Members will be encouraged to use the Homestead as much or as little as desired. The idea that sets My Ozark Homestead far apart from anything else available is very simple. There is nothing else like it being offered. Although some members will choose plan features that include a fortified shelter, every member will enjoy the benefits of a plan that includes life sustaining operations long after those shelter doors have reopened.
Our Homestead provides several methods to produce a high standard of living in concert with the natural resources provided, while keeping every member as safe and healthy as possible – and doing so within a sustainable environment producing more natural resources than are used. Homestead members will also have the option to store or sell their share of the items produced on the Homestead.
Although every member will be required to have food and seeds stored on-site, not every member will have the means or desire to purchase additional membership features. For this reason, the Homestead network will limit membership based on purchased features to the different network properties. In other words, members purchasing fortified shelters will not be allowed access to other Homestead network properties, and vice versa. This will also allow for consistency in price and limit member discord.
All lots with homes include connections to water, electric and septic system. All the homes have indoor plumbing and electricity just as you have currently at your suburban home.
In a ‘grid-down’ situation, the Homestead has provisional plans to harvest fresh water outside traditional methods at a rate greater than 5 gallons per day per member.Water not naturally originating on the properties will be augmented with shallow hand pump wells located in low lying areas of the property.
Food stored for every member will be held in reserve and not consumed until the event it becomes absolutely necessary to sustain life. Until the time there is no other way to sustain life by attaining food in any other manner, food storage will not be touched. Food will be grown and traded by and with every member as long as nature allows for agriculture. The Homestead has several ways to mitigate environmental factors not conducive to agriculture. Our model is far northern greenhouse techniques that have consistently produced over 300,000 pounds of food per acre.
Fields for livestock will either be standing or raised at a rate of 1 acre per every 16 members. Fields smaller than 5 acres are not productive enough to sustain all of the following livestock raised for food: beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs, layer hens, meat chickens, dairy goats, meat goats, rabbit, turkey, etc. Properly rotating livestock over 6+ acres of fields is productive enough to sustain 1/3 of a members daily caloric intake in meat proteins and fat for 100 members.
Members occupying the Homestead during what the Homestead owner deems ‘emergency situation’, will participate in essential activities the Homestead owner deems necessary to successful operation of the Homestead. Those activities include but are not limited to: agriculture, animal husbandry, general maintenance, forestry, education, fence and structure upkeep, dietary preparation, electrical production and conservation, safety and security, water filtration, water delivery and storage, sanitation, hygiene, daily activity planning, inventory control, land tool & machinery maintenance & upkeep, land improvements, self governance, income generation, first aid and general medical attention, recreation, entertainment, and so forth.
Member occupying the Homestead in all other non-emergency times are free to schedule their activities as they see fit, and ‘come and go’ as desired.
Membership is subject to not disclose specific location, items in store information, and information specific to essential Homestead operations with non-Homestead members. Membership is also subject to criminal background check. Drug offenses, property crimes, and crimes of violence are not allowed. Any violation of the above mentioned will constitute grounds for revocation of membership at the expense of violating member, and Homestead owner will have no obligation to refund any part of paid membership fees and or dues.