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Pleasures that Reduce Tax


One benefit of turning your passions into profit is that personal pleasures, especially travel, can become tax deductions rather than after-tax expenses.

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Painting of the covered bridge at our Blue Ridge Farm.

Here is an example of how to turn passions into profits and gain tax deductions.

An AIRBNB guest who stayed at our farm last year painted the picture above and recently posted this at her website.

This past Fall my husband and I were determined to get back up to NC and see the leaves. I found a lovely Airbnb cabin near West Jefferson, NC, about an hour north of most of our relatives, and we packed up our two teenage boys and expected an adventure.  Both boys are getting older, working on school and jobs, so we knew this may be the last time our schedules work out to take this much time off together for awhile.  I wanted a location that would keep us outdoors and unplugged and this dreamy spot gave us more than we could ask for in nature.

We arrived during the night, and discovered that the destination is 8.5 miles UP a mountain, swerving and winding up the hill.  It was daunting at night but we found the location which is one of five cabins on the 252 acre property.  The next morning as we drove down the mtn to get some groceries, we realized the beauty we had passed, from amazing barns, highland cattle grazing in the creek, fields of wild turkeys and gardens full of flowers, all on the drove up the hill!

Little Horse Creek runs through the property. and my husband caught some beautiful trout there. The property was gorgeous and contained things like over eight miles of 4 different trails to follow.  Apple trees along the creek, a stocked trout pond at the top of the mountain, and welcoming owners who are available anytime if needed.  My husband usually requires about 4-5 days before he can actually unwind and relax from work, so we could have easily added another week up there.  This property, being so high up, is much colder than our family experiences down in Winston-Salem and Mt. Airy and closes up early (by mid Oct) for the winter.  We LOVED our stay there and plan on going back as soon as it opens up again.

So far I have painted three acrylic paintings from the trip. The barn above, the view of the mountain top, which contains the owners’ home and the trout pond below it. They have an illustrious background living internationally, and their home looks very European. As I took the photo of the house, I was standing in the sunflower field, which is where we would usually find Harriet and Lucy.

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Harriet and Lucy.

They are two rescue horses that have lived on the land for over a decade. They roam free, love to be fed apples, and are as friendly as puppies.

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Our Blue Ridge Mountaintop Farmhouse

I painted Lucy the Appaloosa, because she is one of the few original species, and I was in love with her spots.  Harriet is in the background of the painting.

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Lucy the Appaloosa

These three images will be available on my website www.sophiedare.com under Farmhouse Original Art, and I hope will go to a home that loves this area as much as we do!

I have no idea whether this guest will take part of the cost for that visit as a tax deduction or not.  My tax preparer would if I had made a trip of this nature and created something that was income producing.  Part of that trip was a legitimate expense in the process of creating an inventory of salable art.

When we do what we love, we can go anywhere and still earn, plus reduce the taxes we pay as well.

Gary

Turn Talking and Words into Cash

Why words are better than cash.

You can turn talking into cash.  Mix in a little wisdom and deliver benefits.  The value of honest word’s never deflate.  A dollar, decades ago, was worth 15 greenbacks today… or more.   Useful, wise words, even hundreds of years aged… are often worth more now.

Take these 153 year old words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Has time diminished the value of these words?

Learn how to earn extra income from an events business created by travel or staying at home.  Create events where you can earn from speaking something good… or if you don’t like to talk… letting others talk (and earn) for you.

Do you crave freedom… and perhaps adventure?

Do you at least desire to get out of the rat race?

Do you want to travel…spend time…live…laugh or love in more than just one place?  Do you the places you go to be ones you choose?

Or would you rather settle down in a low stress, safe, nurturing town, abroad or in Smalltown USA?

You can talk your way into the lifestyle or let others talk for you.

There are few people more capable of promising this type of life than Merri and me.

For 50 years (from May 1968) we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have had an events business conducting seminars, workshops, courses and tours.

All we have had to do is gather groups and talk about what we do.  Sometimes we let others do all the talking!

Our seminar/conference/events/business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen… or not.

Sometimes we have incredible adventures.

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Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis Jungle creating a shamanic tour.

However, when we want to stay at home we can also do so.  One does not have to travel to have an events business.

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Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate at an event that we conducted at our Florida home.

We even built a…

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seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still conduct events.

