[before_listing id=406 images= youtube=null] Going Off-Grid…currently a once thriving tobacco farm that we’re renovating (slowly) in need of help in the gardens and with the animals in exchange for a place to live and some food…a going commune…but am done with those under 25 who come and then do little if anything…need Doers not dreamers and talkers…beautiful area among the amish farms of Virginia’s southern Piedmont between Richmond and Raleigh…have a large beautiful but as yet unfinished cabin…a sharecropper’s shack…a pop-up trailer…and an old house used mainly for storage…John (GoldMiningGuy) is renovating a shorty school bus as living acommodations…sandra the farm owner offering a place to live and some food in exchange for 15 solid hours in the gardens helping with specialty crops that she has a buyer for…just not the help to get it done this year….and some help feeding and watering Sicilian Donkeys and chickens and Penny the rescue horse. Going off-grid but still has phone and internet and limited electricity…an RVer with a smaller rig would be welcome. Prefer nobody under 25 as they all drift off to the city lights and don’t get it when it comes time to get up early and work in the gardens for a couple hours a day! She also has little side businesses on eBay and etsy and flea market selling. [landbuddy_listing id=406 youtube=null]

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112 Responses to “84 acre Virginia Commune”

  1. Jamie

    Really sincerely interested just me and my side kick pup.have motor home and grew up in the woods of new england.I love the land.I AM well versed with survival and work.tell me about it.I’m a fully furnished add on.thnx kindly for your time.J.G

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  2. John Atkins

    Hello. I am a recently separated 50 year old man, and it’s time to reset and start anew. I have been living in my shop, working, and paying for bills for a home I no longer live in and a truck I no longer drive. The last time I needed to start over, I spent a year at a monastery then moved to a horse farm. That is the closest I’ve been to God and I need to find myself, away from the world again. I was looking for long term work exchange on a farm and your ad is intriguing. I am used to running my own small business and love to work, so I know I would be an asset to your farm. My wife and I have owned and operated small thrift, collectible and antique shops for almost 15 years. Currently, I make most of my money on eBay. I want, need a simpler way of life do I may study, write, commune with nature, heal. I do not have an r.v. and I plan to leave everything with my wife, so I would set up a tent with tarps for a living space, but electric and internet would be wonderful. I will bring enough money for a few months, but will need to work on line after that. Please contact me at your earliest convenience as I plan to move within the next few weeks. Thanks for your consideration and God bless. John 8434240027

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  3. Ralph Davis

    I am retiring soon and will have a steady modest income. Am seriously contemplating a nature based living environment. Cannot do continual hard work anymore, however, the lighter work I would not have an issue with. If you are still looking for dependable, please let me know. Thank you.

    Ralph Davis

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  4. Hawaiianbaby83

    I would love to join your little family out there…. I’m a hard worker and is willing to learn since I don’t know to much about what tall do…. but would love to give it a shot… I’m a 34 year old female… so please let me know if you guys would let me come an join you out there where your at…. mine you know I don’t have a job and I don’t have my license…. thanks for your time….. Kristine Felix

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  5. Daniel

    Looking to join a commune. Willing to buy chainsaws, wood, solar panels, .. help with construction and lots of cool ideas. I have a 5 year agreement with the government that pays for half my rent.. when that is done, i will have to move. I could move sooner if you’re very interested. I have social security disability income of 715/month.. which i’m more than happy to chip into the community for building, etc. I have a great idea on how to make some money too… but it requires lots of solar power and a few devices. Ok, only problem i have, is that i’m overweight… but i’m planning to work my ass off every day.. so if you’re interested let me know.

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  6. Shawnee

    I’m about to be 43. I’ve been looking for a place like this. I have a dog. He goes where I go. I have had no intimate relationships for 2 1/2 years. I feel that it complicates my destiny. I would really like to meet with you and see what you may offer me. I work hard already. I’m a stevedore at a port. I am a physically strong woman that likes to get things done. When work is done, I love to relax. Take in my environment. Just breathe a little.

