Apologies if this is in the wrong section, in my defence there are a lot of sub forums! Bottom line is I am looking for like-minded people to start an adventure/project with for self-sustained living, growing food, off grid as far as possible, in a nice, clean, natural environment.
There will also be a post on diggers and dreamers when the functionality is up and running on that site again, I will link to that here when I have posted there.
I’m not too sure how to structure this post, so I am just going to type a few notes and thoughts about more of what I want to do so anyone interested can see if this might be something they want to pursue.
The end goal is to buy some land, anywhere in Europe, however I am thinking Bulgaria is a good option as it is very cheap. I am looking for people to pool resources and/or skills. I don’t have an idea on numbers, 6-8 maybe. This is a low budget project, so although I would expect us all to put some money in (not necessarily a prerequisite), we are not talking silly amounts, I don’t own a house so you can imagine we are talking smaller cash sums – hence why Bulgaria seems a good option. We will need some initial cash to purchase land, perhaps some equipment, set up costs, perhaps stuff to build / renovate some houses/house – perhaps there will be camping initially, who knows at this stage. We would need some cash for us to fall back on also, especially as we take time getting fully set up.
This will be a long term project as it would take a fair bit of planning. I am currently in employment, so the timeline for me would be starting now over the next 1-2 years is the goal, most likely 2+ years when we are actually out there living. The sooner we start the better. I do not have that many practical skills, I am not looking for anyone with skills, if you have skills, great, but the idea also is that this project will be an adventure of a lifetime, it will involve lots of learning, initiative, hard work, obstacles, DIY, experiments and risk - and all this will be part of the allure, as well as the end result.
I am a 32 year old male, non-smoker, not into drugs, and not interested in a “Kumbaya” stereotypical orgy environment. I am not saying that’s what being a “hippy” is, I am guilty of using media stereotypes there I accept, however there are people who perhaps fit that mould and they need not apply. Of course this process will start with people being interested and they need to be the right kind of people for me, and I need to be right kind of person for them. I envisage an environment where we are social, support each other, work together, but also have our own space as well.
I am open to different kinds of people, it doesn’t matter if you are spiritual, religious, male, female, sexual orientation. Although I am looking for people of similar ages give or take 5-10 years. I would not reject people who are out of that range. I am straight and single and as this is a long term project it would be nice to find some companionship along the way and find someone special to spend my life with and that would be something that I hope to find but certainly not a prerequisite and won’t be basing any decisions on that. This means I am open to couples wanting to join also.
What I am looking for in people is some common beliefs, for me this project would be organic, living in harmony with the land as best as possible. We would have to work out the details together, I have a lot more notes on the details but as this is a flexible project and we all will make decisions together I won’t put them here as it’s something we would all discuss. The only things that I set in stone would be organic farming, low impact in as far as we can be, off grid as far as we can be (this doesn’t necessarily rule out mod cons), non-polluting and putting the environment first where we can.
The first step is to find interested people. Please think very carefully before registering interest as it’s a big big project and a very very big decision to take in life, especially if like me, you are from a typical town/city background. I would like to avoid any time wasters.
If people are interested the plan is to spend time getting to know each other, to meet up and to ensure we are on the same wave length, this is to ensure going forward is in all our best interests. As we meet we will discuss details and plans of the project and go from there.
If anyone knows... any other forums/websites where I can post this on so as many people as possible can see it please let me know I would appreciate that. Also, if you have any questions just ask as I have probably missed quite a few things out, and like I said nothing is really set in stone at this stage!
Many thanks if you read this far! Bye for now.
TLDR: Looking for like-minded people for a long term adventure/project for self-sustained living somewhere in Europe, most likely anywhere with cheap land – if you are remotely interested – read the damn post!