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  • #45448

    MyEscape
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    Hey..

     

    So my plan is to go living somewhere peaceful where I can grow my own vagetables and have animals and so on.

    And my girlfriend want to come also but only on one condition, which is that she can be an English teacher.

     

    so I am searching a place where the ground is cheap and good and where there is not too many rules or taxes and so on.

    And there should be some kind of school. Doesn’t matter if it’s small local or a school in a big city nearby..

     

    I have thought about Cambodia because it should be very easy to get citizenship, and there are not so many rules and so on, and then is very cheap to live there and buy some ground and they have request for English teachers there.

     

    Any other suggestions?

     

    I would like also to look some documentaries about different countries for compare which is better, so is there someone that know a good travel serie or documentary serie about all the countries? most of all countries in Asia and other countries similar: this is important that they are mentioned in the serie.

    any ideas?

    I tried already “Globe trekker/pilot guides” which I didn’t like so much. it seems old and bad quality and there was no information about the countries that i needed. There was more turistic information just.

    #45455

    Cahow
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    MyEscape: this is an honest answer to you. Why not do volunteer work, the two of you, in an area of the world that English teachers are begged to help? These areas are usually very off grid, you could research the countries while doing good for mankind, and you’d get a place to stay and food, plus the following: The Peace Corps offers standard federal employment benefits, such as competitive salaries, 13 vacation days (extended to 19.5 days after just three years of service), 13 days of sick leave, a wide choice of life and health insurance options, retirement benefits, and tax-deferred savings plan similar to a 401(K) savings plan.

     

    If I were young and mobile and not married, I’d for sure use this as a tool to check out other places on the planet.

    #45456

    Dustoffer
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    Yeah, go to Cambodia!  That is a great idea!

    #45471

    MyEscape
    Participant

    Cahow

     

    I have already looked for some volunteer work but they all cost lots of money for just few weeks..

    Is there any companies or websites you can suggest?

    #45472

    Cahow
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    MyEscape: If you’re looking at Volunteer Work that requires YOU to pay them, then you’re looking at the WRONG thing! I’ve done volunteer work my entire life for tons of organizations, big and small, and I’ve never paid one penny to do so. Your T.I.M.E. is what you pay them, and the EXPERIENCE you gain is your payment! I recommended the Peace Corp; did you check it out? Read my above post for the benefits.

    #45494

    MyEscape
    Participant

    I have been searching for “the Peace Corp” on google and I found these:

    http://community.peacecorpsconnect.org/

    http://www.ifrevolunteers.org/lp/newlp/002a.php?gclid=CMCj8v2j1rYCFeV8cAodNXAA3g

     

    which one is it? if its not one of there can you then send me the correct link to the website?

    #45495

    Cahow
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    #45496

    MyEscape
    Participant

    I wanted to aplicate on there site here:

    https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25332&siteid=5286

     

    but they write this:

    “Please Note: To be eligible for service, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. ”

     

    and I am from Denmark.. does that mean that I cant do voluntary work for them?

    because I am not U.S. citizen

     

    #45497

    Cahow
    Participant

    Sorry, I can’t aid you any longer. NO WHERE in your posts did you mention that you’re from Denmark and NOT a U.S. citizen. I know nothing about International Volunteer sites. I suggest you find a site closer to home that knows your laws and services.

    #45519

    MyEscape
    Participant

    okay thanks anyway

    #45583

    dacy
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    Hi MyEscape,

    I share your vision. I want to live a simple off grid life in a warm climate far away from the “rat race”. In 2007 I bought some land beside a small fishing village with a good beach on the island of Santiago in Cape Verde.

    I am looking for a small number of like minded people to form a small community to live without utility bills.

    dacy@btinternet.com

    #45606

    MyEscape
    Participant

    dacy

     

    I have send you a email

    #45648

    rollins
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    Have you considered Puerto Rico? It is part of the U.S. so you don’t need a passport. Plenty of land where you can have all sorts of animals, and taxes are very low. They are always looking for qualified and licensed English teachers. The people are very friendly. And it is tropical! lol

    #45835

    gomez687
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    I have already looked for some volunteer work but they all cost lots of money for just few weeks..

    #45840

    WrethaOffGrid
    Keymaster

    Why would anyone pay to volunteer??? How do places charge money to volunteers? Makes no sense…

    Wretha

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