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37 yo swf seeking friends in community

 
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I'm looking for somewhere to go off grid, maybe permaculture farm or intentional community. Somewhere I'd have a safe space to recharge if needbe,  but don't have to be in isolation alone.
I'm not a vegetarian, but I enjoy veggies so it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me. I love animals so don't hold it against me 😜
I'd love to be somewhere I can reconnect with nature, eat healthy, get dirty, swim, go on walks. I'd like to connect with like inded people. To learn new ways of sustainable living. To grow with others.
I make organic bath and body products, fix computers, learning Reiki. I'm an empath and energy sensitive.
I'm really at a place in my life where I need change. I'm open to friendships, mentors. Maybe more. Energy is everything.
You can email me at wazraisedbywolves@gmail.com to talk in private.
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I live on my sailboat off of Key West. It's "off the grid" since all my power is solar or wind generated, but I live in close proximity to a place which is as "on the grid" as one can get. Sailboat living can be relaxing, but in the long-term it takes as much patience and tolerance for challenge as living in a cabin up in the mountains, or working in the fields from sun up to to sun down so there's that going for it.

After a long time of getting tired of the tourist trap mentality and lifestyle though I've been itching to sail either South into the Caribbean or up the East coast somewhere. Are you an adventurous sort?
 
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Jason Hi there! I emailed you back. Sounds fun, actually.
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Did you find it?..37yr. man looking to find the same as yourself... If you did, where's it at?
 
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Haven't yet. I'm still looking.
 
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Ash and/or Philip, have you considered visiting Wheaton Labs (the forums specific to the physical site are here) and joining the bootcamp? There's a good bunch of people in the bootcamp currently, where you can learn all kinds of different skills, and if you like it there you have the option of developing your own acre of land on the 200 acre property as well. I'll be taking an early retirement next spring and will be moving up there to build my own place, and there are people who have been around for a couple years now. Some are vegan, some aren't, everyone is accommodated and nobody is pressured about it that I've ever seen during the several times I've been there. Even if you decide that location isn't for you, there's a lot you can learn before moving on.

If you stick around for a bit, the bootcamp participants can participate in the "biological reverse kickstarter" where posting a couple pictures or a video clip of your activities for the day, each day for 100 days, can net you a pretty nice sum of money based on what the pledges are, so it's a way to cover your expenses outside of food and shelter, which Paul provides. You don't have to do it every day, but every 100 posts you get the rewards and some of them for long-term participants are significant.

It's Paul hope that people put down long term roots and build a small community, and reading your list of what you'd like Ash I'd say that's certainly possible there. There are several people building on the site, and a well was installed earlier this year which I think will really help momentum build there. I'm a little older than you two, and would highly encourage you to start trying something sooner rather than later. If you have the desire to make a change or try a new path, don't hold yourself back on the possible "what-ifs" or trying to find something perfect before trying anything at all. Before you know it, you'll be 10-20 years older and wishing you had done something sooner (ask me how I know...). I've always thought the ideal way to meet someone to spend your life with, was to do the things you love doing and get to know others who are also doing those things they love, whether it's a hiking club, gardening club, permaculture courses, etc. That way you've already found something both of you enjoy doing together and often you'll find people who also have similar goals and values along the way. Good luck to you, and maybe we'll meet at Wheaton Labs one day!
 
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I have thought about  going to the Bootcamp. I'm still exploring other options, currently.
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This is from the outside.
This is a bottle house built by an artist by the name of Mr Stagg in Vidor Texas. He spent 20 years building this house. People here went in and destroyed his beautiful work. Absolutely stunning in person.
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Are you in Texas?
 
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I am currently in Texas. But looking for somewhere to go outside of Texas.
 
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43 m looking to relocate towards appalachia soon. maybe if interested and like chat about anything in the world more.
 
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Ash Love wrote:I'm looking for somewhere to go off grid, maybe permaculture farm or intentional community. Somewhere I'd have a safe space to recharge if needbe,  but don't have to be in isolation alone.
I'm not a vegetarian, but I enjoy veggies so it wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me. I love animals so don't hold it against me 😜
I'd love to be somewhere I can reconnect with nature, eat healthy, get dirty, swim, go on walks. I'd like to connect with like inded people. To learn new ways of sustainable living. To grow with others.
I make organic bath and body products, fix computers, learning Reiki. I'm an empath and energy sensitive.
I'm really at a place in my life where I need change. I'm open to friendships, mentors. Maybe more. Energy is everything.
You can email me at wazraisedbywolves@gmail.com to talk in private.




