[before_listing images= youtube=null] I have a small 6 acre farm amongst large amish and mennonite farms with the 2000 foot appalachian mountains behind me across my trout stream running thru my farm. Those mountains are all state gamelands so no one lives there.

I have a creek, spring, well and trout stream, so there is always gonna be plenty of water and Pennsylvania is number 2 for states with water “flowing” above ground year round. We get plenty of summer rains too. Also all the gas fracking is 4 counties north of me so my water will always be clean and our farms here are mostly all in conservation / preservation.

I bought this two years ago with a 10 yr mortgage. I have 8 yrs left / 38k owed. I would love to have another single person (or maybe a couple) who wants to help me finish this place. I want to build a wellhouse, smokehouse, carriagehouse (UPDATE I BUILT THE WELLHOUSE, BARN / CARRIAGEHOUSE AND LOGHOUSE) and covered bridge still needs to be built sometime in the future for better access to land across my trout stream. I still have a lot of the materials left over to build my greenhouse and addition / bathroom.

I have built the rootcellar and storage and fireplace in basement as well as an all wood heated home. I have 1/2 acre of cleared land which i had a 1/4 acre garden this yr and canned and stored many many things for winter. UPDATE: I PLANTED 24 FRUIT TREES AND 15 BLUEBERRIES AND 4 GRAPE VINES

Now its up to finding serious people who wants to work hard and finish this place so we can get down to living off-grid. My electric bills run about 14.00 a month plus phone which has dsl. Solar will be a breeze not that i have built my barn which stands very high thru the trees.

So now its up to you to see my site and make a decision to contact me and start a conversation. I HAVE OVER 200 PICTURES OF MY WORK DONE AT MY SITE

Oh it is rustic here since i have no indoor plumbing except a springbox with a handpump i installed in basement. http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm___for_Hip_open_minded_people

PS: I have lived in many communes around the usa since a teen in the 60′s and know all about living off-grid.

I am open to another investor as well to help me finish the addition and bathroom and laundry room and septic system. I do have the water piped into the basement but i haven’t turned it on because i need the septic system to run it into. I have though had 12 trucks of soil unloaded below to make a septic field.
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36 Responses to “Join me on my central PA farm”

  1. Marty Yocum

    I am interested is your project/community. Please ad me to your list. Thanks

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  3. Allan

    I just posted the message below. I created a new email address to catch everyone interested. So if possible, respond to this email. Allan – offgridpa@gmail.com. I am really hoping we can get something started. There is no reason why this dream community could not become a reality. Thanks, and sorry for the email confusion. I hope to hear from everyone soon.

  4. Allan

    I have a few people in Central PA interested in an Off-Grid type community. We have spent time learning about sustainable living and cohousing. We have not been able to contact the person that originally posted this article. Since there is enough interest here in starting a community we should try to all communicate. The only way to do that is to share email addresses. We have looked into everything from prefab off-grid structures, to earth ships, to partially sustainable housing. If anyone would like to join in on a new discussion relating to a potential community, please let me know. Allan – awoolway@gmail.com.

  5. Yve

    If you are still looking for people to be involved and to work with you on this, my husband and I would love to do something like this. We currently have some money and have been looking for land or a house but it has been just too little to get anything usable and go off-grid with responsibly, but may be enough to work together with others with similar goals. We are currently in Lancaster, PA but would love to live off grid anywhere withing an hour to hour and a half of Camp Hill, as we have his daughter alternating weekends and want her to learn off-grid living skills. I don’t know if you have gotten your covered bridge built yet, but if you have not, I may have some suggestions for improved access across your trout stream depending on its size. My husband is former Navy Corpsman and we grew up in the mountains of North Eastern, PA so there are skills we could bring to such a community.

  6. Joseph

    Hi, my name is Joseph and I’m a army vet. I was in the 82nd ABN 6 years. I’m not really sure what I’m looking for I just know I need to get away from the brainwashed masses here in the Pittsburgh area. If you could please send me some pics and whatever other info you feel may be relevant I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


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