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September 20, 2014 at 12:00 am #63593GwenieParticipant
Hi; this post is directed to Leah and other single women who are looking to live off grid. I currently live in central VA and would like to find a group of people who are Christians looking to buy a large tract of land that we could homestead together. I have not been successful so far. Anyone interested/have any ideas?September 21, 2014 at 12:00 am #68449
Yes, but we are not in localality, I have similar ideals, exept, try this proposal… I plan to get some land in new zealand, i live there, and I feel I must try this idea out”: To set up a home where, powered by water wheel electricity completely, there are no power bills, a permaculture food forest in back yard,.. one the size of which allows a large diversity forest of complete nutritional needs,, and big enough also to trade your stock for items suh as coffee, wine, meat, etc.. ,, A permaculture food forest is a rather unjustifiably underrated method, it produces yeilds at the cost of low maintenance once established. Essentially, the plants are ordered in the way nature places them in a natural environment, plants compliment each other, and a large, wild forest pregnant with life is result! Exept its a food forest! what do you think?September 21, 2014 at 12:00 am #68451GwenieParticipant
Wow, that sounds surreal! and astonishing! I would love love to be part of a community of homesteaders interested in promoting this concept and other self sufficient ideas. You currently live in New Zealand? Wow, must be such a beautiful beautiful place – how lucky you are! I live in central Virginia – New Zealand is a world away from me. I would love so much to be able to do just what you stated above, but don’t know where or how to start – any ideas? How much land are you planning to purchase? I had the idea of a group of Christians buying a large tract of land, dividing it up and working it just like the idea you have! Please respond and thanks! by the way, my name is GwenSeptember 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #68452
:o ok. According to this pictureSeptember 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #68453
You need around an acre to have enough room to feed a family of four for a year with traditional gardening, and that number could be made smaller and still work,.. Especially with permaculture I think, everything is more wild and closer together, placed in a way that is beneficial to the whole system of plants,.. so with that figure in mind and including space to trade a portion of the yield from the forest for things like milk and butter, bread,.. I am guessing 2 acres would be an ideal amount of land to own with a small group of people,… This land will need A strong stream though that can be dammed and set up to have the water running off strong onto a water wheel, and then perhaps having another wheel downstream doing the same thing c: And having in mind there will be a large, beautiful and diverse forest of food there it will need…September 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #68454
A good climate, appropriate terrain… An acre of land goes for around $50,000 – $70,000 nz dollars i think. 50,000 split between four people that is twelve and a half thousand each to purchase the land! that is nothing like what I thought it would be! I had in mind it would be like 50,000 each or something impossible… Ill need to buy a special peice of land,.. It will need a strong stream running through it, and also the ability to have it running off something onto the top of a water wheel, then again downstream, then again, then again, then again? :P and then have the power company hook up to you and pay you for your exess… :D (not needed)September 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #68455
So , I will need to save atleast 20,000. working fulltime and saving 200 dollars a week I will have 20,000 in two years. .. I can begin my dream in two years??!?!?! omg! I had in mind 10 years! oh, i see, i had my perspectives set at what it would take to do it alone :3,, silly meSeptember 24, 2014 at 12:00 am #68456
I give myself four years of saving maximum… 200 dollars a week. = 41600 . Cuz I gotta buy seeds! and nails1!
I have seen two acres going for $65,000, and that is not uncommon. perhaps some more research is in order…
Split between four people, … this goal is totally reachable… :D *looks into the distance with fervour*October 3, 2014 at 12:00 am #68462faithwalkingmomParticipant
I was wondering why is it harder for single women to live off the grid then a family or single men? I am having a awful times getting help/good advice about subjects of off the grid living or topics that relate to it. I just want to scream. You think these things are military secrets or something. I don’t want people to do for me just show me how to. I am a see it done learner if that makes sense. If I see it done then I can do it but reading about it is and then doing is harder for me to do. Finding that kind of person to teach in the manner is hard and I think even harder for a single woman. Ok I am done venting.
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