We have 20 acres outside if Bellingham WA and a quasi community living in converted school buses/ tiny homes. We have two dwellings, partially furnished opening up in September $600/ month and work trade available.
On-site there are two medicinal herb farms, two year old food forest, vegetable gardens, small livestock,hoop house and passive solar dehydrator and room for more plantings and projects following permaculture and agroforestry methods. We are off grid but not currently using sustainable/ renewable energy, currently there is a gas generator that powers batteries, runs the well pump, and is used for power tools. There is a desire to change to a better system, solar and wind, perhaps you have experience with those systems?
We are looking for people who are self sufficient, handy, and hearty. Good communicators, passionate about permaculture and enjoy living simple. Couples and families welcome. Ideally you have had experience in shared living situations, practice permaculture and have some sort of skill that benefits the community and property. you must be open and accepting if all walks of life and hold no bias or judgements to others based on differences. And you are a positive person(s) who is/ are improving your life and the lives around you.This place would not work for people whom are dependent on convince life styles or need wifi/ and consistent electricity, aren't comfortable pooping in buckets and can't handle the weather. Or if you have substance abuse problems.
Property owner does not live on site but plays an active part in community. By community I mean group of autonomous hermits who live on the same land and share similar goals and ideals, who respect each other's boundaries, belongings and space, and coming together only when we are feeling social. Generally over a shared meal or common project.
A truck is a plus
Dogs are a case by case basis, they need to get along with our dogs, children and not be chicken killers.
Projects on property:
Out door bath and shower with gray water system
Tiny home on trailer
Community covered work space
Community outdoor kitchen
Installing solar and wind energy systems
Continuing and maintaining food forest
General maintenance on dwellings
Maintaining and cleaning air b&b and welcoming guests
Reisha, that property sounds like it has SO much going on! Of course, I'm happy here at wheaton labs, though I have family, friends and clients in the Cascadia region, so I like to know about cool places like this.
Do you have any photos you could post here? That might help garner more interest for you, too.