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  7. Mother of 2

    I’ve been wanting to homestead myself. Would love to do this!!

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  8. Daniel bivens

    Is this still active?

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  9. Shirley

    I’m interested in joining. I’m 63 and can garden, feed animals, spoil animals, and even do a little construction. My phone is 3183318151, although it will be Monday when I add more minutes on it.

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  10. Raj lukauskas

    Very interested can you tell me more, how to become a resident, have many skills grew up in pa farm wk put in rooftop gardens in philly can tell u more later if interested. Thanks

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  11. Janelle Anderson

    Good Day. I am Janelle. I am 52 years old. I’ve had a really rough few years. More then you know, not looking for a pity party. Just a place where I fit in. I love work. Outdoors, indoors. Fur people. I enjoy gardening. Taking care if animals and being outside.I’m a loner, not by choice. I’m just so awake that I stay away from fake people. Anyway….. Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY.

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    • Chris

      Hi I’m a 51yr old male w .many skills esp carpentry.looking to go off grid soon looking for a women for company.

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    • Chris

      Hi I’m Chris dont like fakes 51yers young looking to go off grid enjoy simple life just looking to be happy for the rest of my time on this Earth. PS I am free thinking and easy going and love life?

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    • Sandra Appleby

      I’m​ a 43 yr. old very unhappily married to an alcoholic for ten years with for 20 and I also go to a methedon clinic because I am an opiod addict not by choice , but by doctor ,so I’m​ going to clinic to get off them. I’ve been thinking how I need change and my boy’s are older and of age to be on own, so now would be the best time to do something like joining a commune or some type of community living so I can meet new people and experience new things. I was born in Boston and moved to Maine when I was fourteen. I’ve had a rough life that I won’t get into right now but I need change and I love to work as a team and I have an awesome green thumb and love to grow things. I’m not afraid of hard work either. I really think I would love that life style.

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  12. Hank williams

    I am 100 percent wanting to get away from my life and change am 46 years old and a hard worker I can pull my own weight like to live with pep in same set of mind love the ideal of living off the land can you help me

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  13. Sean Martin

    Hello there!! I am 100% interested. 27, male, single, sober, non smoker. Have a blessed day and I hope to hear back from you. :)

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  14. Sean Martin

    Hello there!! I am 100% interested and would love to talk to you more about this. I also realize this is 6 years old, but I’m just hoping that you are still out there. Like I’d said I’d love to discuss the future with you. Have a blessed day and I hope to hear back from you. :)

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  15. Christopher Meador

    Hello my name is Chris I know that this post is about 6 years old if you’re still interested because I read it and I am and looking for people to work please get back to me

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    • Dave

      I am an experienced carpenter , woodsman , traveler .
      I am 45 , have 1 X-wife, 4 grown sons , 2 grandchildren .
      I read a lot , play chess well , and am astounded at the state of…everything . (US politics / geo- politics / technology / global economy / enviorment etc)
      Not sure what you have in mind , but I’m looking for something real.
      I am honest and hardworking .
      My email – ishan.baker3@gmail.com
      Peace

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    • Dave

      I am an experienced carpenter , woodsman , traveler .
      I am 45 , have 1 X-wife, 4 grown sons , 2 grandchildren .
      I read a lot , play chess well , and am astounded at the state of…everything . (US politics / geo- politics / technology / global economy / enviorment etc)
      Not sure what you have in mind , but I’m looking for something real.
      I am honest and hardworking .
      My email – ishan.baker3@gmail.com
      Peace on earth

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  16. christain shank

    I am A 46 year old male that has done carpentry work for the last 25 years, and I just had it with the way things are in the world and am looking to find the a place that I can have real friends. Ones that care about me and my abilities, not how much money I have and what I can do for them with said money. I love doing my job, I love building and remodeling anything, I love to get dirty and be tired at the end of the day, after a good day’s work. All my joy comes from being able to stand back at the end of the day and say, I did that. And all my friends helped. Please let me know more about what it is you’re doing, and what kind of people you are. I’m from central PA. so I am not far from you, maybe a 6 hour drive. I can’t wait for a response. Thanks.

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  17. Esther

    I’m 23, so I suppose I’m younger than you’d prefer. However, I’ve been through a lot in my life and am seeking a new start away from the chaos of societal expectations for high achievement. I’m an experienced outdoors woman and dedicate myself to any task set before me that I perceive to be of value. I am open minded, accepting, and committed. I do not trust money and success, because they cannot be depended upon for happiness. That is why I’m searching out a simpler way to live. I value creativity and free thinking, and am excellent at finding creative solutions to problems. I have success in every job I’ve ever had but I struggle to find joy and meaning in most areas of life that are the focus of people around me. I seek freedom. I seek simplicity. I seek acceptance. I seek myself.

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  18. Jessica

    Hi! My name is Jessica, i am 26 years old. I am looking for a community with like-minded individuals. I can cook/can,crochet,laundry by hand,garden,i can milk and feed animals including gathering chicken eggs. I love to be outdoors and working with my hands. I have outstanding work ethic and i am always up at 5 a.m. I enjoy working with other people and helping create. I am a doer not a dreamer. My life goal is to create and help create. I have experience with living off-grid and being self sufficient, i long for that once more. Thank you and god bless!

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  19. Todd Payne

    Hello. I’m a 43 yo single male interested in your community. I’m an ex Marine and very capable of living off the land. Can I get some more information please.

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  20. Mia

    Hi, my name is Mia and I’m from WV..my boyfriend and I are really interested in doing something like this, we just didn’t know where to begin! I’m 34 and he is 29, we are both very hard workers and get along with everyone. We would love to check your place out if you are still looking for people, I believe we could be very beneficial and help out a lot! Please send me an e-mail or if anyone else reads this and knows of a similar place, but this one sounds perfect!

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  21. Jessica moyer

    Hi I’m Jessica , I am unfortunately under 25 , I’m 20 , and have a one year old son. But I’m so tired of the main stream life. I want to be apart of a commune , with my boy . I think we would be better of. Please email me

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  22. Bob

    I am 42 and my wife is 43.weve been searching for an answer to life beyond this one.im a highly skilled carpenter and can contribute it to your community. Were ready and willing to sell all we have and leave this life behind.we will give the proceeds to the community. Were very hard workers and will work from dusk till dawn.please find it in your hearts to accept us.we can live in a tent.call or email please.thank you so much.
    772-200-6762

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  23. Jason

    I’ve lived off grid and know a lot about solar power, construction and gardening. I have a Mechanical engineering degree, but have no interest in helping corporations gather wealth from manufacturing things we dont really need. I am very social and love helping others. Feel free to contact me via email.

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  24. Tim

    31 years old here. Overly interested in a lifestyle such as this for the rest of my life. I’d love some more info. Thanks

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  25. Gary

    I have long wanted to give up the fight of working my life away just to pay debtors and taxes. i am circling the drain of debt and wish I had the nerve walk away and join you. I wish you success, some day I hope to be at a place like yours.

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  26. Terri

    I am a 44 yr old, hard working woman who loves gardening, refurbishing furniture to sell, farming, and loves country life. I desire to live off grid with my dog and leave the hustle and bustle behind forever. Please contact me. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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  27. Marvin

    How can i join the community

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  28. Jewel

    Wow this sounds exactly like what I’ve been looking for. As an Empath and practicing energy healer I find the modern world to be toxic and overwhelming. I have always felt like I was born in the wrong Era because communal living is the only thing that seems natural to me even though modern society doesn’t seem to agree. I would love any information about the community. For example is there a religious community or is there a focus on something else? How would one go about asking to join and what is expected of membersome?

