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I kind of wish the permies site had a job posting forum link. Not only do I want and need help, I'm willing to pay the right people to come help. Is there a place for that, and I missed it?
I went from car living by Riversides, community/farm hopping, and working construction, landscape, and tree service, to boot strapping my first piece of land, 5 acres at 24 years old.
I spent two years observing and really tuning in to the land. Over the last two years I began building a large community firepit that will host a stonehenge around it eventually. Bordering the final edge of the fire pit is a hugelkulture, three terraced berm/ring being built 6-7 ft high, 12-15 ft wide. Outside diameter of hugelkulture ring is 90ft. Inside, an orchard has been planted in Sacred geometric pattern.
Currently preparing for the next 50 fruit and nut tree plantings. My problem is that I do all this 99% alone. One obstacle is that there is so little infrastructure, it is uncomfortable and not enticing to most. With a little help infrastructure would happen a lot faster.
Many who visit with interest, are visibly disappointed that there aren't more people here. If any of them just stayed a week or two, there would be more people.
I have been consumed by my work and projects and single for most of the past 5 years, I'll be 29 next month. I've posted on the singles section here a few times over the years, no luck. Finding my match in a woman would be a world changer.
I have been hired professionally to help someone else build thier homestead as well. They have some funds, and I now need to assemble teams competent to build villages and food forests from scratch Offgrid in America.
I own a tree service company and a construction/landscape company.
I need a combination of productive, aspiring novices, and some competent professionals in shorter term capacities.
Additionally, I need to invest in rounding out my skill set more with cob, adobe, rammed earth, and Wafiti building. Rocket ovens, stoves and mass heaters, and creating contained functional buildings that catch, store, and filter rainwater, connect it to a cob/rocket oven, and feed it back inside to a sink.
I'd also like to participate in a "professional" living roof build. My ideal home has been Wafiti style for many years.the land I own is very wet and makes it unrealistic.

The Sanctuary, (my land) is near Tacoma Wa
The 2nd site I am managing is near Austin, Texas.

I have gone from sleeping and living mostly off-grid outside of work and doing laundry in the city to now flying between Austin and Seattle monthly. I am loving my job and life. I am building the world I want to live in.

So here I am, one man. 29 years old, kicking ass, but growing old, building teams, building a future, building myself.
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Love what you are doing, I'm from California. I would love to fly out and help you out but I got to work at my current job until March of 2021. Unfortunately I'm a dude so I can't help much in this department: "Finding my match in a woman...".
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Spring is always a good time for help.
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