I would like ideas for how to attract local people to my opportunity...
I bought my 150acres west of Edmonton in 2001 with my mother. We were both very excited about homesteading and self sufficiency. We built a round cordwood house. We purposefully didnt install Power or running water. We have an outhouse. Its a pioneering place, that runs on hard work. We got building permits/ approvals originally but wouldnt get them to upgrade. So we are stuck with caveman-style off the grid. However what we never expected was for her to grow old. 70 years is too old to bring in firewood and pump water all alone, while I work in the city to support us and help out on weekends. I bought her a house nearby in a village but this summer when she moves out...what happens to the farm? I am 41 year old female, I have built 30 outbuildings and collected wondrous amounts of hand tools, useful items, bought a whack more lumber, fencing materials, planted perrenials, have maintained huge gardens, have a chickenhouse. Want to raise rabbits.
I want to attract like minded people, perhaps a young family, or just a motley group of misfits
for potentially long term life. I have the whole set up. All paid for. And I have an income. I can support us. I just need people to JOIN ME. Be my tribe. Come homestead here, live in the house, take care of the place. With ideas and who want to embark on new projects. Not like employees but like partners who are willing to work hard. Kids would be fab too!
My question is: How do I go about finding Quality People to join me?
**central/north Alberta is a seriously cold & hard climate From October to April we are snowbound in a deep freeze. For example, it's April 15th, we have 3' of snow still. Spring is a long way off.