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Homesteading can be a solitary affair and finding community on the homestead can be difficult.  Something about living in tune with the land calls to our spirit like nothing else can.  If we’re lucky, we can find that one person, a partner who hears the call too.

Sometimes, though, there comes an urge to find more than just one… to find folks with a same mind, who want to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city, who want to grow tremendous amounts of food, who want to raise their own meat animals.  In my experience, this urge to find people happens when I’m looking for information on a specific topic, or for day labourers (beyond the few reliable and trustworthy friends we have) for building projects.

One of the joys of this modern age of computers and information travelling around the world in seconds, is that it’s not too hard to find those who also long to live off the land.  More to the point, it’s not too hard to find those who are already doing just that… and are willing to share how they are doing it.

From early on in our relationship, my hubby and I knew, one day, we’d be living in the country.  It was something we discussed on our second date.  He was a hunter living with his mom, brother, and uncles to help offset some bills; I was a gardener, stuck living in an apartment with a roommate, uncomfortable with so many people around me.  We saw kindred spirits in each other, in that longing to be outside of the city, living on land that was ours, being (in our minds) free.

It took us 14 years to get there, and that’s okay.  There was always something that derailed us from getting where we wanted to be, but the dream never truly died.

In the time between our initial moment of recognition of the desire to live off the land, and the moment we actually made the land purchase, I wanted to find the best local places from which to source food.  I had hoped that along the way, while purchasing directly from farms, that I could “pick the brains” of the people who were already doing the work that we wanted to be doing.  I wanted to build a support community, where we could turn for assistance, and in turn, would offer our help in exchange.

The first task that I set for myself, was finding a local source for eggs.  That might sound like it should be an easy task, but, it unfortunately wasn’t.  I spent countless hours online, looking for local farmers advertising their eggs for sale.  I knew I wanted farm fresh; I knew I wanted to be able to talk directly to the farmer; and, honestly, I was hoping to find someone who would let us come and see their operation.

Finding Community on the Homestead

The first place I checked was with the local Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) groups.  That led me to a directory of local (and some not quite so local) farms that were selling meats, produce, and some eggs.  However, what I was running into were programs that wanted to sell a share, or a half-share, of product for the summer time.  I wasn’t looking for vegetables.  In our yard in the city, I had a garden big enough, and planted intensely enough, that I could put up just about enough food for the winter and into the next growing season.  Buying into a CSA share program was not what I was looking for.

All this investigation on my part lead me to many Facebook pages of farms in the province.  And then, by sheer luck of the draw, I found the one farm that would eventually become my source for farm-fresh eggs… Ivy Hill Farm.  It was through their Facebook page that I “met” Farmer Sue.  For the next two years, I bought eggs from her weekly.  She invited us out to the farm to meet their animals and our families became friends.  I will admit, I was the annoying friend always asking questions about every little farm-related thing.  From chickens to cattle to horses to feeds, if I thought of it, I asked her about it.  Ahh, but Farmer Sue was patient with me, and answered every question she could, and redirected me to others when she couldn’t.

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Then, I learned about Open Farm Day.  It’s an event put on by the provincial agricultural department, with a plethora of farms opening their operations up to consumers so they can see what goes into farming on a daily basis.  I felt like I hit the jackpot with this!  We made our lists, we planned our day and went off to the farms that were interesting to us.  That first year we were up early and went to 3 different farms: a dairy, a large bison operation, and a horse breeding/training farm.  At each one, we asked questions and learned everything we could in the time we had.

Even now, nearly four years into our farm-life journey, we still check out the brochure for Open Farm Day when it comes, and, if there’s a farm on the list working with something we’d love to try (eventually), we make sure we go.

This type of networking is invaluable, especially for anyone interested in getting into selling any extras, like meat and eggs.  For us, the emphasis has been on the care protocols for animals.  Selling of anything has been secondary, because we wanted to be sure any animals we raised for consumption were raised in the best possible way, for ourselves and for the animals.

For each of the farms we visited, I found their Facebook pages and followed them.  Then, I began to look at Facebook groups.  Did you know there are Facebook groups for just about anything?  I was happily surprised to see so many agricultural ones, including many that cater to female farmers.

I also found a few groups that catered to people in my local area.  This, I discovered, could be a double-edged sword.  Most of the people I met via the groups had been easy going, happy to share knowledge, or willing to host workshops for a small fee.  I have always thought that hosting a well-taught workshop for whatever skill one had was a great idea.  Ultimately, I wanted to be able to grow my homestead from a small hobby into a business that sustained itself through sales and teaching, with a hint of agri-tourism thrown in.

What I didn’t know was that there are some who are disdainful of anyone who dares to charge any sort of fee for teaching, and I felt the wrath of a few folks when I made mention of how we were hoping to teach a class in butchering chickens.

Reactions ranged from surprise that I would charge for knowledge easily found on YouTube, to downright nasty and threatening messages.

While unpleasant and surprising, the experience did teach me a few things:

1.  Not everyone is going to be happy with how you do things.

2.  Some people are happier when they are being nasty.

3.  This one is most important: when you run into folks like that, those are not the people you want in your community.  Weeding them out of your potential-homesteader garden early is critical.

Undeterred, I continued to explore the buy-and-sell groups for our area, and I have had some wonderful experiences.  We found our year-old laying hens in a local buy/sell group, as well as our piglets.  In fact, our piglets ended up coming from a neighbour that we hadn’t yet met.  This year, when we look to replace our layers, we’ll contact the same person, just because the experience with him was so positive.  There’s also the bonus of being able to take hens that were used in a commercial operation and give them a second chance at life on a small farm.  We’re like that here… we’re second-chance kinda people.

Our greatest place for finding community, though, has been with our neighbours, and our local horse-community.  Yes, horses on a homestead are luxuries, but, many of their needs are transferable to other livestock.  Quality feed, good vet care, and knowledgeable advisors are all things that are vital to having happy, healthy livestock.

Truth be told, the love of horses is what started us on our journey into homesteading and farm life.  Long before we bought our piece of land, our daughter was taking riding lessons, and the draw towards having our own horses, on our own land reignited our desire for living outside the city limits.

Ultimately, it was through the folks who own the stable that we found our hay supplier.   As everyone who has livestock knows, a reliable source for quality hay is worth its weight in gold.  Our first year with the horses, hay was a hit-or-miss situation.  That which wasn’t full of foxtail was great hay, but foxtail is a no-no for horses, and some of the bales were so full of it, there was no picking it out.  That year I burned about 10,000 pounds of hay.  It was sheer luck that my husband was chatting with the barn manager at the stable, and mentioned we had this issue.  She was sure their guy would have enough to be able to supply a hobby farm like ours, so she suggested we talk to the stable owner and get his number.  The rest is, as they say, history.  We are lucky to have a reliable source for great hay.  That’s an important thing to have in place when the homestead grows by a milking animal and steers for the freezer.  Similarly, we found our vet and our hoof care specialist via the local horse-community.

Our neighbours have been invaluable when it comes to help on the homestead.  Moving into a new community, we needed to find things like feed for our piglets and chickens, someone to pump the septic tank as needed (and, ultimately, repair septic system… but that’s a whole different story!), a source for building materials for fencing and shelters, plus a place to get gravel for the driveway and topsoil to rejuvenate the garden areas, before the horse manure had a chance to cook in the compost pile.  Being able to ask neighbours for ideas on who to use for these services has been, and continues to be, a great thing.  And, there is the added bonus of keeping the community economy strong by using local people and their products.

At the end of the day, we’ve been lucky to be able to find, and build, the supportive community that we have.  From neighbours around the old home in the city, to new neighbours of the Farm; from folks we’ve met online and have become real-life friends with, to those far away in cyberspace, but who share the same dreams and goals.  Not to mention the livestock communities, be they horse, pig, chicken, or cattle.

The main thing we’ve learned is that in order to find those with like minds, and to build any sort of community, it takes work.  Realistically, you get out of it what you put in—just like anything in life.  If you’re not willing to put in the time to find those of like mind, build a relationship, and offer a helping hand when and where you can, then, when you need a helping hand, chances are, you’re going to on your own.

Having those people who are willing to have your back when you need it is not something we can take for granted.  You never know when you might need a hand to chase down those ornery ponies who’ve escaped in the middle of the night because they imagined some crazy predator is going to eat them and made a run through the fence… but the predator turns out to be nothing more than a tarp flapping in the wind.

Not that I would know anything about having naughty ponies like that.  Not at all.  My horses are perfect darlings who would never, ever run from a perfectly mundane thing like a flapping tarp.

I’m just glad that when my neighbour called and said “Uh, I just saw your horses running past our living-room window,” her next statement was “I’ll meet you outside.”  Thank goodness!

Finding Community on the Homestead

Comments

  1. I would like to meet a woman that wants to live off grid and has christian values and knows a little about farming also would not mind relocating to NC. hope to talk soon thank you for reading this skip

    1. Hello Charles, I’m and attractive, God fearing Christian Woman who is very resourceful and energetic who desires the same to live off grid and Homestead. I consider myself a patriotic American also and am a wonderful cook! My name is Jennifer and I can be reached at jmcastagna@hotmail.com

      1. Hi Jennifer I have a 15 acre homestead about 40 minutes outside of Albany NY completely self-sufficient with a 1 acre pond stocked, over a hundred sugar maple trees, and beehives, if you’re interested My email is highmountainsman54@gmail.com…John

  2. hello Charles, maybe we should talk. do you have an email to share?
    I just stumbled upon this page and know noting about it, there doesn’t appear to be a way to communicate privately here.
    I was actually looking to see if there was some sort of website/forum for people interested in homesteading, as I currently have exactly zero people to talk to about it.
    I noticed that your comment is fairly current so I thought I’d reply, as I would love to find someone on the same page as me……maybe the same book at least?
    look forward to your reply,
    Mary

  3. I am a wanna be homesteader. Would love to grow an edible garden and/or forging gardens. Maybe even try bee keeping. The idea of living off the land sings to my soul. I am willing to assist an established homesteader for a room of my own with my cat. I am not afraid of manual labor. I am good with numbers. I am a jack of all trades and have a life of fun. I am partial to the NE Appalachian Mts. area

    1. Hi Linda and Everyone else,

      Im also a wanna be homesteader and have had the yearning for years. Looking for like minded humans that I can share the home and field work. Some of my talents include copper and bead work jewelry making, organic soap and candle making, maintaining small vegetable and flower gardens, great cook, novice forager, canning and preserving, fishing etc. Currently in Pa but will pick up and move in a heartbeat. Anyone interested lets talk via email.

