My husband and I are 45 and 34, respectively, and we have a 2 ½ year old daughter as well as a 9 year old Labrador. We have a very large Paid Off(!) house on about a half-acre in a very small town in central North Dakota. The house in its current configuration has 9 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on three floors plus a full basement; we plan to change that to 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The town has a whopping 45 residents. We also have 10 acres in another centrally located state that is only 1 month and 4 days from being paid off (!) That land is beautiful, but it is raw land with no improvements other than the road in and that is 4 wheel drive only. We travel for work all of the time right now, and had been prepped on a small scale for a long time and had been storing our stuff on the 10 acres (since it was centrally located) but the location was unattended and sadly we were robbed of most our goodies. So we have begun laying away again slowly in amounts that we can keep with us at all times. We are taking steps to move to the house very soon (probably mid-April) and begin prepping in earnest to make that our main bug-in/bug-out location. It has always been our goal to live as self-sufficiently as possible while making use of the grid yet being ready for it to fail. We have many skills and are pretty handy with a toolbox. The house needs a lot of work. It’s well worth it and has many excellent features as well. We are looking for some friends (extended family) that can benefit from the space we have in excess and have skill sets we don’t. (There’s always room for a carpenter and a medic, lol)
I would like to thank all who have inquired. We feel like we have had great response (7 in two weeks). It is a big house although space is limited. Pets are welcome but subject to approval (inside or outside)
We are not looking for someone to provide security while we feed them or someone to feed us while we provide security for them. We think working together and recognizing each other’s strengths and weaknesses will make a much stronger bond between members.
This is not for everyone however it is for some if this is you feel free to contact us, ask anything that’s on your mind, we will answer. CountryandPeaches[at]live[dot]com.
P.S. Unlike other groups we have seen you can occupy (if all agree) i.e. we accept you and you accept us at will. We do expect a certain amount of participation. In our opinion you should be able to realize and employ the benefits of your efforts as it pertains to your situation.