Here is one of the small groups at a retreat we conducted in the seminar hall.

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However, you do not have to do this much as an owner of an events business!  Lesson Two of a course we have created called “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

We have conducted events as small as two delegates and some with over 400.

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We know the events business inside and out… large and small.  Here Merri and I are speaking to over 400 + people in Quito, Ecuador.

There are innumerable fringe benefits to an events business.  For example, almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  As you’ll see below, one time we earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure.  The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped… the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and we hope others.

Now we would like to help improve your lifestyle as well… if… earning with a seminar, tour events business appeals to you.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands,  Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.

Now we want to spend more time with my mom, children and grandkids so we arrange events at our home.

There is a possibility that Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.  Because so many have asked… we created an online correspondence course on how to create your own events business.

We call this correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

See how to benefit from this course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Turn Your Experiences into an Events Business

Sometime about 30 years ago…. around 1987:

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Photo from www.thetoptensite.com/Niagara_Falls.html

A white water symphony… harmonized in crushed octaves.  A melody amplified by nature’s power and white water sound conducted in the fresh air amphitheater that is Niagara Falls.

Merri and I walked arm and arm along the Canadian side of the falls…overwhelmed by its strength and its spectacular beauty.  We had driven from our home in North Carolina to conduct an International Investing and Business Conference… one of the largest of our own seminars that we had ever conducted…380 people.

We arrived a day early… took a suite with a large red garden tub… soaked after the long journey and then enjoyed the wonder of this natural phenomenon…Niagara Falls.

This was the day to enjoy because the next three we would be busy, very busy.  Marketing had shot past our expectations and this was a large crowd.  We would work hard yet we would also earn approximately $142,260 for three days work.  Actually more. You’ll see why below.

We have earned in many ways since then… until now… 30 + years later.

Again and again we get notes from readers of our website that go something like this…

He wrote: “Hi Merri. I am looking forward to meeting you both again. Had met in Niagara in the 1980s. Thanks.”

Obviously, something we did for this client 30 years ago brought this extra business to us now.

This fact stimulated me to get on with this course which I have been outlining for some time.  A seminar, conference, tour business not only creates unusual profit opportunity now… but when a seminar business is properly run, it can create income for a lifetime!

This course shows how Merri I and have created riches and a lifestyle beyond our wildest imagination and shares steps you can take to create a profitable and fun business conducting seminars, workshops, conferences and tours wherever and whenever you like.  (Or perhaps you want to conduct seminars online or live or with a video sent through the internet.)

When it comes to conducting events, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me.  Over 49 years we have organized, marketed and conducted thousands of tours for tens of thousands of people in dozens and dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).

This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… how you can get started and what you can do much better than we have.

Lessons include:

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose…arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses…delegate driven…speaker driven…third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: List building.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

We would like to welcome you to “Event – Full Business”.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create your riches and a lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams with an events business so your life and income can be filled by events and event full!

The first lesson will look at seminars, workshops conferences, exhibitions,tours, various events, how they differ and their strengths and weaknesses so you can begin to zero in on what would be best for you.

We invite you to become a subscriber to this new online correspondence course, “Event – Full Business”.

The initial fee for the “Event-Full Business” online course is $349, but this investment on your part is without risk.

In this offer, you can get the course “Event-Full Business” free when you join the International Club.

Join The International Club.  Save $418.78.

Club members start by receiving seven workshops and courses on how to earn everywhere with home micro businesses.  We call this our “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”.   The program contains a series of courses and reports that show ways to earn and be free. These courses and reports are:

  • The course “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Self Publish & SNAP”
  • The course “Event-Full – How to Earn Conducting Seminars and Tours”
  • The course “International Business Made EZ”
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3
  • The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
  • Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”

Club members also learn ways to be be healthier and have more energy.   I have created three natural health reports about:

#1: Nutrition

#2: Purification

#3: Exercise

Each report is available for $19.95.  However you’ll receive all three FREE as club member and save $59.85.

Next, club members participate in an intensive program called the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi).  The purpose of Pi is finding value investments that increase safety and profit.  Learn Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing.

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These destroyers of wealth can create a Behavior Gap, that causes investors to underperform in any market good or bad. The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of numerous Model Portfolios, called Pifolio.

We combine the research of several brilliant mathematicians and money managers with my years of investing experience.