        1. We are a family of 4 looking for a homestead where we can help others improve! We are looking for the place to have existing living quarters and close by city if possible. Husband has homestead for 3 years prior to getting with me and starting a family. We will make a work agreement on the living situation and have a set amount for us to do in the homestead for certain days out of the week so we may still build a business for our own family to build and grow.

      1. Hi Linda .
        Bobby here ,those are some cool things to know how and do .Not going say a lot here .but if you like to talk Please do so .Ty

  4. Hi Linda,
    I’m in central west NH in the process of putting things together to be as self-sufficient as possible. I’d love to talk.

    1. Hello Neal, I’m and attractive, God fearing Christian Woman who is very resourceful and energetic who desires the same to live off grid and Homestead. I consider myself a patriotic American also and am a wonderful cook!

  5. Hello, I am looking for others who want to seriously start a homesteading life and living off grid. I basically already live a minimalist lifestyle and realize no matter how hard I try I do not fit in to the modern lifestyle. I’ve lived most of my life in Nor Cal and Montana but currently reside in North Carolina. With all that’s going on in our world I realized “what am I waiting for?” I would love to find others like myself. I am a single female in my 40’s , active and eat healthy and have conservative values. If anyone is looking for a partner (not a mate) to possibly help each other I would love to hear from you!!

    1. Hi Darla,

      Ive been yearning to do this for years. I finally retired early to look into doing this. Currently live in Pa but will pick up and move in a heartbeat if the right opportunity comes along. I also live very minimalistically, forage when I can, maintains a very small garden and looking to expand the talents, soap and jewelry maker, good cook etc. and very down to earth. Lets talk lms156@hotmail.com

    2. Hi Darla I have a 15 acre homestead about 40 minutes outside of Albany New York completely self-sufficient has a 1-acre pond fully stocked Andover 100 sugar maple trees and beehives, if you’re interested My email highmountainsman54@gmail.com… John

    3. Hi Darla,
      If you can contact me at karenb@protonmail.ch, we can compare notes on the progress of our respective homesteading journeys. I have not read that widely on the topic, but I feel that I can recommend Michael Bunker’s book, “Surviving Off Off-Grid” as a very strong foundation on even how to approach the idea of it.

    4. I’m also in North Carolina. I am from Houston and love access to a big city, but hate living in them. I am never going to be “off the grid” as I am in the tech field and make six figures, so becoming a farmer is not my intention. I have pined for having property from the days of running around on my grandparents’ farm as a kid. They had hundreds to thousands of acres of woods and you could walk all day and not hit the edge. Besides nature, fireflies and clear night skies were a nuance to me at that time.

      Admittedly, I don’t plan to be a farmer, but have always wanted to be a hobbyist. I bought 20 acres in Front Royal because I have fallen in love with the mountains, the autumn foliage, apple picking, and the beautiful views just driving down the streets and highways in that area give you. I want to put in apple, peach, and pear orchards since they seem to thrive (and I prefer cider to beer). I want to dabble in animal husbandry and setup a stocked pond, as well as follow my dad’s hobby of woodworking since there are hundreds of trees on the property to harvest, dry out, and build with.

      I plan to work in D.C. since that is where they have the most cyber security jobs for people with DoD security clearances. It is around an hour and 15 minutes away from my property, so to me, it is the best of both worlds.

      I assume it will be very unlikely to stumble upon your future wife or husband on this forum thread so I’m hoping to find something out there for people that want to live this lifestyle. If not, I may get a Facebook group started for this purpose as it seems there is a niche group (me included) that are looking for some way to communicate and find other people into homesteading.

      1. Hi Brendan. If you do start a FB group to chat, I’d like to join. I’m married and live on 5ac with my husband and adult daughter. I’m learning to “homestead” and will also not be fully off grid or full time farmer. I enjoy our multiple fruit orchard, garden area, and chickens. It would be nice to connect with others. I’ma a life long larner and enjoy conversation with new people.

      2. Hi Brendan, Your words are so evocative of life in the country, quite wonderful, and our situations are similar, except where you want to do woodworking, I want to do cut flowers and raise dairy goats to make cheese and soaps and watch the antics of the little ones. If you’d like to chat, I’m at sha_shops@verizon.net.

      3. Hi Brendan,
        If you start a FB page, I would like to join.
        My interest is in the realm of modern homestead living; I’m outdoorsy and nature loving. Sometime in the near future, I plan to move from California where I can buy land and live my life with nature 24/7. Anyhow, this is my goal and therefore, I want to learn what I can about how to run this “modern homestead”and be involved in a community with experts seems like one way to learn about it. I have already joined the FB groups: Homestead Made Simple and Homestead for Women. I would love to join your group, if you have started one.

      1. Hi Scott,
        I live close to Tn in Va. I am also interested in the same thing. I have been preparing and trying to learn as much as I can to be sustainable. I am conservative and looking for like-minded individuals or communities. If you or anyone else want to connect on here, I can be reached at recoveryisit@yahoo.com.

  6. HI DARLA, I RECOMMEND YOU CHECK THE TRIBULATION ARK OUT. ITS A COUPLE WHO PRESENTLY LIVE UPSTATE NY IN WALTON AND I’M VISITING THEM SOON. ALSO ABUNDACULTURE.ORG. YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT JMCASTAGNA@HOTMAIL.COM WITH YOUR CONTACT INFO AND WE CAN CHAT. I CURRENTLY LIVE ON LONG ISLAND NY!

  7. Hi Linda I have a 15 acre homestead about 40 minutes outside of Albany NY completely self-sufficient with a 1 acre pond stocked, over a hundred sugar maple trees, and beehives, if you’re interested My email is highmountainsman54@gmail.com…John

  8. Hi .
    I was alone with my dog Kato ,my mom was struggling to live by herself just moved her , But i still want my dream to come true owning my own land . Mom is up for it i just need to have the comforts of home for her .I have been gathering a lot of things to make it happen .I have 3 generators one is a diesel .I have right now 1300 watts of solar and 560 amp worth of lifepo4 batteries with 2 mppt charge controllers and is almost ready to be put up when i find my land .I was going to do this a lone with my dog ,now there is mom but i wanted to do this with someone else that can help with things ,Not looking for a relationship ,but if it happens it does .I like to have someone that is a good Christian with good morals and some energy .I am 54 Sill in good health know how to grow my own food i have a big troy built walk behind tiller .I was brought up in N.C. and been on a farm also work for a short while on a farm .I do not know how to can though ,but i can freeze food be nice to be with someone can do some of the thing i cannot meaning kitchen kind of things .Well be nice to meet someone to do this with but if not i will go on my own .Tanks everyone who is here .

    1. Not sure you are still looking, Bobby, but I am a caregiver with 22 years of experience, looking to help on a homestead with someone who could use help on the homestead, and caregiving. I am a Christian woman and, like you, not looking for a relationship, but to be in community with others. God bless you!

  9. Hi Jennifer .
    My name is Bobby . I am looking for someone to get some land with .I have a lot things already to go I have been looking for land ,still looking .I live in MA right now but from N.C. I am looking to go back south for longer growing weather also shorter winters .If you like to talk please email me .Ty

  10. We are Carl and Anh an Asian – Irish American couple with kids homesteading 35 gorgeous acres with our own private 10 acre lake We have two homes and a newly self built lakeside cabin We are seeking an adventurous woman from 35 to 60 with or without kids who desires to live with us close to Nature We raise most of our food organically and have animals too plus fish the abundant lake Lots of room and we welcome positive ideas If you are interested in a Sister Wife or polyamorous relationship on an already well developed sanctuary near the Tennessee River give us a shout at carl.conley@rocketmail.com and we will share much more.

  11. I’m a 36 yr old single disabled veteran (guaranteed income is a big help) that is currently looking to buy property in Texas. I haven’t completely settled on Texas but the benefits are the best for me here. Other states are a possibility. Hopefully within a year i’ll be settling on my homestead if I can find the right property with a nice home at the right price. The only thing I currently have as far as equipment is my two trucks (one work truck and a brand new one for running to town or church). I’ll be looking for either a female or a couple to help start this operation up from the start. Kids are more than welcome. I’m not wanting someone that just wants to live for free. I would definitely expect them to work, not only on the property, but at a regular job to support themselves and their family in the beginning. I’m researching chickens, ducks, pigs, and cows along with fruit trees, and vegetable gardening. I’m hoping to setup a small operation to sell the eggs, meat, and vegetables (possibly an online type of thing where people buy a subscription for weekly/monthly food. I really love the permaculture way of life and that’s how I plan on setting up the property . I’m working on getting more of the bigger equipment (tractor, processing equipment, wood working equipment, etc). If you’re interested and not in any type of rush, feel free to contact me. I guess i’ll add that i’m not the best Christian, i’m actually terrible at it, so anyone from other faiths, or non-religious people are welcome. I have gone full circle between faiths to not believing to finally believing again so I get it.

    1. Hi Ben,
      My husband and I are thinking of relocating to Texas also. I have family in Onalaska Tx and also a veteran. Or somewhere like Texas. We do have a few bucks for startup and really want to live the semi-off grid life like you have described. No problem with work, have already looked and found opportunities of either transfer current job or getting new one. We have been collecting supplies, generator. seeds, food, meds, ammo etc.. My husband also has a degree in business , would be great to help with setting up selling supplies. I love nature, gardening etc. and grew up with my grandparents farm so I know a little bit about farm life. Especially chicken pens. Along with researching and studying about gardening and animals. We just hit our 50s but in good shape. No medical problems. Our children our grown,(26 son also a veteran and daughter 30 a librarian.) but someday I believe they would join us. They don’t have kids hard working people. But that would be down the road as a maybe. We try to be decent Christians, but like you not the greatest. Tried many churches etc. full circle as you said it. So we get it too. Admit would like to move out of Florida by end of year, it has gotten insane here with everyone moving here. I am not a big city girl though my husband is fine, I really want out of this crowded place. I hope this information lets you know us a little and you consider us for your new page in life. Look forward to hearing from you.

