Not really looking for a romantic partner at this time, but a homestead partner would be nice! I am 28, have a 7yr-old, and am ready to start my homestead, but the idea of building one from scratch by myself is a pretty scary, and honestly sounds dangerous. So I'm looking for someone who's in the same situation as me, who wants to pool our resources and ideas and get something going.
Part of me is a little hesitant about working with someone because there are some issues that I just can't budge on. I am agender and pan, so LGBT+ acceptance is key. I also am hoping to be as off-the-grid and self-sufficient as possible, relying on bartering and trade for what I/we can't grow or make ourselves.
I have all the plans and ideas, but I haven't started anything yet. I would also like to stay in the pacific northwest: I love the weather and the green.
I went to school for fine art, but that was a bust. I still enjoy painting and drawing in my free time. My main hobby right now is crocheting, and there will be no need for extra blankets, I assure you! I also love to cook and can/preserve food. I'm in the process of creating my own collection of dried herbs.
I realize this is a very bare-bones post, but I just wanted to put my feelers out and see what's out there.
I am in similar situation. Quite a bit older at 51. Preparing to become adoptive mama of sib group in next 9 months or so. Ready to homestead. Not interested in a romantic partner, but starting to realize importance of other kind(s) of partner(s) for homesteading. And, I've already leaped. Bought a bit of land with an old house on it in North Alabama, my home.
Have you bougght anything yet? Where are you?
"Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." --John Watson (Ian McClaren)
Rebecca, we are a poly family, in our early 40's. We've had our 40 acres in Eastern Washington for about a year and a half now. My parent's also live on the land, they managed to get their cabin built before first snow this last Fall. My family will be starting our earthbag home as soon as the ground thaws this Spring. My dream also is to be as self-sufficient as possible, however, I know that it will be a few years before we are to that point.
We have three adult children that do not live with us and one almost 7-year-old boy. I'd love to have another child around for our son to play with on a regular basis.
We will be off-grid, the cost of running power to our land is prohibitive, even if we wanted to. We are learning as we go and had to take a rental on neighboring property for the Winter.
Our family consists of two females and one male, we are not looking to add to our family romantically, but might like to add to our little community. We might be interested in talking more with you.