[before_listing id=425 images= youtube=null] I’m 27 years old and live in London. I moved here 10 years ago from a small coastal town in South Africa to save enough money to buy land in either the UK or South America and start a small community – since my early teens this was always the plan. I’ve read tons of books on self sufficient living, grow my own food and have over the years found ways to live only on the basics but I’m not sure where to go from here.

So why off grid? I’m a sensitive person and value love and sharing above all else but have for a while tried to fake apathy and buy into all the crap that has only made me ill. Like Krishamurti said ‘we have to be sick to be well-adjusted’ but I can no longer make this compromise and hope to meet others who feel the same way. I’d like to remove myself completely, live as simply as possible and one day start a small animal sanctuary on the land. I am an animal activist and vegan but like humans too ;)

Thanks for reading,
Lissy [landbuddy_listing id=425 youtube=null]

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2 Responses to “Advice on how to get started?”

  1. Lissy

    Hi Ryan
    Thanks for the reply. Could you email me please? lissyriddle@gmail.com

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  2. ryan

    hi,
    i was just reading through your post and just wanted to say i agree with you fully. it seems that throughout my life at the times i had the least, i felt the best, Im 25 years old and live in bear valley Ca. right now. after this winter season im most likely going to be moving to the virgin islands for a bit. just to check them out. anyways, if by chance you come across an opportunity to make a move towards your dream , send me a message. maybe we could putt our heads together. take care

    ryan

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