      1. What are your thoughts on moving to the country in Northern California. Some great opportunities. Except for the snow, Northern Nevada is also a good option. Small city rural places are good in that they can be a good market for what we grow and raise.
        One of my strengths is marketing. I also like the idea of aquaponics and raising chickens using chicken tractors.
        Harry G. Williams

        916-205-5352

    2. Ben,

      Born and raised on a homestead, by a Master Organic Gardener Dad (and grandpa from Kentucky). Both were raised on homesteads in the early part of the 20th Century. I continued my education for the past four decades learning more about :

      Permaculture

      Aquaculture

      Vermiculture (worms)

      Beekeeping

      Various other related subjects.

      Master Organic Gardener since 1978

      More about me:
      Single, U.S. Army Veteran, monthly income, healthy, excellent references, no criminal record whatsoever. Disciple of the Hebrew Messiah, not religious nor Jewish. I simply live my life in peace with others and observe the written instructions. After more than 50 years on this path Ben, I completely understand your vacilation.s. I’ve had a few of them myself. Yet, I always seem to come back to Him. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

      “Let your heart not be troubled….” John 14:1

      Would love to find a small community of like-minded folks heading in the same direction.

      So, if I can help you create your vision, I’d love to do just that!

      Contact me at:

      homestead1970@pm.me

      If you are reading this (and not Ben) please feel free to correspond.

  12. Hi 53 own 5 ac. In hills wv, income is my disability so I’m limited on things cans do like lift heavy got rest a lot so do anything cause pain but live life fullest just takes longer , I have Christian conservative values , I live simple life look for female look for same , I raise chickens for meat an eggs hunt deer squirrel fish gardening, look for young at heart female looking live simple life in small cabin in hills wv. kids welcome great safe area

  13. To Bobby
    Hi my name is Joanne. I too have a dream of homesteading. I also have alot of energy. I am close to your age. I currently reside in Ohio. I don’t mind relocating. I am also an STNA . I hold a certificate currently. I work in an retirement home, so I am used to working with an helping the elderly. I can help you around the homedtrad an can also be a friend an companion for you mother. I have 14 yrs of service to the elderly. I am a Christian who kinda lost my faith in the relationship department, but don’t want to grow old alone. You can email me at jokazar2002@gmail.com

  14. Hello , what a great story and so many uplifting comments. I’m a wannabe homesteader still working a 9-5 and hoping to retire to a homestead in a few years. In the meantime I’m living on 5 acres with my horses, dog and cat. I’m planning on chickens in the spring and am working on growing what I’m able. I’ve lived in Tidewater area of Virginia for 15 years in the country and want to take it to the next level. Would love to connect with anyone. Happy homesteading y’all www. graymare.va59@yahoo.com

  15. OSIYO’, I am a Native Texan, Cherokee’ American male, divorced and solitary living in the green lands of Southeast Texas, and within the Big Thicket National preserve & park. Appreciate all of the above comments, input from other homesteaders and would hopefully like to meet others who possibly live in Texas or Southeast Texas area near Beaumont Tx. I enjoy close proximity to the outdoors, nature, woods and forest, and am an avid birdwatcher, bird-protector / bird-enthusiast, and am from the Bird Clan of the Cherokee; Tsalagi Tribe of Texas. Hope to find a property/real-estate in the future to live my dream and goals of living with the land, and being sustainable, self-sufficient as much as possible. If anyone is ever interested in friendship, conversation, or sharing information, etc. please feel free to email at bthicketjkg @twc. com . Wado’

  16. My wife and I live in western Missouri, in the Ozarks. We homestead here and would welcome a Christian person, couple or family to contact us if they are interested in discussing helping us in this hometead. We have about 24 acres of land and do gardening, fruit and nut tree orchards, grow grapes and berries and raise chickens. We are Sabbath keepers and keep Biblical holidays. Our age is catching up with us so we could use some help.

    Drop me a line if interested.

    1. Hi Andrew and Rachel,
      Hubby and I, and doggo, are interested to find torah-observant followers of Yahusha rural or homestead community. Either to share responsibilities and/or at the least like-minded fellowship as nearby neighbors.. Have been looking online for foothills properties from Ozarks to the Smokies, saving money, and prepping the house for sale. My Email: natsari at protonmail dot com

      1. Are you all still looking for help.? We share similar values. God is # 1 in my life as well as nature.
        I would like to make contact with you. God Bless Lori Jo

        1. Lori Jo,
          Are you still looking for someone to do homesteading with?
          Harry G. Williams
          916-205-5352

        2. Where do you live? I am in Northern California by Sacramento.
          One of the things I want to do is create a homestead on which we hire homeless veterans to get them off the street and give them an opportunity to get back into society. In addition, there is a 20% suicide rate within the homeless veteran community, and I believe we can reduce that.
          Harry

    2. Hi, hope all is well. My name is John. I live in NC and am the care taker of a non-working farm. I am interested to know if you are still looking for help. I was raised on a 32 acre farm so I know what farming is and am no stranger to hard work. I can go into more detail about myself if your interested. Ask me anything you like,

    3. Shalom Andrew and Rachel!
      My wife and me are feast keepers and are looking to live in community and contribute help with some like minded believers. We live in Arkansas, and are ready to get out of dodge, if you know what i mean.

      Shalom, Mark and Miriam

      1. HI Mark & Miriam,

        My Husband and I (and 3 kids- 2 teenage boys and 8 yr old girl) currently live in Maryland (I know, I know) we are looking to ‘get out of dodge’ too, feels like the walls are closing in here. We are leaning towards Mid – Tenn considering the political leanings and its a homestead friendly state. This past year we have finally made the transition to Feast Keeping and feel like Yeshua’s return is right around the corner. We have chickens, a garden, working on high tunnels ( Eliot Coleman is a great resource) and raised dairy goats (Nigerian Dwarf) for milk. We are looking for a Homestead community/ Believers to connect with. I am sending an email to Mark & Miriam and Kari from the above thread I would like to add you to it. My email is sapalik@gmail.com

        Blessings to you!
        Shannon

      2. Mark,
        I’m just curious, why do you want to leave Arkansas? My family and I were hoping to either move to Arkansas, or Missouri. I love to get opinions from people who are currently living in a place that I’m curious about. You can email me: perplexedclucker@gmail.com

    4. Andrew & Rachel,

      I would love to correspond with you as I am also a disciple of the Hebrew Messiah and observe His teachings including celebrating the Feasts, and Torah instructions.

      I was born on a homestead and have learned quite a bit over the past 60+ years, which I’m more than happy to share. Please contact me: ebediah@protonmail.com

  17. Andrew and Rachael, my wife and I would be interested in more information. We’re spiritual and desire to live closer with nature, sustainably.

  18. HI
    I’m 59 in decent shape and have been living the bush (homesteading) life style in Alaska for 20 years. Currently caretaking a fishing lodge 60 miles north of nearest road or town but have 20 acres and a cabin in eastern interior a mile off Alaska Hwy a ways from town of Tok.
    Caretaking is luxury living in the woods and you get paid. Get moose and/or caribou for meat every year when needed and plenty fish. Have built many remote cabins over the years around the state. Happened across this site. Didn’t know any woman were interested in homesteading. If interested in talking or need any info……..mdtrpprgb@gmail.com

    1. Glen, my name is Debbie and I might be interested in joining you in Alaska (homesteading). I am a Christian and would like to learn how to live off the grid, so to speak. I’m a little bit older than you, but in great shape and healthy. Your post was quite a while ago, so I am not sure if you found someone or not.

  19. I was just in NC looking at property. I want to do some type of tiny home thing or cabin in the woods near the Appalachians just rather not do it alone. Looking for a jane of all trades type to share the experience with first I guess.

  20. My wife and I are in our 40s, and we’re looking for a farm or homestead that is looking for help on a more permanent basis. We have experience with chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits, and a couple of Dexter cows, along with general upkeep, feeding, and planting/maintaining a large garden. She is also very crafty and has done soap making, sewing, embroidery (hand and machine), knitting, crocheting, drawing, etc. etc. She’s very creative and has made money with her talents.

    We prefer to stay south as we can’t do harsh winters. Anywhere from Arizona to South Carolina will be considered. We are currently on a farm, but we’re having to move because the owner passed away and the farm is selling. Our search for cheap property for our own homestead is coming up short because most of the property we can afford doesn’t have any kind of shelter on it. In the summer, this wouldn’t be a problem – we would have time to come up with something.

    In the meantime, what we’re looking for is a situation where we could work off the rent. We can take care of the rest with our tiny income. We’re not Christian (we’re more earth-based), but we will take care of your land and protect it.

    1. Hi Tomas,
      My family are musicians and have a small urban but rural homestead on our property here in Linden, TX (NE Texas). We are looking for help on our homestead and someone to hold down the fort as we come and go with touring. Please reach me through my website contact at http://www.Yogoman.com to correspond. Thanks – Jordan

      1. Ya’ll play some catchy music! It would be my dream to watch your farm, but Texas wasn’t exactly on our list. My girlfriend and I have 3 kids and want to live a homestead life, but it would be a transformation for us. Just wanted to say I’m a fan of your tunes!

  21. Hi im Joanie. 37. Im a single mother of 2 children 3 and 5 with Christian values. Life hasnt been the easiest for me with working homeschooling cleaning and meals etc. I have been educating myself on the lifestyle and I already have many skills and common sence led by the Holy spirit. I’d be great at it if I had someone to share the dream with to follow thru with getting off grid as id hoped. Things are speeding up now. I have to move. And make a go at this. Im easy on the eyes a little hard body that finds it hard to sit still when theres work to be done. hopefully you will be to whoever you are..

  22. Hi everyone!

    I started reading all your comments and had to reach out!!

    I am a casting producer looking for people ready to take a leap of faith and leave their city lives to give off the grid life a try! This is a docu-series and will follow the lives and romances (or potential romances) of couples who are trying to assimilate their separate lifestyles into one. We will follow the city-goer as they take a leap of faith and move in with their partner(s) “off-the-grid”. 

    We are looking for a big diversity of stories so if any of you are interested please reach out ASAP!!!