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  29. Joshua

    i am broken need to be healed not of the body but the mind i draw disability for mental reasons ptsd i need a community to help me heal i would love to know more im marred with 4 kids and i will have to leave them behind to go on my own walk of life the dont get me anymore theres alot going on i just want a simpler life

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  30. Khristal

    Hi sandra . I have some information for you. I stayed on your commune at one time and left a family air loom there. It was left in the old house where the makeshift dog kennel was built at the entrance of the house. Behind the house was the outhouse and the forge we started. Please get back to me asap so I can finance the return of the airloom. Thank you.

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  31. Barry

    hello
    I am interested and very real.
    please contact me and make some good things happen.
    mature hardworking friendly
    I am good at everything….lol

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  32. warren23669

    Did you find the help you needed? How are things going now? I’d love to visit very soon. Please contact me at normarwarren at outlook dot com.

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  33. Andy

    I am done with society as it is too commercialized, I am an in shape WM, mid 40’s, extremely hard worker and extremely smart. I can figure out solutions to problems because I am an out of the box thinker. I would love the chance to join you and prove my worth for the benefit of others and not myself. I am a practical thinker and understand that most of what is told to us is complete bull. I am very respectful and looking to further my help of the world and others.

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  34. tony

    Im 52 white male. Divorced after 27 years bitter alot in fighting between ex and our families ,just. Want to go away .hard worker ,clean,honest, its me time now always been living for others want to retire at your homested .Hope to here from you

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  35. Precious Hill

    Hi my name is Precious, i am 21 yrs old and looking for work in exchange for shelter. i just wanna find my self before i die. please someone help me.

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  36. Joann

    Family of four…please email me..1968joann@gmail.com….Hard workers ..can provide excellent work reference….

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  37. Joann

    Interested if you are still taking new members..We are a family of four…We have excellent work references and work ethics if needed…we currently live in Texas but have savings and will quit job to be a part of a good community…We have 2.children ages 7and 15..Husband is 50 and grew up as a farmer.. He.is healthy and jack of all trades..please email me if your interested…1968joann@gmail.com

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  38. Norm Thompson

    I’m a 47 year old man going through a divorce and have been wanting to go off grid for some time now. I was raised on a dairy farm in central Okla. I’m very familiar with farm life and enjoy long days and hard work. I have nothing but a duffel bag and a dog. Please message me if you still want members. My record is clean and I have no warrants. I’m just looking for a place to call home.

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  39. Maurice

    I am a very good handy man who is looking to move off the grid if there is room please email

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  40. Brandon

    Im 24 years old and looking to drift out of the city lights. Ive wanted to live off the grid for awhile. I’m in great shape and a hard worker. I’m also very spiritual and friendly. If there is any way I can join I would jump at the chance and not look back. Please email me if that is a possibility.

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  41. Laura Hughes

    I’m 43 years old. I’m visiting Asheville, North Carolina from Florida the entire summer. I’m seeking to visit the off grid community. I’m aspiring to live a hunter gatherer lifestyle. I desire to live closer to nature and develop skills as much as possible. I’m able to pull up weed in the garden and harvest produce. I’m willing to help with whatever else that needs to be done. How can I get to the community in Virginia from Asheville?

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  42. Justin

    29 years old. Machine operator experience. Quick learner and looking for a fresh start.

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  43. Dan

    Please send any updated info available. I am interested in joining a project like this.

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  44. bill jacobs

    just submitted a note and noticed spelling is awful….totally stressed…got to find somewhere

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  45. bill jacobs

    lived in Maine for many years…wooden boat builder….lots of experience in maintenance….want to be off the grid…not afraid of hard work…looking for a long term place to help build and prosper.

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  46. Matthew Brown

    If this is still open. My wife and I would appreciate a set up like this. She is 38, and I’m 34, both well above the 25 year old age limit. I have experience as a carpenter’s apprentice, am good with animals, and a hard worker. Please email or call me if this is still available. clockworkmechanicalman@Live.com or (804) 461-9129 thank you for your time.

