Charles Bello, widower, founder and director of The Redwood Forest Institute ( seeking 3 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.
Seeking three couples out of 900 applicants who responded to  the above mentioned video who desire to live in a remote area,in the middle of the redwood forest,, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life in a quasi  sustainable lifestyle primarily active in food produjction - food processing, and shelter, along with helping each other while teaching these skills to others.   
What is require is 3 to 4 skilled middle aged couples - participants within the group with at least 10 years of professional experience in at least one or more of the following disciplines.  
  1. Gardening and farming 
  2. Journeyman carpenter or contractor with experience in plumbing, and electrical - solar systems.
  3. Backhoe operator 
  4. Mechanic to service and heavy equipment such as dump trucks and backhoes.
  5. Professional chainsaw operator that knows how to sharpen and maintain these saws?
  6. Knowledgeable in operation of 501 - c - 3 non - profit structure.
  7. Funding - grant writing skills - web development skills
  8. Preferred age range 35 to 45 years old 
  9. Children considered
  10. 1 year or more experience in living off grid or a pioneering like lifestyle?
  11.  Experience with goats, making cheese, chickens, etc?
  12. Financial independence is desirable or some independent source of income for at least the short term until funding for these programs is established. 
The following is what I have in mind as the ideal couples as applicants.  They need not meet all the
requirements listed but at least two or three for each homesteader applicants

No smoking, no drugs or pot, only moderate social drinking allowed, dogs or cats considered. Good landlord and work references required. Shared income from glamping rentals operating and in place will be available. Expectation - is to be financially self sustaining for one year. References from former employers or last places where you lived will be required.

For more information email

Thanks in advance for your consideration - for more informaiton Email
Best wishes and kindest regards,
Charles Bello