    1. Hi im Blake Babin from breaux Bridge Louisiana, im 36 yrs old i im divorced and have a set of twins who are 10.i dont have my kids there mother has them, I have been waiting to make to jump in to offgrid living but just never meet anyone who loved as much as me. Em but im a jack of all trades and the master of none. for more info email me at jamesbabin85gmail.com

    2. I’m not sure if this reply will work, but my girlfriend and I would be interested! We’ve been together 8 years and have 3 children together. We’ve been exploring the lifestyle, even got our own chickens and garden going. I’m currently unemployed and she’s an RN. We have unique backgrounds, if I do say so myself. Please contact me at: perplexedclucker@gmail.com

  23. Hey y’all my name is Jeff I currently reside in Georgia and I too am looking to go off grid and live the Homestead Life! It is the only way to live and sustain life as the world once did before we all became so industrialized. We need to get back to Homestead living rather than live the selfish life of me, myself, and I. I am a GOD fearing Christian Not looking for a mate but looking for those interested in doing this together! I have a townhouse to Sale and once sold pool our resources and buy land and cattle etc….I am ready to put in the HARD work to get this off the ground are YOU? if so then please hit me up, I am on Facebook as Jeffrey Davidson. Email: davidson437@aol.com Please be serious and No crazy comments or scams please I am serious here trying to live and remain GOD fearing as GOD is our Only source! Not ourselves!!! Be Blessed.

  24. Hi I’m JR, (jay are, not junior)
    Im an RN with land with a 3acre pond and a cabin I built from my trees, and a tractor in East Tennessee, Cumberland plateau area. I love my tractor. I am a Christian man looking for Christian woman that is interested in simpler lifestyle.
    My faith; saved in the basement of a church w a bunch of Jesus freaks, then became an atheist for 10yrs, and now for a long time Bible reading believing ‘spirit filled’ Christian that really walks w God, quotes are because I manifest Holy Spirit as the Bible says not as holy rollers do. Anyway I’d love to find an attractive woman (attractive to me) [[and that just might be you, you don’t know my tastes]]
    that would enjoy building and living a simpler lifestyle. I probably will always work as an RN part time because I like it and for good benefits, but I hunt (I have two deer and a wild hog mostly in the freezer) I have some hog canned; I canned for the first time this fall, I’ve gardened for years, and my pond has lots of brim, bass and catfish. I’ve cleared about 1.5-2 acres for gardening and someday bunnies and chickens or ducks or both and Guineas.. I’m looking for that right person, with Gods help I’ll find her, that’s why I’m posting here, and searching where I can; during a plague.
    Jrlforjc@gmail.com

    1. Hi JR I hear Eastern Tennessee is beautiful. Are you willing to work with a Couple and maybe we could live closeby? I am very hardworker and willing to learn and do whatever is needed. My Husband Greg has great Job as Tractor Trailer Driver but can help on weekends. I am Portugese and Italian so very hard working strong woman with many skills including mechanical. We are financially in good position and believe “Many hands make light work”. Thank you and God bless you Jennifer

      1. I live in East Tennessee near Noris lake one hour north of Knoxville. I have 35 acres and I’m looking to start a community with like-minded people. I’m selling 5 acre parcel ‘s. If you’re interested in learning more please contact mevhajje@gmail.com

      2. are you still looking for a place? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

      3. are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  25. Hi Jeffrey, My Husband and I are currently in MD but can relocate anywhere. We also have a small home selling now worth about 100K and we want to do Homesteading as Jesus believers. You can reach me here or my email jmcastagna@hotmail.com I will send you a message on FB also. Thank you and God bless you! Jennifer

  26. I am in the process of buying 238 acres and starting a homesteading community. This is in Maine and we would be raising animals and crops for our self survival. People would be buying into this property and have access to all 238 acres each person would be given a parcel to build there home preferable a tiny house. We would then build a barn and greenhouses. Just seeing if there is an interest in this type of project with people out there in the same mind set. This is in the beginning stages at this point. Email for more details.

    1. Hey Philip, I am in southern Maine, we are looking for a community with like minded values following the Biblical Feasts and observing the true Sabbath. I am an organic master gardener and have recently went back to school to become a naturopathic doctor. We are a family of 6 looking for an opportunity to homestead with others. Currently have chickens, and a garden that we eat about 50% of our food out of.

      1. Born and raised on a homestead, by a Master Organic Gardener Dad and grandpa from Kentucky. Both were raised on homesteads in the early part of the 20th Century. I continued my education for the past four decades learning:

        Permaculture,

        Aquaculture,

        Vermiculture (worms) ,

        Beekeeping,

        Various other related subjects.

        Master Organic Gardener since 1978

        More about me: Single (grandpa type), U.S. Army Veteran, monthly income, healthy, excellent references, no criminal record whatsoever. Disciple of the Hebrew Messiah, not religious nor Jewish. I simply live my life in peace with others and observe the written instructions.

        Would love to find a small community of like-minded folks heading in the same direction.

        Contact me at: homestead1970@pm.me

        Ebediah

  27. Hi everyone. I’m looking to join a community of homesteaders. Or someone that just needs help building. I worked as a builder of many trades though out my career.. Would like to learn the rest of the homestead farm hands, I don’t mind manual labor. I am a Christian man, for all the gifts God has given me, I have to share all my talents. Looking to relocate in the next week months. The world is changing fast , we all must love and care for one another through The eyes of Christ. As he see us all perfectly in his image. God bless all. Hope to hear from you soon

    1. I am looking for community minded, easy-going yet hard-working Homesteader types to join my vision of an autonomous yet community oriented situation. I have 40 acres near Noris lake Tennessee one hour north of Knoxville. I am selling 5 acre parcels to like minded people. If you want to know more contact me at vhajje@Gmail.com

    2. are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  28. HELLO. I’m Jennifer very interested. I am currently in Springfield . Single parent of 2 boys ages 13 and 11. For the most part very well behaved .

  29. I’m sorry Kristi and Marion, I did not receive a notification of your response.

    My email address is::
    hillandrewj@protonmail.com

    We are still looking for others to possibly join us. We are conservative in ideology, traditionally valued yet try to respect the beliefs of others. We have no children of our own but do not have problems with them if they are well behaved and responsible.

  30. My name is Chris I’m from Mississippi I moved to Colorado thinking about going to Wyoming doing homesteading there’s nothing I can’t do to a farm I would love to meet a woman that wants to Homestead I turned 39 yesterday February 18th and would love to find a woman with God-fearing values to want to live off-grid and start a life with someone that will never forsake them if you’re interested and giving me a job on a homestead or anything like that don’t need no money I work tomorrow little small plot to build me a cabin any women out there that are indirect please feel free to message me at chrisreagan8178@gmail.com

  31. I am in the process of buying 238 acres and starting a homesteading community. This is in Maine and we would be raising animals and crops for our self survival. People would be buying into this property and have access to all 238 acres each person would be given a parcel to build there home preferable a tiny house. We would then build a barn and greenhouses. Just seeing if there is an interest in this type of project with people out there in the same mind set. This is in the beginning stages at this point. Email for more details. We have 6 families that are interested anymore out there.

    1. Sounds interesting ! Id love to know more. Maine is beautiful. Definitely chasing the same path. -britton

  32. Hello Everyone!

    My name is Bridgette. Very nice to meet you all here. I along with all of you have a heart that wants the off grid life. Our souls are called to nature I am honored to connect with like minded souls to gather information needed. I am beyond ready to continue learning and growing with you, If you allow. I have felt a constant contrast in my day to day life for many years now. I am a free spirit who chooses to love unconditionally. Cooking, Animal Care, Teaching Dance, Yoga,/Stretch, and Meditation are all a huge part of who I am. If anyone has any information to share I would be happy to receive. Thank you in advance for the info. Sending all who read this love and positive vibes! My email is: bsod56789@yahoo.com.

  33. HI, Beverly in Jacksonville, FL. I am looking to join a mutual assistance group. I am liquidating my things to use what I assets I have to purchase prepping supplies. I bring a solar generator to the mix. I just got it yesterday. I have land and room for gardening and I have a spring fed lake to get water from. Winters are not too unbearable here but I need to accumulate some firewood for sure. I have plans and lists but the main thing I hope to find is one partner with conservative, serious Christian views to pursue mutual survival assistance with each other and whoever else might have skills and supplies to bring to the group. We need a ham operator. We need an EMT or nurse in the group ideally. I am medically familiar with a lot due to family health issues. I have a treadle sewing machine, spare belt and sewing abilities. I have seeds and gardening aspirations and experience. I have not canned yet and plan to get a dehydrator. Having said all this, a non smoker, non 420 man in his sixties or (seventies if fairly able) is essential to allow for possibility we can become a couple. Email me with prepping interest in subject line at my email bevwhit1@aol.com.

    1. Hi Beverly
      Tried to email you Beverly, couldn’t get to send. We are in Florida to. Please contact us if still interested in finding others . Really think we would be a good fit.

  34. Hi everyone,
    Along with everyone else’s comment, I am too looking to join a homestead community. Currently an environmental engineer, so my knowledge of water irrigation goes pretty hand in hand with farming. I also am an avid garden with a love of the outdoors. If anyone knows of any such communities seeking to add members, my email is croissantcarrier@gmail.com

  35. I am looking for community minded, easy-going yet hard-working Homesteader types to join my vision of an autonomous yet community oriented situation. I have 40 acres near Noris lake Tennessee one hour north of Knoxville. I am selling 5 acre parcels to like minded people. If you want to know more contact me at vhajje@Gmail.com

    1. We are a family of 4 (and one on the way) looking for a homestead where we can help others improve! We are looking for the place to have existing living quarters and close by city if possible. Husband has homestead, for others this way, for 3 years prior to getting with me and starting a family. We will make a work agreement on the living situation and have a set amount for us to do in the homestead for certain days out of the week so we may still build a business for our own family to build and grow. You can contact me at Kristinenichole.karels199817@gmail.com

  36. I am not sure what the problem is getting email to send but my regular email address is bevwhit!@aol.com.

    I got one email and answered it. I am not sure if it was from you. Are you in Delray?
    Beverly

  37. Hi, My name is Mary.
    I was raised on a farm with a diverse background of skills and animals. From the lovely state of Kentucky, I’m looking for a community or even a single person who similarly relates.
    I’m very interested in farming, homesteading, and such.

