an opportunity for all our friends!!!
As our wishes for sharing our life with more families and people starts to occupy us deeply,
we have found out that our neighbor land is for sale.
So now we are calling for anybody who is seeking to live a free life in the forest, enjoying the rare opportunity of good air, silence, clear spring water for drinking and bathing, self grown organic food and isolated beaches and hiking areas just nearby.
Welcome is everybody who’s vision for sharing life, is build on cooperation in may aspects, mindfulness in every action and a deep understanding, that successful and happy life is possible when participating, giving, caring and sharing is in abundance without expectation for personal gain.
Our priority is to have a minimum of two families living with us, in order to create an alternative and free educational environment for the children. This should be based on respect for individual capacities and interests, focusing on the nourishment of natural talents and the working with the environment and people around.
Apart of this we are open to have people in this project who just want to pass for some time to help and learn, and of course people to buy or share the ownership of a land for use like they desire. In order to create a space of love in a natural surrounding in which, by a flow of giving and receiving, there is a magical quality of living unfolding.
Our vision for the beginning is to combine our land and the neighboring lands for common use. Which means a big garden, big hall for activities (like celebrations; workshops; any practices… yoga, music dancing, martial arts, theater etc.) outdoor kitchen, common facilities for a few camping spots (later huts) for visitors and volunteers.
We want to create a base of people who sustain the place and have in the same time a life in the wild with a lot of privacy, as well as common areas for sharing activities.
Please feel free to send this mail to anyone who could be interested in such a project.
We are looking forward to hear from you, also any questions, suggestions or advice!!
Blessings to you all, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jochen, Maya, Leela, Tau and Kyanjali (www.facebook.com/kremastie)
It feels like a community of a myriad of lights all beginning to shine through the darkness casting beautiful specks of colorfully luminous hope. Keep on keeping on!
We will be building an EcoVillage in Ontario, Canada. There is a one time fee.
This fee to buy in will be between $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the number of people that commit to moving in.
That money will go towards the purchase of the land, the building of the main lodge that will house the kitchens and dining facilities, temporary showers and bathroom facilities along with the power generation for the common facilities.
You would be responsible for the cost of materials for your house. Labor would be by villagers.
We all cooperate to help each other and the village will be successful.
Within the village will ba a cashless society.
We will grow cash crops than will afford all villagers with a decent living. Any needs or wants that the villagers can not make , the money from cash crops will allow us to buy from local towns.
There will be between 3 to 6 acres of aquaponics systems under greenhouses.
There will be abundant food for villagers an little or no charge.
Being an eco village we will be building mostly highly efficient structures for out homes using natural materials. This will cost only the materials we have to buy. So, housing will be very inexpensive depending on the size you will need.
You will need to buy your off grid powering devices whether solar panels or wind turbines.
Due to the land usage to maintain the village through cash crops and to maintain security, the main lodge will be the center with houses circling the lodge. The number of homes will determine the number of circles extending outward.
There will be security fencing around the village to ensure predators will not enter our living area.
We plan 20 acreas deducated to industrial hemp production.
There will be a playground within the secured perimeter for children to enjoy.
All villagers are responsible for their own food for the first 4 months until the maturity on our aquaponics crops.
If interested please go to the Facebook where you will find massive amounts of information on a diverse number of topics all dealing with EcoVillages and survival, recipies…. The list goes on and on.
Below you will find the link to that group
Request and I will let you in
Hi Jeremiah here again I’m 39 yes old and also just thought I would mention it would be nice to meet a fit lady to share life’s adventures withwho also has appreciation for the outdoors contact me at email@example.com and we can exchange photographs and other points of views.
