Joined: Feb 18, 2009
Location: NE Tennessee
Hi to all! I decided to post here because I am in love with permaculture, certified permaculturist and would love to live (neighborhood of course Smile)with like-minded people. Here is a core... We are a young couple trying to step into life of maximum sustainability, get away from civilized world of addictions and live in harmony with nature. We are 80% raw fooders with close to vegan lifestyle. Living for 5 years in very urban area near New York city, we became very conscious about our footprint on Mother Earth and healthy living. We had been thinking about moving to rural place, planting our organic permaculture garden, escaping from harmful to nature lifestyle and enjoy quite homesteading. We pretty much planned and have the idea how our house, garden and children birth and upbringing should be. Right now we are on stage of looking for a piece of land to build our house and plant our garden. We’ve been visiting Tennessee to find a spot suitable for us, and after searching few counties and various communities, we understood the value and importance of co-thinkers and likeminded neighbors. So now we researched some possibilities to "move in" or create a community of environmentally conscious people. Our goal for place - states like TN, OR, NC or north CA - we want very mild winters and extended growing seasons but not hot and humid weather. We looking for at least 5 acres and up to 20 to buy (just for our family) - the option of buying bigger acreage and sharing is great too! Rural places with little or no restrictions is a goal for us because we aim to build a cob house. If anyone here or maybe knows where to look for such folks and place - we will appreciate a lot.
Joined: Feb 18, 2009
Location: NE Tennessee
Yes I have, but it's more of a commune community, and we are looking for a neighborhood... like homestead style community. Each person is independent in most things just very major questions about land, etc are discussed together... and of course dinners, gardening, unschooling etc could be together but not necessary. As far as we know, Eartheaven is a community with lots of restrictions and fees... there is a core leading group that makes most decisions. But thank you for suggestion...
I am curious if you have found what you are looking for? We have just begun searching for something almost identical to what you describe. With our young always unschooled children we have built an urban farm complete with a steel barn, all the veggie gardens, goats, chickens, turkeys and horses. Now we want to move it all to the country. It makes sense to have like minded neighbors, especially in the current economy. And with several families chippin in it seems like there is an opportunity to purchase more and better pieces of land, say something with a spring or a stream running through it.
Check out: 'Little Three Points' -just outside of Atlanta. I was there about 5 years ago, it is the Haight-Ashbury of the East. Artists, outdoor community theatre, and so much more. Everybody has taken their fences down to enjoy a common natural area. It's really a magical place
Joined: Apr 12, 2010
Location: Free America
For some time now I had been "looking " for other like minded individuals to go along our journey with. That method has failed us. Then with lots of prayer and open hearts we came upon folks who wanted what we have now and more importantly wanted what we were about to do. We have since purchased land and are currently in the moving / building stage. We have spend a large amount of time having very frank disccussions about our goals and limitations. We have spent more than 50% of our wake time together either on the phone or at each others houses, so we can get to know the good the bad or the ugly of each other before making the move. Our plan is to share a home with pods at either end for the individual families, sharing a central community room that will be the kitchen / living room, school, and dinning room. For us God has been the director in all that we do. Peace be with you in your journey.
My family and I are considering the same thing. We would like to be involved with growing a community in Mid Missouri and also learning about self sufficiency. Do eco-villages accept couples with children? We have four and we homeschool.
Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Location: Mid Missouri
I know the community we are forming accepts families, we all have kids and home school as well.
strangeloop wrote: Check out: 'Little Three Points' -just outside of Atlanta. I was there about 5 years ago, it is the Haight-Ashbury of the East. Artists, outdoor community theatre, and so much more. Everybody has taken their fences down to enjoy a common natural area. It's really a magical place
Do you have any contact information for Thee Little Points?
To all my friends at Permies, In many ways the search for a Community to live in is easy, we risk very little, yet those who build them offer their work and themselves to our judgment, some thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth of those who criticize must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism. But, there are times when the critic truly risk something and that is in the discovery and the defense of something new. The world is often unkind to a new concept, new creations. The new needs friends. Recently, I experienced something new, an extra ordinary community concept from a singularly unexpected source. To say both the concept and its ideas challenged my preconceptions of community is a gross understatement. In truth, they have moved me to my core. I realize, only now in today’s world what a community should be . Not everyone can develop a great idea, but a great idea can develop anywhere. It is difficult to imagine a more humble origin than those of the Betterfields Community, who in my opinion, is nothing less than the bar. Richard http://www.permaculture.webs.com/
subject: Looking for likeminded people to live with