[before_listing images= youtube=null] 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.[landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

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17 Responses to “OR; Want to Build my Forever-Home with Friends”

  1. Dsylvester76

    Buying 10 acres in Utah in a couple months. I am hoping to start a homestead for like minded individuals. A place where you can come, build and live free. Plan on gardening fast growing vegetables for income and survival. If anyone is interested please contact me at sydan7676@gmail.com plan on purchasing the land in February so I’ll be ready to go by March when it’s warm.

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  2. Cockeyed Lou Lou

    My name is Loucinda and I am 48 years old, with good instinctive building, repairing, and McGyvvering skills. I have wanted to go off grid for years, but never thought it was feasible until now. My dream is to be self supporting, raise a garden, have goats and chickens and maybe a pig, quilt like my Grandmother did and get ready for the financial melt-down that many of us fear is coming. I am fed up with the greed, fear, anger and general lack of human dignity that our society seems to have fallen into. It would be lovely to live in a place that feels like a real community, with a common purpose, where people are in touch with the rhythms and energy of the earth.

    Luxybug, I understand your ASD to some degree, having had friends with Aspergers or other ASD issues. I myself have ADD, PTSD, depression and anxiety issues. Being close to the land seems to help a lot with these problems. I am looking for a like-minded community of people who would like to go off the grid in the Northern Utah area. I am looking at mountain-ish areas in small communities like Toole, Grantsville, etc. that are still quite rural but close enough to civilization that I can get supplies if needed. I have a great respect for the knowledge passed down the the generations of farmers and ranchers who still live in these areas. I may not share their religious or political beliefs, but would like to form some kind and useful bonds with the local community. As I may move around a bit to visit friends or find a better location I plan on building a Mongilian yurt. If anyone wants to chat about this please shoot me a message. I can also be contacted at Loucinda Kresge on Facebook.

    Namaste

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  3. K byrd smith

    Wow…sounds like everyone is being pulled. Myself included: little info: widow 2 middle age girls at home son off on his own adventures out of the backwoods. RN nurse and grew up lived forever Kentucky backwoods. Learned early off what we hear now as off grid self sustainable. The earth around me is disapearing. Feel closed in around greed, bad lessons and my familys norm. Is just to different for those around me.plus I feel its time for a new path. I can be loner like the quietness but roughly alone it can suck.have researched land off of landwatch website. My brother purchased 100 acres just to regrow so he can go to retire and die. AAnyways I get excited when I see hope. Kbyrd0176.hotmail.com email me maybe if you cant find it make it.

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  4. RT

    I was raised on a one hundred acre horse farm growing up in east Texas. My dad would get up before the rooster crowed. I put up wire and repaired wire for livestock. I know how to feed and take care of livestock, and can ride a horse like a Cavalryman. I know about gardening and have seen stalks of sweet corn 14 feet tall.
    I’m a Veteran right leg amputee and a single Dad with a teen Daughter.
    My email is paladin1861@yahoo.com

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  5. Dannie

    We would be interested. Family of four. Done tons of research…have a green thumb…medical background ..husband has some construction experience… Both hard working. Have some ideas of several small units around a central “community” structure. All aspects of farming…not vegan but huge veggie eaters. Where are looking at doing this? In Oregon? N we know of others that may be interested as well

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  6. Ron

    Trucker Dave, I’d like to correspond with you to see if we can offer each other any help.

    dunevalleyite@yahoo.com

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  7. Chi

    I grok your ASD and raise you 3 family members….in WA.
    Your project sounds wonderful.
    Wish we had young people willing to work hard to put something together on a corner of our land–sharing the load makes it easier on all, like that one story on your blog.
    Hope you find the just-right place, with just-right PPL!

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  8. TruckerDave

    I’m an old, 62 yrs old, retired trucker just trying to figure out where’s a good place to die. :-) I live in my solar powered camper that is on the back of a Dodge 2500 pickup. I live a vegetarian “lifestyle”, so i’m not into seeing people kill my animal friends. Wutever. Ugh . . . just trying to figure out my next move. OM TAT SAT~dave

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  9. Shayan Farzadpour

    Hey i really love your vibe of what i can pick up from your post! email me any updates i am very interested in joining you guys! i’m located in LA so i’m not too far

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  10. Gregf

    Hi, I am heading off grid to the Wilderness, I mean remote wilderness to live off the Land and be free ~ Buying land
    isnt really living free I dont believe ~ I just wanted to see if you or anyone you know want to just head out to
    the Wilderness .. I have been working on a spot everyday for a year , I have narrowed it down to the Perfect place..

    Anyway I hope your day is great ~ I hope to be gone by June ~ Almost have all the Gear and Tools, ALSO I have ALL of the Skills to live in the Wilderness ~ etc oregonhiker@outlook.com

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  11. Gregf

    Hi, I am heading off grid to the Wilderness, I mean remote wilderness to live off the Land and be free ~ Buying land
    isnt really living free I dont believe ~ I just wanted to see if you or anyone you know want to just head out to
    the Wilderness .. I have been working on a spot everyday for a year , I have narrowed it down to the Perfect place..

    Anyway I hope your day is great ~ I hope to be gone by June July ~ Almost have all the Gear and Tools, ALSO I have ALL of the Skills to live in the Wilderness ~ etc

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  12. luxybug

    Still in the planning stages at this moment. Might have found a suitable place; too early to tell. http://psychoteer-earthship.blogspot.com/ is the blog we’re keeping on the project.

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  13. jordan

    How are you?im jordan,my awesome dog is winston. Im a homebuilder,inventor,and absolutely maxed out on what I can handle in this communist country. Im out of here and would like to find like-minded person/s who are true to themselves about the actual design before us,and not happy with it. Ive got many tools,supplies,and some food and water. Have a truck, im interested in leaving soon. Where were you planning goimg

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  14. luxybug

    Beaverton Oregon, at the moment.

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  15. Gregf

    Where are you located and I am ready and have my stuff together ~ I can do everything and have primitive survival skills as well~

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