Traveling Crafter's Co-op & Mobile Ecovillage

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Traveling Crafter's Co-op & Mobile Ecovillage

Forming now and launching in Fall 2016!

This group is for those interested in a travelling crafter/healer/musician/artist/author intentional community.

420 and organics friendly but no room for drinkers, heavy drugs, drama or those who can't avoid Imperial entanglements.

Spiritually open, sexually amused, politically bereft; if that sounds like you then keep reading.

My plan is to be on the road between Renaissance Fairs and craft shows, camping in National Forests and boondocking on private land when possible.

I'm currently working on a farm in southern Oregon. I'm taking my share of the harvest this fall and investing in the basic infrastructure (phone, satellite, vehicle insurance, etc) and amenities (portable home made composting toilets, portable shower facilities, camp kitchen, etc) for the co-op. I have some experience with this stuff.

I have a couple books on Amazon.com and a sideline as an occasional meditation teacher. I make leather mugs and water bottles and soy candles.

I'm looking for a few people to be permanent members and we'll have guest space available for traveling crafters.

My goal is relaxed travel with fun, interesting people and spending a lot of time fucked up by the campfire.

Members: 11
Latest Activity: May 24, 2019

What is a mobile ecovillage?

Someone asked me what I meant by 'traveling ecovillage'.

Ecovillage - a community whose inhabitants seek to live according to ecological principles, causing as little impact on the environment as possible.

Intentional Community - An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle.

Think of the Basecamp as a traveling Bed & Breakfast on a circuit between Renaissance Fairs, craft shows and other geekish events. Or a gypsy caravan or a bunch of over educated burned out potheads trying to make a living out of our own creativity. Whichever works best for you. 

It's pretty simple; high tech nomads. Solar power, composting toilets, solar hot water showers. I might personally experiment with a mobile garden with some potato, carrot and onion tubs. I like raising chickens and they are one of the most efficient and easiest to travel with stock animals so I might add a mobile chicken pen and a dozen layers. 

By the beginning of 2017 I plan to have phone, vehicle insurance, satellite and a few other fixed basics paid for the year. I can provide the basic amenities; water, power, satellite, limited internet access (possibly), sanitation, etc. I have a small (but growing) income from my books and online semi businesses that I can also allocate to expenses.

My current plan is a 3/4 ton pickup with a cargo trailer which houses my solar panels and golf cart batteries and a few other things. I'll be putting a board up on Pinterest with specifics.

I plan to have communal meals Rainbow style and there will probably be a $50 per week (or so) grocery/maintenance fee for community members + a small override from show sales. Temporary members or guests might have a slightly different fee structure. Specifics like that will probably be worked out among members as we form the group.

What *I* want out of this in particular; interesting people to travel with, help with my booth at fairs and events, help with camp maintenance, etc.

I'll put up some more links and ideas soon. I invite comments and discussions. I like brainstorming.

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Getting Started

Started by Greg Smith. Last reply by Harry Müller May 31, 2017. 1 Reply

Here's my basic vision. I'm a former full time RV'er and I prefer tent dwelling right now. I like traveling light and camping in National Forests (yes, it's legal when you do it right).I'd like a few…Continue

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Comment by sour daddy on May 12, 2016 at 1:29pm

peace brothers and sisters. john here im traveling now and tenting it. I have a few resources and make arts and crafts. set a date and ill be there.

Comment by Greg Smith on May 6, 2016 at 7:43pm

Hey, Welcome!

I just left Colorado last year. I'm done being tied to the land. I'm looking to start a gypsy tribe and a traveling Rainbow camp.

I had a class B that I sold last year. I've been tent camping for nearly 3 months in New Mexico, L.A. and Oregon and I like it. I'll be building my base camp up over the summer.

I'd love to see your art. :)

Comment by sneaky raccoon on May 6, 2016 at 7:00pm
I have been living in a tent for the last 7 years I am up grading to an RV this year....but already have a small piece of land in Watts OKlahoma set up with basic needs water,electric, & sewer....and am moving to Colorado but Watts area will be OK for camping and staying for short times....I am a traditional artist sketches, pen and ink, tattoos, & painting
 

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