[before_listing images= youtube=nz_3_zqIW-E] Hi, I’m 24, come from a background of Physics, Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Been involved with campaigning/activism for sustainable politics/economics for the past few years, but now more interested in building a new system than changing the existing one. I’ve got a passion for DIY energy, including carving wind turbines from wood and setting up off-grid systems combined with solar/hydro-power. I’m also really keen to learn about rainwater collection, purifying and heating, as well as eco-building techniques and waste management (dry loos, wet loos, compost, and the like).
I’ve recently taken inspiration from watching the 4oD series on “living with the Amish” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz_3_zqIW-E These people really understand how to work with the land and nature in ways that yield such a rich life, away from the corrupted “American Dream” of the modern world! I am interested to explore the old crafts of wheel-making for carts, and keeping horses again.
My dream is to live on a spiritual eco-farm community, to keep chickens for meat and eggs, and goats for milk, without the hassle and expense of dairy cows. I want to try growing oats, wheat, potatoes, carrots and the basic seasonal things (kale, broccoli, lettuce, leeks)… maybe some tomatoes and mushrooms too! Oh, and have an orchard, re-learning canning, bread-making, and re-skilling ourselves with old proven techniques and traditions. There would be time and space for exploring creative arts too like embroidery and clothes-making. I strongly believe there is a place for technology in this lifestyle, and communications in particular, to demonstrate another way to the wider world. New lifestyles must be broadcast far and wide if we are to achieve the necessary paradigm shift for humanity!
In terms of community-building and personal/spiritual development, I am seeking people who are open minded to different faith practices (and none!), to build on an inclusive framework of discovering each other’s skills, wisdom and inner light to grow together as a community. It is important to me to create an accepting space, where people can become who they are, in a supportive and connected group, which strives to be both open and trusting.
I ask others who share a similar vision for a community in Scotland (or UK) to connect together, and we can begin to knit the ties and find the components to create this new place we want to see and live in! If you want to connect on any of these ideas, please join this mailing list and let the conversation begin!! https://groups.google.com/d/forum/offgrid-together-uk I look forward to meeting with you.
Light and love,
clairemorris22 AT gmail.com[landbuddy_listing youtube=nz_3_zqIW-E]
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