There are no secrets about this portfolio except that these mathematicians ignore the stories from economic news (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based mainly on good math that reveals the truth through financial news.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

This is a complete and continual study of what to do about the movement of international major and emerging stock markets.  I want to share this study throughout the next year with you.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.  The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.  This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.  Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

The Pi subscription is normally $299 per annum but as a club member you receive Pi at no charge and save an additional $299.

Club members also receive Pi and the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More” and the $39.99 report, “The Silver Dip 2018” FREE.

Save $418.78… when you become a club member.

Join the International Club and receive:

#1: The $299 Purposeful investing Course (Pi).   Free.

#2: The $299 “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program including SNAP”.  Free.

#3: The $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More”.  Free.

#4: The $39.99 report “Silver Dip 2017”.  Free

#5: The three $19.99 reports “Shamanic Natural Health”.   All three free.

#6: The $39.99 “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” report. Free.

#7: Plus all updates and other reports I release over the next year.

These reports, courses and programs would cost $767.78 so the  membership saves $418.78.

The International Club membership is $349. 

Join the International Club for $349 and receive all the above online now, plus all reports, course updates and Pi lessons for a year at no additional fee.

Click here to become a member $349

Gary

Jobs Evaporate in AIR


Here’s a lesson on how to use problems to get ahead… in just two thoughts:  “Do what you love” & “See the future in the here and now”.

Current shifts in business and politics show problems that we can turn into opportunity.

The Wall Street Journal article, “This Hotel is an AIRBNB Killer” provides an example.

We can see a huge earning problem for most people which creates some incredible opportunities for you and me.

The article reviews a new New York hotel called, “PUBLIC”.

AIRBNB has taken the hotel industry by storm.  The article explains.

Airbnb is a mortal threat to the U.S. hotel industry. The only way you can compete with a strong idea is by having another strong idea.

A study last year from Morgan Stanley projected that 25% of leisure travelers and 23% of business travelers will have used Airbnb by the end of 2017, up from 12% for both groups of travelers in 2015.  The report found Airbnb was a common substitute for hotels: 49% of Airbnb users said they had substituted Airbnb for a traditional hotel stay in the past year.

That’s a problem for hotels.

But how does it affect you and me?

Well… part of the PUBLIC business plan eliminates jobs.  The article says.

But in the lobby, an escalator ride up from the market, there’s no front desk, no concierge, no luggage attendant.  Guests check in via a series of self-service tablets along a wall, where they can find their reservations, create their own room keys and proceed up an elevator to their rooms. If questions arise, they’re answered by a handful of roving, jack-of-all-trades staffers known as “Public advisors.”

Normally at checkout at a traditional full-service hotel, where a bellhop brings a guest’s bags to the lobby and hands them to a front-desk attendant, who then brings them out to a parking employee.

“Three people, three trips. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “That’s what we cut out.”

In other words, the hotel cuts out a lot of jobs.

A recent message at this site, “A million lost jobs”  reviewed how truck drivers are at risk from self driving trucks.  Artificial intelligence will replace staff at retail stores.  Autonomous robots will plant, tend, and harvest entire farm crops.

All types of jobs that support the middle class are being eliminated.

That article also shows us an opportunity in this shift.

This hotel wants to create cost efficiency, but not by stripping everything out.  The hotel has created a food and beverage concept that reverses the traditional role of food and beverage in hotels.  Public has five bars: Two on the second floor, one on the rooftop with 360-degree views of Manhattan, one in a lower-level music venue and one connected to Public Kitchen, the hotel’s ground-floor “world food” restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.  Food is a big profit center.  The hotel has  35% to 45% of its revenue from the food and beverage business, compared with a national average of about 24%,

Public’s food-and-beverage facilities are aimed at increasing room occupancy,

The business model is one of incremental profitability where the beverage business leads to food business which leads to room occupancy.

The driving force behind this business model is “creativity efficiency, quality and genuineness”.

These are the three skills that automation cannot replace.  In fact automation makes these skills even more valuable because machines make these qualities increasingly rare.  Put these qualities to work and you will prosper:

  • Genuineness
  • Creativity
  • Caring

Here is one way Merri and I are doing this?

Genuineness begins  by doing something you love.  There is no substitute for real enthusiasm.  Even when you are weakest, even when you are tired or fed up or troubled… enthusiasm shines through if you are turning your passion into profit.

