Hi im living off grid in the high desert of NE Nevada and Im looking for others to join me in my adventure.It has always been a dream to found a village of friends and neighbors – a community of different types of people but with a simple common ideal freedom.

Freedom to build how you want to eat whatever you want without some politician telling you its approved for consumtion.

I dont believe we can truly be free unless we also adopt sustainable practices in the form of energy,water and food so this would be important as well.

I have always found it funny how many Americans will keep guns and ammo with the idea that they will defend their freedoms
and rights and yet make no attempt to provide for their own food,water and energy.

you are not free when you rely on a government to provide your necesities of
life.

Do unto others,live and let live,mind your own business,be of service to others etc etc these would be important sayings in a village I want to live in.

I think I fell in love with the idea of a village while reading the lord of the rings
so the fantasy towns of Hobbiton and Bree
with good food, good beer and many different
types of people fulfilling differnt roles in the community appeals to me.

Thanks for reading

The above was just a copy and paste of an old landbuddy post I did

its still mostly relevent but some things have changed.Most notably

I want to focus my search initially to someone or someones with suitable skills and life expierience to help set up the community

someone retired looking for a cheap living adventure may be good

ex military maybee I dont have much money but I do have resources

such as a small piece of property, solar,wind, rainfall  catchment,

greenhouse,rabbitry, chicken run and many others.

The right person may or may not want to stay long term there is lots

of cheap land available in the area for someone that wants to stay long term and set down roots or it could be a short term adventure.

Yes the sunsets are amazing same with stargazing, lots of wild critters around to keep you entertained and tons of history if you are into that and want to look.(anyone into metal detecting)

The down sides very little employment oportunities if you dont bring it with you chances are slim you will find it here and yes

you will need some income because i cant feed you.

also as i mentioned before extreme weather conditions and there is going to be times when you just cant get to town.Mud,snow or ice could cut of access from hours to months unless you have snowshoes or something similar.

All I can write for one night but ill answer any questions as best I can.

Chow

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10 Responses to “Lets build a village”

  1. Midnightred

    This sounds like the perfect thing for me and my boyfriend. We have been saving to go off-grid for a while now and are now in a place that we would like to join a community where we can learn more about how to run one. I am a reclamations artist and I have been working in the past few years on how to turn my art into functioning pieces that will do more then one thing. I work in stained glass and make jewelry too. My partner is a jack of all trade and does a lot of online promotional work. We currently have a cat and are both animal lovers. We are both gardeners and love to cook. I would like to know more contact me at midnightred41 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Los

    Still looking for members?

    I’m a former USAF Electrician, served a total of 8yrs. Born in Jan, 1986. I do a bit of my own home gardening. I’ve been a raw vegan for about 2(?) years now. My passion is all around self sustainment with a bit of knoweldge and books (survival, herbal, self sus.) on the subject. I’m quite skilled in many areas with room to learn for more. I’m more on the spiritual side. I sun gaze, walk barefoot on the earth as much as possible, meditate and have a few instruments that I have yet to master. I don’t drink alcohol, don’t smoke. I plan on making an herbal garden, for healing of course with (tea’s, oils, hygiene care, etc). I have a litle bit of cash saved and currently live in San Antonio, TX and am willing to travel. If I seem compatible or if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email any time.
    quit-it@hotmail.com

    Thanks

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  3. bryan

    hello,
    my name is bryan. and to be honest, i really do not know how to proceed, so i am just going to put it all out there, and hope for the best. i am a 53 yo male. 13 years ago, on december 23rd i lost my wife and two daughters in a freak auto accident. since then, i am ashamed to say, i have never really been able to get past it. i know it has been along time, but i think about it everyday many times. i have thrown myself into work, have found no purpose there, money and pocessions have lost their meaning. i work only to aid in not thinking, to no avail. shortly after the accident i isolated myself from all friends and family. fell into a terrible depression that has lasted all these years. people come into my life, and soon leave it as they found it. about a year ago i gave up on ever finding anything worth having, and walked away from everything. have been moving around this country since. taking what work i can find to shelter and feed myself, living in motels, or in my truck. i have found a freedom i did not know existed, but no happiness, or contentment. recently i met a fellow, who i really found intruiging. we talked about the prepper movement, living off the land, free of all ties to society. which brought me to thinking about off-grid living and all those who have had the courage to chase their dreams. by the way, i really admire all of you who know what you wanty and willing to achieve it.
    these past few months i have been researching communities off grid. have found many that want new people, but they always talk about others wanting in, who’s lives are in shambles, and want nothing to do with them. that pretty well describes me and my life. but i have finally decided to reach out and see if there is one who would have me.
    i will now tell you a little of what i am looking/hoping to find. i want purpose, the ability to contribute, to feel that i have something to offer others, and in return, find some selfworth.
    what i have to offer: i was raised living off the land, growing and raising our own food. i have only worked the remodel industry. have ,30+ years experience. skills in all phases of construction. i am reasonably intelligent, well educated, but not self decieved, willing to take direction, be a team player. i am not a druggie nor a drunk, however, i do drink on occassion, but rarely get drunk.
    in closing, i figure i have about 20 years left in my life. and those years i offer to you to help build your dream, in hopes of finding something that resembles happiness, or purpose. and i ask you, would you be willing to accept into your life, your dream. in return maybe thru you and your community, i may find what i seek.
    my apologies for this post being long and drawn out. but i have thought long and hard as to what i wanted to say to you. have been at this for several hours now. thank you for your time in reading this far.
    sincerely, Bryan

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  4. chowan

    Just letting everyone know that has recently posted that I have replied via email and to please check your spam folder
    please somehow let me know you have actually read the landbuddy post so i can be sure you are a real person not a bot.
    perhaps since permaculture is very important to me you could include one of the names of the credited founders of permaculture
    in the subject line.(listed on the front page of published works)

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  5. William

    Hi. I have been thinking about something like this for a while and have been to an like that area. I have quite a few skills in the construction trade and would like to hear more about this, ie, how much land is there etc.
    Thanks,
    William

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  6. michelle38

    Hello, have you found your land yet? I’m interested In hearing more and sharing ideas..renee3240@aol.com we are looking for the same. We are hardworking and we make all natural body care products and are very good with planting crops, we have, lots of garden tools,organic and heirloom seeds, elelectric/Manuel saws a medium green house books on homesteading loads of tents camping stoves, lanterns fishing poles we are also employed reside in Southern California lets share ideas
    Thank you

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  7. Christopher Lloyd

    Me and my fiance would love to join you if you could email us that would be great!

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  8. erick

    Would like to know a bit more could you E-mail me more info to ek.kinder@yahoo.com

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  9. chowan

    I sent a reply RAM & Suzy please be sure to check your spam folder just in case it ends up there.

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  10. RAM & Suzy

    In Las Vegas atm, but looking for something better, have income regardless of location, please contact.

    Reply

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