Charles Bello, 87 year old, retired architect, founder and director of “The Redwood Forest Institute” ( seeking 3 skilled couples to establish a small sustainable community on a beautiful, secluded, 400-acre ranch with a river running through it, halfway between Willits and Fort Bragg, deep in the redwood forest. 

The idea is to carry on with 51 years of work with forest stewardship creating the most awesome, private, 400 acre park in Mendocino County and at the same time becoming as self-sustaining as possible in food production, energy, and financially independence. 

Seeking, successful middle aged professionals, wanting to get away from it all and live a more simple down to earth lifestyle. They need to be smart with some some farming and handyman skills, handyman skills.  No pets, no smoking, good landlord and work references required. Please send a detailed description of relevant skills and experience to Bello, PO Box 2079, Willits, CA 95490 or email

Thanks in advance for your interest,

Charles Bello