Betterfields Community Development

Creating a Sustainable Community today...for tomorrows World.

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Terry Carter
Limited Member
Male
50 years old
About Me

I'm a dreamer and a doer. I'm ready to make something happen in a community! Let's start with small actions to make big dreams come true.



Richard Swain III
Site Owner
Male
About Me

This original community project started on paper in the late 70s. with myself and a few close friends. Soon, the realities of life took it`s tole on our vision and the project was put aside, but not forgotten. Now, some 30 years later, times in the world being what they are, call for a compelling examination of the worlds direction and ones very own effect on it.

 

Most of you here are looking to make that change for you and your family. A change to a better life... looking for a special place ... a gathering of people much like ourselves, friends... to build each others homes... grow each others food... raise our children and support our friends and families young and old through a sustainable way of living on the earth. You all describe something you are looking for... It may be hard to put your finger on it, but you know when you've found it, its almost magical when you do...  I look forward to working with everyone to create this magical place called... Home.


Welcome! To the Betterfields Community.



Peter
Member
Male
34 years old
About Me

I am interested in being a member of a sustainable community, particularly one with great ambition. My interests include philosophy, ecology, music and art. I have lived and worked on farms for the greater part of my life. My parents own 150 acres of dairy in Taranaki. There I learned to drive tractors, milk cows, make hay, shear sheep, chainsaw, grow vegetables and do various other tasks. I have also worked on permaculture properties in Levin and Auckland, learning about such practices as the use of composting toilets and woodchipping.

 



ScottO
Member
Male
53 years old
About Me

I like the idea:)  I have land in Hudspeth County, TX and I will be relocating there soon!



yolanda zeng
Member
Female
About Me


salad
Member
Female
36 years old
About Me

Hello, i'm a 29 year old self motivated girl who's currently living off the land in low impact community in somerset England. i'm a skilled dairy person who's very passionete about local, sustainible food production, i currently produce veg for the community and surpus sold at the weekend market. i've built a staw bale round house that myself  and daughter live in.  i'm gathering as many land based skills as i can so me and my daughter of 4 can creat a life of living as a working farm peasant and be proud of living simply on the land.  iwe live in amongst  a 30 acre wood so i have forestry knowledge  using hand tools and very much interested in working with horses.  although life here is more than i can ask for we looking to join a community in newzealand that's really striving to work together.



Rachel
Member
Female
27 years old
About Me




mellon
Member
Male
59 years old

mjb
Member
Male
About Me

Painter "Finishing Specialist" by trade.  Musician/Acoustic Guitar and Base by passion.

Christian by faith in Jesus.  Family man by all means.



Mr. Addams
Member
Male
About Me

I am the alterego of  the Community Founder. I have created this temporary profile so I can see how this new web page functions (blog, forum & contact us) from a members point of view.

Best Regards

Richard Swain III



NanaJay
Member
Female
About Me

Myself and my daughter and grandson would love to be a part of this community. 



Bob
Member
Male
About Me

I think I have found what I have been searching for.  To have a lifestyle that is back to the basics holds so much appeal.  I have grown tired of careless, thoughtless people and I'm ready for a change...ready to make the change.  My life skills could be essential to this type of sustainable lifestyle.  I was raised around all farm type animals, I have been in the construction business for 30 years, I am a skilled fisherman and a darn good cook.  I am also trained in firefighting and emergency medicine.  I'm ready...



Angie Mansfield
Member
Female
About Me

I am a single mother of a 9 year old boy and have been looking at New Zealand as my escape to "Paradise" for a long time. I would love to raise my son in a healthy, sustainable environment where he learns how to be a collaborative member of a safe and self-sustaining community.  I am a web developer as well as a graphic artist, painter and have built and run an online "store" for 15 years. I would love to use my talents and experience to help to monetize a community of sharing citizens. I have also recently purchased a top of the line dehydrator and a Sampson juicer to give a "raw" diet a go! (or at least play with making concoctions with dehydrated fruit's/veggies and raw juices etc.. As for other skills, I enjoy gardening and had a custom ceramic tile design business for many years before getting online. Part of designing/installing tile kitchens and baths and other ceramics for interior designers was also alot of interior/exterior painting and faux finish work. I'm sure in New Zealand there is hardly a need for faux anything though!  I look forward to hearing more about the Betterfields Community.



Jessica
Member
Female
About Me

I am a 32 year old single mom of 2 young children.  I work more than full time as a computer programmer and feel as though I am missing out on what is really important in life.  I need a change, I need more quality time with my kids and I want my kids to experience life in a different way than they have up to this point.  I think the three of us would flourish in this type of community.



nepenthe
Member
Female
41 years old

ellpow
Member
Female

Angela lewis
Member
Female
59 years old
About Me

We are a family of 6 with 3 grown daughters and 1 still growing ! We have been looking for land here in Kentucky for a family sustainable farm-but are open to a larger community such as Betterfield's . We all have many gifts and talents to offer-from all forms of construction, homebuilding , teaching,  horticulture, bicycle building, to dance, ceramics and woodworking to name a few. Please keep us informed on your progress -as we would be very interested in the locations you are considering .



Kevin Green
Member
Male
49 years old
About Me

My wife and I are very interested in intentional communities.

I have an abundance of skills that could help out in many aspects. I work in IT now so I know comupters, storage, websites, etc.. I am very creative in many mediums and have even built my own sailboat from scratch. I can repair just about any household items that have issues, I am interested in green electricity, wind, solar etc.

I love to sail and I love the water and marinas. If this community was to be at the waters edge, there is a whole other area of tourism there.

I love the thought of working on and in where I live to better the community rather than commute across town to better some CEO's pocket book.



cr8tvlde
Member
Female

kevin
Member
Male
32 years old