- Not positive this is something I want to do, but entertaining ideas.
I have 22 acres in western North Carolina that’s absolutely PERFECT for off grid living! I had 26 but sold 4 to a neighbor last week.
I am surrounded by 3 mountains to the rear and both sides and for any kind of EMP, blast of any kind, chemical warfare, whatever, I am well protected!
The rear of my property is National Forest Land and basically there’s just hundreds and hundreds of usable acres!!!
I have a very nice home and there is a year-round creek that splits the property long ways and runs 20 foot off the front porch of the house so starting with this creek runs all the way down splits my 22 acres and keeps going.
So as far back as you can imagine we have running water because we are located at the very very bottom and all the water that runs off the mountains feed this creek!
Even though I am in a subdivision (not like you are thinking) I am still extremely secluded and very remote.
I am retired and financially stable but having financial assistance of some sort would never hurt as let’s just say I have more than enough money to cover all the bills but for any additional projects I lack resources. Well I don’t so much slack as I would be apprehensive to use any of it because I have to live off of it for the rest of my life.
I have a pioneer 1000 UTV which can get you just about anywhere on the property as well as a dual sport motorcycle.
And I am 90% positive I will be buying a new Kabota mini excavator as there are just more uses that I can imagine but would come in real handy for digging and making hidden areas, protection embankments, just about anything you can think of as well as branching off the creek to put it in a pond.
Because the creek runs long ways there are just numerous sites somebody could pitch a tent or build a cabin right off the creek or one of the many waterfalls (small ones the tallest is about 5 foot) and in fact could use the trees that are here as the area has never been cleared and there are tons of mature hardwoods!
But I am 57 and I’m getting old and I’m losing energy and so I’m just talking out loud here.
I have been a prepper all my life but I’m not a crazy over the line prepped. What’s the difference? I don’t WANT it to happen I’m just prepared if it does :)
I have EVERYTHING that’s needed, every resource you can think of to say the land, water, year round game (Bear, turkey, wild hogs, you name it) seclusion, natural protection, a respectable amount of stockpiled food, water purification, weapons and ammunition, gas, diesel and propane stockpile, multiple generators to feed the house and anything else, chainsaw, will gas leaf blower, basically if you name it I probably have it!
What I need is some additional mind power and man power. The mind power to say which way to head now, what to do next, some creative thinking. The manpower to pull it all off. And again, some financial assistance would not hurt!
I am NOT looking for free loaders, lazy pot smokers, people who just want a place to hang out for free..
Would prefer a family type, married with kids, as I would think there’s more stability there but I am not limited to that. I am wide open to anyone and everyone as long as you are stable, and by stable you know what I mean, of the mind not of your current circumstance!
I’m extremely honest and I expect the same. You don’t need to hide your current condition from me. If you’re good people who are down and out and need some assistance this could be for you, who knows. I understand life has hurdles :)
But to reiterate, i’m not looking for people who think they can take it advantage of me. I’m very streetwise and it’s just not going to happen.
Don’t come thinking you’re going to figure out a way to gain my confidence and then start using me to live off of and giving you money that’s just not going to happen!
I’m looking for the following type people, whether they are single, married, boyfriend girlfriend, I don’t really care, as long as you fit this criteria.
You must have honesty and integrity I’m not interested in anything else.
You’re hard-working… but I’m not looking for slaves either! I don’t want you sitting around all day, all week staring at the creek, watching the sun rise and set. At the same time, I don’t expect you to get up at sunrise and work yourself to death till nightfall!
Have a slight tendency to prefer more females than males as my wife could seriously use some girlfriends she’s feeling pent up.
Looking for someone who could earn some income and contribute, though I would not be looking for that immediately if your circumstances didn’t allow you to. In other words if you’re down and out and just need a place until you can get on your feet and get a job that’s fine with me as long as there is an effort being made.
Now look, I haven’t really figured all this out so nothing is engraved in stone and I’m just talking out loud as I say. I’m really confused about the situation myself and I don’t really know how it’s going to play out.
All I know is I’m open to all situations and to either one or multiple parties but the one thing that any one or many have to have is they ALL have to be basically “good people”.
I am all about utilizing the resources here and preparing for the end of the world however I’m NOT looking for any fanatics, people who want to do nothing but target shoot all day and talk about kicking someone’s ass! ( yes you can target shoot :)
I’m also open to just living off the land as a theory, in other words not worrying about whether or not the world is going to end and just having a commune type area where we could have some friends that turn into more like family :)
Just use your heads here. I’m not out looking for addicts or drunks or lazy homeless people. I’m looking for good people who either are kind of down and out and need a safe secure place that they can live and make this place their home or people who are not down and out, have jobs and work but have been looking for this type dream and just don’t have the resources to pull it off and so this way we could combine our lives together.
You could continue to work and contribute financially and on your time off use the trees here and clear out a little site and build yourself a cabin by the creek!
You could have access to all my resources that you have dreamed of while not having to pay for it and be able to keep your jobs.
Not trying to be repetitive but again I don’t really know what I want and so I’m just open for almost anything as long as we are all dealing with good people.
Open to single moms with children, married couples, boyfriend girlfriend, I’m open to just about any situation.
Initially I will be VERY leery and reluctant about letting someone stay in my home.
I have no children and it’s just me and my wife so the entire upstairs is not being used. I have two bedrooms and one full bath upstairs. One bedroom is absolutely gorgeous and has a king size bed, a big screen TV, a built-in fireplace, and is really something equal to a hotel honeymoon suite that is breathtaking.
The other bedroom has a queen size bed, a loft bed, and TV as well but it’s a regular size room and not what I would consider big.
MAYBE eventually if trust is earned I would MAYBE feel comfortable letting someone stay in it as they built the little mini home site off the creek but until that time and initially you would have to stay on the property and not in my home.
You would need a tent and sleeping bags but if you were so down and out you didn’t even have that I could lend you all of my outside gear which is very plentiful and will be all you need.
Because my wife has taken sick she is unable to do the normal duties of a housewife and I have been her full-time caretaker for over three years.
It’s very rough on me to be honest not having a housewife and so I’m even open up the possibility of having a full-time live-in person to replace her. That would be to say do grocery shopping, make dinner, clean dishes, do laundry, everything a normal housewife would do.
I end in saying again, I have many directions we could all head in right now this is the first up of seeing what we can all come up with!
Eventually it would be really nice if we had a half dozen or so families living here in our own little mini commune in Western North Carolina, where everybody loved and respected each other and there was total trust, no theft, and we could all live as one big family!
This is not “easy land” to work with because as I say I’m surrounded by mountains.
Other than 50 foot or so of flat area around the creek you’re going up a mountain very fast! I rent an excavator and put in 4 roads to the areas that were extremely incline and that helped a lot having access with a Honda UTV.
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