Humane Sustainability

is creating Green Neighborhoods and a Self Reliant Future
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If you cannot commit to a monthly expense, please consider a one time gift via Venmo (please send us a message for the username to direct payment).




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About Humane Sustainability

Welcome to the Urban Homestead! 

Going off-grid can be easy and affordable, if only someone would tell us all how! That's the goal of Humane Sustainability.

Utilizing the free sources available through social media, this project aims to provide all the inner tricks and advice to create your own off-grid homestead and save money while doing so. The project was launched while we were renting the current homestead. The ongoing large step is the one that so many others struggle with as well - Purchasing a home. We've spent the last few years sharing the little things like laundry soap recipes and bulk pantry upkeep, the things that could be done by renters. With the launch of this central information source, we plan to share the journey of taking the homestead off the grid.

We do not believe the world requires capitalism. We believe that we live in a world where we can all help each other. Bartering, patrons, upcycling, and creating/growing your needs can get us all so much farther then we realize. All we need to do is share more with each other. We need to truly want to help each other.

We began by very closely watching where our dollars go (Vote with your dollar!).

Our first step is to make our money work for us with a state sponsored individual development account (IDA) matching every dollar we add with three (3) more from the state. Please see our goals to learn more.

Our next step is securing a "seller financed" home purchase. Our plan is to leave the big banks out of this. By finding an individual willing to sell their home slowly, we can slide past our biggest road block - student loans.

We will update on the running financial goals of the homestead here while sharing how to's via Instagram and research via Facebook. Our hope is to help folks lower their carbon footprint and provide information to achieve a reduction affordably.

Please join our community by becoming a Patron and if you, like us, struggle to find a little extra money to support the things you believe in, please follow the homestead's social media accounts for valuable ways to save funds to direct toward the causes you believe in (hopefully us!).

We can't wait to share more and help everyone we can. Climate change affects us all. This is our small way of working to change the tide. Please join us.

With love,
~ Two Working Artists and a Menagerie of Cats
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Support for the Homestead project (recurring monthly support via Patreon, one time support via Venmo, and all previous gifts) is directed to a special Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) for the purchase of the homestead. Every dollar (up to $3,000 annually) added to this account is matched with $3.

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