Seeking farming/off grid mentor


Land Seeker Description

I’m 28, in shape, looking to trade my work on your farm for a place to stay. Not because I need to(have always worked FT, have a car, and am not broke by any means) but bc I’m going to eventually have an off grid cabin/farm set-up in the forest and Id like to learn from someone. Kind of like a mentor of how to do these things and live self sufficiently. I’m an intermediate level carpenter and have landscaping skills so I want to expand on those under direction of someone who knows what they’re doing.

A small cabin(or something I could turn into such) on the property somewhere, MIL, or even a room(although we all like our privacy so that’s my least favorite option for long term)


(I’m checking a lot of these boxes on what Id like to farm so I’m checking the ones that Id use on mine if I had one in PNW right now. So if you are farming something I didnt check, I’m still up for it!)

What features of the property are essential?

Woodland or water nearby(for fishing) preferred, and some kind of structure or materials I can make liveable preferred.

Describe your farming experience

I am familiar with tools and hard work. Years of landscaping experience and growing my own fruits and vegetables.

Are you currently farming?


What are your short term goals for the land

Learn the inside knowledge and contribute to the beautiful system that is home farming. Id like to be taken under someone's wing, not just have this be extremely transactional. Dont get me wrong, I'm not trying to watch Disney movies together, but I'd like someone to care about teaching someone who wants to know what they know.

What are your long term goals

Build myself a small, 12×16 or so loft cabin, solar/wind energy, completely off grid. Farming (what to farm tbd), chickens, possibly goats, fishing, hunting, and basically be a walking survival guide.

Describe your housing needs

Am currently outside Portland, looking to live on the property to have the full training/experience/knowledge of self sufficient farm life. I just moved from Tennessee so I'm not FROM Portland, just renting a temp room while I look for this so could begin anytime. Could turn something into a cabin if you had that option, or if your property is at least a few acres we could figure something out. MIL is an option too. Im pretty flexible.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Eastern, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area

Acreage desired:
Less than 1 acre, 1 - 5 acres, 5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres

Seeking land access by:
July 31, 2020

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Goats, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
July 1, 2020

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