Study/Report: Intentional Communities Fare Better in Pandemics

The Free Will Society was at one time a Member of the Foundation for Intentional Communities, only withdrawing because it was clearly formed to push a Globalist Green Agenda, and to save money. Make no mistake, they were and remain a good source of information, and we will rejoin at some point to take advantage of their practical advice and knowledge base, including sustainability and self sufficiency. One example of good information, is a recent Study and Report on the COVID-19’s impact on Intentional Communities compared to mainstream communities.

The Study is valuable because it reveals what helped those who did better, to do so, as well as why those which did not, failed to do so. This will become increasingly important, long term, as the number of zoonotic virus outbreaks has been dramatically increasing over time, in both frequency and seriousness. Regardless of if from natural outbreaks or bioweapons release, the Society will benefit by lessons learned from the report, which offers significant hope for a better, healthier life at Free Will Haven. It is also important because the typical IC is made up primarily of older individuals, as is also true of the average stalking victim… a matter of importance given that such persons are more susceptible to harmful infections.

The full report is available online, but the good news expressed in simplest terms, is this: Intentional Communites were three times as likely to fare much better in terms of infections and deaths than to fare worse, than the average mainstream community. An unexpected conclusion was that unlike mainstream, where no community could report life actually improved because of the Pandemic, some ICs reported life was indeed better because of the lockdown, as the quotes below reveal. Obviously, not every IC fell into either extreme, and in fact, about half fared about as well as Mainstream.

Those who fared better generally attributed to the fact that they actually operated like a tight-knit community, the kind where everyone knows everyone else on a first name basis. Some which had not yet obtained that, pulled together because of the virus, and became such. “We are functioning better than in past years, due to circumstances related to the pandemic…There is an apparent feeling of solidarity everywhere inside and outside the community. (Ecuador)” “We have 33 people trapped in paradise, 9 of which are volunteers from many countries. We are enjoying it immensely… (California)”

Some ICs actually turned their face to becoming combatant against COVID, and reaching out to nearby mainstream communities to offer helps born of the effort… and did not suffer by the added exposure to outsiders. “As we have a laboratory of medicinal plants, we here daily making a natural tonic to prevent the entry of the virus and to boost our immune system… (Peru)” “Those who are younger and healthier kept themselves busy by sewing about 2,000 surgical masks.  They would take them out to places where there were elderly people, or to shopkeepers, and offer them for free.  Our immediate vicinity was noticeably more protected as a result, and one clinic said there have been no infections here so far. (Australia)” “We are all healthy and agree that we are lucky to live in a beautiful setting with plenty of green space, and plenty of meaningful work and occupation to keep us happy and engaged. We have created a ‘new normal’ – work teams based on house groups, celebrations too, and leisure time pursuits, all within the same groupings. This has given rise to a buoyant mood, creativity and caring for each other. (Mexico)”

The common theme which strikes me as the most important take away, all boils down to the word, ‘community.’ Those who elect to live in an IC are best served when they embrace the notion of true community, and social participation in community activities. Unlike mainstream, ICs offer a rich environment full of opportunity for such interaction and participation. It often involves giving of time or talent in sharing or in trade with others, which is a form of relationship building, as well as building of the societal infrastructure, which in turn enhances the ability to better survive any adversity which comes along.

The sooner stalking victims and Members of the Society realize this, and actually dig in to support the Society’s goals (which requires them to promote the Society, Membership, and donations), the sooner our goals can be realized, including the most important first-step of actually establishing Free Will Haven. What have you done today, to help do that? How many people have you talked with or cajoled into helping, this month? How much have you contributed this year? Have you even joined?

 

COVID Woes? Welcome to the World of Stalking Victims

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April, 2020

Everything you are experiencing is nothing new to people targeted by stalkers.

What YOU are going through as an American Citizen… or as citizen of any country, in fact, thanks to the Global pandemic panic, is a small taste of the experience every severe victim of stalking goes through every year of their life. Think hard about that, because how you come away from this blog will define your moral fiber and worth, as a Citizen, and as a Human, Christian, or no. I’ll not mince words, here: this is extremely important for you to understand, and something of a vanity mirror of unhappy reflection held before you.

There is only one crime that is growing so fast it could be analogously be called a felonious pandemic. Stalking! There were 7.5 M new cases in 2016, in America, alone, double what is was in 2012 (FBI data). And that’s only the cases reported, it being generally believed that only about 30% of such crimes are documented. That means everyone reading this likely knows several victims, typically women (1 out of 4), but also men (1 out of 13). While I could throw more statistics at you, the most telling factoid is that it is a global problem, one so bad that the CDC considers stalking a virtual pandemic-level mental disease.

Watch how Police in India enforce Lock Down with less forceful measures

The real problem is, from my perspective as a retired personal privacy/security consultant, is that law enforcement and the courts are seldom able to truly solve the problem, and that far too many stalkers escalate to the point of rape, assault, murder, arson, or at the very least, totally destroying the property and lives of their prey. Many actually recruit helpers (gang stalking, aka organized stalking). There are even college-based ‘clubs’ which engage in such tactics, ‘for kicks,’ or as a requirement to be accepted to a sorority or secret society. And there are many ways to recruit strangers along the way. Where does this all leave us?

Well, thanks to some lab in Wuhan, China, it leaves us all in much the same boat as many of the more victimized stalking victims… though the full extremes of either a pandemic or of stalking can still be far more terrible. Let’s take a closer look at your circumstances as victim of ‘social distancing,’ compared to victims of stalking… as examined by someone who has worked with over 12,000 of the most severely impacted victims of the crime, and as result, Founded the Free Will Society to aid such persons… the more resilient among them preferring to be called stalking survivors. I like that, a lot.

The COVID Blues vs. Stalking Victimization

Finding it all rather inconvenient, wondering how long you will need endure? The victims I try to help have been suffering the things described herein, below, for countless years, even decades. If a stalker is dedicated, they are usually psychopaths and/or sociopaths. They tend to be extremely smart and well resourced, savvy as to how the legal system works (fails victims), and relentless in the freedom of impunity, happy to torture their victim for life. How insane is that?

Unable to work? Constantly suspicious of strangers if you can work, while hiding behind a mask?  A stalking victim often cannot work because their job opportunity(s) have been/continue to be sabotaged, or the tools of their trade/car, or reputation was destroyed/slandered. If they do work, they must not only be wary of strangers, but have learned the hard way to be suspicious of fellow employees, as well. They don’t hide behind masks, but a wall of self-enforced isolationism, afraid to engage in normal banter. This in turn makes them seem suspicious to others, which is exactly how other people see you, behind your COVID mask, in fear you might be Corona Central. No functional difference.

Stuck in your home, except for extremely important errands, afraid to go into public? I assure you that you would be far more afraid of their stalkers than some bug you cannot see, and have no idea if it even exists anywhere around you. Such high fear contributes to a victim’s inability to work, of course, so unlike you, who can return to work when the virus is licked, they will still be hiding behind locked doors and closed drapes. Isolation and constant fear is a way of life. Same as it ever was.

No paycheck income… can’t get your stimulus money, unemployment payments blocked by a failed bureaucracy, etc.?  That’s a given when you can’t work, and the system is clogged with millions and millions of people seeking to use it… but even without the lock down, stalking victims typically find their income or finances directly targeted via dirty tricks. Cyberstalking and cyber crimes typically accompany being a stalking victim, as well, including identity theft. The inability to rely upon an owed check is the least of their problems. Welcome to the crying room.

