Jeanie Tatum is a single, 50 year old, liberty-minded Federal employee (yes, that’s a real demographic!) who decided to start a sustainable, permaculture based neighborhood on a 70,000 acre lake near Augusta, GA.
An Army veteran and mother of four, 14 years ago Jeanie found herself homeless and jobless while her former spouse of 20 years was being court-martialed by the Army. After 10 months of applying for jobs and working at various means of employment such as, substitute teaching, painting porch ceilings and capturing feral cats, (all while finishing a Master’s Degree) Jeanie took the first job she was offered that paid and had benefits for her 4 kids.
Working in an entry level position for the Army in Washington, D.C., Jeanie worked 12 hour days, filled 2 additional vacant positions, finished her Master’s Degree and waited out the falling housing market until rock -bottom prices allowed her to do what she learned as an Army wife; buy the crummiest house in the nicest neighborhood you can afford near a military base that’s building and hiring.
Getting out of D.C. was always a priority, and in 2018 she accepted a position with an Army organization that was relocating to Fort Gordon, Georgia. Pandemic conditions in 2020 allowed for more time to learn about growing food in her yard, keto eating, pasture raised food quality, and studying the Fort Gordon real estate market.
While most information she found focused on “retrofitting” existing neighborhoods to incorporate permaculture, Jeanie wanted to break the code on how to build a permaculture development that’s also profitable, beautiful, and sustainable.
She joins us today to discuss how anybody develop a side hustle in sustainable real estate development and what has Jeanie learned in “year one” – dealing with purchasing, zoning, and living without power, running water and walls?
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