Looking now to start a community in the north Midwestern USA (WI, MI, etc.) incl farming small-scale

Looking to start a community in the north Midwestern USA.

I can purchase the land and temporary housing could be used at first (tents, cars) until structures are made/purchased (large custom-made sheds could be purchased, so each person would have a structure to live in and expand over time, at their convenience, and keep cost low, and less carbon footprint)

Organic gardening, and sustainability, shared meals perhaps and creating art/music, are some ideas.

Teens and young adults would be a great addition to the community, so that others can have peers, as the community grows. A range of ages is good for a community.

The mindset, is likely a joy in everyday things, from planting to making structures and such. In a way, this lifestyle is like a “moving prayer” so that this mindfulness becomes the purpose for living in the country, away from the distraction of cities, which many of us have lived in or grown up in.

Since trust is so important in a community, and trust engenders a kindness toward others, like-minded people would be best for harmony. Discussions, and openness, rather than taking things personally, make for a ease for everyone, when working out details, in the community.

Anyone interested? Need not be limited to Midwestern states, but perhaps away from the coasts.


When starting a community, finding the right people is one of the biggest challenges. You want people you’ll be good friends with, so you’ll want people with similar interests and values and compatible personality. That can be hard to find, especially for people like us that don’t fit in the regular boxes. To get responses to this post you should probably tell more about yourself, to give people an idea whether they’d get along with and be able to work together with you.

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Thank you for your note! And as well, for the suggestion. Really appreciated.

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I like the imagery of a moving prayer. This sounds wonderful and I hope you can get things going. I suspect that, in the winter, it might be harder to get people started, but once springtime comes, if you have connected with a piece of property, you’ll be able to get things moving, as it will warm up and people won’t have to live in temp. structures during the cold season. I wish you great success.