Charles Bello, widower, founder and director of The Redwood Forest Institute ( seeking 2 middle aged, skilled, professional, homesteading couples to continue 52 years of stewardship of this special place, a secluded 400-acre redwood forest ranch halfway between Willits and Fort Bragg, deep in the redwood forest. See video by Kirsten Dirksen, Youtube - 50 years off Grid for more information.

What is require is - participants within the group with at least 1 years of professional experience in at least one or more of the following disciplines.  
  1. Gardening and farming 
  2. Living off grid or grown up on a farm or a farming domunity
  3. Chainsaw operator that knows how to sharpen and maintain these saws
  4. Experience with goats, chickens
  5. Journeyman carpenter or contractor with experience in plumbing, and electrical - solar systems.
  6. Backhoe operator 
  7. Mechanic to maintain, and service heavy equipment such as dump trucks and backhoes.
  8. Welding
  9. Knowledgeable in 501-c-3 non-profit structure.
  10. Funding - grant writing skills - web development skills
  11. Preferred age range 35 to 45 years old 
  12. Financial independence is desirable or some independent source of income for at least the short term until funding for a sustainable income can be established. 

No smoking, no drugs or pot, only moderate social drinking allowed, dogs or cats considered. Good landlord and work references required.  Permission to do a background check required.  Please, do not answer this announcement unless you are certain that you fit the requirements as stated in the above as I simply cannot handle another 900 emails.

This is not a cartaker paid position but a lifestyle change as Vanna Rae and I did when we were your age - where you will be working mostly for your own personal benefit - food, shelter, and financial independence.  You will not own the land or the equipment but will be provided with housing and after a trial period you will be a candidate to become a Board of Director member so  that you will be able to participate with the other Board members in the decision making process for the entire operation.
For more information email
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Best wishes and kindest regards,
Charles Bello