You don’t have to fake it!

Take for example our North Carolina cabin rental business.  From Memorial Day to mid October, each year we have hundreds of guests stay with us.  We have had quite a success.

Not only do we get a lot of guests, we get a lot of very satisfied guests, who come again and again.

You can see that the last 53 reviews have all been Five Star… for everything.

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Here is a typical review.

Wow! Where do I start? This was the absolute best AirBnb experience for our family (we have stayed in over 25 Airbnb properties in 20 countries). We spent 4 memorable nights at the cabin. We were surrounded by woods, nature and next to a running mountain stream. It was very tranquil as we slept listening to the water flowing freely and smoothly between rocks. First of all, Gary and Merri are amazing hosts: ~ Fresh cut flowers on table upon arrival. ~ Home made Peach, Orange and Locust jams left in our fridge. ~ Local farm eggs delivered for us. ~ Gary showed the kids how to fish at his beautiful Trout pond. ~ Gary gave us a Trout from his pond which was the best we have ever eaten. ~ Gary and Merri invited us to their magnificent house at the top of the hill where we had tea and discussed traveling. Then Gary took our entire family on his truck and gave us a tour of the 250 plus acre of the farm. It was amazing!

Gary and Merri checked up on us and made sure we were comfortable. The kids played with the 2 rescue dogs, 2 horses, as they roam freely on the farm. We went hiking on one of the 3 designated trails on the property. The kids swam and played on the creek. Merri and Gary are very caring hosts and they made our stay absolutely amazing! They even gave us a framed photo of the covered bridge at the farm as a parting gift. We loved this cabin so much that will make this an annual gateway for our family.

You can read all 53 reviews if you like at AIRBNB to see that this is not some one off example.

If that’s not enough, look up the reviews for the  other two cabins we rent through AIRBNB…  The Blackberry… 35 Reviews… all five star.  The Blue Ridge Farmhouse… 48 reviews… all five star… for everything!

I am not writing this to brag.

Nor am I trying to entice you to visit the farm.  Weekends are fully booked till the end of our season.

I am trying to share a point… that Merri and I, while well into our 70s tried something new and are excelling.

I want you to understand that you can excel, earn more, gain more joy, freedom and fulfillment… at any age.

All you need,  the one biggest reason for our success… joy and enthusiasm.

The main factor behind this success is our passion for maintaining the farm.  We love the place and love sharing it.  Picking the flowers, arranging them, making the jellies and jams, decorating the cabins, raising the fish is not work.  Being a host, and sharing the beauty of the farm is fun and fulfilling for us.  Our guest’s joy is a great reward.  The excellent income is a welcome benefit, but not our main concern.

We get to meet interesting people from all over the world.  This year we have had the privilege of hosting Americans from across the country, Dutch, Canadians, Moroccans,  Indians, Germans, French, Chinese, Colombians and Puerto Ricans.

This is not only profitable but gratifying and interesting.

Turn your passion into profit.  Use modern technology, that will replace millions of jobs, to create your business doing what you love.

Gary

Over 30 years ago I wrote a book, “Passport to International Profit” showing how to become a citizen of the world.

That book helped me become involved with a small “network” of people who wanted greater freedom, to move around freely… find the best places for each individually… and to find ways to live that suit each of us.

We were barely a dozen when we began that “network” but it has has grown. Now it pays more than 1,000 people, all over the globe, to keep sifting out ideas on how to be wealthy and free.

They have uncovered opportunities everywhere… and can help you join a new class of super-wealthy, independent people.

You can be among them, and I’d like to invite you to join this “network” of like-minded folks in the “escape” in a journey to a better, more independent life.

My book 30 years ago pointed out that we are not all Americans or Asians or Republicans, rich, or poor.  We are all individuals.  We can gain a free life wherever we choose.  So there are no special requirements you have to meet to qualify for membership.

What this group has in common is that we all want to “opt out” of the debt-laden mainstream and create better, freer, more prosperous lives for ourselves and our families.

See below the problem, how a McDonald’s is run entirely by machine—with robots taking orders, cooking food, and delivering it. No humans needed.

See how this dramatic shift is impacting everyone, even professionals, accountants, MDs and attorneys.  Believe it or not a robot lawyer is providing pro bono legal help.

Click here to see the gravity of this situation…  for most people.