Debt pilling up, savings being eaten away? Worried about your ability to handle a financial emergency? I don’t know more than perhaps a half-dozen stalking victims who can fund an emergency, and all are in debt beyond their ability to manage, as result of the financial harms they have suffered at the hands of stalkers. That means that if an emergency does happen, it likely cannot be resolved; they don’t have any credit to fall back upon. Many loose their homes or vehicles as result. Try mothballs for your wallet.

Worried your kids are going to suffer educationally, emotionally, and developmentally, being cooped up at home with a make-do educational alternative? Many stalking victims who had kids have already lost them due failed family relationships. Those who do have kids often find them targeted as a way to get at the parent. It is often safer to have them live away from home, if it can be arranged. Where it cannot, they do not understand the stalking matter, and it DOES impact them emotionally and developmentally, and they do tend to fail in school because of those problems. If not from all that, then the unannounced visits by Child Welfare workers responding to anonymous calls, in hopes by the enemy that the State will simply take the kids off your hands, so targeting can be especially cruel. Hard Knocks 101.

Are you depressed, eating too much, sleeping too much, feeling bored and trapped in an unfulfilling, day on day of same-old, same old? A stalking victim has been living that life for years, but typically, does not have the luxury of too much sleep, more commonly sleep deprived, because of the stalking, or the fear of it. Sometimes, even their hobbies and entertainment or other leisure activities are weaponized against them, or they are specifically harassed when attempting to do such things. Have another dish of ice cream.

Unable to see your Doctor or take care of your personal needs and maintain a healthy feel-good life-style. Finding yourself a bit of a hypochondriac? Imagine what it is like when you find your trusted professionals are co-opted by stalkers or such relationships are otherwise sabotaged, such that you can’t get the care you need, or can’t trust that it is the right care. Even when that’s not the actual fact of the matter, the doubt and fear that it is, is just as prohibitive. And what would you do about prescriptions, foodstuffs, or a water supply which has been tampered with? Buck up and choose: red or blue pill?

Can’t visit your extended family or friends, go to Church? Talk about sabotaged relationships. Stalkers love to destroy close-knit family-and-friend ties, and church and other social support groups, once long-term stalking sets in. Unlike you, though, victims typically can’t pick up the phone and call, even in an emergency. That bridge had been burned for them, long ago. Hug a stuffed animal, or your blanky.

Can’t take your pets for a walk, or get them to the Vet? Sadly, sabotage frequently extends to harming a stalking victim’s pets, often brutally killing them and leaving them to be discovered. Think about how you feel about your pets, and what it would mean to you emotionally and psychologically were something like that to happen, to your family. Cuddle your pet, now, while you are thinking about it.

Finding your rights curtailed, seeing signs of a Police State around you? Is your Free Will stifled? A stalking victim’s Free Will is the very thing a stalker seeks to destroy, and all-too-often, the ‘system’ is one of his weapons. Instead of earning help and support from law enforcement and the court system of lawyers and judges, stalking victims are often disbelieved, ridiculed, or looked upon as damaged goods, as if a rape victim, or a crazy person. It is far easier for Cops and Politicians to label them paranoiac than to investigate and file reports, or open a political can of worms. Far too many stalking victims are actually harassed by color of law situations. Sometimes, the person behind the stalking is a Cop or a military person with ‘many friends,’ or one or more such persons has somehow been recruited with lies. Anonymous calls result in unwanted visits by Police and Swat teams. Yes, Sir, may have another citation, Sir?

Your future seem in doubt, dark? Media and authorities seem useless? Imagine a state of being so dire that you do not know if you will even live through the week, have a home, or ever able to be certain about anything. A huge portion of stalking victims become homeless, as result, typically living in their vehicles… on the run. Stalkers will frequently follow to other towns, states, or even countries. Neither media or government seems interested enough to help, their ears deaf with their own political agenda. Have you an Ouija board?

The above is all just a sample, of course, and there is more of the same if you want it. But it sums up why I founded the Free Will Society. Our goal is to fund a safe and secure intentional community in a self-sufficient rural setting (i.e., a working farm), where the most severely impacted stalking victims can afford to live and do so free of fear. It involves a lot of detail, but that’s the snap-shot view. Two small-scale beta tests have already proven that it works, conceptually.

It would be based on tiny home, bunkrooms, and RV lifestyles, with centralized services and support systems. To provide that, of course, we need a long list of hard goods, equipment, and above all else, some land. We need contributions to cover the cost of pulling it all off, and none of us are rolling in cash. You could help with that, and might even want to join the Society, and help us achieve our goals more directly. We have many ways one can help and many levels of participation. We still have a couple of spots open on our Board of Advisors, for instance.

Sure, right now, you aren’t deep in cash, either, and preoccupied with your own problems. But, I’m hoping, you will remember this blog when the time comes that you are out of COVID woods, and deem the pandemic experience educational to the point that you will empathetically wish to help someone totally escape their targeted-individual lifestyle. When the virus is licked, you get to go back to normal.

Stalking victims? They are still prisoners of some sick person’s mind.

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Work-at-Home Income Opportunity for Stalking Victims Aids the Society, Serves the Public

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Running your own business can help the Society and your local Community

Many severely impacted stalking victims are financially challenged, either because of their targeting, a handicap, being retired on a fixed income, or some combination. This fact may account for low contribution levels by those within the many victims to whom the Society has attempted outreach. Finance issues can also inhibit relocation to Free Will Haven should the project be fully realized without much advance warning. The Society has ever been vigilant for funding solutions, and may now have found one which not only helps fund the Society, but which also address Member financial woes… and in a way which serves the public good at the same time.

A unique opportunity to provide a home-based self-employment opportunity by providing important services to the community as well as benefiting the Society is being pursued at this time… in a kind of ‘feasibility stage.’ It is not a totally new business idea, and has proven successful in prior incarnations. Updated with a new twist and, however, it has a significantly better appeal in virtually every way with which one usually evaluates such opportunities

In terms of personal benefits, it resembles Uber’s business model, in that one is free to dictate when they work, and for how long, and like being an Uber driver, it has a potential to be very lucrative, financially — even more so, perhaps, because everyone is a potential client, at least once a week or so. But unlike Uber, you don’t need a car or any of the related operational expenses and liabilities a car represents. It also offers a high degree of personal satisfaction and feeling of worth, knowing of the good it does the community… and the needs of Society and other fellow Members.

Interestingly enough, the effort will enable almost any stalking victim who wishes to participate, if reasonably healthy and at all ambulatory. In fact, it provides the optional choice of including a popular form of physical exercise in an very pleasant low-impact manner, and it holds great potential to provide defensive tactical benefits against stalkers. No skill, business knowledge, or prior work experience of any kind is required, though such could prove useful if electing to expand the operation to the point of having employees or needing a commercial space from which to operate. Otherwise, all you really need, is your computer, phone, and perhaps an 8’ square space in your yard, garage, or parking area.

