Charles Bello, widower, founder and director of The Redwood Forest Institute ( seeking 3 middle aged couples to continue the legacy of 52 years of  stewardship of 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.

A questionnaire to help us find the right set of caretakers with the necessary skills and experience is available. You must be able to answer yes to at least two of the skills or requirements listed below.

  1. Are you in the age range 35 to 45 years old and financially solvent w/o debt?
  2. Have you had 1 year or more experience in living off grid or a pioneering like lifestyle?
  3. Have you been a professional backhoe operator and know how to service and maintain heavy equipment?
  4. Are you a journeyman carpenter or licensed building contractor?
  5. Are you a professional tree faller that can safely fall a 4 ft diameter redwood tree 160 foot tall?
  6. Are you a professional chainsaw operator that knows how to sharpen and maintain these saws?
  7. Have you experience with goats, making cheese, etc?

No smoking, no drugs or pot, only moderate social drinking allowed, no dogs or cats allowed. Good landlord and work references required. No debts - will share income from seminars or any other income generated. Expectation - to be financially self sustaining in one year. The idea will be to spend 4 hr/day at farm and forest projects - 4 hr/day at income producing projects - 4 hr/day gardening projects - any spare time to go to personal income producing projects. References from former employers or last places where you lived will be required. Children Considered.

Thanks in advance for your interest,
Charles Bello