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We are looking for people living 'off grid' lifestyles in remote areas for a new HGTV series called House Hunters International: Off the Grid. We are looking for people who have moved within the last couple of years. The original show, 'House Hunters International' is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America and the Travel Channel in the UK. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different. Here is a link to show you what our show is all about! https://vimeo.com/75803046 We are looking for adventurous couples and families who have recently bought or rented properties in weird and wonderful places both in the US and internationally. Ideally they should be outgoing and fun. michelle.jamesATleopardfilms.com www.leopardusa.com, https://www.facebook.com/leopardusa https://twitter.com/leopardusa

12/14

My name is Rafael. I am 21 years old, from Portugal, where I graduated from Biology in the University of Lisbon one year ago. Since then I have been travelling and volunteering, and I discovered a huge passion for natural construction. I have been researching places to spend the next year working hands on with projects of natural construction. I have the will, some experience, and creativity. I can send you more information, and would appreciate knowing if you need help anywhere on the world :) raphaelhythAThotmail.com

11/14

SEEKING REMOTE BUILDERS FOR OFF THE GRID ROCKY MOUNTAIN BUILD T.V. SHOW Orion Entertainment is now casting remote builders from the Rocky Mountain region for a new “building off the grid” show. We'll follow each step of the process of building a remote mountain cabin from the challenges of getting materials to the remote site (by horse, ATV or helicopter, etc.), dealing with unpredictable weather and wildlife, and taking on the geographical obstacles of the build site itself. We'll see the highs and lows of each build as our builder/contractors work against the clock during the abbreviated build season the snowy Rocky Mountain region demands. Behind the remote mountain cabins are the intrepid builders who represent the toughness and tenacity that is the hallmark to living off the grid. The ability to adapt, improvise, and persevere in the face of remarkable challenges will make all viewers appreciate what it takes to own a hunting or fishing getaway in the middle of nowhere. If you have an extreme, remote, Rocky Mountain build, we want to hear from you! Please contact Kelly McLear at 720-259-1547 as soon as possible as casting for builders is going on now. Please send the following information to: kmclearATorionentertainment.com Please provide us with the following information: NAME: BRIEF BIO & WEBSITE: PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND CREW: LOCATION OF BUILD: TYPE OF STRUCTURE/DESIGN OF HOUSE/STYLE (log cabin, a frame, hunting cabin, square footage, stories, etc): HOW MANY CREW MEMBERS ON THE BUILD AT ANY GIVEN TIME? (Please provide names if available, jobs/duties, and brief bio if possible – how do they all work together as a crew?) MAJOR HURDLES OF THE BUILD? (Weather, terrain, remoteness, supplies, have to live out at the site for X amount of weeks, animals, etc): TRANSPORTATION EXPECTATIONS OF MATERIALS AND CREW? (helicopters, big trucks, snowmachines, horses, ATVs) WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE HOME AND WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS? WHAT IS YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM? BUDGET FOR THE BUILD? ANY ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR THE HOME? (Sauna, green energy, boat dock?) SPECIALTY SUB-CONTRACTORS YOU’LL HAVE TO BRING IN? (Plumbing, electrical, roofers, etc?): ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE BUILD?

10/14

Casting Notice: A major network is looking for people that have recently started living off the grid. Please email your name, phone number, location, a paragraph of why you decided to start living off the grid along with some family photos and photos of your home to andrewhechtcastingATgmail.com

7/14

Who learns skills for free? Interns who assist aid organizations. Learn and serve in the US only or here and overseas as well. Build Simple Inc. offers free training in construction and design of geo-textile buildings like earthbag and straw wattle or techniques like Ubuntu-blox that use agricultural waste or plastic trash.

Two weeks of training near Albuquerque, NM is being scheduled for early July, with repeat dates in September. Help BSI to advance building knowledge about alternative techniques while you learn. Builders, photographers, building designers, and service team leaders can all contribute needed skills. Engineers and engineering students are especially needed to test structures- ask about donating a day or getting involved in an ongoing study.

After training, go to your aid project, or connect with one of BSI's partners. Interns are needed to spend a few weeks to a few months working with aid organizations in Haiti, Thailand, or other parts of the world. Tell simple_earth what aid groups you're working with and when, to see how we can help you.

Patti Stouter
Build Simple Inc.
www.BuildSimple.org
Sustainable Inexpensive Building Design, Training and Testing
12 Juniper Road, Placitas NM 87043
ph: 505-312-7163
simple_earthATyahoo.com

5/14

I want to provide highly efficient homes equipped with solar power, water filtration, and small scale self sustaining farming practices to anyone I can with a low quality of living. I plan to do this through donations of both manpower/supplies and money. I want to lead a movement to make a difference in the lives of those who can't control the circumstances of their current economic status. www.gofundme.com is the website I'm using currently to manage donations. It has my mission statement along with my Facebook information to show that yes, I am a real person, yes, I'm just a regular guy that is truly trying to make a difference, and no I'm not trying to make a quick buck. I'm planning on this taking years to come to fruition and any help you could offer would be extremely appreciated. Thank you, Mike Shores.

5/14

Team member/volunteers wanted! We are building domes around the world for eco villages - and resorts, disaster relief projects and individuals. Can offer both internship/apprenticeship programs and volunteers are very welcome. For more information, visit our website at www.evolotecture.com.

4/14

FOX TV CHALLENGES PARTICIPANTS TO CREATE A PERFECT “UTOPIA,” IN BOLD NEW UNSCRIPTED SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. Can a perfect world be created? UTOPIA is an unscripted series that moves a group of everyday people to an isolated, undeveloped location – for an entire year – and challenges them to create their own civilization. ”The series offers people from all walks of life the chance to start all over again and re-write the rules of civilization as we know it. It addresses fascinating and fundamental questions about human law, morality and social structures, wrapped in an irresistible and truly forward-thinking television format.”

With no existing power structures and limited amenities, these “pioneers” must draw on their own ideals and everything they know about societies around the world, to create a new one...will it be better? As the Utopians build the new society, every decision counts. Each must try to become indispensable to the group or risk being exiled to their regular lives and replaced by potential newcomers who have been vying to join.

If you would like to become part of this experiment contact Suzanne Gilreath at suzanneATtheconlincompany.com

3/14

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Permaculture and Natural Building Internship Opportunity, Puerto Rico

Plenitud Iniciativas is a non-profit organization based in Las Marias, Puerto Rico, and focused on research, demonstration, and educational outreach in permaculture and sustainable practices.  We would like to invite anyone to contact us interested in participating in a Earthbag Building Internship this summer, fall and/or winter.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in gaining hands-on experience with earthbag building and  permaculture practices.  We will be working on two earthbag building projects: one in our teaching center at Las Marias and another at Maunabo- a fishing beach community.  The upcoming constructions will be synthesizing different materials such as: bamboo, cement, earthbag, and metallic roofs.

Experience with building and/or organic farming would be great, but not required. Visit our web page for more information about our organization and our activities: www.plenitudpr.org
Please call or email us if you are interested or have any questions.

Email: pplenitudATgmail.com
Phone: 787-806-7094
Project Contact: Owen Ingley

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