Hi Helen, I'm in CT and yes the visa would probably be a problem. Traveling around like you are sounds like a great experience, and I hope you find the opportunities you are seeking to grow as a permaculturist.
Hi Helen, I am trying to create a team/intentional community of permaculture minded people in New England. I'm wondering where where abouts you are located now and if you would be interested in my project.
S Bengi wrote:This is a wonderful offer.
Sounds like someone could work on your farmstead woofing style for room and board or is it more of a take over this 12acre farm and take all the profit except 30% or is it a be a security live onsite security guard and I will give you $200/month for utility and $300/month for food.
It's an offer for a free place to live and if someone is interested we can negotiate from there.
Bump for an awesome opportunity and place to live.
There are many great city attractions just a couple of miles away such as a food-coop, a park with community gardens, skatepark, dirtjumps, gyms, brew pub, and pretty much whatever else you may need.
susan vita wrote:I'm interested! I have 25+ years of farm living under my belt, and am looking for something a bit more cooperative these days. I have farm design and system experience, not much hands on with crops or gardening however.
As for income streams, I have a couple, and given the right property would love to implement some ideas i've been working out.
I look forward to learning more!
Shaun Bee wrote:You are open to any ideas that being in money ?
The idea for bringing in money is to develop and utilize high income skills. Do you have the ability to get rich people on the phone, have an intelligent conversation with them, and offer something of value?
Joseph Michael Anderson wrote:So like: land owner donates use of the land, assembles team of talented permies who donate labor and talent to create a profitable business which allows all involved to permacultureize with more resources than if they were solo? Am i reading that right? Could be good.
Might be a good idea to research some Coops and intentional communities that run businesses and see what ,kind of contracts or leases or constituions they use to ensure that everyone is working with the same understanding of who gets what from whom.
12 acres in CT aint cheap, and theres certainly large markets willing to spend money for virtuous food in the region. Whats your soil like?
Hey Joseph! That is the gist of it but exploring business outside of agriculture in order to establish a financially sound entity as quickly as possible. I am also in favor of people creating individual income streams, especially though homestead and intentional community related activities. The soil onsite is in good health.
Dave, Thanks for your question! It's like let's create a homestead that serves our health and also acts as an entrepreneurial brainstorming hotspot. I vision a highly organized and productive team capable of putting plans into action. The goal is to learn about and succeed at accumulating wealth and then be able to apply our permacultural values to much larger endeavors than we would otherwise be able to fund. I think it will be a slow journey but kept enjoyable by maintaining a healthy homestead and lifestyle, and being part of a strong community.
I'm offering a free place to live for someone that is able or wants to be able to get by without having an offsite job. Comfortable home in north east Connecticut, 12 acres just outside city limits, suitable place to live without owning a car. Retirees welcome. PM to discuss.
The Krakty Method seems like it would be very suitable for developing organic hydroponic formulas. I would learn about making compost teas and try growing in various diluted brews. Any store bought nutes will probably grow the plants just fine at 1/4 strength.
Bill Andrychowski wrote:I am looking for permaculture minded people to help occupy my property in Maine if anyone browsing this thread may be interested.
Hi Christopher, Sorry for not addressing you directly in my first reply, in retrospect that was probably a little rude as you are the OP. What I have to offer may not be a good fit as it is not an established farm but more of a sanctuary with farmstead potential but please feel free to contact me if you might be interested. I hope things are going alright for you and that you are looking ahead to a brighter future.
Anyone here interested in action sports? I'm looking for compatible people to start an intentional community and this interest would be a good common ground. I would like to build and incorporate stuff to ride skateboards and bmx bikes into permaculture land design. Anyone?
Creating a database of people looking for intentional community based on specific values or interests would be a start. I'm flexible with plans for compensation, but would prefer something based on results where compensation happens after the match has proven to be a good fit.
Single male, 40's, looking for homesteading partners at my small property in Maine. Nice quiet location in the southern half of the state. Would like to start a small intentional community. I'm open to a relationship with a female but mostly looking for male or female like minded homesteaders to partner with.
I'm looking to share occupancy of my mobile home with another permaculture minded person. It's in a nice rural but convenient location in the more southern part of the state. Must provide own food and contribution towards utilities. Let's chat and plan a fun, productive winter and possibly beyond. Please send pm and post here if it appears to have gone unreceived.
Hi, I would like to come to the lab as a gapper and potential ant. I would be hooking a ride share in a few days across country to get there and would like to get a response from someone at that end before sending my $100. Thanks.