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Looking for ecovillage/forming ecovillage w/ land around Maryland/Virginia/DMV/Mid-Atlantic

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I'm currently in an intentional living community and I'm looking for a new, more permanent place to settle in. If you'd like to learn a little bit more about my backstory, please view the post linked below:

Abuse and Power Struggles in Intentional Living Communities

I would really love to enhance or help grow a community of people who are committed to preserving the earth and leading a sustainable lifestyle.

Here are some things I value and have an interest in:

  • Non-violent communication
  • Active listening
  • Empathy
  • Healing arts
  • Natural building techniques
  • Cob, pallet, and tiny mobile homes
  • Bushcraft
  • Solar and passive solar heating
  • DIY energy
  • Rainwater usage
  • Foraging
  • Forest gardening
  • Plastic-free living
  • Internet outreach
  • Low/no-impact transportation
  • Sustainable arts and crafts techniques

  • Check out The LittleMissScooter Blog, which I created and manage to share about creative eco-friendly living

    That's only an overview. I'm sure that as we dialogue, we could unpack more shared values.

    I'm currently in Maryland. It would be nice to find a location not too far from here where I could go, get settled, and start constructing a modest home.

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    Pennsylvania PA
    West Virginia WV
    New York NY
    North Carolina NC
    New Jersey NJ
    MD VA
    District of Columbia

    Seeking companion

    Tell me about what you and/or your community needs. What are your goals? How do you work out things economically?

    If you're new, what have you already established in terms of operations, systems, government, protocol, values, etc.?

    - Sandra
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    im working on some land in WV if your interested in coming out and making a spot
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    Location: Richmond, VA (zone 7a)
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    I am looking for land in the Northern Neck of Virginia. My parents currently live there, and I would like to be near them as they get older, and also near to the Chesapeake Bay and all it has to offer for food, recreation, and transportation. I hope to have a permaculture farm with ecologically grown perennial foods and some forest for agroforestry, hunting, and foraging. I am looking for something with a spring/creek, and at least some elevated acreage over 100-150 feet above current sea level with southern exposure. I would like to open up this property to some people who share my values to forge a small community that is resilient, and has people with different skills and ideas to share.

    I will follow the links you posted, but I am very well aligned with what you shared here. I would add to your list my interests:

  • Appropriate technology for living systems (pumping and purifying water, passive solar design, etc)
    Ham radio and other resilient communications
    Sailing (I plan to purchase a sailboat and learn)
    Community economic systems (share/barter/credit)

  • Just for starters!
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    I came across this searching the web for local ecovillage people. I noticed this post was from 2014 and wondered if you ever found what you were looking for and if you are open to sharing some information about ecovillages around northern VA southern MD and DC.

    I’m a park ranger in Arlington VA and hope to love life closer to the Earth creating beautiful human-nature systems that support fun and healthy social structures while stewarding our natural resources and generating a living with like-minded lovers of life.

    I am very interested in whatever information you could provide me with in finding a living situation that is inexpensive and communal for my partner and I as we both seek knowledge and peace in homesteading, community, and creation.

    Feel free to email me at: kaminsjm@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Whatever you say buddy! And I believe this tiny ad too:
    Heat your home with the twigs that naturally fall of the trees in your yard
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