Last updated: May 3, 2016 (3 weeks ago)
Listing created on: January 24, 2016
(Conroe, Texas, United States)
The goal is to establish a completely self-sufficient community through permalculture, community enterprises, agroforesty and ecotourism.
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.
Currently, applications are being reviewed for a full time helper who has experience living off grid in primitive conditions. There is electricity here, but other than that it is primitive. You must provide your own housing such as a tent, yurt, RV, teepee or off road mobile home. If you have a tent we could make room for it under the barn for a little more protection from the elements. In return for your help you get free rent and a share in the food grown here, but you will still need to provide some of your own necessities such as food, personal hygiene products and whatever else you need. Interested parties should send an email thoroughly describing your off grid living experience, all your animal care experience, special skills, how you could contribute to the cause, what types of chores you feel uncomfortable doing or will not do, what your ideal eco village or intentional community would be like, what you hope to accomplish through joining, and some of your social media accounts as personal references.
If you are intolerant, spiteful or hateful towards traditional, Bible based Christian beliefs then you should not apply.