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experienced homesteader/survival skills instructor looking for home/farm permaculture community

 
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hello, im a guy in his mid 30s, very positive and enthusiastic about life. i have many passions including archery, music, mycology, psychology, healing, qi gong, indigenous cultures, the list goes on! equal parts introvert/extrovert, open minded and non-judgmental o.c.f. fair folk, im a bilingual spanish speaker, little bit country and a little bit hippie.

self employed in outdoor education, i offer mentorship teaching outdoor survival skills to youth and adults. looking for a long term residence where i can hopefully setup a small forge/anvil for knife making, and have workshop space to practice my other primitive crafts and stone age technology skills. along with keeping some animals and growing some food!
 
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Sounds like we have a lot in common. I’m also in my mid thirties, into Stone Age technology, indigenous cultures, healing, psychology, eastern practices, archery, etc. etc. Also equal parts introvert/extrovert, country/hippie. Not sure what your regional preferences are, but I have two five acre pieces of land in the cascade foothills East of Olympia, WA, both in the early stages of development, and I’m in great need of help. If the area suits you and you’re open to living rustic for a while as we get things set up, our situation here might be ideal for you. We’re a short drive to Mount Rainier national park, and a little longer to the Olympics and Gifford Pinchot, so there’s a ton available in terms of wilderness options. Our lands also both back up to huge expanses of private timberland, so, while not as pristine as the adjacent parks, it’s  still quite wild, with great hunting and foraging opportunities and lots of quiet solitude. Feel free to shoot me a message if you’re interested in talking further.

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Hi Angelo,

If you are interested to come up to Canada for a change of scenery then consider coming and checking out my 40 acres against the Rockies and facing the Caribou's.  I'll be building a tiny house and starting on a shop space this year on my property (I might even finish the shop if I have enough help.  I have a ton of inherited tools that need space, but I don't yet have a forge and we have a lot of similar interests: wilderness living, stone age tech, survival instruction, indigenous culture, healing work.

My goal on the land is to have a large garden and orchard, a passive house, a place with a sauna heating a greenhouse with fire-heated hot tubs for herbal baths to sort of spa it up, with cold plunges into ponds outside the sauna.  This might be a bit of a money maker if it was done right.  The shop design will be simple but expandable, with a dirt floor to start with but with rebar coming out of the foundation pads of the posts to eventually tie into a full water heated floor, eventually, as funds accumulate.  I have 25 acres of trees with a lot of dead pine that I am trying to utilize before it rots or causes or burns in a forest fire.  I have a small sawmill (owned collectively with others) that could be used to create building materials, and a tractor with some useful pto attachments, there are both a good on-site 4/X4 truck and a good highway 4X4, and plenty of other tools and infrastructure ideas that could be utilized by others (yourself) for the purpose of establishing a solid base in a beautiful location.  

The problem right now is Covid has pretty much closed the border for casual travelers.  But if you have interest in coming up sometime, anytime really, and sharing skills and food and helping to build stuff, then feel free to fire me a message me.  I'm 51, but look at least a decade younger due to an active outdoor lifestyle I figure.  

Good luck in your search
 
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I am not far from you I have 40 acres in Rainier. Looking for community and other doing similar projects. Let me know if you’d like to connect. If you do social media - I’m on Instagram at IAmEmilySara
 
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My most recent post was to Brandon Charles

to Angelo I’d also be interested in connecting - I have 2 cabins I’m open to renting to the right person and also have an acre I could potentially sell down the road. I’m looking to start hosting workshops for groups and would love to partner if you’d like to run foraging or skills classes out here. If you have Instagram you can see a lot of photos and videos of my property there at IAmEmilySara
 
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Hi Emily - I’m also in Rainier. Nice to see the area out here finally getting some representation in the permies world. It would be great to connect sometime. We are really hopeful to establish a locally-minded community out here, and I also have foraging workshop aspirations, so perhaps we could team up.  I don’t have much of a social media presence anymore, but I did check out your Insta account. Very cool! Based on some of your photos, I have a good idea of where you are at, and if I’m right you’re barely a stones throw away. And, again if I’m right, you’ve found the score of the century as far as locations go. Congrats, and welcome  to the neighborhood!
 
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Oh my goodness! That’s amazing news! I have cool neighbors. Woohoo. You can contact me by email at iamemilysara@protonmail.com and we can find time to meet up.
 
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greetings!if i dont respond quickly please be patient and i will get around to checking the post again down the road, i have intermittent wifi access. but for now as a general reply:

i am intrigued by some of the offers ive received here, but realize i didnt specify where im located, this post is actually just a cut and paste from my willamette valley(eugene area) craigslist housing wanted add. im interested in rural areas outside of eugene and cottage grove or coos bay(not in town), i can post again to be more specific because im open to locations a few hours away. maybe i should have written something special for permies. i am currently trying to stay near family and work at this time. but open to possibilities down the road.

also, does anyone know if posts or threads can be deleted later? i dont necessarily want to leave this up indefinitely and for that reason am also hesitant to post my email and more personal info.
thanks for reading
 
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Hi Angelo,

We are moving to the East Coast for 3-5 years for job/schooling and are seeking a permaculturist/organic farmer or, in your case country hippee, to caretake our farm for any amount of that time. Five private acres on the central Oregon coast, 4 miles south of downtown Florence. infoscigal@gmail.com
 
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