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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:Ok so a thought has recently come to me that would require quite a few hands and quite a bit more preperation. All I want to do with the rest of my life is spin fire and enjoy living. I know I am not alone in this desire. Therefore the only sensible thing in my mind has been to save up enough money to buy some land somewhere, make a generous sized garden, and live. The basic needs of food and shelter would be covered. Next comes the idea of companionship, and in marches the commune ideal. All comments welcome, but this really is a serious idea of mine so lets not get too out there folks. Possible location: ALASKA; homestead act is still viable in alaska meaning you pick a plot of land, make it better, and after seven years its yours. Any takers?

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:most definately somewhere in the tropics though rainforesty cause most other places get fire bans for most if not all of the year. secondly rainforest doesnt have those tricky "Australian Squirells" to chase you around the place wink
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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Those things can kill you!!! They're all territorial and drop out of trees with their razor sharp claws! All I think they are good for is a fur coat! And the flippin possums! Thanks censored that brought them to NZ, many a sleepless night have I had BC of those evil bastards. In the states the different but same possums are just as sinister but they do it quietly!

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:Possums i can understand they are evil little bastards particularly when they get into your warehouse and piss and censored all over your nice clean show room.

@ Dan this idea has got the creative juices flowing. going to invest some time into researching the possibilities. Will post up the info as it comes to hand. I am with you i think it is feasible and a brilliant idea


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Well, with my school about to $*%& me over, I think I'll definately be ready in 2 years (just have to finish paying off my school loans *rolls eyes*.

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

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Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

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Posted:No the evil Koala thingys too!

I have been looking at Alaska, it's not so bad actually, massive resources. I have found a way around the whole immigration thingy in Australia and the US.


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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:See with Alaska I would be more scared of running into Sarah Palin than running into a koala in Australia. All jokes aside alaska sounds great 50 - 60k for 20 plus acres. My grandparents have an acre and they have had in the past chickens several fruit trees herb gardens and plenty of room left for 15-20 grandkids to ride bikes and play around as well so over 20 acres there should be plenty of room to set up a sustainable community for a group of spinners

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:I thought of the tropics as well but the idea of poisonous... well poisonous everything really just doesn't sit well with me. Speaking of injurious stuff, we should really try and find an emt. Or someone with basic knowlege that can fix common stuff, breaks and the sort.
If i bring up poisonous stuff of the tropics i may as well bring up the bad points of alaska as well- bears. granted they arent the man eating evil ones from yellow stone, but they're still bears. The way i see it, if the eskimos can make it out there so can we.


interesting side thought- why make this the only commune? Several around the world would be amazing- and ascilith can travel amonst them all with his monk entourage... hmmmm monk as an adjective = monkey?


"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter., ...

Total posts: 375
Posted:I'd be all for it, but not in Alaska. I have no doubts it could be done there, but I have other reasons for avoiding it. Make it somewhere a little more south and I'm in.

You know Colorado still has the homestead thing too? Make improvements and/or show profit off the land and in a few years it's yours. I've spent weeks in Colorado and never left the mountains, would be much easier to be self sufficient there.

And as for tropics, poisonous everything is not that serious really. You just have to learn how to be a part of a new environment. I'd say El Salvador if going the more tropical route.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Colorado is extra good because it's a quick drive to burning man


also in Alaska, we'd need a huge studio for when its too cold to spin outsdie


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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:@Jared: Colorado sounds pretty cool- i'll check into the homestead plots available

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

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Location: Flying south for the winter., ...

Total posts: 375
Posted:Good luck finding any info on it. Last I heard of it was several years ago so I won't be an help at all laugh3 I just know there was a guy I met who was trying to get his setup, was having problems finding profitable land though. He was wanting to do a little mining and there was just no good mining land left.

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:ok colorado's nice but expensive. couldn't find anything on homestead properties.
i'm currently working on a charter to outline some basics on how this all can be operated- thanks again for all the help and advise refuge

right now it looks like a feasable plan could be to set up a primary commune in austrailia and a secondary, smaller one in alaska.


"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Austrailia, sounds good. What is the immigration process like to there?

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:here is a link to the immigration dept web site http://www.immi.gov.au/
hope that helps


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:*keeps mouth shut*

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:although there is another idea, we could start a fire commune on an abandoned couple of little islands off the east coast of Australia somewhere in the tasman sea:p

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:YES. however one negative thought that comes to mind is why were they abandoned? most uninhabited places are uninhabitable... but of course an expedition could answer that question real quick

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:nah thats just refuge and i taking the piss out of each others countries

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:OYE!

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:yea he just told me. way to get my hopes up...

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Trip: Learn how to say things properly..... grin

Dan: Watch your bill fold around Trip....


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Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:in other news. They need to invent teleporters.

Then we could have a commune anywhere!

/dream


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:I know a great place we could send all the offenders!

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:i think i know where this ones going...

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:i thuohgt i was syanig tinhgs poreplry

and whats a bill fold. is it this *holds up Dans wad of cash*

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:hey! where'd you get that?! thievery is not allowed- its stated in the charter.

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:Originally Posted By: Refuge CrewI know a great place we could send all the offenders! touche bud i got nothing for that

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Originally Posted By: triptricianOriginally Posted By: Refuge CrewI know a great place we could send all the offenders! touche bud i got nothing for that

I seriously doubt that! Is that Da.... I mean.... our beer money?


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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:ok, gettin off topic here- anyone got further ideas on job classifications. so far i got building, hunting/gathering, medical, clothing, and farming. I know eath of those are likly to have subsets of their own but any other broad ideas?

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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Daniel_Hendricks
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

The Hendricks Experience
Location: Texas, USA

Total posts: 41
Posted:o. and i'd still like my "bill fold" back

"it is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look," thoreau

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