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Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Dutch Dave » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:14 pm

Hello,

My name is David i'm from the Netherlands (under Rotterdam). I've been working on oure "self sufficiënt life" for three years now. The problem with creating a self sufficiënt life in the Netherlands, is that there are not much like-minded people nearby. I know of one who lives on the other side of the country. So to learn the much needed skills im forced to use English books, articles, fora and youtube movies. Áfter three years of practicing my english in reading and writing the next step is the use of an international forum to start exchanging knowledge and so completing the last chapters of oure self suffciëncy. Which brought me here.

The last three years we mastered the garden,canning and the orchard, from which we eat year round at this point.
We started "farming" chickens, tukeys and rabbits, 80% of the meat we eat comes from this little "farm".
I started an energy self sufficiëncy project which includes electricity and warmth for space heating and warm water. This project is expected to be completed next year.

After which we can start focussing on a way of personal transportation (other then the bicycles we use now)

The coming weeks i'll be mostly reading and digging in old topics on your forum, but now you at least know who's reading :)

Please excuse my English, my native language is very different to English ,this may cause some faults in my written English.

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby oldfella » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:08 pm

Hi Dave,
Welcome to Ish, my partner is Dutch, and her family is still living there, we visit Holland quite often. With regards to your English, I don't think you will have any problems, at least no more than I do with my French and I have lived here for 20 years .
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Jandra » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Welkom Dave. There are more Dutch here on the forum. Although I was born near Rotterdam I haven't lived near there since I was 5.

We've moved to Germany, where we could afford a detached property, but the garden isn't huge. We have vegetables and some fruit, but no real self sufficiency. Except for a roof of photovoltaics.

Anyway, likeminded people are there in the Netherlands, but hard to find.
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Dutch Dave » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:33 pm

And it seems they gather here :)

Why is there no Dutch selfsuffciency movement, one might wonder....

Is there a German selfsufficiency movement ?

Groeten,

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Thomzo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:34 pm

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Milims » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:54 pm

Hi there and welcome :wave:
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby MuddyWitch » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:21 am

Welcome to ISH :flower:

If there is no self-sufficient group in the Netherlands, why not start one? I'm sure we have several Dutch members here.

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby becks77 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:02 am

Hello welcome :wave:
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Dutch Dave » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:27 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:Welcome to ISH :flower:

If there is no self-sufficient group in the Netherlands, why not start one? I'm sure we have several Dutch members here.

MW



Time :)

Taking time to start a movement is taking time away from my own "journey". And then, selfsufficiency and everything that's really "green" is still thought of as a sort of hippie hobby.

Maybe one day i will start one, if there isn't one by then. Untill then focus is required on my own work.

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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby marshlander » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:59 pm

:hello2: Hello! Sounds like you have achieved a lot already
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby marimba » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:14 am

hi! And welcome! You will see we are selfsufficient-ish from all over the world! I live in Denmark, in Copenhagen, and have an allotment just north of the city. I think self-sufficiency is growing here. So keep going and know that we are spread around the globe - some places thin on the ground, other places thicker!
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby okra » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:36 pm

Welcome, the self sufficiency movement is spreading.
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby Annemieke » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:18 pm

Hi Dave, I'm Dutch as well but I've lived in Britain for 31 years. Nearly half my life. Where exactly do you live?
If you have any problem with translation, or explaining Nederlandse gewoonten, ask me: I should be an expert in this, if in nothing else!
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby littlemissrose » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:33 am

Wow nooit gedacht hier nog een rotterdammer tegen te komen.
Wow never thought I'd meet someone else from Rotterdam here. We really should start that movement you know. I'm in hehehe.
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Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Postby littlemissrose » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:50 am

Ahw shoot I just saw you said under rotterdam. Is it far from the city because your allotment sounds like heaven. Here all the allotments have really tight restrictions on what you can grow and build and keep in them. It's a bit stiffening.
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