Hi off grid kin and peppers I’m currently on the southern Oregon and northern California border living in some of the most beautiful wilderness, I’ve been living off grid for 3 years I have various training and skills I receive a government check every month for the rest of my life and each year my pay increases. looking to meet like minded people who prefer to enjoy nature rather than most people’s ideological idea of living in society. If your interested in know more and gain knowledge how to survive feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org and for all those already living off grid,” Good on ya”
OneDanFreeman@yahoo.com if you wish to speak further
Greetings all, I am Currently seeking a group of friends or Community to join, If you already have land to work with. I am a Honest and kind soul Devoting my life to being self sustainable. I wish to remove all dependency on paper money. I wish to live a life filled with Love and peace. Ready to work and commit 110% to making this a reality today! Full of positive energy and love for my fellow souls I have set out on my path. Spent the last few years researching offgrid living and have knowledge on the subject, as well as a great deal of common sense and Logic. I have a “little” experience in a great many different subjects. A Mr fixit, I believe i can fix anything. Looking for ppl like myself that are at peace with living free from slavery . Not a vegan, hunting should be a option for nutrition. Water source is a must, Stream nearby or hand well is fine. I bring Solar power with me as i do enjoy having the ability use web to expand my knowledge. Im not a drug addict, but have no issues with others choices on the subject. I believe everyone in this group of friends should have something positive to contribute. I am not religious. I wish to avoid violence unless its in Self Defense. Everyone in group should value Honor and Honesty. This is just a short to the point msg. Please if you have a viable option available soon, contact me. I dont care if its a group starting at day 1 or something well established.
Greetings, My husband and I are actively working towards a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Very important to us is independence from the current system. My father use to tell me that a job well planned is a job 1/2 done. In planning and preparation, we are in the stage of looking for property for purchase in Missouri 20-40 acres under $80k. We chose Missouri because it aligned best with our values and we were able to get good jobs here. Also, there is a healthy Amish and Mennonite community here. This is important to us for a variety of reasons, i.e., trade, labor etc. For success in unplugging from the system and living a healthy and meaningful life we decided to either join or start a community of like-minded people with similar values. Both my husband and I are Christ followers and have our degrees in psychology. We are relatively drama free and are easy to get along with – him more so than me :o). I attribute that to my 22+ years spent in the Navy.
An example of a community style that is close to what we are looking for can be found here: http://sustainablog.org/2010/02/four-missouri-communities-demonstrate-sustainability/ – Red Earth Farms specifically.
We will be starting a blog soon and will post the location here if anyone is interested. We have recently moved and completely downsized our standard of living in preparation for this major lifestyle change of unplugging. This was not as difficult as I imagined (hubby is still undecided) after following the minimalist blog of Joshua and Ryan. http://www.theminimalists.com
Realizing the synergistic effect of a community along with other benefits, i.e., friendship, safety, learning new skill sets, etc., we would like to extend an offer to those who are interested in finding out more information about joining us on this adventure. Contact us at email@example.com.
Let me know if you have questions as we would love to hear from you.
Michelle & John
Hi All, I am going to the wilderness to live off the land, build a cabin/tree house in the dense conifers, clear lakes and streams and live totally Off the Grid , I have all the gear, knowledge and experience. I will teach you if you do not. Email me soon firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for a few people who want to live off the grid my e mail is email@example.com locations are open at this time
hi I just signed up and looking for individuals to join me in buying land to live off the grid I am 67 years old on social security and have many skills that would be of use if interested message me at firstname.lastname@example.org and get started on a life of freedom and adventure
Hello all, I am been living off grid for 2 years now. Cabin and solar. Looking to corresponding with any other like minded people. Located in eastern Ontario.
Hey, new member. Looking for an off-grid community to join at no cost. Maybe Room and Board work, or helping to build a community ground up. =D Anyone got some info?