If you’ve ever considered a franchise opportunity, there are similarities, but it is not a franchise, and does not require a huge financial out of pocket investment up front, nor does it take a good percentage of your ongoing income, as would a franchise.  The actual out of pocket to get started can be very low, with easily obtained financing, if needed. The Society may also be able to obtain Federal Grant money to reduce costs further. It is also possible to partner with other Stalking victims, relatives, or friends, to reduce the cost of getting started even further.

The only ongoing expenses involved would be optional, in the form of promotional advertising such as hand-outs, bulletin board posts, and business cards — but it should also be possible to arrange for free public service announcements. It depends on how much effort you wish to put into it, which will determine how much income you can generate. However, it is also possible that expansion of the business would be desired at some point, and a given participant might then prefer to pay someone a wage to handle the work, instead of offering a partner status with a greater net payout. If too-much success puts the participant into an unwanted tax bracket, deductions would be available to help offset the obligation.

If at all interested, please privately contact H. Michael Sweeney directly at his personal email address; proparanoidgroup at gmail com. The Society will not proceed further with this project unless several people are interested… but know that any number of Targeted persons may participate. You will be provided with a non compete/non disclosure agreement which will allow full disclosure, and exploration of the viability and greater possibilities the opportunity may ultimate represent for both the Society, and the individual participant, as jointly arrived at by such dialog. It is proposed that such dialog would be best undertaken by a Skype connection, with or without video, as the participant may choose. Depending on interest, we may schedule a live chat video presentation on Twitch, or similar.

FWH Lifestyles: Tiny Home, RV, Rooming, or Camping?

FWH will offer many lifestyles, and changeups

There are many lifestyle choices available under the Free Will Haven intentional community solution to stalking issues, including short- and lone-term options. This post, which is rather tentative and general, depicts the envisioned realities of such choices, and is certainly subject to changes dictated by the actual nature of the eventual Free Will Haven site, and other variables which cannot be predicted. Each choice has value or benefits, as well as detractors, depending on the individual’s needs or views as to what constitutes one or the other. Many of the detractors will not be seen to exist in the lifestyle, itself, as much as the possible logistical difficulties in execution… things dictated by personal situations and limitations, such as the costs involved, or requiring circumstances not conveniently in place. But planning ahead, is how best to solve such roadblocks, that one may achieve the best possible choice, when the time comes.

It may also prove true that no one solution is ‘perfect’ to one’s initial needs, but may at least allow immediate participation (and escape from stalking), and later be improved/upgraded, in time: one can change from one lifestyle to another at any time they are able and wish to do so… such as overcoming financial limitations, or changes in circumstance. The goal is accommodation, especially in trying to provide immediate relief and healing from stalking issues, in an emergency mode. Ergo, we now envision offering Camping and bunked roommates as additional options. The nice thing about them, is how easy-to-implement they are, and a cost effectiveness which can let the resident accumulate savings for any desired upgrade, once stability is achieved.

Rocking bed invented by Mr. Sweeney, and friends, never made it to market. Sigh.

It’s about the bed, more than any other factor

The real base-line choice, ultimately, is ‘where will I sleep?’ The answer to that question, defines the type of ‘home’ you live in, from among the several kinds of possible choices. The answer becomes the key determinant of all lifestyle differences… everything from cost, to convenience, to privacy, to the nature of day-to-day experiences. So, then, it behooves each person considering to apply for residency to also consider the basic differences against their individual needs, wishes, finances, and circumstances, to find the best answer to that base-line question. And, one must take into consideration one’s physical health and temperament,  which can impose physical and other limitations in terms of ability to cope with a given lifestyle for very long. 

While a given individual may certainly have preferences which transcend conventional thinking, there is a kind of order in general desirability, in terms of features and benefits… which like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. These can be inversely offset by disadvantages which may again vary among individuals as to importance. A fully equipped tiny home may prove better than a minimalist’s tiny home, and there are a lot of kinds of tiny homes, each with their own unique factors, often also a matter of taste as much as practicality. Any tiny home may seem better than an RV of some sort, where we find a motor home may be better than a travel trailer, better than a popup up or pickup truck camper. That, may be seen better than bunking in a room and board situation, or sharing space with someone who has a tiny home or RV with extra bed space. And all of that, is likely better than a tent campsite, a sleeping bag on the floor, or sleeping in one’s vehicle.

Costs and other comparisons shown herein, are certainly estimates, and as noted, subject to change. However, if the resident has desirable skills and/or is able to provide manpower useful to the operation of the community (i.e., kitchen help, crop or livestock care, general labor of any kind), credits can be earned to reduce living expenses otherwise referenced herein as ‘rent.’ It is quite possible to have all rent charges negated, and live ‘rent free,’ where such skills are in high demand and short supply. Additionally, certain items may be donated to the Community in exchange for credits. There is a long list of things we will likely need which we may not otherwise be able to purchase, at least immediately (learn more here, under donations).

Inversely, improvements should also be considered when estimating actual living expenses. All residents are free to ask for land for their tiny home, RV, or for gardens, sheds, parking area’s/carports/RV shelters, or pet projects, even if living in a dorm room or similar. One is free to construct anything within reason, be it for commercial or private use, barring things protested by the community at large. Commercial use can mean establishing a service or goods outlet for fellow residents, and/or for sale outside of the community… things which can be undertaken without customers visiting the site, perhaps by mail-order or consignment sales ‘in town.’ This will allow residents the opportunity to augment incomes, if able, and desired. Naturally, Web-based enterprise will not typically require such improvements. Any additional rent for extra space needs will be similar to the rent for the home/RV, where of like area. It should also be noted that there will be different kinds of areas available, some perhaps seen as more desirable, or ‘roomier’ than others, and that may be reflected in some variance in the rental rates.

Any such improvements must meet minimum standards of construction and appearance, for safety’s sake and to avoid slum-like appearances. All such improvements remain the property of the Society, should the resident ever decide to leave, though they may sell them to another resident if that the transaction is completed prior to vacating, and the purchaser assumes the space within thirty days of vacating. The ‘rent’ for an improved space to new residents will not increase because of improvements, unless the improvements did transfer, instead, to the Society, though some improvements may have their own operating costs, such as utilities.

The Big Three Alternatives

Will I sleep in a Tiny Home of some kind? This will not likely be an immediate option, unless the resident purchases one already assembled and has it transported to the site for installation. Even in that case, the installation may require some period of time for site preparation, such as foundation work, installation of a Septic system, water and power lines. Therefore, one of the other options may be more appropriate for initial residency, for some brief period of time, or much longer, if electing to build it, there. They can be built from a purchased kit shipped to the site, or from scratch, using a wide variety of materials and construction methods. The resident is free to build their own, or to obtain help from other residents. To learn more about tiny homes, in general, and the tremendous spectrum of truly remarkable choices they represent, visit this related page.

There is the added complexity as to the nature of the tiny home, in style, and in completeness of function. If wanting to build from scratch, a given FWH location may be able to provide timber and, hopefully, a portable sawmill, allowing lumber to be less expensive. One can also scrounge for salvage materials, to save construction costs, or elect unusual construction methods, such as modifying shipping containers. There are dozens of ways to design and build a tiny home, as exampled in the above link. Even a Yurt (a Gobi style ridged, insulated, permanent tent-like structure) can be a tiny home, a favored FWS solution as exampled; we hope to partner with a yurt maker.

For example, a tiny home need not include a full bathroom or kitchen, or any at all, if willing/intending to save money by relying upon centralized services. For like cause, one would not need a laundry room. Free Will Haven is intended to have abundant capacity for such ‘service’ needs. These things have significant impact on the size and cost of a home. One with a main living space and sleeping space, and deemed comfortable with a microwave, small refrigerator, and table-top appliances, will be half the price or better, compared to one which is truly a ‘tiny home’ in all respects. 

Another major decision point is, will it be built on a foundation of some sort (built on the ground), or a towable trailer frame (portable). A portable unit enjoys that feature, and tends to be able to skirt building codes, ordinances, and use laws. If you elect a trailer-mounted construction, will you also invest in a pickup truck powerful enough to tow it, or rely on paid or borrowed/rented transport, if ever electing to relocate? While it is assumed that the resident will come as a single person to an adult facility (hopefully, in the future, we can also accommodate children), do you need to provide beds for one or more additional persons?

Advantages: superior privacy at all times desired; superior convenience in all things deemed important, such as bath, kitchen, laundry; better storage options; aesthetically more pleasing, inside, and out; possible portability; and can sleep almost any number required, if provided in the design.

Disadvantages: not typically an instant solution; can be very costly (i.e., as much as one-third the price of a normal home, though a good deal of that expense revolves around the optional incorporation of bath and kitchen); may require State, County, City permits, code restrictions, inspections… may even prove prohibited, as the more ‘home like’ a tiny home becomes in design, the more likely it is that it will fall under a law, code, or ordinance; and if not a portable design, it may be treated as a taxable home under State law (it being the intent of the Society to choose a site which insures such is not the case, if possible). 

Improvements: more land for gardening or vehicle storage, fencing, storage sheds, pet projects, etc. It is possible to remodel a fixed home, but less likely in a portable version.

Operating expenses: probably light, limited to utilities, which may optionally include propane; the odd repair, which can typically be DIY (Do It Yourself); possible tax liability if not built on a trailer bed; possible sales tax on initial purchase of materials or prebuilt units. Cost for ‘rent of the land’ will vary depending on the area needed, and its amenities or improvements, and cost to the Society… likely in the range of $250 a month, give or take, plus $100 per extra person, half of which is paid by the other person, directly, though the owner is free to negotiate any financial arrangements between them and their de facto roommates. This scheme makes both responsible to each other, as well as to the Community, at large.

Will I sleep in an RV of some kind? This means a travel trailer, camper trailer, motor home (several types), or pickup camper. Depending on one’s initial circumstances in terms of things already owned or deemed financially affordable, this can be a more attractive initial choice, because if in hand prior to moving into FWH, it provides inherent means of transportation of self/and/or personal goods. Others may find availability of such a unit already on site, ready to rent or buy from another resident who no longer needs the unit, or available for purchase locally, for immediate relocation. While a new rig in these categories can prove as costly or more costly than purchase of a prebuilt tiny home, it is possible to find used units which meet minimum levels useful for comfortable and safe living for less the the cost of a tiny home. The following analysis assumes a used unit.

Advantages: less costly than a tiny home, depending on size, age, and condition — typically in the general price range of a very nice used motor vehicle (recommended not spending less than $4K for a motor home or full-sized trailer, simpler trailers (i.e., pop ups) and campers will cost less, unless also needing to buy a vehicle to tow them); immediately useful upon arrival; travel trailers and motor homes enjoy full-system lifestyle as found in a fully equipped tiny home, plus portability through motoring; all offer very good privacy, in some cases slightly reduced if and when two unites may be parked closely together to share RV hookups for power, water, and septic; no code, permit, ordinance issues; no construction required; no tax liabilities; and typically can sleep a minimum of two to six persons.

Disadvantages:  no laundry provision; pop up campers and pickup campers typically have no bath or kitchen, or heat/air conditioning; if more than one person is present, there is very little floor space for maneuvering unless someone sits down out of the way, and there are no sound-proof barriers between sleeping areas — it is a more intimate lifestyle; generally, not a lot of storage space, such units intended for vacation or weekend getaways, rather than long-term living, which can prove to be hard on their system components in terms of wear and tear (more frequent repairs); no tax liability, outside of possible sales tax on initial purchase. See Operating expenses.

Improvements: same as for tiny home, but also, the addition of a metal RV shelter would be useful, saving the cost of roof resealing, which should otherwise be done every few years (if to avoid extremely expensive damage from roof leaks). Called ‘scrape and seal,’ it can be quite costly and, depending on who does it, and where, may require taking the rig to a service site and vacating the unit for several days while work is done. One can also reduce heating and cooling costs significantly by installing skirting around the rig.

Operating expenses: probably light, limited to utilities, which will likely include propane; repairs will likely be more frequent and can be costly. Almost everything is labor intensive, and parts tend to be more expensive than home counterparts. Such work is seldom DIY, requiring the rig to be taken to a specialist, which will additionally mean either licensing the vehicle or buying a trip permit (also required to initially get the unit to FWS, from wherever it comes). It is suggested that a resident try to have about $2K or so of savings at all times for emergency repairs of critical systems. Rent for space at FWH is about the same as a tiny home, give or take. Some less expensive spaces may not have septic hookups, which means using a single ‘dump station,’ which may mean moving the rig to the station, or using a portable transfer tank on wheels every so-many weeks… or, one may simply rely on community resources for showers, cooking, restrooms.

Will I sleep in a Dorm Room or similar? Each of the FWH sites considered by the Society will have one or more on-site sleeping areas already in place, either in the form of bedrooms, pods, or dormers with bunk beds for 4-6 persons, or actual dorms or bunk houses sleeping up to twenty persons, of the same sex. This becomes an excellent immediate ‘room and board’ solution for any arrival need, and is a very low-cost short- or long-term option, as it involves no purchase of a living space. Traditional bedrooms may be available for short-term stays (only — they need be available for visitors and resident guests, too), as if a room in a motel, complete with private bath, and similarly rented.

Advantages: immediate low-cost room and board solution especially useful in an emergency, or for temporary solution; no need for purchase or construction of an expensive option; no utility costs; no repair or tax expenses.

Disadvantages: little to no privacy, except for temporary access to the ‘master bedroom’ within the main home, on site; must use shared bath/kitchen areas, and likely, will need to purchase all meals in one form or another (cafeteria style, or purchase/earn foodstuffs and cook it yourself in a secondary kitchen area, also shared with others); minimalist personal storage area, unless willing to rent storage space for increased capacity (intended to be available on site); must get along well with others, who may have their own issues.

Improvements: none needed, but a possibility for storage, gardening or pet projects, commercial ventures.

Operating expenses: almost none. Cost is expected to be in the range of $350 a month, room and board, or $175 a month, room only. It is not a given that both options will be available, dependent upon the nature of facilities available at the actual FWH location we end up with.

Tripsavvy (com) has lots of ideas on ‘roughing it’ in comfort

Urgent and Low-Cost Options:

The dorm option is such a low cost option, and it certainly eliminates virtually any logistical roadblock, save extreme financial impediments. The hardest part is simply getting from one’s current home to FWH… a simple transportation issue. Once in a dorm situation, or any of the other immediate and low-cost options, below, it is possible to ‘upgrade’ to a tiny home or RV of your own, once having saved money enough to do so. Income, minus ‘rent’ and expenses, will tell you how quickly you can save towards an upgrade.

But the dorm is not the only ‘bunking’ option. Once in a dorm, one can also apply to become a roommate with someone in a tiny home or RV. An approval process intended to help better insure compatibility, will allow matching applicants with persons who have an extra bed to share in their Tiny Home or RV, hoping to reduce their own living expenses even further. The cost they might ask will be negotiated between parties, it being true that the owner of the rig will find their monthly costs increasing, and will want to offset not only that, but their own living expenses. Additionally, the dormer resident’s ’rent’ for facility access will drop to $50 a month, and meals will no longer be provided, unless separately purchased.

Camping is also an option. All you need is a tent, and the Society may already have them available. Or, we may have indoor space available such that all that is needed is a sleeping bag. Plan on using the Cafeteria, though there will be fire pits and picnic areas. Cost is projected to be $275 a month (includes meals), using our tent or an indoor space with your sleeping bag, or $250 if you use your own tent, or just $75 if you will deal with meals on your own. We do hope to have fishing and hunting on site, and access to needed gear and instructors, though there will be costs and requirements in place, some required by law.

And, we might suppose, you could temporarily sleep in your vehicle. Mr. Sweeney has lived in his car for nearly two years… without the luxury of central services, and seldom found himself grumbling, unless it was too cold in the winter, regardless of how well bundled. Most FWH sites being considered, seldom experience freezing temperatures.

This is Camp and Furnace, a unique tavern, eatery, hospice (they rent the trailers), and event site in Liverpool, a repurposed factory building from the early Industrial Age of Great Britain. There are FWH sites which would support something quite similar.

Is One of These to be Free Will Haven? It’s Up to YOU!

UPDATED Feb, 2020, new material is highlighted red.

I continue to remain hopeful that we will garner suitable financing to proceed with the project, despite being dismayed that stalking victims both within and outside of Society Membership are still failing to proactively promote the Society with donations or evangelism to the extent they should. Ironically, it is a casual relationship with a another organization which has generated the most evangelical effort, by a factor of perhaps 1000%. Likewise, all-too few Members have donated any funds beyond their membership fee. This is YOUR future, your rescue, and if you do not participate, it will not likely be yours, ever.

But this is definitely doable, if people would simply get serious, and work towards it.

Every property shown below was recently put on the market, and costs no more than a decent median home in a city on the West Coast, but sits on large acreage instead of being crammed into a tiny lot sandwiched between 8 others at its property lines. Each enjoys an abundance of trees and appropriately level land suitable for growing food, raising animals, and parking RVs or building tiny homes. Many have on-site hunting and/or fishing, or water features, with trails for hiking, biking, or four-wheel RVing. All have been chosen for their excellent privacy and security (no line-of-sight neighbors, typically accessed with a long private drive), temperate climate, and being well away from cell/communication towers or high-tension lines. Regardless, most afford remarkable scenic views into public lands which often buffer the property, or the property itself is a remarkable view or park-like setting, and all are somewhat centrally located to the U.S. in Southern States.

Really, YOU are what you’ve been waiting for

 

    • An actual community/meeting facility intended to be entirely self sustaining, on a very private 180 acre plot of lane. Features an ultra modern geodesic design, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths (5b/4b), an outdoor presentation area with stage (akin to a small Hollywood Bowl), its own creek and a pool. SOLD to someone else before we could raise money;
    • Urgent Update: Special Property Available, Super Value

We need everyone to step up to the plate both in terms of contributions, and in recruiting others to participate. We cannot rely only upon stalking victims who, because of their stalking, have little money to contribute. I’ve been looking at sites for more than five years, and this is by far the best, yet, and almost too good to be true, a generous offer we cannot afford to pass up. For less than the cost of a very nice home in the city, a limited time offer is available on a property with the following perfect combination of features. It is so well equipped that it not only supports the basic needs of an self-sufficient intentional community as it sits, but also provides for recreation and offering seminars to outside guests, with onsite sleepover capabilities. Features:

        • private location, private road, multiple private sites within the greater property;
        • average distance to nearest neighbors nearly two miles;
        • multiple buildings with bunk bed capacity for well over 100 persons;
        • dorm spaces feature multi-user bathrooms;
        • most buildings are fully metal or have metal roofs, for EMF/RF protection;
        • 3 br/2ba apartment and several other multi-bedroom structures;
        • multiple RV hookups already in place;
        • full professional kitchen and huge capacity school-style dinning room;
        • multiple kitchens and eating areas elsewhere;
        • full multiple washer/dryer laundry;
        • full Gymnasium with game area;
        • swimming pool with features, pool house;
        • two ponds, one supports fishing;
        • outdoor covered pavilion with stage;
        • indoor Chapel/meeting room;
        • additional meeting/class rooms for smaller groups;
        • full barn with horse stalls;
        • nearly 100 acres, much of it forested — surrounded by pine forests on all sides;
        • cleared areas suitable for tiny homes, RV sites, recreation, farm animals;
        • private trail system, hunting;
        • ten minutes from shopping/medical/emergency services;
        • extremely temperate climate well above national average.

Additional funding would enable expansion of RV capacity, yurts or tiny homes, enhanced security, and addition of exercise equipment and similar improvements, and provisioning with supplies, farming equipment, livestock. End update. The properties below still remain available, but are nowhere near the value of this property, most costing as much or more.

    • A working farm/ranch complete with tractor and barn in a secluded 24 acre plot, with 3 b/b, and it too, has a pool with adjoining fire pit ‘courtyard’. The barn has four stalls and the loft has been finished into a massive space which, like additions to the home which are as yet unfinished, could be made into additional, separate living spaces or storage;
    • An 88 acre plot with 3 ponds and access to a public lake, originally used as a hunting lodge (hunter’s blinds and feeding plots in place). It has one large and one small home (4b/3b total) on site along with two large metal shop/storage buildings, and two storage sheds;
    • A 60 acre seclusion offers a newer 3,000 sq. ft. three-story 5b/3b log cabin with wrap-around covered porch, which, like the furnishings, were built from Red Cedar harvested on site;
      • Another farm/ranch with 3b/2b home equipped with one small and two metal utility buildings (one with its own bath, shower, and washer/dryer), existing food plots, and multiple pastures for livestock. It has its own creek, an outdoor BBQ/pick nick area,and is populated with fruit trees and various berries, all on just under 180 acres within walking or bike distance to river beaches;
    • An historical 3b/2b farm house remodeled and updated on 120 acres, featuring Civil War period fencing and a large chalet-style deck in back, and a separate, large screened porch to one side. Along with appropriate out buildings including a large metal shed with RV sized door, it also has the original Civil War era log cabin, updated to make a nice ‘one-room’ tiny home, and a tree fort with playground/picknick area with fire pit. There is creek-fed pond, as well;

Strategy can be everything, even on a budget

These particular homes fit well with an overall strategy of not just meeting the basic living and security needs the project demands, but also, a desire to provide a comforting, relaxing, and therapeutic lifestyle which is serenely resort-like in nature, and includes a physical health aspect. For example, you will note most feature a pool, which will allow very good exercise, socializing, and outright fun activities. This can prove very valuable to older persons like myself or, again like myself, may have physical handicaps which would benefit from low-impact exercise… which is also something a stalking victim might find very valuable if having been a virtual shut-in for years at a time. In like manner, many of these sites offer trails, support horses, and other features which encourage those forms of enjoyable exercise. 

Similarly, all feature remarkable interiors which evoke a feeling of other-world get-aways or lost-in-time escapes from reality… a perfect mental salve for the tortured mind that would love to forget less happy times. These are all quality properties in such terms, as these. Yes, for less money, we could find something simpler and more utilitarian. And yes, for even more money, we could amplify such details: some homes on my list include such things as exercise rooms, shooting ranges, tennis courts, saunas, theater rooms, pool tables or other game tables, wet bars, and so forth.

All these are choices… but they all remain largely up to you. YOU determine how much money we will have to move forward, which in turn dictates the final property choices from among those available at the time. Not just by your contributions, but by what your contributions might enable, in the form of larger contributions from non victims. Recall, for instance, that we have twice had persons who were interested in larger donations (one as much as perhaps $2M), and twice they backed off, primarily because we did not have enough members and enough of our own money invested, to seem ‘viable’ in their eyes. In financial terms, they did not see us as serious stakeholders in our own destiny; if we would not risk our own money and effort, why should they take a chance on our success?

Only YOU can answer that question… with your personal actions.

    • Send potential members or those wishing to help in other ways, here: https://wp.me/P95MGr-6J
    • Donate via Paypal to freewillsociety at protonmail com, and encourage others to do so
    • You can send people to our gofundme, but direct per the above saves 5% handling costs.

 

New Interim Housing Option?

Updated: Jun 26 (in red) Additional update, Sept 15: there is now a video which adds useful information for anyone considering to take advantage. Now that Fall is here, spaces are opening up and prices falling… as is true in general for the price of used motor homes, while at the same time, more tend to be for sale.

TWO CHANCES to escape targeting with little delay now barely exists

Of late, Mr. Sweeney has been approached by stalking victims with sufficiently severe targeting that they felt an immediate need to relocate. Unfortunately, Free Will Haven is not around the corner; we need more Members, and much more financing. However, these individuals wanted to join Mr. Sweeney in the small Washington State community where he as avoided such targeting for more than a year, now. The general idea would be to pre-stage for eventual caravan to any future Free Will Haven location.

There are indeed aspects of the small town’s layout and property relationships which help make it a safer community against stalking, than most, despite having its fair share of unhappy social issues. Exploring this option, Mr. Sweeney has just as of yesterday, found a local home for sale which is ideally suited for a small-scale safe-haven for stalking victims. It is also well situated with a natural defensive nature against stalking interloper strategies. Additionally, it is near to a motel which offers trailers for rent as well as rooms.

This opportunity (chance #1) has, upon deeper investigation, proved too costly, and it was learned that zoning requirements would prohibit residents from living in RVs full time, and other unhappy restrictions which would increase costs further. HOWEVER, it is not totally dead, if enough persons were to become involved as intended residents, or someone or two were able to provide a healthy donation. Zoning issues might be resolved with a variance application to the city. OR, similar property might be found outside of city limits. 

Chance #2, I’m informed, is far less an option, today than when discovered. While there still may be space available, the sports fishing and vacation season are upon us, and they have raised the price from $400 to $650 a month, I am told. Given the quality of the property and the units, I find that excessively high. There are nicer places (though not with the same anti-targeting features in place) for that sum, or less.

Contact them directly to confirm current details and availability, and be sure to notify me by email (proparanoidgroup at gmail com) once you depart, and with expected arrival date, that we can arrange to meet and get you better settled in the following day.

Cranberry Motel Address: 920 S Montesano St, Westport, WA 98595

Phone: +1-360-268-0807

Below continues description of Chance #1, and more about the area and tactical advantages it offers.

*** To keep up with future site selection and evolving availability, JOIN the Society, and gain access to all future property reviews, and participate in dialogs which will determine final options. 

RV spaces and ‘dorm’ beds available, with central services

While the hotel charges $600 a month, it includes all utilities including wifi, and it would give victims a chance to experience RV lifestyles in a very decently targeting-safe environment. But the best hope is the home just mentioned: can house 4 or more in Class C motor homes or other small RVs, and perhaps another 8 persons or more of each sex in dorm room-like accommodations using bunk beds. To make this idea viable would require some fairly specific commitments of participation, as Mr. Sweeney will necessarily need to personally finance the purchase, and it will be rather difficult to do that and handle prepatory costs, as well. It will not prove viable without commitments of participation.

At this time, some details remain somewhat sketchy, pending additional inquiries as to any zoning and land use codes which might prove an issue, but the real estate agent feels the property qualifies for the use intended; it is zoned multi-resident, multi-use, as is much of the town. Mr Sweeney would reside in a one-room ‘apartment’ within the structure, with his suite of electronic TSCM and other privacy/security equipment, while the main part of the home would be shared by all as common area.

To make the project feasible, we would need at least 4 persons who would be able to arrive in or be able to locally purchase Class C RVs (this is a bad time of year to buy locally — it is the start of RV season). Older metal-clad units can be purchased for as little as $5K, which offer reasonable long-term livability and reliability — which increases as one spends more. Less costly units tend to have issues which make them an investment risk for anything but short-term uses such as a camping weekend.

Such participants would need to provide an additional up-front fee to the project of some $3500, to establish a semi-permanent site with power hookup, and should expect monthly expenses of roughly $220 a month, plus roughly $200 a month for food. They would need to pay for their own power and propane, which might run an average of $100 a month, or less. TV and community internet wi-fi access will be provided. Water would be available in the house, or bottled water can be purchased separately. RV waste disposal is available in town for a few bucks a visit, which is typically every month to three months for most units. RV participants would have day/evening use of the house, and could elect to use sleeping bags in the house during any severely cold days or power outages. In the last two winters there has been no such cold days, and only one partial day of power outage.

ClassC

Older Class C Motorhomes tend to look like this: the ribbing is how to know they are metal clad — providing natural shielding against RF/EMF/MW. Newer units tend to be fiberglass.

We would additionally need at least 8 persons able to commit as dorm residents. They should expect to pay $1,500 up front, and $400 a month for ‘residency,’ plus food costs — power provided, and all utilities per the above paragraph. Such residents could then ride share with the RV units once a caravan was formed.

This opportunity is ONLY available to current Free Will Society Members. So your first step would be to join, if not already a member ($25 a year). PayPal to freewillsociety at protonmail com, with comment as to purpose, and a confirming email as PP does not always notify of a payment for some reason.

Strategy and other considerations

If and when enough people who can make commitments have been garnered, the initial payments will need to be made. A Free Will Society special bank account will be established for those funds, pending actualization. Only if those commitments were met, would Mr. Sweeney commit to the personal investment for purchase of the property, at which time those funds would be locked in for their intended purpose. If the purchase fails to take place, all such monies would be refunded, unless the would-be participant would wish it donated to the Society.

Upon arrival, immediate occupancy would be assured, though it might take some time to situate perfectly, if outside services are involved (i.e., waiting for power hookup). For those who do not arrive in an RV unit, their low cost of residency will allow them to save towards the purchase of such a unit, their best option to purchase near-to the Free Will Haven location once we arrive. They can ride along with other RV owners in the caravan, to get there.

