I have a wife, 2 children, another on the way and I want to do my best for them. I look at my surroundings, and I don’t much care for what I see. I don’t know my neighbors (let alone trust them), if i get hurt nobody else is going to take care of them (sucks to be them seems to be the prevailing attitude). I see people begging for money on the side of the road, drug users are everywhere, the food my wife buys our children is crammed full of chemicals and hormones. We go fishing and there’s people sleeping in the woods with nowhere else to go. I believe we can do better, not only for me and mine, but for us and ours. I’ve seen the worst in people, and I’ve seen the best, I’m tired of seeing the worst and out of myself and those around me I hope to see the best.
So I’ve got an idea, its probably going to sound a little crazy, but it can work. I want to find a group of good, decent, hardworking people and I want to go in on a chunk of land with them. I’m going to go ahead and say that extremists (white supremacists, black militants, religious cultists, etc) need not respond. I’m looking for people that just want to live their lives and are willing to work together to achieve this ideal.
Then I want us to build our own totally off the grid, sustainable homes out there. They would be separate homes, everybody would have their own space to live their lives, but in times of need we would help each other and we would each need to act in a responsible manner to ensure the continued survival of each other.
We could do solar, wind and water for power, wells and rain water for water, gardens and livestock for food. I have construction experience, my wife knows about livestock. I will help build these homes, and she’ll help keep us fed. Maybe someone knows about gardening, maybe someone else knows something else. I’m looking for people with not only skills, work ethic, and the will to get it done, but strong morals and ethics as well.We as a species don’t rule this planet off numbers alone, we rule it because we pool knowledge and help each other.
I believe that we live in the greatest country on the face of the planet. I also believe that we have a rampant meth epidemic going on, I believe we have sex offenders in our neighborhoods that nobody knows about until its too late, drug houses are moving out to the suburbs, I believe that we don’t have to be anywhere near any of this. I want to give my family a better life with better people around them. Respond if you feel the same and we’ll talk sometime

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13 Responses to “Seeking People for Off Grid Collective Lifestyle”

  1. Tera

    Where are you considering settling? I’m am looking to do something similar and have small amount of $ I need to stretch. I’m a retired teacher who came to loath the US school systems and what they are doing to children, teachers and the country at large. I don’t have much experience with homesteading, but have a related library, I’m smart, and I’m hardworking.

  2. Aveyne

    I love this idea. I was thinking about going at living by myself because I had nobody around me to do it with me. I have started to teach myself hunting, building, harvesting, and herbology to survive. Only problem is that I can’t find a good place to do this at. I’m so fed-up with today’s society and people. I don’t care where it is, but it might take a little bit of time to gather the money to get there. I’m also a babysitter so I can help with children if you need it. Please reply, I absolutely love this idea!

  3. Leberry

    I am looking for anyone interested in Southern California around Colorado River area. If anyone knows of cheap land to build on with no restrictions or HOA, I am interested in the land. I am seeking anyone to share their knowledge of how to get started in Southern California.

  4. Jasmin

    Hi we are living off the grid in a past six years in Bulgarian mountains.We like very much your idea we was thinking to do the same thing with fiends here in Bulgaria but they still live in the city.In our village are living only 3 people more so we have a problems with the social contacts.The local people also doesn’t understand our lifestyle like the most people in Bulgaria. That’s why we are ready to have a new start.
    You can look our site and find out more about us.You can contact with us we will be glad to help with what we can :)

  5. Dust

    yep, this is MOST difficult…people THINK they want freedom but they want comfort and air conditioning and central heat and Playstation and Cable Tv and Starbucks and…and…and…
    We’ve tried for years at a female owned 84 acre farm in SouthCentral Virginia to set up a semi-off-grid…only SEMI…and for a while we had it going, even a brilliant small specialty cash crop that made some money…had nearly a dozen people there for about 2 years…appealed to a couple RVers too…but over time all drifted away…too hard…too remote (nice small town is 20 minutes away)…too hot…too cold…we didn’t care for abusers or addicts who came after lying about themselves…this is HARD…so few people REALLY can do this…but we still keep trying…If any interest, look for my posts on Craigslist in Lynchburg Virginia…Crash Stead…I can be contacted. Over 90% of all Intentional Communities fail…Off-Grid? Probably more like 98%…sad we are such slaves to the government check…running on the wheel in the ratrace.

  6. Vikki

    Would like more infomation

  7. Shawn

    We have alot of the same ideas. Does your idea have to be in the USA?

  8. Mrs Jane macdonald

    We are also a married couple with grown up children looking to sell up and ddo the same in the UK bu our choices are very limited. Any suggestions would be very gratefully received.

  9. Alex Blair

    I think I have reached out to all the posts/comments. We have our work cut out for us, but we HAVE to do this. Its our dream and I know its a dream for other people too. We need people to pull together with skills and resources. If anyone is seriously interested in started collaborating with us. Please contact myself bacon.alex@ymail.com or my husband at offgrididealist@gmail.com. Thank you.

  10. kaisuke7

    Hey so where are you looking to be located?

  11. Russ chase

    This June I am finally living off grid. I started building a cabin six years ago, this is a lease on crown land taxes 170 a year . I must say this isn’t cheap to put together especially in the Canadian arctic. I just installed my solar system and it works great, I still have work to do finishing my greenhouse and storage/guest cabin. I really think people need to save a lot of money before attempting to go off grid. Good luck to all

  12. Tim G

    I agree 110%!!!!!! I would give anything to be part of a community like you described. I thought I was the only person on the planet that thought that way. The Downfall for me is it only takes one thing!! and its the one thing I dont have.

  13. kate

    Hi — I’m seeing your ad (dated 6/8/15) at https://www.off-grid.net/landbuddy/i-am-off-grid-and-i-want-others-to-join-me/seeking-people-off-grid-collective-lifestyle after doing a search for off-grid communities in Virginia. I’d love a little more information about what you’re planning. I’ll say more about myself if/when you reply (just so I know the ad’s valid). Thanks in advance! –kk