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Looking for a good woman to join in Caribbean island homestead

 
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Hi.  In a nutshell...
I live on a tropical island in the Caribbean. My own island. Well, I have a few. I'm homesteading here. ...built a house, and some boats, growing food, solar power, collect rain water, etc.
I'm doing this because it's amazing, and because I have a strong aversion to the society in North America where I grew up. I was extremely happy to be here before the pandemic hit.

I think and plan long term. ...in my life in general, and in relationships.  I'm looking for someone who wants to be part of something. ...who wants to work with me to make our lives amazing. Amazing, and largely insulated from the financial/environmental disasters that are getting worse every year. So, ya... I think people in general make too much garbage, and waste too much time, and make too many stupid decisions based on greed and selfishness.

I like people around me to be happy and will go out of my way for people, but I also have a strong moral code and won't agree with someone just to make them happy. ...and don't push me. I push back.

I take care of my health, and love to create. ...draw, build machines, write, etc. I'm also extremely responsible and dependable, but also have a bit of a silly sense of humour, so... yes. Dad jokes. ....and fart jokes. ...and on odd occasions when I do something particularly spectacular I may run around with my hands above my head screaming, "I am the Champion of the Universe!" Don't worry, though. I do it in a super cool way. Like... super cool. ...and possibly naked.

I have a youtube channel where I promote free thinking and morals, and things that I think the world needs. The videos also happen to be my main income. People always get the wrong impression of me from my videos. I'm hyperactive and super expressive in them. In real life I'm much calmer and contemplative. ...those things just don't make for good video. JMEMantzel on youtube.

I also have kids. They're really cool. Their mother and I live on neighboring islands and co-parent.

OK, I think that's a good start.

Jaimie
PS.  I'm also working on growing the local community of cool people, so if you aren't a nice girl who wants to kiss me, feel free to write something anyway.  I'm always looking for new cool neighbors who want to live in a beautiful place and get a little local help.

Here are a few pictures..

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Digging.... always digging...
Digging.... always digging...
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That's my house in the bacground. 4 stories tall. ....took a yea to build.
That's my house in the bacground. 4 stories tall. ....took a yea to build.
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I take my construction seriously. :-)
I take my construction seriously. :-)
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Solar/Pedal power.
Solar/Pedal power.
 
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Someone asked if I could post a picture of me smiling.  Here's a recent one where I was pretty proud of the boat i built.
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Haha, awesome. If I were anywhere near the Caribbean Islands (or in a phase of my life where I could be) I would definitely wanna say hey and check out your projects and the community you are working on. Good luck!
 
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Oh man, my wife better not see this 😂 … joking of course, she doesn’t have a passport— I’m really curious as to how your veggies are set up, will definitely check out your channel when I get a chance— hope you find your dream girl, you’re definetly in the right place ✌️
 
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Alicia Reed wrote:Haha, awesome. If I were anywhere near the Caribbean Islands (or in a phase of my life where I could be) I would definitely wanna say hey and check out your projects and the community you are working on. Good luck!



Thanks!  Most things are going very well.  Of course building a community takes a lot of luck.  Mostly in finding the right people.  
 
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Chris Vee wrote:Oh man, my wife better not see this 😂 … joking of course, she doesn’t have a passport— I’m really curious as to how your veggies are set up, will definitely check out your channel when I get a chance— hope you find your dream girl, you’re definetly in the right place ✌️



Well, does your wife have a sister?  Ha.
Oh, Veggies.  Yeah, I need to work on my soil a bunch before I get decent veggies going.  Katuk, Oregano, beans and a few things like that grow well in almost solid clay, but peppers and tomatoes, potatoes.... I'll have to fix my soil.  I'm composting into raised beds with charcoal and just organic garbage and am starting to see some results.  Now I can start to make that more widespread and really get things going.  it does take time, though, and I'm also building a bridge, and a lumber mill, and a guest house, and the list goes on.  ...one of the reasons I need a partner!    Some help in any of those things would be excellent.  Heck, even someone around to get dinner started cooking so i can work an extra hour every day would be amazing.  ...although I do love to cook.  Someone also mentioned that I should have put in my post that I want children.  Anyway, going off on a bit of a tangent here.  Time to get to work!
 
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Your own island(s)..far away from this chaos and nonsense..growing your own food and being self sufficient..sounds like a dream! If this train wreck doesn’t adjust course, once I have a passport we might be fleeing to Belize or your way to help build a dope community!
I do have a sister, but sadly she’s fallen for the sheep mentality..and has been insisting on moving to NY for the last 3 years even though nothing is lining up and the universe is clearing telling her this isn’t her path…I think the only thing she’ll have in common is her love for kids, which could be a start! if she were more open minded..

Also, have you tried growing air potatoes?!🤯
 
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Monika Vee wrote:Your own island(s)..far away from this chaos and nonsense..growing your own food and being self sufficient..sounds like a dream! If this train wreck doesn’t adjust course, once I have a passport we might be fleeing to Belize or your way to help build a dope community!
I do have a sister, but sadly she’s fallen for the sheep mentality..and has been insisting on moving to NY for the last 3 years even though nothing is lining up and the universe is clearing telling her this isn’t her path…I think the only thing she’ll have in common is her love for kids, which could be a start! if she were more open minded..