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  47. tracy

    Yes I’ve always wanted to live off the grid. Please let me know details. Ty

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  48. bryan

    hello,
    my name is bryan. and to be honest, i really do not know how to proceed, so i am just going to put it all out there, and hope for the best. i am a 53 yo male. 13 years ago, on december 23rd i lost my wife and two daughters in a freak auto accident. since then, i am ashamed to say, i have never really been able to get past it. i know it has been along time, but i think about it everyday many times. i have thrown myself into work, have found no purpose there, money and pocessions have lost their meaning. i work only to aid in not thinking, to no avail. shortly after the accident i isolated myself from all friends and family. fell into a terrible depression that has lasted all these years. people come into my life, and soon leave it as they found it. about a year ago i gave up on ever finding anything worth having, and walked away from everything. have been moving around this country since. taking what work i can find to shelter and feed myself, living in motels, or in my truck. i have found a freedom i did not know existed, but no happiness, or contentment. recently i met a fellow, who i really found intruiging. we talked about the prepper movement, living off the land, free of all ties to society. which brought me to thinking about off-grid living and all those who have had the courage to chase their dreams. by the way, i really admire all of you who know what you wanty and willing to achieve it.
    these past few months i have been researching communities off grid. have found many that want new people, but they always talk about others wanting in, who’s lives are in shambles, and want nothing to do with them. that pretty well describes me and my life. but i have finally decided to reach out and see if there is one who would have me.
    i will now tell you a little of what i am looking/hoping to find. i want purpose, the ability to contribute, to feel that i have something to offer others, and in return, find some selfworth.
    what i have to offer: i was raised living off the land, growing and raising our own food. i have only worked the remodel industry. have ,30+ years experience. skills in all phases of construction. i am reasonably intelligent, well educated, but not self decieved, willing to take direction, be a team player. i am not a druggie nor a drunk, however, i do drink on occassion, but rarely get drunk.
    in closing, i figure i have about 20 years left in my life. and those years i offer to you to help build your dream, in hopes of finding something that resembles happiness, or purpose. and i ask you, would you be willing to accept into your life, your dream. in return maybe thru you and your community, i may find what i seek.
    my apologies for this post being long and drawn out. but i have thought long and hard as to what i wanted to say to you. have been at this for several hours now. thank you for your time in reading this far.
    sincerely, Bryan

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  49. Tina

    My boyfriend and I have been stoking up on things when we can for the last year. We are look for a place to work for our rent. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Sincerely,
    Tina & Elijah

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  50. James Ripley

    Im a 27yo male. In the past year my life has crumbled and I’m really enjoying the freedom I have. Everyday is a struggle but at least I’m free. I don’t want to go back to the system. I can’t afford land to build my own off gird paradise. I’m a hard worker and excellent problem solver. Email me and Ill be the hard worker you need.

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  51. David Watson Jr

    I am so interested! Please call me! Or email!

    724-710-8202
    mando.land@yahoo.com

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  52. Jenny

    We are a couple with 2 girls..currently live in southside, va…looking for housing in exchange for chores/farm/ranch work…DEFINITELY INTERESTED…we r Jenny & Danny :-) hope to hear from you soon!!

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  53. Larold

    My wife and I are 25 and 22. We are hardworking. I’m am very experienced in construction and would like more information please email me back with information

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  54. Andrena Anderson

    Please email me i would like more info i am 42 so not young and immature i think living in this type of evironment would be good for me

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  55. RON

    Hi, I may have left a message not sure. Too many conflicted ads mixed with blog?:) I currently live in NJ, looking to go off grid and get to higher elevation. I plan to visit my brother in NC for Thanksgiving. Can you send some pictures of the farm, and surroundings? I am semi retired, had my own business for years. I could stop by and say hello on my way down. Thank You

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  56. mellisa

    I want this. I’m a nurse, love living closer to the earth. I really hope I can find someplace soon. I need a community. This concrete life is killing me. I’m willing to work whatever I can do or you can teach me.

