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shasta
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I have not read here in awhile. There has been changes in our off-grid situation since I first posted here a couple of yrs ago. I see people are still replying to my post.

Here are the changes in our situation since I first posted here. At the time of starting this thread we had 40 acres off-grid. We have since sold that place and recently have purchased 10 acres off-grid. We are still in the same area outside of Redding, CA. We are now getting things put together on this off-grid acreage. We would eventually like to purchase larger acreage, but for the time being we will use this as a stepping stone to get where we eventually like to be.(somewhere on 100 or more acres)

We are still looking for people to join us and help us all get to where we want to be. Working together with others is always easier and much faster than working at something alone. Off-grid living can be very demanding at times and takes a lot of work, and sometimes there are not enough hours in a day for two people to get everything done; whereas a handful of people can jump in and accomplish everything and have plenty of time left to do what they enjoy doing.

So with all of that said here is what we are looking for…. a few like minded people who want to work together to eventually get everything set up on large acreage(or smaller acreages which are adjoined), and creat a self-sustaining community where everyone helps one another so no one is out there on their own trying to take care of everything alone.

We now have a solar well where we are at. At the moment we have the solar panels but have not had time to put them up yet, so we run the well by using a generator. We have put up a mobile on the property and in the process of getting that all finished. We have been here about 3 months now and starting all over but we have everything we need. We do have internet out here.

We are close to town but very isolated. If one needs to run into town, it is only a few miles, but if you do not want to see anyone, there is no one out here to see. We have very few people ever come out here, and we like to keep it that way.

We do have ways to generate income that anyone can help do, so if you have no income, that is not a problem “IF” you are willing to jump in and help work. So you do not have to worry about finding a “job” if you do not want to.

What we hope to do is find people who are hard workers who will jump in here with us and work our butts off in order for everyone to end up self-sufficient. We have been off-gridders since the 80’s. We are not new to this and we definitely know how to survive off-grid and live a reasonably normal life without all the having to conform to a society that has turned into a ratrace of greedy ruthless people; whom I have no desire to be around. We also like to do what we want to do and not have someone complaining that we need to conform to their ways of thinking. We are just very independent people who like to live the way we want to live and don’t want anyone telling us we can’t. We are “live and let live” people who just want to be left alone. We have found the way to do this, still support ourselves, enjoy the peace and quiet and not be sucked into the craziness of city-life.

We would expect everyone to be drug-free,however, we are not opposed to medicinal marijuana so long as you are not stoned out of your mind all day. If you can use MMJ and still function, we do not care about that. What we do not want is people on drugs and drunk. I also have a real problem with tobacco smoking and cig butts. So that is something I would not like at all.

I figure it is best to be “up-front” about dislikes and what drives a person up the wall, than to get into a situation where you don’t say something and it gets to the point someone can’t handle it and everything falls apart. There are many communities out there, so people should join one that they “fit” in with, rather than settle for one that is not optimum for them and find out later on they are not happy being a part of the community.

we are at the age of 60 now, but we are not people who act nor think 60. Most of the people I get along with are either young people (20’s/30’s) or they think like young people. I like to have fun and laugh even if it is in the midst of hard work or a bad situation. We are not the kind of people who just sit around and complain that we hurt and can’t do something. We are not “oh, woe is me” type of people.

We like living a simple life. We are not materialist AT ALL. Even when we have money we do not live like we do. I would rather put all my money into acreage and setting up solar, buying things to “work the land”, etc., as opposed to having “things”. I do love gardening and flowers; I like to make everything as green as possible(takes some work in the summer in Shasta County. We also have two dogs who are definitely our “family”, so people who consider joining us really have to love dogs and be considerate of their feelings. They are both rescue dogs who had a hard time before they came to live with us, so they are spoiled as can be. LOL And because of their past abuse and being they have been out off-grid since being with us, they are not use to other dogs.

If you still think you might be a match with us after reading all the above, please contact me at shastahills@yahoo.com.