Hi everyone! My husband and I have been living off-grid together and in community for nearly 40 years. I started out by moving to a commune in the 70’s when I was 15 years old. We had kerosene lamps and candles and no power except the use of our own muscles with hand tools, no chainsaws and a couple of inventive machines like a bicycle powered washing machine. Our hot water was a pipe passed through the old wood cookstove. We have gotten more sophisticated over the years with wind and solar power, first just 12 volt and now we have a 48 volt 4.5 kilowatt solar system. It powers our well pump and our electric needs for the cabin. We have always had 40 acres parcels connected to larger parcels where we were able to wander and forage for wild foods and medicine so we did not rely on gardens so much but now we are on 6 acres with a nice sized garden. It feels very small but it is adequate and if you wanted to have chickens or other animals there is plenty of space. There is power into the property but we prefer not to have any bills that we can avoid. Obviously if you are on the internet you have that bill, if you drive you have auto insurance, if you use a phone you have that bill and then there are taxes. It is hard to be completely free of the system when you want to live a simple life without bills. In this economy we are having a difficult time selling our hand carved gemstone and bone jewelry online so even these small bills are monumental (with accent on the mental!) If you have a more secure income or are on a fixed income it would be a breeze.
In sharing this I will let you know we are selling this place; six beautiful acres outside of Cave Junction Oregon, with a brand new 25 gallon per minute well 125 ft. down to a huge aquifer. The water is delicious, abundant and free. The garden and house/cabin area is fenced with cedar fencing to keep the critters out of the garden space but allows the wildlife to graze and pass peacefully through the rest of the property which is made up of second growth fir, old oaks, madrone, some cedar and pine. There is enough meadow and open space to expand the gardens, orchards etc. We have a livable cabin and an unfinished house, the solar system, all plumbing in to the garden and cabin. We are advertising on Craig’s list;
There is much more information to read there and a direct way to contact us. Feel free to write with any questions or just to chat about off grid life. Good luck to you all!
I feel blessed to find other folks trying to attain their dreams on self-sufficiency. I think it is almost impossible to find land suitable to use that will not have Government controls and other obstacles. As “civilization” approaches you, they will demand you convert to their type of lifestyle. Seems land is available in some parts of South America for you to really be off-grid. We have some friends who moved there and hope to visit sometime. They have no hardware stores or Wally-Worlds to pickup needed supplies, so we try to mail them “care” packages monthly with stuff they are unable to get. Takes a month to get there and they only go into their small town once a month for minimal supplies, so it may take 2 months before they get their box. They tell us such interesting stories too. There are so many videos and How-To’s on the Internet that can help you with DIY projects. Start small and learn the fundamentals and then add on to your existing projects. We started out with two solar panels and two batteries. Got 20 of each now. Took 3 years to afford it though. Hope to add some supplemental wind power soon too. We joined a Preparedness/Survival Group and have learned so much from it’s members. Things our grandparents knew and did to survive. Times were much tougher in their day. Please stay focused and apply common sense rules to your daily routines. Keep the faith!
I am young but I am so eager to learn.. the right way. I want to learn the flow of just living a simple, healthy, green life. I want what is better for the soil, air, & water, for people & animals alike, and also for myself as a being. Good vibes connect ~
Hi, new to the site. Just bought 5 acres. Renovating the small house on it. Has a dam, 2 large tanks, no town water. Wanting to go to solar hot water. Have a wood stove heater with cook top. My confusion is not being able to understand solar power. Some say be connected to the grid but I cannot see how that is any different to what I am doing now, I will still be paying excessive fees each month for the privelage. I do not have any understanding of setting up solar myself so if anyone knows of any reputable companies who will set them up to live OFF grid please let me know (closest town is Ballarat Vic Aus). If anyone knows of sites suited to dummies like me that solar can be explained in a simplistic manner would love to hear about them. It’s all very overwhelming but not prepared to give up just yet. I have the peace n quiet, beautiful nature, dirt roads, now all I need is to get away from the corporate giants. :)
I’m so glad to be here just found you all. It feels so good to hear and feel the same energy I’ve been looking for. I’m really looking forward to working with some great souls and create our beautiful, peaceful and wonderful environment. Thanks! N
looking for off grid land , have solar will travel, lol, thompson -okanagan…rossland osooyos kamloops …possible partners to go in on timbered land towards northern central BC(buisness potential…)I have 100 k for land and 50 k for start up…ar.k(at)live.ca
looking for off grid land , have solar will travel, lol, thompson -okanagan…rossland osooyos kamloops …possible partners to go in on timbered land towards northern central BC(buisness potential…)I have 100 k for land and 50 k for start up…
I’m 19 male from the US, I’m athletic I’m a rock climber and a swimmer at the time I’m a life guard I don’t how long until I get laid off my job has been letting a lot of people go and I feel I might be next, I really want to be a part of a community like this I’ve always wanted too I can really be a big help with anything so if anyone decides to form a community or anything and are looking for members I’m available.. email@example.com
Hello. I am new here. Hope I can find a way to leave behind the way I have been existing and live what is left of my life feeling it has been very worthwhile.
