We are a young family of four with a dog. We are looking to obtain land and build a house with sustainable/recycled materials, with low energy use and permaculture ideas. We realize that building could take a while and we are looking for a decent place to stay while we are building. We would love to find a situation that allows some financial flexibility or barter opportunities. In the past we have done work trade for a space to live in our yurt. This worked wonderfully for the landowners and our family too.
We no longer have the yurt, but perhaps you have an in-law apartment or guest house that is not in use. Maybe you would like a handyman to help fix up your home, farm, or land. Maybe you could use a little extra cash.
We are caring, respectful and open minded people with a vast skill set who will do our best to ensure your happiness. We have references available.
If you are interested for any reason (maybe you just want to know what we are up to!), feel free to get in touch!
Thanks for looking.
Good luck to you! We don't have any extra living space at the moment, but I was just saying to my husband that we should buy the house across the street, to make it pretty and to have someplace to house some interns! Yes, with money we don't have, of course...
But definitely come to Maine! We love it here, and we need more young homesteaders!
Thanks for the sentiment.
We are really open minded to the area that we settle. We have "narrowed" it down to south of Bangor. We like the idea if being close to Unity and Mofga.
We are hunting for building materials too. May have a lead on an 1860's farmhouse to be torn down. But the more options the better.
Hi Connie, how's the search going? I might have a lead on a situation in Hartford, Me. A friend's mom has 40 or so acres, has lived off the grid there for many years, and has an old farmhouse on the property that she wants to find tenants for, in exchange for farm labor. If you're still looking, I could get you in touch...
I grew up in Bangor.
The Unity area is awesome. Lots of hills, pastures, and trees, trees, trees.
The soil is not as boulder strewn as some parts of the state, workable soil, water everywhere. If it weren't for the snow and short summers, I'd move back.
Good Luck and Best Wishes.
Seed the Mind, Harvest Ideas.
Have you found anything yet? I could almost help, we have the land and could use a little help, but we are looking for something to live in temporarily ourselves. We will be in Anson in a few months if you ever find yourselves with a yurt or something again and need a place to put it.
homestead houligan: one who lives on any homestead and tends to break the "rules" or practices of a traditional homestead. ex:using practices such as permaculture on a homestead. homesteadhouligan.com