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#1 takethedirtroad

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Posted September 28 2014 - 08:15 PM

I am looking for a few like minded people to share my place with. I currently live in central Oregon 50 miles east of bend. 20 treed acres 4 miles off a paved road and 16 miles to town. I have 2 cabins a 1500 gallon a day spring great water, power poll (I do use), chickens hope for a few goats in the spring. I would like to find someone to share it with. Greenhouse with a close to 60x80 area for a garden area that I hope to fill this spring for the first time. I have wanted to start this for a while I had 17 people from a rainbow gathering stay for 3 days this summer and want to take steps to live the dream to build a small village where every one is an equal to work for the greater good of the group. 6 miles to a 3200 acre lake good fishing with 300 daysof sunshine. Still work to do on the place. For you ladies 14 kinds of wild flowers. Kids and pets OK. Help make my place your dream too. Thanks jeff
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Posted September 28 2014 - 08:26 PM

Would like to hear more about your project. Are you willing to acceprt a couple into your group? How much to stay etc...
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#3 takethedirtroad

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Posted September 28 2014 - 09:10 PM

I would consider a couple. How much don't have a number. I spend my days doing the things I have to do and the things I want my place to be.I compost all my waist. Its a great way to live.how old of a couple? My electricity maybe 35 a month taxes 100 a year.I have about 40 cords of fire wood I'm working on now saving and cutting posts for around garden area and to use for area to run some goats.what could you co tribute is my biggest issue.

#4 Logan 5

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Posted September 30 2014 - 02:38 AM

Ok.  I'd like to hear more about your place.  Is this east or west of Brothers?  How far to Yellowjacket Res.?


“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

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Posted September 30 2014 - 10:54 AM

Goat are a lot of trouble, and feeding them can be hard too, if you can, grow some bamboo and have a couple sheep instead--- that way you can have a resource of wool to sell at markets, milk from the sheep, and still get meat from them. They are easier to care for, and less likely to constantly try to escape or get into things they shouldn't. Fencing them is also much easier.

 

(Bamboo is a grass, so coupling the leaves with other things for the sheep will be good, you also get the resources bamboo has to offer--- wood for burning, crafting, shoots for eating, the list goes on, and that's not even mentioning the fact you can dry it and then sell it, especially if you have a local AMTGARD chapter-- it's a weapons larp, they use bamboo to make polearms, spears, and other long weapons.)


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#6 takethedirtroad

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Posted November 02 2014 - 12:16 PM

Found a couple to live in my second cabin they have been here about three weeks. It has beengreat let the ccommune begin. Now just looking for a good woman to make it even better. Hope to start a third cabin in the spring
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Posted November 02 2014 - 03:47 PM

I would love to come down for the summer or spring  to check it out but I have a few requirements! 

I would require the possession of my own firearms, for protection of everyone in the camp and myself. And I would need to hunt, with a bow or rifle; im not worried as to whether the game warden will show up, you can live off the land if your literally living off the land. Im a vegetarian so dont worry, I would only be killing animals if we are desperate for a feast.

 

You gotta let me smoke... Im sober right now but living off grid with no entertainment is gonna spark up a bit of stress.

 

 

Im very serious and hard working, I have search and rescue training and basically can survive in the forest with a backpack; I can pickup any skills you need me too before I come down.


I can work the fields as a farmer I got good picking experience, I got construction and framing experience, I got a resume if you want it; for worth purpose.
 


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Fools speak because they have to say something." 
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"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool".

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#8 takethedirtroad

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Posted November 02 2014 - 04:06 PM

That would be fi e I have a open door policy with everyone until they break that trust have a few travelers friends that just show up stay a day or two or longer its all good. GunsoOK pot friendly. Always enjoy meeting new people swapping stories around a campfire maybe listen to some music and break some bread always a goodtime
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#9 Logan 5

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Posted November 05 2014 - 12:09 AM

I dunno.  I asked you a few questions....


“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted November 05 2014 - 05:10 AM

You mentioned 35 for electricity, so are you still hooked to the grid then? Any plans for solar or wind power? What dwellings can one have? RV Bus Tiny House?






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