I’m looking into joining an off-grid community, during this summer or sometime in the next couple of years.
I would want to create my own, but I wouldn’t know where to start and don’t have any money. haha. I have always dreamed of being in a sustainable, eco-friendly community.
so if anyone wants another member feel free to message me!
Looking for hardworking, non drug using folks and families to join me on my 40 acres in northwest wisconsin. i live tipi life right now with my two kids and run a small tipi retreat biz, so there would be potential for a small income. Focus here is hunter/gatherer low tech agriculture lifestyle, which may be too primitive for some! if interested check out website or email!
To Jim, just joined. Some time ago I did a comprehensive study of all phases of going off the grid. The article, published by Nick Rosen was entitled “Payback Time”. take a look at it, if you truly want to go properly off the grid then get those items. you will have a 20 year life free of major hassles provided you look after the batteries. I am going to write an article on that very subject soon.
Been off the grid for three years in a land yacht
on a beach in Hawaii
Work from my van & use a 270w solar panel for power
No mortgage, no rent just parking regulations
I’m retired and unable to develop this ideal prepper paradise. Although 160 acres probably best for a single family because of limited septic. Too valuable to expect someone (unless they are really rich) to simply buy this so there will have to be an “arrangement” made where the “right people” partner with me to build it as their project. It will have to be a plan where I get my money eventually but I realize this will take a partnership… my land and your energy. Send me your ideas… I’ll select the one that best suits my “soul”. Not that I’m overly that way but just that this is a big deal for me… I’ve wanted to develop this piece for the last 3o years but life laughed at that and we adopted 3 kids after I retired so all my energies have been spent doing that. Here’s your chance!
hello fellow off the grid lovers,
I am new here and to wanting to move on from my lifestyle of living in the city of London UK all my life for a better one. Can anyone direct me towards people a community of good folk living off the grid in the Uk so i may contact them to see compatibility and what is needed to become apart of off the grid life style. Would really appreciate it.. Thank you. Peace & wisdom. :)
SEAN WERNER! HEY BUD, i live out in new river and am trying to do the same but i like forests better theres more sustainability for life im going to be leaving soon backpacking it, hitchhiking, freight hopping or all the above. hit me up at STREET_BRANDEN@YAHOo.com
New to this web site I am qualified for desert survival situations and have lived of the Phoenix Arizona dessert surviving six months viewing all the sights walking over 130 miles. I’m looking to get off grid and do it again with someone with experience backpacking or I was even thinking about horse back. Let me know if anyone’s interested because I am.
We are in Colorado springs looking for like minded people to live in a self sustained community. Or to find one and to contribute. We gave up our house and sold everything moved in our rv and are now here in co springs. We have 4kiddos that we homeschool. Both of us grew up on farms and are no strangers to hard work. I have a medical background and my husband is currently doing directional drilling but he welds, structural building, has cdl, anything handyman type he can do it. We both fish hunt, garden, and like to build what we need out of what we have. We are saving like crazy for some land .. if there are other families around here who desire the same email me. Laurasrice86@gmail.com, we are a strong family and honest ..we have what it takes and looking for the same
My girlfriend and i are ready.her a licensed nurse, me militar, so we would like the chance to provide what we have to afford
hello everyone as I read all the new post I will say I too am new to this site but not to the idea of off grid living I have several solar panel projects which I have put together myself with the help of utube videos for abby I say go there and look up the videos on solar and learn about both off grid systems and grid tied systems to see which suits your situation I think a battery bank could help as for the others looking for land go to landwatch.com that site has many land sites for sale that are all over the country good luck to all of you
My name is Kimberly. I am currently looking for woman to share the dream of teaching others to live off grid. This would entail research and living all over the US (starting in Florida) and teaching others the tools in which to live off grid successfully. If you have an interest and have the freedom to live anywhere please contact me.