    My email is: dairydutchess17@gmail.com
    God bless you and thanks so much!!

    1. Mary,
      You seem like a person I am looking for. Where do you live? Would you like to live in Northern California? Chickens, Goats, Steer, hogs, maybe ducks and turkeys, also veggies maybe in a hoop house. Dairy cows or goats?
      Harry
      916-205-5352

  38. Hi Andrew and Rachel,
    Hubby and I are interested to find torah-observant followers of Yahusha rural or homestead community. Either to share responsibilities and/or at the least like-minded fellowship as nearby neighbors.. Have been looking online for foothills properties from Ozarks to the Smokies, saving money, and prepping the house for sale. My Email: natsari at protonmail dot com

  39. Anyone have any luck on Farmersonly.com dating site? It seems like it would be geared for people that at least want a more country lifestyle.

  40. I’m sabbath keeper, I’m single 57yrs looking for community of homestead/ country living that you can build and grow with a community and pull your own weight and have the same mindset loving people around as you grow. I would love to purchase little house and a garden 🪴. I do want to get of the city 🌃 but I don’t want be by myself. I pray that someone else have any information to share. Thank you ! God bless you in Jesus wonderful name 😊

  41. Hi, fellow Shabbat keepers! For the sake of privacy, I don’t feel like I should put my name here, but I’m a lady in my thirties who is never married, no children, living the life of a missionary or volunteer. I’m really interested in homesteading, survival skills, learning to sew, and how to garden. I’m also fairly interested in basic buildin skills. At present, I live in the US (Southwest), and I am also a Shabbat keeper, Holy day keeper, believer in Y’shua. I would like to make acquaintances here to encourage and edify, and at present, I am not open to non-believers or purely Christians because it’s not equally yoked and this should be important to us all. Otherwise, your gender or marital status or age or whether or not you have a fruitful amount of children is of no issue to me. Thank you! Blessings upon you and yours.

    1. Born and raised on a homestead in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s by my dad and grandpa, who were also raised on homesteads. My dad also started to teach me permaculture principles before it was even a term in our vernacular. He was all about being self-reliant, Or what I like to refer to as Yah-sufficient! For about 20 years I’ve been helping other homesteaders create a greater food supply throughout the United States and Mexico. These were mostly city folks who had purchased land and needed some instruction. At a few of these homesteads we produced more than enough to sell at farmers markets or at a road-side stand. 

      I’m looking for other Torah observant folks who have this paradigm to tie knots in the Kingdom net. I am an eved of the King and have been reading, studying and practicing His Word for almost 50 years. So, if you are interested in fellowshipping in Spirit and Truth, please contact me at: ebediah@gmail.com
      Shalom to your heart and home!

      Ebediah
      442-444-2288
      ebediah@gmail.com

  42. Hello everybody! It’s nice to see other like minded people that are interested in a simpler lifestyle like myself… I guess I’m not alone. I would be interested in talking with someone who wants to homestead. I have several acres in north FL with a well, power and septic. It is mostly wooded with a clearing for a house or garden but still needs a lot of work to be a farm. Right now I have a temporary shipping container with a kit and bath and storage. I also have a tractor and some implements. My profession is a home/barn builder so I have many skills and have a lot to learn about farming. I am spiritual and and believe in God. I am a male in mid 50s and love to learn new things. Or with others who are looking to build some kind of community??? Contact DJ at djjfk@protonmail.com Thanks and good luck to everyone!

  43. Hello my name is Paul and my email is pmcclanahan3@aol.com I’m in the Nashville Tennessee area and would prefer to stay in the Southeast especially Tennessee Arkansas or Southern Missouri the Ozarks East Tennessee Eastern Kentucky something like that if anyone has a homestead and is looking for an extra hand and back up I have collectively 15 years as a maintenance technician so when it comes to minor construction and of course building as well as Electrical Plumbing and I’m also epa-certified I know that’s would not apply to most homesteads but got my own tools my own supplies self-sufficient my on seeds and I’m looking for someone who has land that just simply needs backup I have a clean record willing to submit to a background check I already have the background check papers of every County I have ever lived in from every Courthouse that has of obviously no records found I’m clean we can meet at the Sheriff’s Office and whatever needs to happen I just simply do not want to leave Nashville and live in agrarian life on a homestead in the Southeast more specifically again Kentucky Arkansas Tennessee are southern Missouri thank you very much anyone that knows anyone or can help me I am a viable person I’m loyal and and would be a very strong asset to the community and or Homestead I have a four-season tent and would even live from that and would not require housing thank you

  44. Hi it’s fun to see so many people here interested in homesteading life. I am currently in Utah and have been researching states to move, land, homesteading skills for close to 7 yrs now. Had a partner in that I thought but last year was told there was never any intent on follow through. Well that is my intention and I have saved for two years every penny. Now it’s just me and my two kids who are interested in it too. We already live a more solitary lifestyle than most but we each have our own skills and interests. my oldest is an animal guru and whisperer she wants chickens, goats you name it really and she is good with them. My youngest loves projects like building constructing designing and cooking, me I am from NC originally and I love getting my hands dirty in my garden and being outside in the fresh air. Whatever involves that I am game. This past year has only intensified the need. Currently looking for land and a place to start with a goal date of June 2022 to buy. Looking back in my home state NC but also looking in PA, MI , VA, OH, and MA. Any recommendations or experiences in these places I’d love to hear. Also looking into modern homesteading communities…just all possibilities. Would love to have some likeminded, safe, people to live close to so each can benefit from others knowledge and share in crops or whatever if needed. I find the more I read the harder it is to go about this by yourself but if you have a few people or families or couples etc… that find adjoining properties there is safety and knowledge in numbers. Anyways my 2 cents. I am disabled as well but a very independent minded and independence driven woman in my early 40’s and preparing to start my journey next year fingers crossed anybody on the same page is welcome to journey next to us or just have some advice…it would be welcomed. -Britton PS…not looking for a mate or any such thing, just cool interesting moral safe people to share in an adventure and friendship and loads of work.

    1. my name is kevin, i am part of a community
      we are a family-centered focus, teaching our children music from age 6 onward, with recorders, hand-made guitars, hand-made 10-string harps, they graduate into woodwinds, brass (i teach clarinet & guitar) and we write our own songs and circle dance each night with our children/grand-children before we eat dinner.
      we are like a beehive, work by our own hands to provide for all, welcoming any to live with us when it gets full, we start another “hive” (house, farm, store).
      if you wish to know more, i can send you a contact of a woman or married couple to talk with from here on.
      we provide a place for children to reach their fullest potential. i just finished working with a down-syndrome boy.
      i have been care-giver for elderly also.
      .
      all the best, sincerely Kevin
      gad@saphar.net

    2. Hi Britton, hope you have found you a piece of property and have begun your dream! In interested in seeing your progress, and if you’re interested in sharing the workload?

  45. I’m 33 I live in Iowa Currently with my slightly physically disabled mother. I am looking to by an average were my mother and I can build tiny homes or if it has existing home i would still build a separate place for myself. I am single and really want someone to share life with. I garden hunt and fish and can weld i work for a company that does not give much time off, but I make good money to save or invest in to moving and building a homestead. if anyone wants to talk my email is reich.matt@yahoo.com.

  46. Hi Joanie, where do you live? I’m 34 single mom with one child turning 3…we are in Georgia. Am in the process of buying some land to prep for living off grid by next year. Send me a message if you’re interested in discussing partnering on homesteading. I’m spiritual, not religious, but align with Christian values. I feel we are nearing a very challenging time and want to become self sustainable for my daughter’s sake.

  47. Hi everyone, Im a 21 year old looking to help on a homestead, Ive always wanted to have my own homestead one day and looking for someone to be my mentor and teach me the lifestyle. Im a hard worker who’s always up for a new challenge. If anyone is looking for help please email me at camclegg15@icloud.com

    1. Farm/Ranch in Huntsville TX 20 acres and would love to know more
      Yes it is hard work and so rewarding
      Fresh is BEST!

      1. Dawn’s Email is countrywoman1313@yahoo.com

        Would love to visit or host person or couple in this area who looking to learn homesteading
        Currently no living facilities for guests so day use or weekend camping only
        Garden, Raising Livestock, Milking Goats, Making Cheese, Canning or Processing

        1. Hi Dawn,
          What is your current status. If you are still looking, I am very interested. I might be older, but willing and capable. Where are you located?

          Harry

      2. We are a family of 4 (and one on the way) looking for a homestead where we can help others improve! We are looking for the place to have existing living quarters and close by city if possible. Husband has homestead, for others this way, for 3 years prior to getting with me and starting a family. We will make a work agreement on the living situation and have a set amount for us to do in the homestead for certain days out of the week so we may still build a business for our own family to build and grow. You can contact me at Kristinenichole.karels199817@gmail.com

        1. Hi Kristine,

          Thanks for your response. I look forward to talking with you more about the homestead I have here. One thing is note is that the only space available is the apt which is small. Not sure if 4 people can comfortably live in it. How old are you kids? By any chance, do you have portable housing that you could set up on the land here?

          Best wishes,
          Gary

  48. We are a Jesus following family of 4 (3 adults, 1 teen) looking to help build a Christian homestead. Our skills include carpentry, youth ministry, Pastoring, fundraising, organization, paralegal, business management, gardening, some natural medicine, baking, canning, poultry, writing, singing, wood crafting, painting, spiritual warfare, and being led by the Holy Spirit, We currently have 3 dogs, 2 cats and 15 laying hens. The Lord is ready to move us on and in obedience I am putting out feelers. At this time we have a small pop up camper we could sleep in. Ultimately we would love to find a small cottage to live in on the land we are helping to steward. We would love to be part of creating a ministry using the land to teach others., especially the youth. We currently reside in NW Arkansas but are willing to go where the Lord brings us. You can contact us through daffodildays@protonmail.com or facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070067313009 Blessings to you and yours.

    1. are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  49. Hi Everyone
    We are a family of 4 currently living in Portland, Texas and would love to connect with others interested in creating a sustainable homestead. We have a bunch of practical skills but lots still to learn about keeping animals etc which I’m sure would be fun! Due to the current global issues we’re keen to get something established over the next 12 months if possible. If you’d like to connect please email me at gbozzy@gmail.com. Many thanks, Austin

  50. Central Virginia. Established homestead transitioning to off grid. Seeking to cooperatively build a traditional values intentional community in the nearby area. Willing to provide housing, utilities and homestead produce in exchange for help. Looking for decent, hardworking folks that are willing to cooperate our way out of the world system.

