SAILING THE FARM - A SEA GYPSY TRIBE OF TOMORROW

Interested in self-sufficiency? Want to help build a community? Love the sea? Our collective, on an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, is for anyone who wants to learn and work hard. We grow food, boats and ideas, so if you have a knowledge or interest in permaculture, farming, boat building, or sailing, come and help us create a home that is sustainable both on land AND out at sea!

We are building a sailboat (the first of many), with the hope that when she sets sail (hopefully 2012/2013) we will visit other eco-villages around the world, collecting knowledge and travelling in the most eco-friendly way possible. Anyone who helps will have the chance to join our crew, a tribe of floating sea-gypsies! We also need help on the farm, as we build up the infrastructure to form a stable base for our community. This project is relatively new; we began in 2009 so there is still a lot to be done. We live with two dogs, the farm cat and some (very) free-range chickens. We keep bees and make jam; this year we harvested our first crop of potatoes and planted next seasons raspberries. Eventually we hope to grow all our food. We want to create a place that will flourish as our boats start sailing, a place where crops, thoughts, adventures, and of course boats, can grow!

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Comment by Lina Shadrach on June 18, 2013 at 23:11

Would you be open to having someone work in exchange for room?

Comment by René Bailey on June 16, 2013 at 2:16

I just read an article about an eco-village called Lost Valley located in the smalltown of Dexter in Oregon. It's more or less the same kind of project but you have a big plus: the boat. I will keep in touch for sure. Keep it up.

Comment by Lina Shadrach on June 14, 2013 at 18:39

Hi! All of this sounds like what I want in my life. I'm currently a college student in Portland, Oregon, but I'm taking the next semester (and maybe more) off. I was planning on getting into the WOOFing program (to work on an organic farm), but I'm very interested in boat building and sailing as well. Could I get some more information? 

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