Ash, I do believe my life facilities all those criteria...
I wrote a song , about a year ago ..it seems to fit you ..I’ll email you and see what you think

Ben

I’ll record it and email it to you
Ben
 
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Update:

I'm still in Texas. Still open to community.
I just published a shadow work book and workbook less than a month ago and it is already on Amazon's TOP 100 BESTSELLERS LIST in two categories. πŸ™Œ
It is FREE right now, just please leave a kind review for an indie author. β€πŸ™

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SD9SVJP
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My new book πŸ‘€
My new book πŸ‘€
 
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Hi Ash, I enjoyed your post and wow that’s awesome you wrote such a successful book! I have a small farm I’m developing in northern CA. It’s a wonderful area with some great things to explore nearby and excellent growing conditions!
Would be curious to chat more.
Best.
Jacob
 
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Hi Jacob Thank you.  feel free to pm me or email me @
thetraumatoolkit@gmail.com
 
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Me right now
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Hey Ash,

I just found this site, and your post. For years I, like many people I suppose, I have been looking for what you seem to be describing. If I'm being honest, I've been hoping to find Hobbiton going on in the mountains of Colorado or something. I want to live close to nature; start mastering the art of making cheese from goat's milk; growing, milling, and baking bread from all sorts of grains and berries; and living the countless adventures and struggles that I see so many homesteaders experiencing in countless youtube videos, then meeting up with like-minded homesteaders at the Green Dragon in the evenings to regale each other with stories of the day's adventures.

I think that I'd settle for a simple homestead, and a fun cob house, but for years, I've been waiting until "all of my ducks are in a row". The time will never be right. The situation will never be ideal. I just have to do it - create that thing that I'm looking for. I'm sure that you've seen how the universe always sends us opportunities to do and have the things that we are wanting. It's endlessly supportive. I know this. I've seen it so many times, and yet for some reason, I keep telling myself that nothing feels right - that none of the properties I see are what I'm looking for. It's like I'm looking at a bunch of blank canvases expecting to see the painting that I have in my head.

Hah, sorry about that, just venting a bit. I, like you, am still in Texas, years longer than I planned to be - still looking for that thing, that place, that dream. Anyway, I hope that you find what you're looking for. I hope that if there is something that's preventing you from finding/doing it, that you identify and remedy that thing. I hope the same for myself as well, hah.
 
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Hi Ash,

The bottle house is beautiful and congrats on your writing. I too am from Texas originally and wish you well on what you're looking for, but I'll give you an obnoxious ominous warning.

I moved from TX in 2016 and I was very excited to see snow and change of seasons. I like the cold but boy did I ever get to see snow and experience cold that went beyond the beyond. I remember how much I missed Texas and had a hard time there for a while. It is especially hard if you are not careful re what people you have around you as well, especially since any change will put you through some upheaval. I hate to say 'you don't know what you have til it's gone' but there is some truth there.

That being said, I did not like to bake in 120 heat index heat with the 'relief' at night being 90 at the 'coolest temp', that was hard in it's own way. Sitting on the highway for 2 hours to get 20 minutes down the road, omg no to that as well, lol. So everything has a pro and con. There are things I love in the cold north now. I'm a fan of birdwatching in particular now, and have done more reading while cozied up to the fire which wasn't a thing in the south, haha.

At some point we take leaps of faith, but based on what we really want out of life, who we want to be around, what matters to us, etc. 'What makes me happy' being answered honestly will usually point you in the right direction. You can see from what people post, especially in spaces where they're trying to live an authentic life like a permaculture site, that we all want to have a sense of both personal happiness and a community too. It's just wired in us IMO. The world is full of distractions that make us think we need something material or status related to be happy, but ultimately we want experiences and people more than any 'things', I think.  Kids are in tune with this and haven't had it driven out of them yet.
 
