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City Slicker Seeking Washington state IC

 
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Hello everyone! I'm DeeDee

I am 37F, divorced, and my only child is 18 and off to school. The coming years i have been contemplating the life i wanted to live and came to the realization that i would prefer to live tiny, as a minimalist, return to nature, and possibly join efforts of an egalitarian, intentional community. This is a far-fetched, "hippie" idea, according to my family, but I really feel like the big city is making me mentally and physically sick. I have very little experience in "roughing it" but what i lack in experience, I make up for with strength, determination, and intelligence.

I have worked in customer service/office administration for 20 years, with a degree in business management and left my job this year to be a part-time virtual assistant and continue studying business while I travel and gain some new skills.

Currently, I am backpacking through Europe as an au pair via Workaway but when I return to the states in September 2019, I hope to do a work-exchange with a community on the west coastwhere I can do work in exchange for room/board from September to February 2020. I am a great houseguest, I cook, clean, and so far can manage some laborious jobs. I am learning more about conservation, veganism, permaculture, wine-making, and more.

I apologize if this is inappropriate for this forum but I am trying to get creative here and reach ranches/farms in the west coast states that are interested in teaching me permaculture/community skills.

In the end, I hope to own my own small piece of land, live off of/give back to the land, and create a small community there for others who are guided by love.

If you or someone you know is in need of two extra hands this fall, please contact me. Thank you.
 
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greetings, writing in 2022.
i have friends with a small community started in washington state. i think they have goats now.
three couples, each have children 4-and-under, a few couples with teens, and others.
music every night with their children before dinner.

their main business is fishing salmon in alaska. (i can give you the website when you write)
i will give you phone # of a woman to talk with immediate, who lives at the community house.
gad@saphar.net

if you are no longer looking in the West coast , that's ok.
i know friends with communities farther in-land.
i am in the middle of the continent, in a community.
 
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