Also, have you tried growing air potatoes?!🤯



Woah! Woah! Woah!  Hey now... Air potatoes....?  What is this mysterious thing?  Ok, I need to look those up tonight.
Sounds like your sister is in the same boat as my siblings.
Yes.  My own islands away from the nonsense.  It is pretty awesome.  I'm down in Panama.  If you guys are serious about moving down this way and might want to have some cool creative neighbor we should talk.  I have a friend staying on one of my islands right now.  He's looking for land to buy.  ...and another family indefinitely renting a little house from me for almost nothing.   theadventurebuildermovie@gmail.com just in case.  
 
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Jaimie Mantzel wrote:

Chris Vee wrote:Oh man, my wife better not see this 😂 … joking of course, she doesn’t have a passport— I’m really curious as to how your veggies are set up, will definitely check out your channel when I get a chance— hope you find your dream girl, you’re definetly in the right place ✌️



Well, does your wife have a sister?  Ha.
Oh, Veggies.  Yeah, I need to work on my soil a bunch before I get decent veggies going.  Katuk, Oregano, beans and a few things like that grow well in almost solid clay, but peppers and tomatoes, potatoes.... I'll have to fix my soil.  I'm composting into raised beds with charcoal and just organic garbage and am starting to see some results.  Now I can start to make that more widespread and really get things going.  it does take time, though, and I'm also building a bridge, and a lumber mill, and a guest house, and the list goes on.  ...one of the reasons I need a partner!    Some help in any of those things would be excellent.  Heck, even someone around to get dinner started cooking so i can work an extra hour every day would be amazing.  ...although I do love to cook.  Someone also mentioned that I should have put in my post that I want children.  Anyway, going off on a bit of a tangent here.  Time to get to work!



She does... but they are "night-and-day"... if Night was also delusional and had a grandiose dream of moving to NYC... I'll keep my eyes out for ya man, but I would never "hook" anybody up with, quite literally, the opposite of a Permie


...I guess it would help if I read all responses before responding..

Monika Vee wrote:Your own island(s)..far away from this chaos and nonsense..growing your own food and being self sufficient..sounds like a dream! If this train wreck doesn’t adjust course, once I have a passport we might be fleeing to Belize or your way to help build a dope community!
I do have a sister, but sadly she’s fallen for the sheep mentality..and has been insisting on moving to NY for the last 3 years even though nothing is lining up and the universe is clearing telling her this isn’t her path…I think the only thing she’ll have in common is her love for kids, which could be a start! if she were more open minded..

Also, have you tried growing air potatoes?!🤯



'Ello Love! Air potatoes and walking onions!
 
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Chris Vee wrote:

'Ello Love! Air potatoes and walking onions!




Whaaaat?  Walking onions!?  I better look up those, too!  

....and, yeah.  Don't set me up with a city girl.    that would be a disaster!
 
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I live in Florida but this is my absolute dream.

The Caribbean is paradise, we just have to deal with gigantic hurricanes and potentially rising sea levels. I will take those odds for the fruit. Do you have any suggestions on a dude without much savings looking to move ASAP?
 
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Jeff Steez wrote:I live in Florida but this is my absolute dream.

The Caribbean is paradise, we just have to deal with gigantic hurricanes and potentially rising sea levels. I will take those odds for the fruit. Do you have any suggestions on a dude without much savings looking to move ASAP?



Well, depends what not much savings is.  For some people that means debt, for others it means like only 50k, or something.
Nice thing about Panama.  No hurricanes.  That was one of the big points I liked about this place.  Hmm... being in Florida you could pick up a sailboat really cheap.  Sail it down, and you've got a floating home.  It makes it a lot easier to buy remote cheap land then.  I guess your health also makes a difference.  The more you can do yourself the less you pay for.  I just built a 4 story concrete house for a few thousand dollars.  ....and a ton of manual labour.  Good exercise if you can do it.
 
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Your life sounds amazing! Nice to read these post, I did off grid years ago and was in heaven. I haven’t given up giving it another try but this time with the right person.
 
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Mitty Fontz wrote:Your life sounds amazing! Nice to read these post, I did off grid years ago and was in heaven. I haven’t given up giving it another try but this time with the right person.



I am definitely enjoying living off grid.  It's amazing waking up and working for myself to make life better rather than working like a slave to make someone else rich.  Finding a good partner has proven challenging.  A lot of women seem interested, and even talk about wanting to do exactly what I'm doing.  ...but when it becomes a reality they don't take the step.  Heck, I've found the same thing with people in general.  Before I moved off grid I had a lot of friends who were "planning to join me".  ...except when it came to reality.  None of them took any real steps to make it happen.
I have one good friend here who I'd say is all in.  ...then a few others who are half way.
 
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Hi, Jaimie

I’ve watched some of your video and think you are an awesome person. I know you said you’re deleting your account, but I hope this reaches you somehow. Don’t give up. Be the change. I would love to sponsor a real-life, in-person permie camp for singles to meet and learn, but I don’t have property. I wouldn’t have a problem promoting it, but the physical place is an issue.  I don’t like online dating and hate the dating sites, but stay online here to learn and network. You have so much to offer people.  
 
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