Further, once the caravan is formed, the property in question will be put up for sale, and one-half of the up-front fees will be refunded in the manner of a deposit, from any equity proceeds of the sale — provided participants have remained with the housing project the whole time, and have been able to both arrive and contribute usefully as described. The full sum can be also refunded if the project does not materialize, but once committed, there would be no refund until the project ended. The Society will place a property lien upon the property to better insure the refunds are repaid.

All residents should expect to contribute time to the promotion of the Society and to upkeep and improvement of facilities, as their various skills might allow. This might be in the form of some kind of local cottage industry, and participants will be encourage to develop online income opportunities of their own. Local jobs do exist, but tend to be seasonal or specialized. The living room area is rather large and can serve as a community center for all manner of activity, including organized events.

The back yard is large and rather private, and would make a good place for a community project to build tiny homes on trailers, allowing even more people to join us or for dormers to migrate to private quarters. Or, they could be sold to generate revenue. In any event, it would be a good learning experience for actual Free Will Haven occupation.

Participants should also plan on liquidating almost everything they own and bringing very little in the way of personal possessions. There will be little in the way of storage space available for much more than a box or two of memorabilia. RV’s certainly offer very little space. Books, video games, movies, any large screen monitor/TV or computer, and a few changes of clothes for each season and purpose is about all one should consider bringing — and perhaps three sets of kitchen ware. Bring your guns… though Washington State has some of the toughest gun laws, the County and City refuses to enforce them. We can form shooting parties and offer safety classes if desired.

The project would be in need of a washer, dryer, a lawn mower, and bicycles would be very useful, but we would have limited parking spaces for private vehicles, which could be sold upon arrival, unless willing to make them available for shared use. While one might arrive by car, a car is not exactly needed, here, so selling it once you get here, or making it available for shared use might prove more logical (we should talk about options). It also will not be needed to caravan, if and when we leave for Free Will Haven.

But we could use a pickup or truck/van, or 9 passenger vehicle, esp. if equipped with trailer hitch and/or winch. We can use kitchen counter-top appliances and a vacuum cleaner, and other odds and ends. Feel free to suggest anything you might like to contribute in exchange for credit against ‘rent.’ A boat makes sense, too, if it has a trailer. Boat ramps are everywhere.

Where located, description

The community of Westport, Wa (Pop 2K), is sleepy, peaceful, and very pleasant — a vacation destination with a fishing and boating industry (you can go deep sea fishing, crabbing, or dig clams if you wish). There is good first-responder service available, and Mr. Sweeney has a good working relationship with the Police and County Sheriff. Aberdeen is the nearest large city with multiple hospitals and shopping-center destinations, etc., some 30 minutes away. Seattle and the Capitol, Olympia, are roughly an hour distant, served by SeaTac International Airport, with bus service to Aberdeen, and from Aberdeen to Westport. Shoalwater Bay Casino is some 15 minutes away, and we enjoy a local library, Coast Guard facility, and air field.

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The beach is 5 minutes away, and is both massively long and broad, and there are many parks and other places of interest, including a museum and tourist sites. The economy is rather depressed due mismanagement by liberal politicians of the timber and fishing industries, and that has resulted in a very low cost of living compared to almost anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest. The local grocery store is often only slightly more costly than Walmart or the Dollar Store, and in some cases, less expensive, if buying case lots.

Note: a local area firm makes electric bikes which make extremely logical local transportation solutions which provide fun exercise options — their large fat tires can easily navigate the beach and wooded area pathways in the parks.

If at all interested, please email proparanoidgroup@gmail.com immediately and we can initiate dialogs which will explore participation options and pin down the reality and practicality against the individual’s needs. Once agreement has been made on workability, advice will be given on how to wisely proceed with the greatest efficiency. Unfortunately, time is somewhat of the essence, as the property is for sale, and anyone could purchase it at any time, including organized stalkers seeking to steal the opportunity away. There may or may not be alternative sites as viable, and as affordable.

Once that hurdle is breached, there would be a $50 screening fee to insure the compatibility and appropriateness of admittance to the community. That will involve a period of question and answer dialogs which can identify fake victims or persons with special types of issues which would not make the effort worth anyone’s while. This is also part and parcel of Mr. Sweeney’s professional services when he directly provided aid to stalking victims as consultant, and will result in specific useful advice valuable to the stalking victim, regardless of circumstances.

Please reply immediately to start down the path, and indicate interest, lest the opportunity be lost, for all.

YOU are what you’ve been waiting for. The Society is merely a catalyst and a tool… which is useless unless YOU use it.

THIC

The only thing missing in this picture, is YOU.

The Importance of Stakeholder Status

Check out the latest site reviewed for an ideal stalking-free Free Will Haven intentional community… just reviewed last week. It looks like a bit of heaven fallen to Earth. The pictures and the list of all the things included will astound. But more importantly, it points out the importance of stakeholder status, as I’ve tried to explain several times, previously. Really, it all boils down to one thing standing in the way; YOU and me. We define our destiny, regardless of adversities.

Without achieving stake holder status in the eyes of would-be investor/partners, large donors, and corporate sponsors, and given our current rate of contributions and membership growth — the Free Will Society is limited to extremely low-priced property selections. Not to slight the gains we’ve made so far, the sad fact is that it could still be five to ten years or more before we raise enough cash by ourselves, alone, to get a simple plot of land with little in the way of useful improvements. I’ve shown you an example of that kind of lower-priced property, before. Keep in mind, the Society cannot simply do a mortgage; it has no more credit standing than the least well off Member, including myself, as founder.

But should we gather enough Members and funding to achieve stakeholder status, the sky is potentially the limit. The one large investor-partner already lost over lack of having a stakeholder status would have, for instance, more than covered the purchase of the property I’m featuring here. In fact, we could have had perhaps another $400,000 to play with to fund improvements and/or to subsidize residents needing financial help to relocate. I’d like you to imagine what it would mean to the victim community and to you, personally, to have access to this site — either as a long-term resident, or simply as a ‘vacation’ from stalking/targeting issues… or to you as a donor seeking to aid severe stalking victims.

 

Let me describe the site.

First of all, it is a full-service RV resort which is currently a profitable commercial venture which does very well in the vacation season. It is located somewhat central of the U.S. in a temperate weather zone where freezing weather is rare. The setting is very idyllic and park-like, in a spacious and lush mini-valley with its own stream and private lake stocked with Trout. It consists primarily of 52 acres, of which 38 are covered with harvestable trees. As an RV park, it features 24 regular spaces with hookups,* has his and her shower/restrooms, an indoor sauna and covered outdoor jacuzzi (on a deck), a laundry facility, and several lakeside gazebos with full kitchen, hot table for buffet, large open fireplace, and tables.

* Technically, each hookup could potentially handle two resident homes, if not too large and needing higher amperage. 

It is located 30 minutes from boat ramps to large lakes and other recreational playgrounds, and there are waterfalls within walking distance. A local grocery, cafe, and Baptist Church are also within walking distance, with city shopping and major services within 30 minutes drive. The Fire Department is only a half mile away. A nearby luxury resort is driving up land prices in the area, and it is only a matter of time before this site will be worth considerably more than it is, today; it is a good long-term investment.