    1. I am so interested in hearing more about this! I am a woman of faith, am a widow, a hard worker, ready to get out of town! Would love to talk!

  51. Hello,

    Looking for a homestead to join or start. Currently live in California but ready to live elsewhere. We would want to be on a lot of shared land but each family own their own homes. Prefer a Christian community.
    – Christian (non-demoninational)
    – We are married (49 & 52 years old) – in good health
    – 5 Children (3 Adult, 2 minors)
    – Have a small savings to contribute to land / home
    – Skills: Computers (Hardware & Software), Fencing, Tree Falling, Gardening, plumbing, animal husbandry, basic building skills (chicken pens, storage sheds, etc.), water systems

    1. good day! my name is kevin, i am part of a community of believers, we have two in California, vista (in town, market store) and Valley Center (farm, market, & tea house)… we are a family-centered focus, returned to the pattern of our Creator’s Love… we write our own songs and circle dance each night with our children/grand-children before we eat dinner. and all can speak as we sit together in a circle, that is how we can fulfill “encourage one another daily” and speak to one another in spiritual songs. So we are taking care of widows and orphans. but not just a “ministry” — we are like a beehive, work by our own hands to provide for all, welcoming any to live with us and so we are musicians, artists, accountants, air-plane pilots, computer analysts, hitch-hikers… i was a disney cartoonist (successful & miserable)… we all saw our need for a refuge, and a sheep-fold to belong to. So! now we all just live to care for each other. we make guitars and harps for our children now, and we have farms with a few animals for healthy products, and gardens. but mainly we have delis and markets so people can meet us… that’s how it is with God’s love! we want to share what we were given with anyone… no longer alone, feel welcome to write me and i will send videos of us playing music at a street festival, and give you contact information of a woman or married couple to relay with from here…. all the best, sincerely Kevin gad@saphar.net

    2. are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  52. Hi im Eric i live in mississippi and i have land to home stead on. Ive been prepping for years and this is my life. Im single looking for a good women thats awake…if your into the same email me. Mspoc1@gmail.com.. others are welcome to..God bless

  53. Hello!
    I have 10 acres in central Florida. I am creating a psychedelic community. A wander Lust ( Eco village). We are open to all plant medicines and believe nature is the cure for all. We are looking for like minded individuals who believe in unconditional love and acceptance of all. If you feel our community resonates with you, feel free to contact us!

    Love and Light !

    1. I started learning the food business with produce being my first in the early 80’s and was taught by very knowledgeable old timers and worked in all aspects of the grocery business and like many others seeking to go off grid and understanding completely well that nobody lives forever, so i have chosen to end my time among nature and not in the concrete jungle. I am a 62yr old male and in very good shape and have always been an early riser 3-4am especially having a produce market in which my first year i worked 7 days a week without a day off and basically did 12-14hr days during the week and 10hrs on Sundays. I have also learned to become quite the handyman using what i have on hand to repair most things before having to garner supplies. I am very much a minimalist and have no problem being able to adapt as i have lived in many places within the US and overseas as well having to learn different cultures and languages. My whole life has been based on trying to be as free and independent as possible but no man is an island and wish to be a beneficial asset among others and share in the dream to achieve such. my email is teamtyte@gmail.com

    2. Hi Bridgette,

      I forgot to mention I contacted some people in upper state N.Y. that has an off grid place and will help teach the basics and have a workshop. I am going there towards the end of the month for a week at the end of July and looking to acquire as much knowledge as possible while there.
      Not sure what your present situation is but i would like to either join an existing place or a start up or get some people together with diverse skills to make it happen.

      sincerely
      Mike

  54. Hello,
    I would like to find people who want to live off grid in the Bitterroot of Montana. I am a full time RV’er and have many skills for off grid living. I am healthy, fit and athletic. I am a single Christian man. Looking for like minded people. If you are in western Montana reach out to me. Darrin – ldisaak@gmail.com

  55. Would love to chat with other homesteaders anywhere and especially some in my area here in Huntsville Texas
    Love living in the country and both farm and ranch with garden apairy and lots of fowl and animals
    Rainwater tanks
    Weeder geese
    Challenges of aging as I head into my 60s and maybe downsizing some
    Countrywoman1313@yahoo.com

  56. I’m a 53 year old black female, living in Westchester County. I want to sell my place & live off grid. I’m looking for other like minded people. We could buy some land & build off grid together. This is my dream..to be free & live off the land, with running hot & cold water & electricity. Anyone interested in taking this journey with me please respond.

    1. Averil,
      I am a 79 year old white guy who is interested in living on at least 5 to 10 acres or more. Where is Westchester County? I live in Citrus Heights, CA. What do you think.
      Harry

  57. Hello!
    In 2019 I had a fierce urge to own a little land and be sustainable. So I happened on this place that has 7.15 acres (6 cleared acres), a doublewide, a small cabin and A frame (in the wooded area), creek behind the cabin area, a barn, a 1200 sq ft bulding, small storage building, two coops, two ponds (one stocked), mature fruit trees and established blackberries for a great price. It all needs a little work done to it and I have accomplished quite a bit even though I feel overwhelmed most of the time. lol Honestly I am out here alone and I have no idea what I am doing with some of it. I would love to connect with anyone I could bounce questions off of. I research alot but sometimes it is so confusing. If anyone would like to chat my email is cristallachelle@gmail.com

    1. Cristal
      Where do you live. I am very interested in exploring us working together. If you are interested, feel free to call.
      Harry
      916-205-5352

  58. Hi. My name is Alex Emery.
    I live up in Everett Washington State. I’m interested in getting in touch with several farms in each state who would be willing to have me live on site at my leisure throughout the year, in trade for me helping out on the farm some. I’m a mechanic and a builder. I’m a 37 years old male, strait, I currently work at Boeing and have worked there for the past 12 years. I own a home in Everett Washington and have owned it for 12 years as well. I’m friendly, kind, and open. I’m ready now to leave Boeing and I want to connect with community nationwide/worldwide. I will most likely buy a camper to live in on the back of my truck. I have my dog (chocolate lab) Bear who will be traveling with me and possibly my girlfriend. What I want is to have an area away from the main house that I could operate from, probably 1/4 acre would be plenty. I have all kinds of skills and will most likely be traveling with my 20 foot UTV trailer with my UTV, dirt bike and tools. I’m big on phone calls in order to build relationships with anyone I’m getting to know, so don’t hesitate to give a call. Email/text is great initially, but so much more can be shared about a persons spirit via a call. Ok, good enough for now. Thank you for reading my post.
    All the best,
    Alex Emery
    425-280-1970
    Email alex@circular-organics.com
    Email hillshooteremery@gmail.com

    1. This person, “Dawn” is only looking for people in her area of Huntsville, TX to communicate with because, as she put it after I contacted her, “Thank you for your interest but I am actually trying to meet people here in my area that are homesteading and I am not finding anyone apparently the subdivisions are taking over”.

  59. Hello all!
    My name is David, I’m 18, currently living in Cyprus (it’s an obscure island not far from Greece) with my family (parents are in their 40s, my brother is currently 12).
    My family and I are fairly new to the topic of homesteading etc., but since the whole pandemic situation started and there was a rumour that supermarkets might close down, we realised how dependent we are on everyone but ourselves.
    So, the plan is to either start a new off grid, permaculture type village/settlement (not necessarily in Cyprus, I, personally, would prefer Spain) or join an existing one (the latter being obviously the easier option).
    If anyone either:
    a) knows of existing off grid villages that need new members
    or
    b) wants to join/knows anyone who would like to join our project of creating a new settlement,
    Please let me know.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Here’s my email:
    davidlaiko2005@gmail.com

  60. I have a 5acer homestead, started building a tiny house. But I just lost my job because I’m not taking the vax. I am a single parent with strong Christian values looking for someone to homestead with and go 50/50 with me. southern VA hardly snows at all. Have over 2 years of food and water stocked up as well. Still have a lot of work to do, setting up solar, water, and such. If I trashed email me. Katsumoto1982@gmail.com

    1. Hi Don wondering if you ever found help,? I live in New York right now and I’m planning on selling my house very soon I’ve been looking into Southern Virginia for a lot of reasons I’m not sure how to go about homesteading I’ve been growing my own food here in New York for at least the last 12 years course we have winters here and it’s a little more difficult. I feel like the time is come to leave this state , I am very much one with nature, and I feel like it is definitely the right time to leap. If you would like to email me ivypath1 @optonline.net

  61. TORAH OBSERVANT for TORAH OBSERVANT. fellowship and possible homesteading connection. , Open to a Torah spouse prepper/homesteader, in the near future. Currently in PA. According to scripture I believe I have up to 3 yrs to relocate./run to the wilderness as it says. I’m 57. Good cook, Common sense, Resourceful., Feminine tomboy. Not ready to relocate for at least 6 mos to a yr, as I am moving into a house(rental) on Jan 1. Also I am having surgery to remove hardware from a broken Patella. Open to Yah’s Perfect will. Accurate signs of the times video warnings and prepping advice on Full Spectrum Survival, IF interested. It’s coming SOONER than you think. Be ready, and be prepared. Shalom all.

      1. Born and raised on a homestead in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s by my dad and grandpa, who were also raised on homesteads. My dad also started to teach me permaculture principles before it was even a term in our vernacular. He was all about being self-reliant, Or what I like to refer to as Yah-sufficient! For about 20 years I’ve been helping other homesteaders create a greater food supply throughout the United States and Mexico. These were mostly city folks who had purchased land and needed some instruction. At a few of these homesteads we produced more than enough to sell at farmers markets or at a road-side stand. 

        I’m looking for other Torah observant folks who have this paradigm to tie knots in the Kingdom net. I am an eved of the King and have been reading, studying and practicing His Word for almost 50 years. So, if you are interested in fellowshipping in Spirit and Truth, please contact me at: ebediah@gmail.com
        Shalom to your heart and home!

