Making sustainable living mainstream

 joyous1 (@joleensmith12) 7 years, 10 months ago

So Valhalla’s mission is to make sustainable/community style living mainstream. I’ve looked in to this for so long and have watched so many videos on tiny houses, hobbit houses, earthships, any kind of 100% sustainable living house really… I think this post needs to be a place where other people that want to live that way, can meet up, and just build a place. I’m only 20 but I want to do this. I know it’s possible and kind of cheap if the bills are split between lots of people. So… Does anyone wanna do this? Where at? Or does anyone have a compound set up already asking for volunteers or places to live? I just want to live off grid.

December 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm
Mike (42) (@DLLRE) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I would personally love to do this as well. I absolutely CRAVE living in the country again, away from the hurried pace of business and people revolving their lives around a clock. I’m tired of having to go to a grocery store constantly for vegetables that I have no idea of their origins, not to mention that they taste horrible when compared to home grown food. I want to be able to live off grid, but still be connected so that I would be able to generate spare income with any extra electricity. I’d rather live in harmony amidst nature than feeling separated from it at both work and home.

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SedNo1 (128) (@Sedentary-Nomad) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I’ve been putting my free time into studying sustainable living for quite a while, too. I replied to your Shockwave of Peace thread. I’m looking to attend the Earthship Academy to learn the concepts from the source and eventually build one on my land in Illinois. In the mean time I am down to volunteer if there are any close to me.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

stop spamming man

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Keith Hughes (23) (@shaggyandscooby333) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

where do you live. They are everywhere. If you got money (money to get their food and mike charges donation to teach) you can volunteer at any one mike Reynolds is building. Any home builder will let you volunteer for free. I know for it took so long to build mine by myself. Wish i could have at least someone to help. Go to the earthship.com forum they have them all over the world. Mine is in Colorado.

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O’Reilly (804) (@oreilly) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I love the idea of community gardens, especially in the poorer neighborhoods. Fast food companies have a tight grip on the eating habits in those areas. It’s a great way to build up the community and feed those without the means to feed themselves. It’s definitely a step in the right direction, even though it doesn’t get you completely off the grid.

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joyous1 (42) (@joleensmith12) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I live in Illinois too. I think it’d be a great idea to build like a few communities all over the US so anyone whose interested could stay there. And it’s let people have free places to live too.

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Keith Hughes (23) (@shaggyandscooby333) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

i would advise going to another county other than the USA. Because one can not build anything you want unless you jump through all their hoops and pay out the ying yang. Forcing on us unnecessary rules and regulations that is corrupt and saves us from ourselves.

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