Learn how these tremendous shifts can create opportunity for you.

Click here. to learn more.

Independence Monthly

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(1)  www.wsj.com: This hotel an airbnb killer

(2) AIRBNB Virginia Creeper Cabin offer

 

 

 

Yard Sale of Wealth Unexpected


Build an extra income selling your experience.  Create an experience event!   This process has allowed us to live and work in dozens of countries, enjoy wonderful profits, create enormous friendships and gain deep satisfaction.  You can do it too.

How would you like to make an extra $105 an hour having a yard sale of experience?

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See how this AIRBNB experience generates extra income. (1)

You can gain extra income because everyone has something to share.  There are extra profits we can all make because we live in the sharing economy.

An earlier post at our site , “Overcome the Income Gap” (2) shared three specific steps to earn extra income.  The first step is to create a core business.  The business can be involved in anythingIt can be gardening, farming, fishing, golf, finance, travel, photography, art, construction, machinery, inventions. whatever. 

Below you’ll see examples of businesses as obscure as sketching nude models, making gin in copper pots and designing bras.  These people are sharing their experience to earn extra income.

The trick is to turn your experience into an event.  This event can be a seminar, course, exhibition, workshop, tour or even an AIRBNB experience.

AIRBNB began by offering property sharing.  We use the AIRBNB platform to offer cabins and our farm and that works well.

Now AIRBNB has added “AIRBNB Experiences”.  These are small get togethers that share experiences. Here are just five examples of many current AIRBNB Experience Listings:

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These listings offer experiences ranging from sailing in a boat in Barcelona to listening to a traveling jazz duo in a boho flat to learning about San Francisco’s architecture.

 One experience is about how to make your own gin in copper stills.  This is a 3.5 hour food & drink experience for $83.  Over 1,800 people have viewed that listing last week.

 The AIRBNB listing says: “What we’ll do. Join us for a hands-on gin making class. We’ll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this glorious spirit – from its long history, to the fascinating science of distilling.

The author of the book,  “Sustainable House, ” has an AIRBNB experience listing entitled,  “Learn about sustainable living & reduce your bills”.

The listing says :“I’ve lived with no energy or water bills for 20 years by going off the grid. I’m passionate about teaching people how we can all live a sustainable life.” The experience is $21 a person for up to ten people at a visit. What we’ll do is Tour my Chippendale home.  I’ll teach you how I live with no bills for energy, water, waste or food.  My inner-city terrace works off the grid. I want to share simple solutions so you can cut your bills & reduce your pollution. It’s a friendly social setting to share stories, ask questions and discuss sustainable ideas. We’ll also harvest food grown in the street and there  will be a tasty surprise!”

How unique can your experience be?

Experience can be pretty darn one of  a kind. For example, one experience starts with an álfresco lunch before visiting the hosts design studio to browse and try on lingerie collections available for purchase.  The experience resolves common bra myths, provides useful tips on bra fitting and has an option to be personally fit by the host. This is fun for girls soirée!

At another event in Spain , the guests sit around a nude model and learn to fast sketch.

The moral of this message is not necessarily to use AIRBNB to list your experience, though,  for many this is a good place to start.  I have not listed any experience at AIRBNB.

The moral of this message is that you have experiences that are valuable.  Your experiences are like unused items collecting in a closet awaiting a yard sale.  When you learn how to create and market events, you create a yard sale of your experiences.

This is why I want to introduce you to my course “Event-Full:  How to Turn Your Experiences into an Events Business”.

This course helps you choose your core business based around your experience and then teaches you how to build that business through  creating events.

AIRBNB is just one of many ways to market.  As mentioned, I have never listed an event on AIRBNB but we use this excellent platform to host our cabins and we enjoy it.  We are one of the rare hosts who has been awarded Superhost status four quarters in a row and have  a 4.9 star rating (of five stars).