It features a home useful as a office/support services areas with two one-bedroom apartments for visiting guests. It has two attached garages and there is a three-bay equipment shed, within which is an included tractor with implements, and other maintenance gear. There are also 7 very interesting tiny homes available for sale or lease, and it may be possible to arrange significant discounts for FWS Members in exchange for promotional considerations. Some of these are already hooked up in their own non RV locations.

Like most such parks operated commercially, it has some highway frontage for easy access and advertising purposes. Unlike most such parks, it is well protected for privacy and security’s sake. It is unseen from the roadway; with buffering trees all about, it is at a very much lower ground level, and protected by ownership of the chief hillsides and two hill tops. It is accessed by long curved private, gated, drives, front and back. The only thing it does not have, is garden plots and livestock… because there are currently no long-term residents who might have such interests. It does have plenty of cleared land with good soil at various locations to establish such plots.

Take a peek, and imagine yourself living there… and click to enlarge any image.

 

Now, again: fully understand we could already be there, NOW, TODAY, except that we did not do a good job of evangelizing for memberships, nor in encouraging contributions. By ‘we,’ it means YOU, non-member victims at large, as much as it means those who have already joined the Society. Without your support, we did not achieve anything like a stakeholder share in our own project. Quite naturally, the would-be investor balked. The blame falls upon everyone in the greater victim community, members and non members alike.

Therefore, let us renew our effort with a clearer vision and set a goal. It is important for every Member to commit to recruiting at least three more Members… and to donate to the extent they are able. Ask those recruited to do the same. If you are not yet a Member, join today. Moreover, don’t forget that if you wish to become a resident, and must sell your current dwelling or possessions in order to relocate to a tiny home/RV lifestyle… should you end up with more cash than is needed to acquire/build a tiny home or secure an RV… any excess cash can be used to prepay towards rent in a formula which equates to a significant discount, and reduced monthly living expenses, overall.

A Great New Property Opportunity!

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The only reason we can’t move in next spring…

…is in YOUR hands!

Imagine, for less than the price of a dump of a home in the big city, the Society could own its very own RV park complete with facilities, vehicles and other assets, and even an income producing business ‘on the side.’ Such an opportunity has arisen, and it is very well worth a special post, especially if it motivates more people to join the Society and to contribute towards our making it financially doable to establish a stalking-free lifestyle. With just a little luck, we could literally have it ready for occupancy by early, next year.

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And yes, it has enough room for homeless veterans and preppers who could help us build a really nice facility and provide superlative protection, if we elect to do that. By the way… be sure to check the MENUE icon for a lot more information about the society, the project, and exactly why and how it the only solution that works to end targeting for almost any form it can take. You will want to click to follow us for updates, as well, and comment freely.

UPDATE, March 2019: this property has since been sold, but two others of similar nature have become available. Meanwhile, some really nice properties of a more conventional nature have also become available, which are working farm/ranch style properties, some with their own private fish-stocked lake, swimming pool/jacuzzi, and on-site hunting. The problem is not site selection, it is Membership. Without enough supporting Members, we will never have the funds needed, because neither the Society nor individual members are going to have the ability to engage in traditional financing; we must pay cash, or at least have a significant down should we be lucky enough to find someone willing to carry us outside of financial institutions. We cannot do that, if you sit idly by and wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting: YOU are what you’ve been waiting for. 

SSLocated centrally in the heartland of America on a popular river, the site could easily accommodate up to 30 residents as it sits, with as many spots with access to full services (water, power, sewer). That’s based on only one person per RV or tiny home, but most RVs sleep 4-6 people… and there is room for adding even more spaces, as well. Central services include restrooms and showers, as well as a retail environment currently used to sell tourist items. What it does not have is a central kitchen or laundry facility, but it is very close to coin op laundries and there are campsite stoves for anyone who cannot cook in their RV. Restaurants and fast food abound nearby, as well as key services of a bustling community, including medical and emergency services.

13975295_10154491399153117_6821406394066221976_oThe site has a special income side to it which could be continued by FWH residents to help fund improvements and pay off any mortgage. It rents a variety of floatation devices from inner tubes to kayaks and canoes to large rafts, and there is the shop. A substantial inventory of nearly 400 such floats are included, as well as storage and transportation for them (tow vehicles and trailers). Inquiries as to income specifics have been made, but it appears it is capable of generating a minimum of about $50K a year in its worst year, and in its best year, nearly $100K, and the average since opening is about $75-80k. By relying only upon this for income, instead of daily rentals of camper locations, those figures would likely diminish, somewhat, an estimate of such impact being sought from the current owners.

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Unlike most commercial RV parks on the market, which tend to be right on a major highway and out in the open, this one enjoys a good deal of privacy due to terrain features and location. Any weaknesses can be buttressed against targeting and perpetrator access with good planning and minimal modification. One nice feature is that the income side is actually off site, and need not impact resident privacy. That consists of four locations, three of which are ‘up river,’ where floats are put into the water, and the downstream ‘landing’ site where they are returned.

Also included are four buses, ranging in size from a small school bus to a modern full-size Interstate coach, which if  bought new would cost more than many homes. There are also vans and trucks, a dozen towable trailers including two which are actually ‘buildings,’ and a riding mower and a golf cart-like UTV. It appears there is also at least one shipping container used for storage.

Temps_MO_48Weather is temperate, slightly above the national averages in temperature. Snowfall over the Winter averages 8 inches, rainfall between 3-5 inches a month. The nearby community is literally just minutes away, with a population of about 2,000. A larger city of about 20,000 is about 30 minutes away, where one could find super stores and specialized services such as a municipal airport. Multiple big cities are within 2-3 hours drive, and major recreation and sporting destinations abound nearby in every direction.

 

PROBLEMS? You bet.

We still don’t have enough members and financial clout to do anything about establishing such a targeting free environment for the severest of stalking victims. Have YOU joined, yet? Have YOU donated, yet? Have you been spreading the word to get others to do so, as well? If not, you are not doing your part, and I have to ask what you are doing wasting your time reading this… because YOU are what you’ve been waiting for, not us!

Stated in more practical terms… if you are waiting for someone else to pave the way so that you can simply move in… you can’t. Occupancy will be first-come, first-serve from among Members, only, and based upon Membership seniority and residency application date, as well. So if you wait until we already have the camp, there is a good chance you can’t simply join and become a resident, at will. You could end up with a long wait, or be required to pay for improvements in order to make room for you.

So, ask yourself just what and who you are waiting for, and decide carefully!

Financially, first glance looks like it would take as few as 12 residents to make it work, and keep individual costs of living below $4-500 a month, each, including food and utilities. The hardest part would be the down payment. If it were through a bank, it would be about $100K. Because the seller is carrying the contract directly, and because the Society may be able to offer tax advantages, we hope to get that down to half, or less, perhaps as low as $25K.

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Think about it. If you and 100 other persons were to donate $250… or 1,000 donated $25… or just one donated $25K, we stand a good chance of doing this right away. Just PayPal to freewillsociety.protonmail.com to donate. To become a Member is $25, to the same addy. Donations of $250 or more include Membership. Remember, if we don’t get this deal, another one will come along, and if we didn’t get this deal, it was because we weren’t ready… we didn’t have your help. Let’s get ready!

I know you can help with that. And, if intending to apply for residency, please email to the addy to inquire further, as there is a process for approval to make certain the idea is a good idea, and financially and procedurally doable in your precise circumstances. More about all that, here.

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