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Living somewhere high in the mountains

Friends, I would like to pass this winter somewhere up high in the mountains. All I need is fire and water. A cabin would do. Or even four walls with a roof and a chimney. Maybe a bed, but definetely a pillow.

Does anyone know of a place like this? I will chop the fire wood myself.

My instinct says to simply walk and find this place. however, I dont wish to invade anyones property without asking first.

I am also willing to do any other type of physical work in exchange for this place. Thanks for your help
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

you eat fire and water?
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Too late. You should already be snowed in by now.
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

i eat the water. the fire i observe. and i become part of the snow.
how do your questions and replies relate to my post?
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

They're all coming out of the woodwork today...

Is it a full moon or something?
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There is a very good reason why the farmers bring the cattle down into the valleys for the winter.


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Friends, I would like to pass this winter somewhere up high in the mountains. All I need is fire and water. A cabin would do. Or even four walls with a roof and a chimney. Maybe a bed, but definetely a pillow.

Does anyone know of a place like this? I will chop the fire wood myself.

My instinct says to simply walk and find this place. however, I dont wish to invade anyones property without asking first.

I am also willing to do any other type of physical work in exchange for this place. Thanks for your help
Are you a spiritual man, do you wear flowing robes?
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

As I said, if you want really high you're too late. The really high places are always closed over the winter months. Couple of places here that might suit:

http://www.lake-geneva-region.ch/en/...n/mountainhuts

No idea how high up they are though. Check the various website links to find more.
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Am I a spiritual man? When I read this question, I realize it could be answered in many ways. But to leave no room for misunderstanding, I will say: I am nothing. And there is a spiritual side that I consider to be only the reflection of what I am on the outside. I dont wear flowing robes yet. My intention at the moment is ti return to the source. Dust
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Am I a spiritual man? When I read this question, I realize it could be answered in many ways. But to leave no room for misunderstanding, I will say: I am nothing. And there is a spiritual side that I consider to be only the reflection of what I am on the outside. I dont wear flowing robes yet. My intention at the moment is ti return to the source. Dust
thanks for clearing things up. It will get quite cold in the mountains, there be mountain goats
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

You'll be famous (in a few thousand years):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96tzi

You can't just go and entering a hut. You will need equipment (axe etc.) and supplies.
The alps in winter are dangerous even for experienced people, not many would go alone.
Do you have snowshoes, touring skies etc.?
Good sources for winter alpine activities:
http://www.sentiero.ch/fr11_personell_cabane.htm
http://www.schweizer-huetten.ch/jobs...g/huettenjobs/
http://www.bergtour.ch/huetten/liste/clear/all
http://www.sac-cas.ch/en.html

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My intention at the moment is ti return to the source. Dust

Are you looking for a place to die?
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

Your plans may be flawed in that there will be more snow than dust in the mountains this time of the year
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Friends, I would like to pass this winter somewhere up high in the mountains. All I need is fire and water. A cabin would do. Or even four walls with a roof and a chimney. Maybe a bed, but definetely a pillow.

Does anyone know of a place like this? I will chop the fire wood myself.

My instinct says to simply walk and find this place. however, I dont wish to invade anyones property without asking first.

I am also willing to do any other type of physical work in exchange for this place. Thanks for your help


You never really lived in the mountains before, let alone "high in the mountains"...?
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

sounds like a reasonable inquiry to me...a "one with nature" kind of experience - peaceful, serene, and no distractions. I really don't understand why others find the need to ridicule and it makes me wary of posting anything other than for sale or free here on EF.
OP: I hope someone can help you find your place to enjoy the winter in. It sounds nice to me if I didn't have some responsibilities to keep me put!
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Re: Living somewhere high in the mountains

There are many huts that can be rented, especially during the winter time. Contact your local farmer's association to ask for more details.

Word of warning: if they find you seem to come across a bit suspicious or wacky, don't be surprised if they don't get back to you.
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Friends, I would like to pass this winter somewhere up, high, in the mountains.

FTFY
I cannot suggest a specific place, but somewhere in the Neuchatelois Jura might work out, its tolerated.
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sounds like a reasonable inquiry to me...a "one with nature" kind of experience - peaceful, serene, and no distractions. I really don't understand why others find the need to ridicule
Erhm, maybe because of this?

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You can't just go and entering a hut. You will need equipment (axe etc.) and supplies.
The alps in winter are dangerous even for experienced people, not many would go alone.
Do you have snowshoes, touring skies etc.?
Good sources for winter alpine activities:
http://www.sentiero.ch/fr11_personell_cabane.htm
http://www.schweizer-huetten.ch/jobs...g/huettenjobs/
http://www.bergtour.ch/huetten/liste/clear/all
http://www.sac-cas.ch/en.html
But sure, everyone is free to do as they please and think it's good for them.
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sounds like a reasonable inquiry to me...a "one with nature" kind of experience - peaceful, serene, and no distractions. I really don't understand why others find the need to ridicule

Because spending the winter in a hut in the mountains is suicidal.


Like I said before: there's a reason the farmers bring their cattle down into the valley each autumn.


Even the Pilgrims learned to pay attention to what the locals did and didn't do.
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Like I said before: there's a reason the farmers bring their cattle down into the valley each autumn.


Even the Pilgrims learned to pay attention to what the locals did and didn't do.
Word of interest: transhumance.
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