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#1 of 2 Old 09-16-2012, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm part of a group that is looking to form a self-sufficient community. We are looking for land to purchase at the moment, but any and all are welcome to come take a look at our group!

 We are a group of like-minded individuals dedicated to the purchase of land and the creation of an “Eco-village

” on that land. Some refer to this type of venture as a commune and others as a “Liberty village.” Whatever you prefer to call it, our intention is to create a self-sustaining village capable of existing “off grid” so to speak. By that we mean, generating our own power , growing as much food as the community will need year round, raising, slaughtering and butchering our own meat (for those who choose to eat meat), all in an Earth-friendly manner.
We will sparingly utilize natural resources, where available, with renewal and replenishment in a manner not detrimental to the local environment. It is not possible to undertake such an endeavor without using some of the natural resources, so we will scrutinize and manage every project which requires the harvesting of those resources.
We invite you to join the group and share your ideas. All ideas are welcome if presented in a respectful manner. We know that this type of project attracts an eclectic variety of people and we want to respect everyone’s Faith and political perspectives. With that in mind, we respectfully request that posts of a religious or political nature be kept to a bare minimum. It is understood that you want to discuss and share your views and we want you to feel free to do so. However, these topics are known to be volatile in nature. So, please remember, you don’t have to share the views of the other members, you just have to respect them.
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I can't tell where you are geographically, but want to wish you the best of luck! I am part of a some-what similar group in Herriman, UT - One of the biggest hurdles we are finding is water - just mentioning that so you can incorporate water plans into your planning - we have access to a well, and temporary water shares that the state does NOT want to renew. We are trying to purchase some permanent water shares to solve the issue, but those are difficult to find.


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