I'm a Mother to 6 beautiful children. One girl, 19 and a grandson that's 1 now, five boys-15, 13, 12, and twins 11. Wife for 19 years and we have been together for 22 years.
We have been talking about joining/starting a Intentional Community for several years and have been looking online for places to meet like-minded people. But as some of you may find, there is just not enough websites for this.
We have been dreaming of the day that we can work together to build long-lasting relationships with others and work together to make our planet a better place for our children and ourselves. To teach them how to respect the Mother Earth and her blessings. To live off the land, grow your own food, raise animals, etc...
I"m hoping that we can find what we are seeking and can pursue the path of our dreams and find people whom we can connect with.
My hobbies include hanging out with my kiddys and swimming, going to the park, playing games, or just taking them for a walk. In my free time (when kiddos are sleeping) I love to make beaded and hemp jewelry. I make all types of jewelry-necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. Trying to try it going into a Profitable Business. New project that I am goin to try is to make Braided Rugs. I have been wantin to try it for a while now. So I'll let you know how it goes.
What kind of Skill and Support can you offer a community?
My skills have mostly been with child rearing and taking care of the daily needs of a family. But with anyone who has done this you need multi-skills. Such as time management, money management, directing, cooking, cleaning skills.
My husband on the other hand has been working in the Construction field for 20+ years. He has wide variety of skills including but not limited too - all carpentry, siding, roofing, plumbing, electrical, landscaping.
While we have cannot offer a lot of money to put into a community we have skills, passion and heart to help make a Community to be proud of.
What States are you interested in for Community?
Tennessee, Kentucky, anywhere our heart leads us.
My Visions or Views for Intentional Communities are:
My visions of a community involves working together to build a place for our children to learn to walk lightly on our Mother Earth. To be kind, compassionate, understanding of others. To learn to survive without the modern conveniences if they need too.
I would want to have gardens and greenhouses. Hopefully building our homes together as a community from Natural Materials, Solar, Wind, etc. Having a Communal Kitchen/Dining Area. Working together to build small businesses to bring money into the community.
*Just working, building, sharing, laughing, and spending time with one another building relationships to last and lifetime.*
Hey I saw one of your threads in the forum talking about IC's... If you know of any close to me I'm around Coffee county where bonnaroo takes place and I would def love to get away from here just recently found out im carrying my first child and need a very chill place just way too much stress around here. I'm in my 3rd month and been staying in my car. Its so hard to find a job here especially having dreadlocks.. :( Please help sister! Loving you! Brittney
"I am surprised by how quiet this forum has become lately with no responses to your post. I would take a sleeping bag and tent as it is unlikely that you will find a place to spend the night. Not that many hitchhikers these days. Good luck!"