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Socalfungal
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Anybody out there already in or looking to start an intentional homestead community? Or perhaps you’d care to share your take on the lifestyle. 

I’m pretty close to being self sufficient but I’m still in semi-rural suburbia. 
I grow most of my food and have chickens. 
I often fantasize about having a community to do this lifestyle with in an area with plenty of freedom of all types.

(No sex cult vibes.  You do yours, I’ll do mine.)

It’s doable but too much work for one. Imagine 7-8 people living in little, rad, separate houses with community spaces. Outdoor kitchen, fire pit, party zones, etc…. 

Everybody brings their own unique skill set, their critical-thinking cap set squarely upon their open mind, as well as a sense of reciprocity.
I feel like maybe this year is the year to make a move like this.

no chumps, no creeps

Whaddya think?

 

 

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Posted by: @socalfungal

Anybody out there already in or looking to start an intentional homestead community? Or perhaps you’d care to share your take on the lifestyle. 

I’m pretty close to being self sufficient but I’m still in semi-rural suburbia. 
I grow most of my food and have chickens. 
I often fantasize about having a community to do this lifestyle with in an area with plenty of freedom of all types.

(No sex cult vibes.  You do yours, I’ll do mine.)

It’s doable but too much work for one. Imagine 7-8 people living in little, rad, separate houses with community spaces. Outdoor kitchen, fire pit, party zones, etc…. 

Everybody brings their own unique skill set, their critical-thinking cap set squarely upon their open mind, as well as a sense of reciprocity.
I feel like maybe this year is the year to make a move like this.

no chumps, no creeps

Whaddya think?

 100%. I'm trying to get about 10-15 families on 20 acres. It's a struggle, nobody wants to commit fully except us.

 

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All you need is a living space and a community bath/kitchen. Pretty easy.

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Socalfungal
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Have you got the 20 acres already?  
What part of the world?
Change is daunting and lots of people aren’t ready for it. I definitely am! I have been ready for years and lots of people I talk to about this love the idea but aren’t ready for the reality. Then some want to make the move but are not prepared.

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I think it’s a great idea

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Socalfungal
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@williamtheron thanks! 😊
so… what’s your deal? 
THC member for 2025 years!? Incredible.

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SVCCAT
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That would be great! I think about a cabin in the mountains all the time. Unfortunately I've been in the white collar industry my entire adult life. At 59, I hate being a spectator, but my role is to teach the younger generations the Truth. Most don't listen. But hey, I'm willing to learn. 

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Socalfungal
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@ram So what are you teaching the youngs about? 
I’ve never been white collar, almost became an architect but I backed out halfway through school. Now I am green collar (??) lol. I’m a full time vegetable gardener. 
I’d love to get a nice mix of youngs and olds in an intentional community. 
I’ve been reaching out to established communities but those hippies don’t ever write back! Lol

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HeartlandHarbormaster
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  • I'm in! I couldn't have expressed my dreams better myself.
  • I am in Northwest Indiana. Any chance you're close? I have a little land with a lot of fruits. I'm growing back to the self-sufficiency we had when I was a child.
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HeartlandHarbormaster
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  • I'm in! I couldn't have expressed my dreams better myself.
  • I am in Northwest Indiana. Any chance you're close? I have a little land with a lot of fruits. I'm growing back to the self-sufficiency we had when I was a child.
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Socalfungal
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@heartlandharbormaster hi!!

Heck yeah, fellow farmer! Glad you agree that homesteading sounds like a correct path to walk.
You have some fertile land already!? So cool. Is there anyone else there? Animals? Do you know how to build?

I am not close by but I am always looking for an excuse to travel. 👍🏻
 

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@socalfungal we are in Northwest Indiana, and we're open to having guests. Right now I just have berries, fruit trees, some gardens, and some woods with herbs and mushrooms... and a little creek to fish in. Hopefully getting chickens soon. Maybe goats in a year or two. It'll go faster once I can get off the ol' 9-5.

I can build a fair bit, but I'm looking for someone to help me build a cabin in a year or two. I have a few more things to do on the main house first.

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Socalfungal
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@heartlandharbormaster herbs and mushrooms!? Awesome, sounds like ya’ll like to eat well. 
Chickens are great. Love my little flock. 
I just may be doing a little mid-West tour of homesteads this year. Checking the vibe and seeing if anything fits.

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