        Ebediah
        442-444-2288
        ebediah@gmail.com
        (torahlife was supposed to be: torahliving@gmail.com)

    1. Born and raised on a homestead in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s by my dad and grandpa, who were also raised on homesteads. My dad also started to teach me permaculture principles before it was even a term in our vernacular. He was all about being self-reliant, Or what I like to refer to as Yah-sufficient! For about 20 years I’ve been helping other homesteaders create a greater food supply throughout the United States and Mexico. These were mostly city folks who had purchased land and needed some instruction. At a few of these homesteads we produced more than enough to sell at farmers markets or at a road-side stand. 

      I’m looking for other Torah observant folks who have this paradigm to tie knots in the Kingdom net. I am an eved of the King and have been reading, studying and practicing His Word for almost 50 years. So, if you are interested in fellowshipping in Spirit and Truth, please contact me at: ebediah@gmail.com
      Shalom to your heart and home!

      Ebediah
      442-444-2288
      ebediah@gmail.com

  62. Hi. Im Denah from South DAKOTA. I am looking for a place right now doing the home steading life …. . or caretaking.., the property has been sold, where i live now. so I have to move soon. I have 2 Percheron draft horses, 3 Mini horses, a couple cows, a flock of sheep, a pot belly pig, and some chickens… I am an animal lover to the soul. My animals are my world. I can’t give them up for anything… They make my heart happy..I am looking for someone that wants to do home steading too.( as a friend..) leave the city and go and live off grid, to be happy and free, that likes animals also, wants to build a couple log cabins, be happy outside on a homestead … all my family and friends think I am crazy for wanting this lifestyle…I was raised on farm so I know a lot about Is growing your own food. I am in my early forties. A ball of energy, For the most part quiet and shy and a very hard worker. .. I can care for someone’s homestead also. I know you’d feel a trust in me as I am very honest and respectful to all. Thank You. 💚🙏 please email.. denahzerr45@gmail.com

    1. Hi Dena,
      I am looking for a lot of what you are wanting to do.
      I have some property and resources, but not all of the know how.
      If you are still looking for a place to start let me know. We might be figure something out.
      Danny

    2. You’re not crazy at all!! Girl, sounds like paradise to me!! I gotta get out of the city!!! I have a steady income, been a survivor since the early ’70s, am a God fearing, freedom loving, honest, old soul that just wants to be left alone and away from the madness, to build a community of people who need to get back to the basics.

  63. hello,my name is scott.moved to greeneville tn recently.looking for a good god fearing freedom loving woman who wants to homestead and live happily.thanks.

  64. Looking for homesteaders
    Tupper Lake NY
    Multi farms email kingsfarm1965@gmail.com
    I’m 60 and looking to build employees owned operation, profit sharing and commission sales, everything needed on site, need bee people and horse people, camps on river, 6000sqft house/ barn, camp grounds on sites.
    Composting,animal processing,ect self contained farm.
    Need to be self starter, as I will not hold your hand.
    Have all blue prints for operation,rotational grazing, land clearing, serviculture,farming,
    Driving a standard vechiles a must,

  65. Hi my name is Danny, I am looking to start a homestead on my property in Northeast Ohio,. Ill be honest im not really a farmer, more of a builder. Looking to start and build a different way of life. If anyone would have any usefull information or be interested in helping me give this idea a go feel free to email me djwilson1101@outlook.com.

  66. I’m a 26 year old woman sharing a home with a sickly mother and busy sister…. I have been trying to stock up on food and stuff before the impending famine, but if for some reason the sh** really hits the fan, I would love to know if there are any homesteading groups out there. I live in Southern Wisconsin but if stuff really gets bad I’m packing up and bugging out. I am a strong Christian gal and I’m waiting for my Lord to take me home, but in case that doesn’t happen super soon, I need somewhere safe to go. Not exactly sure what I’m looking for but I am a hard worker and have some supplies I’d be willing to share.

    1. Hello Bree,
      My name is Nicholas, 31, father of 3 with my girlfriend of 8 years. We’re looking to move to either Arkansas or Missouri, though we’re open-minded! We’re from midwest Minnesota, so we’re also excited to escape the snow! We’ve kept a garden, raised some chickens, she’s an RN, I’m unemployed (will not Vax), but we want our kids to be out in nature. Hoping to find some chat rooms or something where we can discuss all of this faster lol. Please feel free to reach out! nicholas.fostervold@outlook.com

    2. Bree, are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  67. I made a tiktok about this topic. Thousands responded and want to live off grid too. I think we have to make this a movement again. I sold my house in Nashville and RV with my teenage son. I am 33 and we have 2 dogs. We are looking for an awesome community of awakened humans who are wanting this natural life! I I’d love to build two cute ass tiny homes on someone’s land somewhere! We are very fun people and we are on life’s adventure! Email me at le@inspirational.ist or lindsay@thehomeslayer.com I sell real estate in TN & SC.

    1. lindsay, are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

  68. Did you ever find someone? I can hold wood while you nail it and help put up pens. I am a good cook and can raise vegetables and can them etc. I am interested in talking with you. May I ask your age?

    1. Averil,
      I am a 79 year old white guy who is interested in living on at least 5 to 10 acres or more. Where is Westchester County? I live in Citrus Heights, CA. What do you think.
      Harry
      Are you Danish? I am 1/2
      Hopefully age is not a difference.

  69. 71 year old female who wants to homestead looking for partner. I can grow vegetables, help put in fencing, I am interested in raising pigs, dwarf goats, and Emo cows. I am an excellent cook, know how to prepare foods and can and dehydrate. etc. What I don’t know I can learn. Interested in finding like minded male.

    1. Beverly,
      You are very very interesting and am looking for the same thing as you. Where do you live? Have you ever grown veggies in an aquaponics system? What are your thoughts on growing or raising to sell? I am very interested in doing all of this. Let’s talk.
      Raising chickens using a chicken tractor system, with and without attached coup. Using an aquaponics system to grow veggies and raise fish is another area I would like to explore. Steer are also a possibility as are goats for milk and meat.
      Harry
      916-205-5352

  70. I would love to find a partner to homestead with! I’ve tried it on my own in Alaska (currently) and did/doing fairly well. I’ve learned a lot, however, doing it alone is challenging. I’m open to homesteading anywhere. If I can do it in Alaska I can do it anywhere. I’m originally from Virginia. If anyone is interested in teaming up, please let me know!

  71. I would love to find a partner to homestead with! I’ve tried it on my own in Alaska (currently) and did/doing fairly well. I’ve learned a lot, however, doing it alone is challenging. I’m open to homesteading anywhere. If I can do it in Alaska I can do it anywhere. I’m originally from Virginia. If anyone is interested in teaming up, please let me know!

    1. Heidi,
      Very interested in Northern California. There is a lot I want to do, to include, but not necessarily limited to: Broilers, layers (using chicken tractors), goats for milk and meat, veggies in an aquaponics system with fish, For our own consumption as well as selling to others. Oh yes, fodder and microgreens should also be considered. A lot of fun stuff.

      Lets talk,
      Harry
      91-205-5352

    2. There is a great deal we can do working together. I would love to chat. When would be good for you?
      Harry
      916-205-5352

  72. Been doing the same in AK for last 20 years. Not bad doing it alone once you get it figured out but always easier with two. leave message if interested in contact. Glen

  73. To anyone interested.
    I live in Northern, MN. My husband and I are 59 years old and last year he was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Only God knows how much time he has left. I have a lucrative career that I’m weary of but continue for the money. I own a business in town and it definitely pays the bills.
    I am looking for ambitions people to help me create something else. I have lots of ideas but no one to help me.
    I have 75 wooded acres, a very large 3 stall Morton building (for a shop?). I also own a beautiful Robalo boat if someone wanted to take a turn at being a fishing guide on one of our many lakes.
    I would like to have a farm, maybe a Walleye farm or a worm farm or any other kind of farm that is capable of providing income.
    Like I said my career pays the bills around here but it’s not satisfying.
    I have a 4000 sq foot house that I would be willing to share with the right person/people.
    I can be reached at dlriggs13@msn.com

    1. First off, let me say I am so sorry for what you and your husband are going thru. My mother was stage 4 cancer ten years, and my daddy became an angel during that time. Prayers for you both.
      I am definitely interested in speaking with you and seeing where are hearts and minds are, together? I welcome any and all questions. Blessings, eagerly awaiting hearing from you.

  74. Hi,
    I am interested in organic land/farming. (small)
    I am comfortable financially, in my late 50’s.
    I work hard one day, rest the next.
    I would like to live close to and fellowship with other Christians with high morals and good character. (bonus)
    I am searching for “rent to own” property with natural spring water. Water is so important to me.
    Maine interests me greatly!
    So happy to find others here like me!
    I wish you all the best!
    Please feel free to email me:
    deannehuizenga@outlook.com

  75. Hi,

    I last posted in 2021 trying to make contact with people here, but the people who actually responded are very set in their ways or think someone is out for a hustle. Sure, it’s hard to put your trust in people you meet online, but you won’t know how like-minded they actually are or how different they are until you get to know them first. Things never go anywhere (businesses don’t get built, relationships don’t work, a homestead community cannot happen, etc…) if Fear is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Yes, approach things with caution, but always ask questions…many, many questions to come to your own discernment about what is the truth and what is not. If I can’t make my plans for a sustainable homestead come to life with people here, so be it…I will be able to make it come to fruition with God by my side because I know my purpose with Him! God’s blessings to you all and I hope you will find what you are looking for 🙂

    1. Sabrinay, are you still looking for a place to homestead? 180 acres with spring water and well water in WV good climate snows all around us but mostly rains here

    2. Hey Sabrina,

      I understand how you’re feeling – it’s hard to know who to trust these days. We are building a homesteading community in the mountains of North Georgia. Would love to connect with you if you have interest.

  76. I started learning the food business with produce being my first in the early 80’s and was taught by very knowledgeable old timers and worked in all aspects of the grocery business and like many others seeking to go off grid and understanding completely well that nobody lives forever, so i have chosen to end my time among nature and not in the concrete jungle. I am a 62yr old male and in very good shape and have always been an early riser 3-4am especially having a produce market in which my first year i worked 7 days a week without a day off and basically did 12-14hr days during the week and 10hrs on Sundays. I have also learned to become quite the handyman using what i have on hand to repair most things before having to garner supplies. I am very much a minimalist and have no problem being able to adapt as i have lived in many places within the US and overseas as well having to learn different cultures and languages. My whole life has been based on trying to be as free and independent as possible but no man is an island and wish to be a beneficial asset among others and share in the dream to achieve such.

