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  • in reply to: want to start a village #67931
    Bill Richard
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    Hi Kerry, Land is in northern Michigan.  I’ve also got more info . Are you in the UK or in the USA? Obviously lots more info is needed, so do you have a way to contact you directly.  If you don’t want to go public on a big forum like this, create a “second account” only to discuss this on a site like hushmail (for example) and we can discuss this more at length.

     

    in reply to: want to start a village #67898
    Bill Richard
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    Personally, I have a few problems with this scenario.  Benevolent dictator is right near the top.  I’ve found that the type of people who consider off grid living are not real receptive to others telling them what they can or can’t do.

    Having been involved in a few groups like this, I’ve never seen one that worked.  Not one. Some last longer than others, that’s all.  But they all fall apart.  It’s just human nature.

    What I’ve seen works best is a loose association of basically similar minded individuals over a fairly large area. That way, they can be more independent, live and do what they want and still be in a loose association that basically thinks about the same. The idea of a community or commune, invites dissention and rebellion.

    What I’ve found much better luck with is to help individuals  or several individuals or a group get a place.  That way, the rules, if any, are theirs to work out. All I do is help get the land/houses.  The details are theirs. I’m not interested in telling anyone what they can or can’t do.

    in reply to: want to start a village #67895
    Bill Richard
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    Hi all,   I’m a road nomad who has places in a few different areas.  I’m fortunate enough to have skills and creative abilities I’ve honed over the years and I’m able to get land and houses for good deals.  If someone is interested, I’ll work with you to make your dream happen. We can talk and work out the details and locations.  I’m not insistent on any particular place.  Since I’m on the road a lot,  you get to pick where, within reason.  I’m open to all realistic ideas.
    Just understand, there is a ton of work involved in  setting up an off grid place.  If you’re willing to do the work, I’m willing to supply the land.  Of course, there will be details to work out, so let’s talk.

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