Xavier Hawk is a homesteading volunteer firefighter/EMT who is semi retired from the not so glamorous world of business consulting. He is also a prepper who has gone from living in suburbia to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina where he and his family are developing their Homestead into a self sufficient Eco Village Neighborhood that hosts skills retreats and workshops.
Xavier has kept a bug out bag since the age of 14, led wilderness trips as a guide for Outward Bound and others, teaches and practices primitive wilderness skills, and heads up his county’s CERT team. He is part of the black jack team that formed CAC and is consulting with other disaster response teams around the nation. He walks the talk in community preparedness and planning.
A few years ago he moved his family from a heavily surburban area of south Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and started building up a true homestead from the ground up. Today he talks about why he went from a single family Homestead to Small Eco Village that hosts and teaches the skills that are so important for every community.
Xavier joins us today to discuss developing a homestead into a self reliant eco village and workshop retreat facility. The pros, the cons, the rewards, and the challenges. Including what made him go from single family homestead to small neighborhood concept. How they manage rules, residents needs and deal with regulatory issues. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a “village approach” along with the huge opportunities in the Permaculture world.
Resources for Today’s Show…
- Members Support Brigade
- Join Our Forum
- TSP Mint
- TSP Gear
- Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day)
- Knife Kits – (sponsor of the day)
- ColonyEarth.com – Xavier’s Homesteading Site
- TheKnightHawks.com – Xavier’s Research and Rescue Site
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