    1. That is so wonderful to hear, Mike. I would like to hear more about what you have in mind regarding homesteading. My family and I plan on moving in a few years and I’m trying to get something going as a homestead prior to the move. Please email me at mommajudi252@outlook.com for discussion.

    2. Hey Mike,

      If you are still interested in being part of a homesteading community, I would like to talk to you. We have 60 acres in the North Georgia mountains and would like to find people who wish to live here with us.

  77. Hello,
    Anyone in SE PA? My husband and I are seeking like minded friendships and relationships with neighbors who enjoy homesteading, and sharing in community. Our interests vary from raising our own food, small animals, tiny house living (we live in a skoolie), family, sustainable living, etc. We also do work shares in exchange for parking longer term. It would be wonderful to share interests with others who have similar ideals.
    Feel free to email us @ heidiandco@protonmail.com

  78. I am seeking a rural, “off-the-grid” homestead or farm to get in touch with the old ways of living and learn the necessary skills to be self sufficient. I am a 25 year old male from Utah with a passion for learning and a drive to better myself and learn what lessons hard work and nature have to teach me. I am in excellent physical condition and have a mild temperament.
    I have many interests but have always been especially intrigued by ancient cultures and the things we can learn by studying them.
    I am not merely looking for a place to help out for a summer or make a few bucks. I want to create and grow and learn all that I can in order to become a better me, and in turn help create a better world. I am willing to travel, but being in or near mountains would be preferable. Thank you.
    Please contact me at cody.r.plott@gmail.com or text me at 385-345-5117

    1. Hey Cody!

      I just left you a voice mail and will send an email too.

      We are building a homesteading community in the mountains of North Georgia and would love to chat with you about it!
      Sheyenne

      1. Hey I’m a 30 year old athletic nurse. Looking to help a community out with my well versed knowledge on building, landscaping, heath, fitness, also have a green thumb a jack of all trades. I’m looking for somewhere I can help at and be a perfect fit if anyone thinks I can help let me know I have another healthcare worker interested in this life style.

  79. Hello all 👋 my name is Enjoli (On-Joel-Lee) or Angela to simplify thing’s. I’m a 38 yr old female with 2 pitbulls + we all could use a lil help in the training department 😬 I DO have some bad days with my physical being at time’s, but those day’s don’t seem to occur often when my muscles are being worked with (been homeless for 2 yrs now living in vehicle) . Before we got burnt out of our home in the 2020 wildfires, we lived on the outskirts of a tiny town + I often helped my neighbor the the garden ❤ + some house choirs (asked or not, I love to clean 😁). She tought me quite a bit about homesteading which has always been a dream of mine since I was a child + to live it for 4 yr’s was wonderful. I dream daily to get back into homesteading + far away from this constant daily struggle to survive, IN THE CITY 🤢 + traveling EVERY DAY 🙄. Some say it’s not good to be a hermit but I beg to differ (smaller groups mean less drama in life). I do come with a small savings + a small fixed income if any1 wants to adopt us lol. We really could use a location big enough to allow me to build 2 ok sized kennels for the dog’s to be able to run free off their leashes + pitch a tent if a shack isn’t available. We are located on the CA side of the US + would be happy to relocate anywhere that don’t see TOO MUCH in the way of natural disasters, excessive heat waves + heavy snow. Yes I know anything could happen at any time + we can’t control the weather lol so yes I do expect some sort of sour spots to occur in life. I’m pretty easy going, straight forward, very polite, very clean as I mentioned earlier, can cook (most store bought food these day’s don’t agree with me after 4 years of homesteading). Ok, enough with the chatter lol Again… if ur interested in adopting us, have close to what we may call comfortable + want to help us return back to normal life in return for another friendship, feeling great about being able to help another in need + teaching ur skills of homesteading to another + getting an extra hand around the land, we would love to hear from you. Thank you for reading, Enjoli (253)509-2189 or camo84onj@gmail.com

  80. I am 68 yr old white male seeking a female companion to live with me on my 32 acres mountain property in middle tn. Its a nice spot and all set up to become a self reliant operation.

  81. im a single bi, male homesteader off the grid in northern michigan. ive been here for 4 winter with ups and downs. id love to find a partner or others that want to come check out the homestead and see if its something they might be into. peace love and thanks, Ian

  82. Hi, my name is Sierra. I’m looking for a Christian guy age 22- 30 . I love painting, cooking, and I want to learn how to sew lol. I love animals, nature, learning new things. And my dream is to live on a homestead and be self sufficient. Well here goes nothing lol

  83. Hello fellow homesteaders! My family of 7 is looking to leave this forced mainstream version of what life is ” supposed “to look like for a life of living off the land and all it provides for us. We have had the amazing opportunity of living in a tent from the coast to the mountains and want to get back to the freedom nature provides our souls. Our biggest hurdle has been finding somewhere that would except our family size and we are hoping reaching out here will give us an opportunity to peruse this with others likeminded people. We all have something to offer, and we want to raise our kids to their full potential. Hard work, determination, faith, love, and loyalty being our highest family values. WE ARE READY TO MAKE THE MOVE TODAY!! Help us find our homestead!!

    1. You might check out Earthaven Ecovillage in Black Mountain NC.
      Also, if people aren’t aware, there are intentional communities called “Cohousing” communities, with very specific living/structure/design details for a community structure. So far in my research, this concept fits what I am looking for. I just want to start a Cohousing Community near Lake Norman/Statesville NC, and have not found anyone interested in this idea in this area of NC.

  84. Hi my name is Adam Palmer I am a 49 year old white male seeking a homestead to help out on. I have experience in gardening, farming and hunting. I can be reached at adam26palmer@gmail.com. I have never been married and no children.

  85. Hey all – I’m a healthy, fit 70 yr. old (who looks & acts 55!) white country gal with camper trailer in east TN, never married/no children, seeking a homestead to help out on in exchange for food/utilities/stipend/salary (negotiable). I’m a lifelong gardener, DIYer and lover of the old Appalachian ways. Have been interested in off-grid living for many yrs. Wide variety of skills including cooking, sewing, canning, music, computer skills, natural medicine, light carpentry, plumbing, electrical, many more. Not religious in the conventional sense, but a deeply spiritual, praying woman. Laid back & easy going, honest, caring & take pride in doing things right. More info at phreedom4all@protonmail.com.

  86. I loved your article because its helpful, informative and jovial! I have my farmer Sue here! She’s great with the farming and love of nature. Learned alot. Put off by the pickup comments, but that is not your fault. These people should post on matchmaking sitrs! Thank you for your awesome post. Love from the heart of the Ozarks, in Arkansas! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  87. Hello. My name is Ky McMillion. I am very interested in homestead living, and very willing and capable of helping someone on their land. I had dreams of building an off-grid community of my own, however life had other plans for me. I am a 43 year old father of three. My eldest son is a college freshman this year, and paying for his education has definitely let me know that city living is way too expensive for my family to sustain.  My wife and I run a nonprofit which provides a variety of high quality low cost services to people in need. We have many skills. We homeschool our two younger children. Their ages are 11 and 9 years old.  I am in search of an opportunity to help someone on their land and help them build their homesteading community. I understand how much work it is to do alone. I am not sure if you would like help on your land, but I am hoping you know someone who does. We currently live in Boston Massachusetts, but are willing to relocate. I am hoping you are interested in our help or know someone who would be. I truly thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I hope you receive this message and i hear from you soon. Have a blessed day and stay healthy.

  88. Hello. I responded to an email with this information, but it is for any interested party. My name is Kyio McMillion. I am very interested in homestead living, and very willing and capable of helping someone on their land. I had dreams of building an off-grid community of my own, however life had other plans for me. I am a 43 year old father of three. My eldest son is a college freshman this year, and paying for his education has definitely let me know that city living is way too expensive for my family to sustain.  My wife and I run a nonprofit which provides a variety of high quality low cost services to people in need. We have many skills. We homeschool our two younger children. Their ages are 11 and 9 years old.  I am in search of an opportunity to help someone on their land and help them build their homesteading community. I understand how much work it is to do alone. I am not sure if you would like help on your land, but I am hoping you know someone who does. We currently live in Boston Massachusetts, but are willing to relocate. I am hoping you are interested in our help or know someone who would be. I truly thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I hope you receive this message and I hear from you soon. Have a blessed day and stay healthy.

  89. Not homesteading or off the grid. But enjoy growing vegetables and herbs around the yard. Planting a few grape vines this year. Have a few acres that could be a nice garden, Have chickens for eggs and meat.Near town but very private.Sold out Christian, 4 grown n gone kids. Small fish pond. Small grass pasture could be fenced for a couple cows, goats. Friends keep bees on one side of field, but would be interested im getting 3-4 hives of my own. 68 years young, work 5 days a week then yard chores, chicken care then relax in swing on porch.

  90. Not homesteading or off the grid. But enjoy growing vegetables and herbs around the yard. Planting a few grape vines this year. Have a few acres that could be a nice garden, Have chickens for eggs and meat.Near town but very private.Sold out Christian, 4 grown n gone kids. Small fish pond. Small grass pasture could be fenced for a couple cows, goats. Friends keep bees on one side of field, but would be interested im getting 3-4 hives of my own. 68 years young, work 5 days a week then yard chores, chicken care then relax in swing on porch.
    cat2grant@yahoo.com

  91. Great article! I wish I would have found this years ago.

    I’m 53 and looking to look for property to live off grid. No kids and two dogs. I’ve been planning this for about eight years. I’ve been doing lots of reading and preparing (as in getting equipment, tools and supplies).

    My original preference was Montana, but about five years ago prices skyrocketed. I would love Alaska as well. I am looking for wilderness and access to food and CLEAN water. The further north, the cleaner the water.

    I’m a hard-worker. I was a mechanic in the Navy and more recently an environmental attorney. Now, I read about raising chickens, building coops and greenhouses, and any other topic on homesteading.

    If anyone would be interested in fulfilling similar dreams, please feel free to reach out. mr.rufus.2010@gmail.com

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