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[before_listing images= youtube=null] Salutations! My wife and I are optimistically searching for an off-grid community. We are 25 and 28 respectively, without children. Neither of us have any medical conditions. We want to find like-minded individuals that are willing to teach us skills that will facilitate self-sufficient living. We want to thrive, not simply survive. We recognize and appreciate that people generally ascribe to differing ideologies that can put them at cross-purposes. However, we would make every effort to reach a mutual understanding and create a better life for everyone involved. We would prefer to remain in the west/northwest. I have lived in Idaho, Utah, and Washington and feel that I could live in any of these state or neighboring states with similar climates. We would also be amenable to warmer climates as well, so long as it is in the western portion of the U.S. We both have strong work ethics and are excited to learn new skills. Currently, we are attempting to build up our funds to finance this endeavor. While it would be nice to purchase our own land and begin this on our own, we are currently looking to join a community that already has much of the infrastructure in place, i.e. water, food production, sewage, etc. To successfully achieve independence from the system we believe that it must be a group effort. We want to create or be a part of a true permaculture. Some skills that we have developed to a moderate degree are: hunting, gardening, cooking, welding, concrete work, and are of negotiation. If we sound like a couple that would fit into your community please contact us at [landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

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2 Responses to “Forsaking the “gilded cage” in the hope of finding the good life”

  1. Dsylvester76

    Hey there, I am in the process of purchasing 10 acres in Utah and want to start a homestead. I am looking for more like minded individuals who would like to help build and grow. Anyone who is interested please feel free to contact me at

  2. cornfed

    Greetings:) just came by your post and its great to see there are others out there putting effort into bringing the same dream and ideals into reality. We are a middle age couple who have, for all practical reasons, began the off grid lifestyle in an RV camper. Going it alone has been ok, but our ideals are something more of an easy going communal organization. Strength in numbers and friends speaks for itself, and so a start towards all things better. Look forward to chatting sometime, ya never know what tomorros going to bring..and this internet sure makes it easy doesnt it:) All the best, Tom and Marilynn (