Last updated: August 22, 2016 (1 day ago)
Listing created on: January 24, 2016
(Conroe, Texas, United States)
The goal is to establish a completely self-sufficient community through permaculture, community enterprises, subsistence farming, agroforesty and ecotourism. Ten Commandments, Enoch Calendar,
If all the people of the world followed the Ten Commandments life on Earth would be a lot closer to the garden of Eden. One of the ten commandments is to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. For some time, one of my prayers has been to know what day is the true Sabbath. The ancient calender of Enoch determines the Sabbath according to what day the spring equinox falls on that year. In 2016 the Sabbath is on Sunday, because the spring equinox fell on a Sunday. In 2017 the Sabbath will be on Monday.
Aponi Gardens is over twelve acres of land in the greater Big Thicket region of Southeast Texas. The main property is in Tyler County, along the northern gateway to the Big Thicket and the smaller recreational, business lot is in Montgomery County in an area known as the Little Thicket. The goal is to establish a completely self-sufficient community through permaculture, community enterprises, agroforesty and ecotourism. I am a life-long naturalist and I have been living simply and sustainably off the land since around 2004. I have a unique vision and brand of ecotourism and farming that I would like to establish here and replicate elsewhere. I am currently seeking co founders and partners. There are now openings for offgrid campers. We have open places for offgrid RV’s, yurts, tents and tiny homes. Also there is plenty of room to build your own wigwam, teepee or longhouse.
Some of the main types of construction that I am interested in are log building and ferrocement construction.
At present the only connection to the grid is electricity. Electricity is available at the front of the recreational lot.
The Tyler County property is an amazing biologically diverse property with ideal topography for retention ponds. I presently have nearly everything we need to build a log cabin. During the dead of winter is the time to cut the trees traditionally and scientifically, and I would like to get the first log cabin started this winter.
I am currently entertaining the possibility of having the ideal person sign a one year lease where they would be the only other party renting. There is presently plenty of open space for gardening and livestock as well as wooded, shady areas for mushroom farming and woods chickens. Installing fence or bartering livestock could be an option to paying rent. Just as a basic plan to work with it would be 12 month lease $1000 per month with a $640 deposit with 500 refundable. You would easily have 6 acres of land to utilize for approved purposes such as parking RV, 18 wheeler, temporary buildings, if we construct a log cabin you can live in it for the remainder of your lease, shady areas for mushroom cultivation and open areas for longhorn or Piney Woods cattle, or maybe some bison. You would have use of one of the 1100 gallon rain water tanks and access to the Montgomery County lot. The land you rent will not be contiguous so that you will have access to more variable types of areas: in reach of electricity, closer to rain water tank, open area, shady area, hunting/shooting area, etc.