Hi I have been working abroad for last few years on a biodynamic vineyard and in the mountains, now returned to Scotland to study horti and currently working as gardener, trying to learn more about Permaculture. Growing my own veg. Have a passion to be in the hills or woods.
Enjoy yoga, skiing, hill walking and mountain biking. Studied 2yrs of Environmental Science at Uni. Have been an outdoor instructor for 5yrs. Plan is to learn as much as I can over the next few years to eventually live off grid, self sufficiently possibly part of intentional community. Keen for experiences to learn and continue travelling. Looking to find someone with similar ideas and interests.
My name is Sander, I'm 28 and I'm originally from planet earth.
I've been travelling since the end of 2012 working on different farm trying to learn more about farming and how to grow food. Before that time I was in europe and went to uni for two years and studied international game design and architecture. I'm currently in Australia where I work as Sander The Amazing Gardener but are getting a bit sick of being hired for construction and demolition jobs instead of making gardens.
Would like to end up living a humble life on the Earth maybe in a yurt or tipi in a place where people appreciate each others company.
In a way it feels weird and that I'm sort of done with trying to break away from my family (Karma, Energy and Drama) since a couple of weeks which was one of my goals that I set before going travelling. Feel at peace now and actually ready to start my ow life and not having to deal with the karma of other people all the time and the negative effects of coming from a family with low morals (apart from rehabilitating myself which is something I'm quite eager to start with and are looking for a woman who finds me worth it). I don't really have a sense of direction at the moment and are open to go anywhere that feels right and I feel free to go to most places that are natural and away from city's or busy country's.
My life goals at the moment are:
1: Trying to get my international drivers licence:
2: Find a job for a couple of months:
3: Finding friends to go travelling with or settle down somewhere eventually.
4: Learn more about farming and how to grow food. the last couple of months I've been trying to do land sharing with people and trying to start a farm here in Australia and be able to make money for the future to buy land, it worked apart from the visa part and found I'm not going to be able to stay in Australia and thus investing in growing food is (very sadly not really worth it). Growing food and still creating a market garden is something I'm really passionate about and feel this is probably what I want to do for the rest of my life or at least the next 5/10 years ( I guess after I stop travelling, or as a means to keep travelling in the winter months If I can find people who want to do land sharing with me Europe). I've learned a lot about growing food and and think the most efficient productive way for me is to grow biodynamic no til natural farming vegetables with raised beds and make money from veggies in order to buy land somewhere in a cheap country.
5: I want to find someone who has the eyes of an angel and a heart of gold. Warm, kind, honest, gentle and genuine.
6: I would like to learn more about how the (dark side of the) world works and and to escape from the tentacles of the system and live a life in harmony with mother earth, let her guide us and create beautiful gardens and learn how to live with her togheter in peace and harmony. I have a strong desire to be free and feel depressed when I'm not, so whether I like it or not I can't really stop trying to obtain this goal and it is a strong feeling from inside.
7: To live free on the earth how it was originally intended and honour natural principles and rituals and not participating and learning how to name things that don't.
I like swimming, going to the beach, spending time in nature, and sometimes play video games and I like making baby, euh plants from seed and learn how to grow things.
Was reading the forum for fun with my current woof host and they thought I should contact you .
I don't really expect anything to happen but hope to meet a friend,
hello I'm Colby, of 24 years. Thought this post was interesting as i generally share your interests. I'm a total noob when it comes to gardening and whatnot, but am enjoying learning. i'm a bit of a social butterfly in caterpillar / cacoon form. Off the grid in the mountains sounds good, but as of now I'd like a friendship rather than a partnership. Let me know if you could use a friend.
My names Ryan, I'm a 25 year old guy from Australia, and basically all the stuff in your post resonated with me.
I've been on the permaculture path for a few years now. For most of my late teens/early 20's i was just a deadbeat party guy, with no direction, blowing all my money.. but as a result of me becoming aware of the situation that the current global financial system has us in, and also due to experiences i've had on Ayahuasca (look it up) over in south america, i gravitated really quickly towards permaculture as a way to better myself, my life and the life of my current and future family. The ability to help others is also an amazing bonus.
So anyway i'm a big traveller and keen snowboarder. I started work as an electrician in the coal mines of Australia straight after school, and still work there but obviously my path now does not include sticking to that in the future! it's been a really good means to an end for me though, the money is fantastic and i work a 7 on 7 off roster so it allowed me to travel lots, (i was pretty much living in Bali last year)
My plans at the moment... i've saved up enough money now to buy a property outright, i'm thinking about buying over in the northlands of New Zealand, beautiful place, decent surf and lots more going for it. I'm looking at buying a place of 20 acres or over, and allowing my best friend with her boyfriend, and one other couple that i'm yet to find, to build shipping container dwellings on the land. Because i think with a property of that size and the projects that i'm wanting to do, i'm going to need a bit of help. It's also good to have a few people to share costs with .. So the vision for the property is obviously full, abundant self sufficiency, but i'd also like to use it as a training facility to run courses on permaculture and natural building. I've got a full detailed step by step plan drawn up for the place that i'd be more than happy to email to you if you want it. I'm not one of these permaculture jokers that is all talk and no action, and hopefully you aren't either!
Once established, i plan on continuing to do a couple of months contract electrical work per year to fund overseas holidays and stuff too.. So right now i'm starting to actively search for my life partner to join me on this big journey, i'm putting my feelers out there wherever i can, and i have a feeling that she's going to fall into my lap soon! even if you don't end up being the one for me, congratulations on the excellent life direction and i hope it all works out for you
PS. Below is the link to my Facebook profile, and my email address if you're interested...If we do end up really hitting it off, and i feel like it could be worth trying to make something happen. i'm willing to pay for flights over to Australia so we can meet., Obviously after a lot of skype chat etc. haha. I just thought i would include that to stop you from writing this off due to the distance problem. Hope to hear from you! see ya
Howdy. I'm 25 and I was raised in the Midwest in Missouri. I want to enjoy nature the way God intended. I'd love to fish for food, hunt for food, and grow my own as well in my own gardens. I'm currently working saving money to buy land, working in the entertainment industry. Big difference I know, but I want out and to live and raise a family in nature with another partner. I'm attractive and I'm very serious, looking forward to this lifestyle that is much simpler, similar to my home. I don't like paying for "luxuries" to live. Anyway, I love travel, dogs, and nature and I'd love to live off the grid. Jon.
But how did the elephant get like that? What did you do? I think all we can do now is read this tiny ad: