Comment in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hey, my name’s TJ and I live in Upstate NY. I’m a 21 year-old man looking to start or join an off-the-grid community/homestead with kind, honest people. I’m discouraged with the selfish, greedy state of consumerist living that unfortunately we as a society find ourselves in. I wholeheartedly believe in the DIY ethos and the reward of self-sufficiency and hard work. I’m not much of a religious person, but I have no problems with people who are- as long as they reciprocate the same respect in my beliefs as I do in theirs. I’m an avid angler with experience in many forms of fishing (rod/angling, handline fishing, net, and noodling) and have experience in horticulture. I’ve been composting and growing veggies for over 10 years, with confidence in helping to sow larger scale gardens. I have the utmost respect for nature and animals, only ever hunting twice in my life strictly for sustenance and never for sport. Raising livestock for food and resources is more humane than the torment animals go through in factory farms, so I’m down to raise/care for animals. I have some minor skills in carpentry, more-so in wood crafting than large-scale building. I’m a very open-minded person however I have no tolerance for racism, xenophobia, sexism, or any form of bigotry. I’m not a druggie and never was much of a drinker, but I’m okay with both to an extent; the extent being as long as it doesn’t jeopardize an established homestead and cause unnecessary problems. Physically, I’m 6’0 even and a solid 207 pounds more than capable of putting in my fair share of hard labor. To wrap this up, in my free-time I enjoy cooking, fishing, camping, hiking, amateur geographical mapping, and whittling. I’m pretty much a big ‘ole nerd for survivalist & DIY stuff and I dream of just being apart of a separate self-sufficient community that helps looks out for each other and holds a legitimate sense of camaraderie.

I Need To Leave
by SHEPPIE on JULY 17, 2014 - 21 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hi, my name’s Aaron, I’m 22 and I’m a guy.
I’ve lived in Maryland my entire life and I need to leave. I need to live somewhere where I can do things that actually matter. Like grow/harvest food, maintain a place to live, supply my own water, and connect with people who just want to live life for what it is. I can’t put up with this backwards “economy” and doing/buying things that just don’t matter or aid to help me progress as a human. I know there’s so much more to living than to make money, owe money, and give all that money to corporations. I want to connect with people on a real level. I’d like to one day get out of America.
SO what I’d like to is to join a community, or even start a community with a bunch of people, but a community that’s “modern.” But I’m willing to think about any offer that someone shows me. And I’ll move anywhere that’s possible for me to reach. I just really want to leave this mundane lifestyle.

Looking for a man who wants to live simple fully off the grid
by KAKIMKA on JULY 14, 2014 - 16 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I am looking for a honest man for who does not take loyalty lightly, who would be interested to make a life change and join me to build with me on a simple off the grid fully sustainable small eco farm.
Some one who has, or is willing to learn survive skills,primitive methods , how to build from natural materials and would be interested and willing to work to provide things, rather than work to provide money to buy the things we are told we need.You should have a desire to have a close and deep relationship with your partner to take care for each other and to live fully sustainable as priority Number one in your live the, same you could also except from me.You should be open to spirituality and wanting to express yourself as a human being.My plan is to find a suitable piece of land in a very spiritual place in South America with very mild Climate average Temperatures 20 – 24 C,surounded by mountains, rivers and creeks.You should be free to relocate have no baggage and have a open mind,your age does not matter to me ,what matters to me is who you are inside.
If all this sounds appealing to you contact me and lets talk about it.

Decision made, Time to move on
by CHAMP on JULY 8, 2014 - 4 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

Hello,

My name`s Mitch. I am 21 I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but its time to move on. School isn’t right for me now and I’ve always had a passion for the outdoors. I’m ready and want to prove to myself. I’m strong enough to escape from this easy lifestyle and challenge myself. I`m looking for somewhere to live and someone who can teach me how to become a survivalist. I’m very athletic and have been playing sports my while life, sports are one of my passions. I also love problem solving, and have an iq to match that. I know that I’ll be a great addition to any community for a long time and will be able to prove my worth over any lacking survivalist skill. Sweating in the mid day heat over hard manual labor is the stuff I love gritting teeth and all. It’s time to move on, I’m ready for the challenge.

Need some help and somewhere to go.
by SURVIVOR on JULY 2, 2014 - 10 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I’m only 15 but i’m a survivalist and I wish to live off the grid by any means necessary. I can hunt, fish, forage, I am an artist and I have many talents in many different fields. I’m a hard worker and will do about anything. I need somewhere to stay, somewhere to call home, but I have no where. So please, could someone help me out here?


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