Hi, my name is Abby I currently live in Rock mart, GA am looking for some land in this area no further than 45 minutes from Cedartown, GA. Looking to go off grid, would like to meet other like minded individuals and also those with kids.. I have a 15 yr old son and 10 yr old daughter..the one thing I worry about is my sons dreams of going to college to be a gaming designer ie…..he needs his play stations and Xbox…can things like this run on generators…help…..need lots of advice:-) abby
Hello everyone, New to this site and very happy i found it. Im 35yr En/French Canadian Male and Im looking to leave behind the chains of what everyone calls life. I have not had what you would call an easy go in my life and as of lately i have had enough time alone to look at myself and life and i can see im not happy trying to keep up with the rat race for what. everyone today is so worried about nothing that really seems to matter about anything its so sad and disappointing I know i was like that for a time….The world is getting further away from whats important and i want to be ready and away from it all. Im not saying i want to live in a tent 1000 miles from a store but I would be very interested in joining or help to build an off the grid community/village of sorts. Im non religious but not aganist any sort just have my own beliefs. My background is alot of computer tech work…i also work good with my hands building, have done lots of hard labour work not shy of a long day. I do have some outdoors exp i spent a Northren Canadian winter in a ice hut and eat alot of fish :)
but was by far not the right set up for a long period of time. I hope to find this I know its/you are out there too. This is not a decision i made over night its been years in mind and lately trying to do as much research as i can thats how i came across this site. I dont have much when it comes to money which has been hard and is something else that would feel great to lose that chain. There is much more to talk about this is my email firstname.lastname@example.org they say hope so i hope the right eyes find this message. Enjoy life..learn from it…less is more. Thanks.
I am new to this also, but I am looking forward to learning and putting into action. I have land in Tennessee and plan on moving there in March 2014 with my rv, meanwhile I am trying to collect all the data I can and go about doing this in the cheapest manner possible. I am just not sure about the wind vs solar and which is more feasible in my area. Does anyone have any info on the subject matter?
Thank you all for information, everyone has been very inspiring. :)
i am looking for a like minded christian couple or single bloke here in Queensland/Brisbane/Australia that would be interested in my dream of a refuge for themselves and those that will go through the great tribulation that is coming.
Just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself …. Lived off grid 75% of the time for 10 years with the Mountain men quite a few years have gone by and cant remember why I left … caught up in Corporate America I do own a farm in Texas but my family wants nothing to with the life style change ….
Hi! I am also new to this site. I joined hoping to gain more information and ideas of how to escape the rat race, to stop living the American Dream and start living my own dream! Getting completely off the grid seems hard to do because the Government still needs a cut of everything we have, property taxes etc… Living in Michigan there are plenty of places that offer excellent opportunities to make our dreams a reality but everything takes money! So where do we begin? How do we make this a reality?? Is it easier to live off the grid in a group or as individuals? I would love to hear how others have made it happen for them.
hi new to the site!!!should be interesting and informative and hope to absorb as much of it i can.as i read about others who want to get off they usually want to buy land and live miles away from others and towns..its kinda funny that they don’t look at where they are and learn how to use what they have around them..even appartment living can be used as with living in residential
properties.from just growing your own an dehydrating to saving water and prepping for the dark days..I tell kids drop the cell and open your eyes to whats around you..and ya might survive…just a thought……
I have some info for you regarding land. Cheap. Give me a shout. I am also looking into land with the same intent. Still saving my money to buy and build.
