Wow, just came back from work, loved to see all the comments!
glad to see so many like minded people..
about some comments:
- LOL im no charlatan, and im not going to ask you to fork over all your money.... each and every one is welcome to join regardless to how much he
has, that will only determine how comfortable it will be for him.
So dont worry lol... If any money will be exchanged, it will be in India once the group is there and the land is purchased together.
I dont have a problem with even making the intial investment myself...
Or signing any legal contracts before any money is used to build the place.
- about not being able to buy land:
True, you cannot buy the land when you are a forginer, but you can lease it for 99 years and get infinite in/out visa.
- about india being a "dangerous" place.
Thats somewhat true and mostly not.
Having been there 6 monthes I know a bit about the indian (mostly Hindi) people.
They are very very very kind simple people.
In parvati there is one problem.
Mafia, and lots of it.
But that will only affect you if you intend to enter drug trafficing or other illegal businesses which the mafia rule over.
There are the Italian mafia, russian mafia, israeli mafia, and many more lol, simply because 90% of the best charas (hashish) goes streight to
amsterdam and that fetches them millions of dollars profit.
But if you come to live peacefully no one will bother you.
A group of 20 people will obviously be armed to protect themselves, with cold weapons as knives, and a few rifeles for hunting could also be used for
protection - but there is no reason for something like this to happen for the simple fact:
we will have no money or anything of value to robbers or people who will want to harm us.
We intend to live of the land....
I have no fear of something like that.
The only thing that we need to do, is set things streight with local mafia, and tell them we come to stay and we meen them no problems and we just
want to live in peace with the land, they will respect it! I know some of them and have spoken to some of them.
In addition we will have people skilled with self defence, I personally am quite good with handeling myself thanks to a technique called "Krav
Maga", I'm sure you're familiar with the name.
There is no reason to have trouble if you dont seek it.
Basically if the people here are interested seriously, we can really do this.
And if not, well... then I'll do it alone
not a commune, but more of a Hermit life lol....
I just want a peacfull life, and I'm willing to do anything to get it.
As to the kind of life:
Things we need to discuss:
- Way things will work / "Goverment" lol
My best notion, is no ruler. Majority rules, after a healthy discussion, and a verdict is set only after it is unanimous. Just like the jury in modern
Tech vs Humility:
- This is the most important thing. To have modern convinances such as:
Solar panels -> electricity -> light bulbs / internet can be nice
Water purification -> A must in my opionion, but we can also do without.
Heating system -> A MUST! Winter in Himachel Pradesh (Nothren India) is very cold, snowy
I have never seen snow in my life if you can believe that, and I intend to fix that!
This doesnt have to an electrical system, Modern heating tanduris used in india are very good if you have a proper built house with good
Which is what most of the money will go to, building proper homes for us all.
I guess it will not be very nice to have a make-shift spruce shelter in winter time.
Education -> We will need atleast one/two members very knowledgable of important things in case some have kids to school, Also possible to give them
westren education in India, but personally I'm highly against that.
Skills -> If we will be around 20 people, each will have to posses a skill of some sort to teach others. Some are good with hunting (The american team
))) ), some will be good with arts (Musicians etc..), some will be good with farming etc etc...... (AND A DECENT COOK!)
All these things are just the begining and are the roots of living a life at ease.
From one side -> its better to be less occupied with things such as boiling water all the time.
At the other -> its best to be more dependent on nature which is more stable then a piece of equipment that can break.
There is alot of thinking to be done.
But if some of you are truly serious, we can discuss this all together.
But i'm afraid its all easier said then done, specially major moves like this.
I Know india very well! I have local Indian which is a very good friend (perhaps soon to be brother in law) and he can help us with all the
Its all possible if you want it enough.
You guys are awesome, I would never find so many like minded people no matter how hard I looked in the day to day.