paul wheaton wrote:
Alex Love wrote:My wife and I would both like to attend part 1. But we would be bringing a dedicated babysitter adult and two children with us. Thus, we would NEED to be able to rent non-shared accommodations, such as Allerton Abbey, in order to safely contain them during the events. I would need to know something of that sort is available to me (and, of course, the cost) before I can book. Also, would there be an additional fee for non-participants being on the land? The only difference I would anticipate from a hosting perspective would be food, which seems to be included/not-included. We are used to bringing our own food everywhere we go, so that's not a problem (although that's mostly because most places you go only serve "food like substances").
Sorry for the delay. I had several conversations with Jocelyn about how to accommodate you.
First, we are making changes to allerton abbey right now and we hope to have those changes ready in time for the jamboree. Mostly because a big part of part 3 of the jamboree will be in allerton abbey. So Jocelyn and I had a few talks about whether this could be juggled or not and in the end we decided that the smart thing to do is to remove allerton abbey from the list of potentials on the jamboree page.
There is a motel about 7 minutes away and a few other options that are closer (and many more that are further). More info about those are provided once you register for the event.
kevin evans wrote:
Alex Love wrote:If all goes according to plan, we will shortly have cash on hand to buy land. We will be moving forward with on the ground hunting this summer (late August or early September). A few people have expressed interest in collaboration (even if you are not in a cash position, that doesn't mean collaboration is out of the question ... legal structure to be determined), please private message me if you remain interested as we would be open to meeting in person while we're "in the [western Washington and Oregon] neighborhood."
Hi there alex... i'm actually brand new to this forum & just happened upon your post somewhere else... depending on where you may want to end up, I could potentially have an option for you. My ex & I had partnered up a couple years back & found ourselves in your exact situation. We actually had liquidated almost all that we owned and had our van & trailer packed to head east to the georgia/virginia region after 2 solid years of coming up empty for pacific NW land we could afford/want. Long story short, I had flown to georgia to look at a place & she called & set get back NOW! We landed a 5 acre piece in Lewis county washington (I know, not "the" best natural building option so far as counties go) Anyway, this 5 acre, was actually a 20 acre spot before the old fella passed & they divided off 15 & 5. We purchased the 5 with a trailer & 100 year old MASSIVE barn.
So the other 15 acres sits. They had it for sale for a few years then took it off the market. The basic story is there is 1/2 of it that is pretty much an old growth forest that buts up to a year round creek.. it's a full on river in the winter. It's set on 2 tiers kind of, steep cliff to river basin. It's got a pond on it.
Anyway, if you'd like to chat & get more details let me know. You'd be looking at property butted up to a 35 year old newly singled guy building massive hugelkultur beds, building trails through the forests & eventually taking my cobbing skills & building myself a new seasonal home. The big game plan is to get my spot set up as a place where natural building teachers can come & host workshops. Part of the plan is a giant barn kitchen to do all cooking on site for intensive week long trainings.
Dennis Lanigan wrote:Alex, if you're referring to rain water collection in WA, which the State used to say it egregiously controlled, this is no longer the case. http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/hq/rwh.html
robert anteau wrote:Hello Alex,
I am toying with an idea just like your own. I was in fact in WA looking at land last summer. I am trying for a summer 2014 move. I had envisioned a 5 acre at a minimum. I have to say I am more interested in property that could be sub-divided as I believe that leads to the least amount of conflict. My reply may be slow sometimes as I am currently living in Amsterdam and work keeps me busy.