A recent visitor shared with us his desire to make a break from dependence on an unstable world… quickly followed by a confession of fear of plunging into the unknown. Is it just an illusion for old hippies who live in communes?
We took a walk past our thundering waterfall, then to our garden that provided about 80% of all our food last summer. I showed him our newly planted orchard and greenhouse that will easily quadruple our growing capacity and our 7,500 gallon cistern that provides water security. I showed him several projects I’m working on to make us energy self-sufficient. Then we talked numbers, how all of this plus our modest, sustainable home (built for less than $80 per square foot) were all completed at minimal cost and how being debt free and self-sustaining on our family plot of land has brought us such peace of mind.
Like most white collar workers from a corporate background, I lacked the backwoods skills necessary to be truly self-sustaining. So, like most people, I was afraid of the unknown. Was it really possible to live well outside the tenuous infrastructure that is crumbling around us? Could I do it? After two years of joyful work, learning and doing, I can answer unequivocally, YES !!!
Still dreaming but afraid to make the leap? Our concept is of a community where intelligent people with a strong work ethic and family values independently own their own property but work and play together to build solid relationships on top of an unconquerable desire to be free and self-sufficient.
Having proved that it is possible, we’re here to help you achieve the same peace of mind. Come take a look. Like they say at Home Depot,
YOU CAN DO IT. WE CAN HELP!