PS please pardon the Typos! I was typing fast…
My family has officially gone off the grind. We are Living in an RV and are learning very quickly how to live Green. We have started to filter our on drinking Water. Make homemade Soaps, Shampoos and so forth. We are staying at camp Free grounds, but we plan to head north adn then south for the winter. We may need some work along the way. We would love to hear about others adventures and innovations that work, as we look for land we can call home and live Free and Green.
We live in a small rural village in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico where we retired seven years ago. We are in the process on installing a stand-alone PV system. We share our little house with five dogs and four cats. Our town of 600 souls is a very friendly and informal place with cows and burros and chickens and dogs far outnumbering our kind. We have taken approximately 13,000 photographs and video clips since coming to Mexico. There have made many videos of what life is like here for us – see our channel on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/user/solarhaven2. Look for the playlist called “Living in a small village”. We run a volunteer program devoted to sustainability and helping the disadvantaged in our community… see mexico.solarhaven.org for more information.
I am trained in a lot of survival skills I learned. all types. Desert, water, mountain, cold weather, tropical. If you are interested. let me know.
Also new to this, however this IS NOT a “New idea” for me. I am disabled, so going COMPLETELY off the grid would be almost impossible because I can not do “the work required” to maintain a “farm”! I am however actively trying to eliminate chemicals in my environment including food, water, cleaning and personal products! I will be having a small garden soon, and will be canning and prepping because of the economy. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
We are offering our off-grid homestead as a lease with option to buy, if anyone is interested. I have posted on the classifieds on this site. It is in Concho, AZ. $1200.00 per month.
I am new to this website, but by no stretch of the imagination new to the concepts of living off the grid as some call it, self-sufficiency as others conclude, and to tell the truth, I really do not know why I decided to speak up.
Nevertheless, in my time I have met many either attempting to pull away from the mainstream and others living what I refer to as a life filled with dualities, some have cursed my views and way of life while others get a dreamy look in the eyes.
Granted there are all sorts of techno-jarnigan that describes this relatively young and on the rise way of life and living, and now having several homes under my belt, some think living has to be just a line or bar above caveman, when in reality, and if one uses the common sense God gave them, one’s own unusual accommodations as well as the materials used to construct it can make for some pretty spectacular living spaces, and lucrative as well, with my last small fully functional farm selling for nearly $200,000, as the fellow saw it and just could not live without it.
I guess one thing I try to pass along to those looking for “The Free Life”, is by no stretch of the imagination is living free, but it can be extremely cheap and still deliver the many comforts that all home owners seek.
While maybe some sort of rudimentary latrine was required at first as well as water delivery system, once my digs were completed, running water, lights, sewer system, and even internet and telephone.
Currently I live not to far from Houston, just northeast to be exact, my monthly living expenses for a family of four runs about $200 per month, $89 of this is the land note, but civilization is slowly encroaching upon me and it is time to find more suitable location to exist.
So I guess it could be said that I come in search of unrestricted property, and if you know of some, give me a shout.
Looking for no more than five acres, and I am also in search of PRODUCTIVE conversation with like minded people, as me nor anyone in my family is one of those doomsdayers or full out para-military survivalist, just folks that are a plain as the dirt we work.
So there it is, do with or take from it what you will.
Hello, I just sound this site through a friend. I am looking to buy a fairly remote bit of property and develop it into a small off grid permaculture food forest. I am interested in all alternative energy technology. I look forward to exploring this site an interacting with all of you.
please read my views and values and see if we can create a better life together, To love and live for each other. My wife and I want start a family in a place where people value these things. Not what society say we should value to be socially excepted. We can create a better generation and world together.
how much would it cost to go off the grid i am still working .
would like to be off the grid also and i am new also
We are new at this and want to meet like minded couples who want to get back to the basics and out from under corporate america’s thumb.
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