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  57. Carlton/Douglas

    I am wondering if you have been successful in your attempts. I am 49, but capable of much when shown appreciation for my labors. I’ld be interested in knowing more, as I am looking or a place and a family to be a part of.

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  58. k. jimenez

    I am a 53 year ild female that wants to come join you . I am very capable and far from lazy.

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  59. k. jimenez

    I would strongly like to join your community. I am a 53 year old female with lots of gardening experience. I have done hard work all my life and would not have it any other way. Please consider me!

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  60. juan diaz

    fresh air, free of so many rules. I am married, happy, live with my wife and daughter, my daughter is an officer of the navy, I am Cuban, 40 years living in the usa, have no police record. I have licence FFL, CHP
    i say to my wife I want to live in place quiet, PLACE, hunting fishing, planting. free
    I can help much, I am prepared to survive.
    I want to try another life and i see if I want it for the rest of my life, i love animals,

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  61. Joshua

    Hi, I am quite interested in learning more about the opportunities you have to offer. I’ve been traveling america looking for somewhere to settle down. I am currently in FL but dont know for how long. My skillset is quite diverse, including: carpentry, metalwork, automotive, painting, property management and preservation, computers, graphic design including web design and various other general labors. I’m quick to learn and adapt to my surroundings and looking for such a place as it seems you have here. Please email me at green.jr1313@gmail.com… thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.
    Josh- aka Trek

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  62. Dustin

    dont know if this is still open but im a 28 year old professional handyman looking to get away from mainstream society and just live a less complicated life. im a jack of all trades and can be a vital asset in a manual labor work environment. if you are interested just email me at dustinhayesd81196@gmail.com with more info/questions

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  63. Tony

    45 physically fit – looking to get of the grid and contribute to a common good. Looking for like minded individuals to join and make a difference
    Hard working – debt free. Multi talented caring and strong. Please contact me at your convenience. Thank you

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  64. Jared Powell

    Hello,
    My name is Jared and I am a hard working young man with quite a few talents and would love to join in the fun. I am a master house painter with over ten years experience at 60 to 80 hours a week, also much experience with roofing, drywall, window glazing and many other home renovation skills. I have two years education in automotive systems technology and I am self trained with computer daignostics and small engine repair. I am rusty with my gardening skills but have spent a lot of time in the garden and I learn very quickly. I also study and cultivate shitakes, button caps, lions mane, and oyster mushrooms. I have studied the off grid lifestyle and think I may be helpful with maintenance of power, irrigation and other off grid equiptment. I look forward to hearing from you if I fit your description. I am sure I will accomplish more in a day than your expectations.

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  65. Judy

    Are you still looking for people to help in the garden and with animals? Please email me.

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  66. Gallant

    To Good To Be Good OFF THE GRID

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  67. Gallant

    To Good to be TRUE. Please Contact Me

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  68. Scott

    Single dad looking for a new start. Some experience in farming and construction. Mechanically inclined. Former military and hard worker. Want to be off grid and experience life.

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  69. Hilary Dunn

    Good morning,
    I’ve recently become unemployed and am looking for a change of pace. I’ve always wanted to be involved in a community like this and I feel now is the time for me. I’m only 26 but I can guarantee that I would thrive in such an environment. Please contact me with any admission policies if you are still looking for new people.

    Thank you,
    Hilary

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  70. Jeffy

    looking to contribute to a humane lifestyle away from corporate american ideology.
    i am 27yo now, a good working problem solver.
    would like to find a way to live with like minded people where my ability to live is based on my helpful deeds that i do and not the size of my paycheck. i can be reached at notsojeffy @ live dot com

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  71. John Rogers

    on a whim i looked up off the grid living and you came up.. i have been studying off grid living since 06… i would like to hear from you and see what the options are for living on your farm.. i would like to know if you follow mike reynolds and the earthship ideas..i dont believe off the grid means live like a cave man.. i study aquaponics, since it solves two problems.. i have some tools and some construction experience. i love to eat. i would be interwsted in hearing from you. maybe we can meet in the middle or closer to my way of thinking.. feel free to contact me . send your replies to ” johnsubhub33@gmail.com” looking forward to hearing all comments you have to offer.