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Ash Love wrote:Update:

I'm still in Texas. Still open to community.
I just published a shadow work book and workbook less than a month ago and it is already on Amazon's TOP 100 BESTSELLERS LIST in two categories. πŸ™Œ
It is FREE right now, just please leave a kind review for an indie author. β€πŸ™

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SD9SVJP



This looks AWESOME thank you for sharing your medicine πŸ™
I replied to one of your other posts, not realizing you are already in Texas and wanting to leave... I left Washington North of Seattle to be here lol!
 
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I am still trying to find somewhere. Open to location. Just need good vibes and support. ❀️
 
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Ash,
I'm in New Mexico. I've got 3 acres in the Middle Rio Grande valley just outside of Albuquerque, semi rural/suburban/urban. I raise animals for eggs, milk and meat. Have a small food forest started. Just around the bend from me is a like-minded (like minded to me, that is) permaculture farmer. Between he and I, there are a lot of like minded connections to be made. We are not strictly off-grid, but have a lifestyle that leans that way (solar panels, rain catchment, grey water, regenerative agriculture, bio-char, etc.) If you can get to New Mexico, you might want to check out our neighborhood and see if there isn't a place you can plug in. I'm curious, what is like-minded for you? PM me if you want to chat about it.
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Well I am living up on the caprock in Gaines County Texas looking to work on my 30 acres.  Looking for help to develop it.  If your up to help learn up here. till you find a good place.  Heck if a few people would like to help create a place more then welcome.

Some of my progress over the years is here

https://permies.com/t/40/47297/Gaines-County-Texas-Greening-part

As for plans I hope to have the land with several water basins dug out in time and trees that have both fuel source and those that provide for food.  I just have a very challenging place but I have been changing it for the better as time with work provides.  Hopefully one day I can quit the job and focus on regenerating the land as it is.
 
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Tony, love This........ . "If I'm being honest, I've been hoping to find Hobbiton going on in the mountains of Colorado or something. I want to live close to nature; start mastering the art of making cheese from goat's milk; growing, milling, and baking bread from all sorts of grains and berries; and living the countless adventures and struggles that I see so many homesteaders experiencing in countless youtube videos, then meeting up with like-minded homesteaders at the Green Dragon in the evenings to regale each other with stories of the day's adventures."

I'm in Northern Idaho near Montana border. Bought a small 1.5 acres in the forest. Looking for like minded awesome people to join me and vibe with. And some day build a unique community with earth houses on a larger piece of land free from the craziness in the world.  For now I would love for some people to join me here see if we fit together and move to a larger land and build community together. I have huge dreams but cant do them alone.


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"I'd love to be somewhere I can reconnect with nature, eat healthy, get dirty, swim, go on walks. I'd like to connect with like inded people. To learn new ways of sustainable living. To grow with others.
I make organic bath and body products, fix computers, learning Reiki. I'm an empath and energy sensitive.
I'm really at a place in my life where I need change. I'm open to friendships, mentors. Maybe more. Energy is everything. "

I'm Opal, I am a wiccan (Earth based spirituality), very spiritually minded and would love to meet. I am reiki certified, Chakra's as well. Love leaning about so many healing modalities. Something about your post's energy told me to message you. We have so much in common. I have so much more to talk to you about. I have been looking for like minded people to join me. Purple message me or email opal.althoff@gmail.com
I'm off grid in the forest near the mountains. So healing here.
 
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Heya!  Seems we are seeking the same!!  PM me if you are still searching and maybe we can get to know about each other <3  Maybe forge a new path?  :)
 
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Hello just a note to see if your ever your near Buena Vista , Colorado.  It's a workaway type community Earthship home.  Good vibes, good views, good friends, and a crazy dog.  Check out my Facebook of some pictures etc.  It's a place to get your hands dirty. I tend to work from now till December. Then I stop for winter and start again in May. Just Finishing the Earthship. Mostly construction, carpentry, masonry, artistic Mosaic, cleaning, helping around the house, maintenance work, permaculture, welding, solar electricity, Aquaponics, gardening, food forest. That is to name a few.  Let me know if this sounds interesting. https://m.facebook.com/100005468202412/
Keith
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