Starting an Eco Green Off Grid Community in Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ecogreenleaves, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. ecogreenleaves

    ecogreenleaves Neophyte Monkey

    Starting an off grid community in Alaska and looking for members. Looking for individuals with skills who are hard working and able to live through the winters with a wood stove and taking care of animals, everyone has their own tiny house...
  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Normally this kind of first post sets off a
    for me. Others, not so much.

    May I suggest that you take the time to:
    Explain just who you are
    Why you want this 'community' // location of same
    What you bring to the table - cash, skills, cash, land ownership, or cash

    This because of this post in 2017 -:
    Building everything from the ground up

    Looking forward to more....
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Eco-green makes me think of growing and in Alaska that takes skill. @ecogreenleaves you mentioned animals. What animals are you planning on raising in Alaska?

    I look forward to hearing more of your plan. Welcome to the monkey
  4. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Somehow I'm thinking members on this site aren't quite so gullible.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    How to contact you if anyone is interested.
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  6. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    I'm thinking strip mining gold through a giant sluice and sieve set up isn't part of the plan.....[cmfrt]

    That's the part I like. Big machines and fritters fried in bearfat and lots of pretty gold![angel]
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  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    So what are the details?
    Mainly what's paying for it, what's powering it, what's keeping people from freezing to death in the winter?
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  8. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready!

    Fat liberal chicks?
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  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome... Very interested in reading about how you plan to make this work.
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  10. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    (Tap, Tap) Hello? Anyone home?
  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I think she may have been a hit & run. But if you would like to give your two cents on going off grid in Alaska, I would be interested. We know that @MountainMariner was almost off grid with his location. I have always wondered if someone off grid in Alaska would have success raising livestock or even chickens. I think there would be a huge issue of wildlife wiping out the folk. Probably be easier to just hunt for all your meat.
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  12. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Romantic visions of Alaska vs the brutal reality of the climate. Climate that is lethal in the winter.

    Along the coast, you can (try to) live 'off-grid' but the life is not easy. I would rather go off-grid in HI (waves to Hanzo)

    Many folks lack the basic skills, and frankly the work ethic to live in a true subsistence/homesteading life.
    Locally, the wannabes are called "End of the Roaders".

    It rarely ends well.

    That said, there are a noticeable number of folks in SouthEast or South Central who make a go of the 'off-grid' lifestyle.
    They have a garden, maybe even a large greenhouse, run a wood stove for heat, solar panels for some electric service, but live within a short drive to stores, hospitals and schools....

    I' m sure @BTPost has some neighbors that have that lifestyle. I'd like to hear his take....
  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, if they REALLY are sincere in going completely Off-Grid, I hope they already are here, AND are well on their way to having a Wx tight place to Sleep, Eat, and work, because winter is just around the corner even down here in Southeastern Alaska... Summer died 10 Days ago, and the Fall Rains have started, already... Most of my Summer Neighbors have left already, and the rest of the summer Folks will be long gone by Labor Day. Starting out this late in the season is nothing more than a Recipe for Disaster... There aren't enough hours in each day, and days before winter, left to build a Winter Place... Folks that think they can do it, will be gone by Halloween, or dead... That is the reality of Bush Alaska.... The time to start doing a place is in April, and then it usually takes two summers to get to where you need to be for the first winter... Good Luck.... YMMV...
  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    This is one of the top reasons I do not live in maine and I do live in new Mexico.
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  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Even if I could I would spend at least a year getting to know some one before getting that connected..
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I think I will remain swampass hot vs FROZEN Popsicle
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  17. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Cold and dark are not the problem, those i deal with well. heat drains me .
    One of my favorite jobs was working at ski slopes running the snow making equipment and working on the cats and other equipment.
    A lot of work is done at night in a big rush against temperature, time and weather, about like farming, except the harvest is in the sales office.
    People with low self worth give us their money so they can risk their lives racing down a hill over and over till they hurt them selves.
    If they don't do it the first day they come back and do it again .and again .
    I prefer snow shoeing to skiing unless there is a serious destination ,or S&R event ,then it's cross country skiing or on the moes.
    If I had a shift that ended at midnight ,i'd dawn the snow shoes and head up the slopes and enjoy the sounds of the night and the beautiful views all around, Star light is more than enough .
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  18. Murfylang

    Murfylang Gypsy chicken whisperer

    Having lived in alaska off grid it's not so easy, life is HARD up there but if you choose a location it might have to be in the Kenai Peninsula maybe down by Homer. Yeah Fairbanks is nice but the summer is fast and the dark days can really take their toll on a person unless you can stay active.
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