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  72. Becky Baker

    I am 50 and found my self unemployed after 30 years and have be depressed and need somthing different in my life would love to go off the grid to find myself I am a hard worker and love the outdoors please email me with more info and I will be there to help any way I can for a free place to live

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  73. laurenm

    Very serious about helping out and living off grid. 39 ex military with a background in electronics, electrical, ex boy scout leader. I have a strong work ethic. Single no baggage. lauren.maylon@gmail.com

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  74. brian

    I am a army vet who recently lost it all when I return to civillian life. I am a hard worker and a father as well as savvy with farm life. I am looking for the ability to return north to be near my son in MD. I would do anything for the chance to be near him a,nd would glady work hard everyday for lodging and food. Please get back to me.

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  75. Larry

    I’m a 36 year old male who wants to have a purpose in life and I don’t think I’m going to find what I’m looking for in the city, where I have lived my nature life. I desire a more simple life and to have friends that are like-minded. I’ve always been a hard worker at whatever I’ve done and I usually get pretty good at it. I am very honest and trustworthy and I expect the same from my peers.

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  76. lissa halleck

    I don’t see any updates regarding your living situation. Are you still interested in gaining community members?

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  77. Joe

    Was interested in what you are doing and can provide plenty of help in many areas. Please contact me at joep1124@ymail.com.

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  78. Ann Marie

    Organic grower with communal living experience here! I can also help with installation and maintenance of irrigation projects! Please contact me at Javakidd@ymail.com

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  79. Jeff

    I have some questions. please contact me at jeffgedit@hotmail.com.

    Thanks!

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  80. Elisha

    Are you still seeking members? My fiancee, and I are looking for an off the grid community to raise our son in, he’s 8 months. Please email me if you are seeking families. (we are in our late 20’s)

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  81. Austin

    Hi, my names Austin and I’m just your average Joe from Ohio. I realize you seek people who are over age 25 due to many young people drifting away after joining your community, but I can attest that I am not that guy. I’m 19 years of age and I seek to find an intentional community of like minded individuals that are geared towards self sufficiency and separation from the grid. I am a hardworking individual, I’ve held down 4 jobs since I was 16 with only 2 months of unemployment. If I’m accepted onto your land I fully intend to stay all summer and hopefully get well acquainted with your people and lifestyle.
    I’m physically capable to do almost any job thrown at me and I’m an extremely fast learner I have a passion for the preservation of nature and research permaculture/organic gardening techniques avidly. If you’re interested in making use of a hard working dude that has many potential years of devotion ahead of him, please reply to me at outoftune92@yahoo.com
    I will prove you wrong about the younger generation! Accept me into your community and I will pour my life into it.

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  82. Xavier J. Sun

    Hi,

    I read your post at Hip Forums and I really would like to stop by your commune in between March and April. A friend and I will be traveling and we can help out anyway possible. Please let us know if you would welcome us. Thanks

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  83. Mandy

    Can you please shoot me an e-mail, I wanted to ask you a few questions. Thanks so much.

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  84. jason fotia

    Hi there. My name is Jason and I am located near pittsburgh pa. I have worked sixty plus hours a week in a building for the last ten years. I am tired of societies norms and am ready to go off the grid. I am a talented contractor and musician. I think I would be a great addition to the family.please email me back asap with details

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  85. freedomsearch

    Hey names John, I’m from norfolk, lived in cities my whole life and to say the least I’m over it! my bags are already packed and it seems I found where id love to be. If you could shoot me an email so we can get me there to help that would be great.

