I’m looking a completely off grid community, I do not wish to live in a society dependant on money and material objects any more. I wish to live in a tight family community where we live completely off the land. I’d pack up sell all my possessions and move to where this community and offer my hard work and honest living.
You might want to live near a Mennonite or Amish community. You can just get a parcel of land where you can practice subsistence farming near any kind of community, work a couple of months out of the year to pay property tax and car/truck license assuming that this the most pressing expense you have. You can barter with just about anyone, especially with fresh eggs.
The only trouble is, you end up running into the same thing Mr or Mrs “Gorilla” is trying to avoid.
Instead of the latest BMW or Benz, it becomes the nicest cart and horse, who sews the best…which child can do _______ better than the other…how large of a pumpkin you can grow or who carves the best welcome sign…whatever.
Human nature is the same even if you take away the grid.
I think you will find plenty of “small town” communities where the social value you prefer are still alive. Even in a community of two you can find a ‘snake in the grass’ as it were.
A community is what you make it. Despite the proliferation of religious communities professiong a belief in the non materialistic values you express a desire for, they too have their problems. Even living like a recluse is not a solution.
Off-grid or On-grid by itself is not going to produce a solution. The problems originate in the mind so there is where you have to look for the answer. You could even find it downtown in the right city.
centralpafarm love the last line haha. from my research ie google there are several communities that charge for 4months to one year to live off grid with them and learn the basics maybe there would be a good start ?