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So we need to build brotherhood and community with a mission.  One way is to talk to folks who share our beliefs and buy some land.  If we share the cost in rural areas like W.Virginia, Oklahoma, Eastern Oregon, 20 acres with a pond, some timber, a place to grow food can be found for $100,000 to $200,000.  Usually with a small house and some out buildings.  Often near a decent sized town with job possibilities.

 

how do you do this?

 

figure out an area you’d like to consider, look at on line listings, talk to a couple of bro’s about “wouldn’t it be great to have a real life with purpose”.  Drop out of society and be self sufficient but with some benefits of some income.

 

so we have a Dream goal, a sweet 20 acre property with a pond, some sun lit pasture and a couple of small houses and sheds where you can be independent.  How do you pay for that?  You need a 20% down payment or $20,000.  A mortgage for 20 years will cost 4% or about $4,000 a year.  You can get a mortgage if you have a net income after taxes , three times the cost of your mortgage, and taxes and utilities.  So if you can make $25,000 a year doing construction work, your buddy can too, it’s easy.

 

want to make the twenty year mortgage disappear fast?  In the first three or four years you are paying mostly interest not much principal.  So make sure you can pay a bit extra each year in those first four or five years.  If you do you can drop the repayment time down to ten or fifteen years.  If you come into some extra money it can even go faster.

 

dream a dream of finding a couple of guys to make a community of Arayan warriors, living a wholesome life where you can set goals and do what you need to do.  It’s really very possible with a dream and a plan.

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There are plenty of pre-existing communities similar to this already which can be found relatively easily if you know where to look.

But if you want to start your own community then you need to actually know people irl who have an interest in and experience with homesteading. You also need to make sure that the land you're buying has enough water for how much you're gonna be growing and consuming yourself, the right kind of soil and climate, all while being distant enough to do what you want without being isolated.

There's a tremendous amount of work that goes into setting this kind of thing up and even more once you've actually got the land and want to start using it. I'd recommend to try starting up a garden if you don't have one already and read as much as you can. Once you've actually got the skill set, then you can worry about finding people to help you pay for it.

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I really like the idea of this, it's pretty much my dream too. The maths might be a bit different over here but at least it's not hard to find land. 

Water is a big problem here too but if you plan it right you'll pick the right place. It's good to think of those things early. I'm saving money as much as I can for land. Hadn't though of starting small where I am now that's  good idea, there's probably some things I can do now even with the small amount of space I've got now.

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