    Gamer05201990
    @gmail
    .com

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  86. Wes

    E-me, carpentry experience-computer network experience, air force vet. 30 years of age. Ready

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  87. Amanda

    Hi me and my fiance have been goin through hard times and we r very interested in finding an off the grid community we can join please email me with any further information

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  88. ben

    Hi,would love to come see how I could fit in, I live in buckingham co., Im 44 years old and looking to live off grid.

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  89. Angelica

    Hi there,
    My fiance and I are selling our home and wanting to relocate to an off grid community. My fiance has a degree in Recreation and Wildlife Management and a minor in biology. To say is he good with plants and animals is an understatement. I am an artist and enjoy the outdoors as I grew up in the Appalachian mountains. I would love more information on how we can become a part of your community and get involved.

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  90. Ryan

    I am interested in this project. Former military and just tired of the “real world.”

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  91. mike

    Doc,
    It’s no different than any of the thousands of listings on the ic.org website where all intentional communities are listed OR the agricultural websites that pair thousands of agricultural interns with farms like HelpX.net or wwoof….huge sites…all work the same way…are you just not familiar with any of these sites or programs whether agricultural or communities?? Check them out.

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  92. Doc

    You sound like you are starting a labor camp to me.

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  93. Sonja

    Hi, are you still looking for valuable help? Please contact me, so we can talk soon. Thank you Sonja email: sonnie_di@hotmail .com

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  94. anthonylb

    Can you please contact me at rumbamore at yahoo?
    Im a 40 very healthy male, Im a hard worker, native american, Italian, naturalist, scuba diver, musician, artist type… Im open to Natural living, please get back to me, and tell me more.. thank you..

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  95. joe

    hey im 18 and i graduate high school this year. i know you said youre done with people under 25 however i am a hard worker and have some carpentry, gardening, and metal work experience. if youre still looking for people toward the summer of 2012 id love to come out. please email me at joebreece1994@gmail.com so we could further discuss the situation. thanks

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  96. Amanda and Kevin

    We live near the Louisa/Hadensville area for quite some time and have been looking for something just like this. We are very open minded and easy spirited, yet hard working people. please email me at dmbfan4136@live.com thanks and blessings <3

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  97. Larry Lancon

    I’m interested in hard work. Living off of the grid is compelling. I would love more details, I’m 39 and a hard worker, I have various skills to offer a community.

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  98. Eric

    Extremely motivated 30 yr. old male. works well with hands, green thumb too. already planned on moving off grid, hard worker, with a puritan work ethic. seriously interested in donating my labor and efforts to sustain my living for years to come, if it should be feasible to all parties that is. reach me : raw _ skratch @ yahoo . com[no spaces] (by the way, im no 25 year old without drive, im ready to do this!) looking forward to hearing from you!

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  99. Chris

    Hello, I’m very interested in coming to live and work on the farm long term
    please email me with additional details

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  100. Dawn

    I have been wanting to go off the grid forever !!
    I am hard working,have some knowledge of gardening,remodeling,repurpose,recycle,reuse.Im not a pampered gal,love the outdoors,simple life! Email diagazo23@yahoo.com

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  101. mike

    jack, please email matapeake@msn.com
    thx

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  102. jack crews

    not much of a farmer but i am a carpenter and have tools, 45 years old, please email me and tell me how i can help out with what you need getting done

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  103. eee

    Hi I am interested in coming to help work on the farm please email me at bambu at gmx dot com

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  104. abbiegrrl

    P.S. Please contact me @ just a grrl (minus the spaces) at live dotcom. Thanks!

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  105. Susan

    I’d like to come down and try it for a while. I’m 50 and have some field work experience. I don’t mind long hours of hard work but I’m not into being pressured to do things more quickly than I’m able. If you are patient with my learning curve, perhaps I could come and help out.

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  106. abbiegrrl

    Hi. My husband and I are intrigued by the community you are establishing, and we’d like more info if possible…
    Thanks!
    Abbie & Brent

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  107. Chad

    Hi, please email me.

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