Western ME Homestead/Prepper Group

Franklin County, Maine, United States

  • Last updated: December 22, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: November 3, 2012

Mission Statement

create sustainable group – location given on here intentionally incorrect

Community Description

Have 100+ acres of hardwood & rocks, supremely defensible – need partners to develop. Beautiful rural area, some farms/tiny villages surrounded by thousands and thousands of acres of public access forest.
Near resortish village for odds & ends of employment – ski areas for one thing.
15 mi. from a very greeny/hippy small college town that is the county seat, has all sorts of Ag. Stores & a farmer’s market as well as a decent hospital.
I have an excavator, and a farm tractor w/a loader, will be buying a dumptruck soon to begin developing the land into a defensible farm retreat.
Also have bandsaw mill, woodsplitter, all construction tools & equipment, generators, etc., etc… 30 yrs. as a carpenter/builder/developer before becoming a realtor .
Meanwhile continuing to develop present 6 acre mini-farm 1/2 hr. away for gardening & animals until big project is more under way.
At this point there are others who are interested, and I have placed 2 big travel trailers on the land . One to be enclosed in a solar double garage for temporary housing for myself . Your temporary housing would be welcome if you are in sync w/me.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2008
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Mailing Address:
    Franklin County, Maine, 04982
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Rural


  • Area: 100 acres
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    seeking partners


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    email me, we’ll chat maybe speak on the phone

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    fit in w/the vision


  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    to be developed

    always open to suggestions


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $100
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    definitely helpful if prospective partners can bring funds to the party, and there are ways to protect financial investments

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: 100%


  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    I eat meat, you eat what you want . We are interested in growing non-GMO organic foods .

Additional Comments

Please be well-informed, sort of easy-going, not pushy, and it would be great if you had actual skills &/or experience to bring to the group . But if you’re willing to work, that is the main thing .

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)


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