Here are a few of the recent reviews from our guests:

Latif wrote:  “This was the absolute best AirBnb experience for our family (we have stayed in over 25 Airbnb properties in 20 countries). We spent 4 memorable nights at the cabin. We were surrounded by woods, nature  and next to a running mountain stream. It was very tranquil as we slept listening to the water flowing freely and smoothly between rocks. First of all, Gary and Merri are amazing hosts: ~ Fresh cut flowers on table upon arrival. ~ Home made  Peach, Orange and Locust jams left in our fridge. ~ Local farm eggs delivered for us. ~ Gary showed the kids how to fish at his beautiful Trout pond. ~ Gary gave us a Trout from his pond which was the best we have ever eaten. ~ Gary and Merr i invited us to their magnificent house at the top of the hill where we had tea and discussed traveling. Then Gary took our entire family on his truck and gave us a tour of the 250 plus acres of the farm. It was amazing! Gary and Merri checked u p on us and made sure we were comfortable. The kids played with the 2 rescue dogs,  2 horses, as they roam freely on the farm. We went hiking on one of the 3 designated trails on the property. The kids swam and played on the creek. Merri and Gary are very caring hosts and they made our stay absolutely amazing! They even gave us a framed photo of the covered bridge at the farm as a parting gift. We loved this cabin so much that will make this an annual gateway for our family. ”

Sandra posted this note: Thank you for opening your doors to our family and making us feel right at home. Our stay was everything we hoped for and much more. The quality of time spent with our family has been very tranquil and unparalled! Being here in the mountains takes Mom right  back to her birthplace, specially having the creek so close. Mos t definitely a trip that has to be repeated because a week is just not enough! Thanks again for being such great hosts Gary & Merri!

Joshua’s review was: These hosts were nothing short of spectacular.  They even drove 20 minutes to meet me when I wasn’t sure of the directions as I arrived – wow! Incredibly attentive and welcoming. And the property is absolutely beautiful and remote.

Tim said: Merrily Farms is an absolutely breathtaking and enchanting place.  The Virginia Creeper Trail Cabin is so very quiet and peaceful, and has everything you could ever need or want for a trip away from your regular day-to-day grind. Gary and Merri Scott are the most wonderfully generous, congenial, and friendly people I think I have ever met! They were so fantastic, and my wife and I have already discussed making another trip out here just to see them. Any of their cabins will be  a fantastic getaway. Rest assured, Gary and Merri will make your stay one to remember! We LOVE Merrily Farms, and loved the Scott family!

I am not sharing these reviews to brag but to show you why the experiences shared in our fully guaranteed course “Event-Full – How to Turn Your Experiences into an Events Business” can help you turn your experiences into extra income.  Learn more about the course below.

Gary

Earn With Events

Learn how to earn extra income from an events business.

Do you crave freedom… and perhaps adventure?  At least desire to get out of the rat race?   Do you want to travel…spend time…live…laugh or love in more than just one place?  And want the places to be ones you choose?  Or perhaps you would rather settle down in a low stress, safe, nurturing town, abroad or in Smalltown USA?

You can live such a lifestyle.

There are few people more capable of promising this type of life than Merri and me.

For 49 years (from May 1968) we have been paid to travel and live exactly where we have wanted to be… because we have had an events business conducting seminars, workshops, courses and tours.

Our seminar/conference/events/business has allowed us to visit and to live almost anywhere we have chosen… or not.

Sometimes we have incredible adventures.

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Here I am with Merri and an Ecuadorian Yatchak deep in the Llanganatis Jungle creating a shamanic tour.

However, when we want to stay at home we can also do so.  One does not have to travel to have an events business.

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Here I am (in brown shirt) speaking to a delegate at an event that we conducted at our Florida home.

We even built a…

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seminar hall on Little Horse Creek so we can stay in the mountains when we desire… and still conduct events.

Here is one of the small groups at a retreat we conducted in the seminar hall.

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However, you do not have to do this much as an owner of an events business!  Lesson Two of a course we have created called “Event – Full Business” shows how to start small and gradually build a larger events business (if that is your desire) as we have done.

We have conducted events as small as two delegates and some with over 400.

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We know the events business inside and out… large and small.  Here Merri and I are speaking to over 400 + people in Quito, Ecuador.

There are innumerable fringe benefits to an events business.  For example, almost all of our global travel has been tax deductible for all these years.

The pay has certainly not been bad either.  As you’ll see below, one time we earned  $142,260 in three days.  In another instance, we earned over $135,000 in two days.  Once our earnings exceeded $200,000 in just three days.

Yet the income has been a small part of this adventure.  The expanded horizons… the people we have met… the adventures we have shared… the tens of thousands of delegates we have enjoyed and hopefully helped… the poor we have served… the freedom we have felt… to be able to go where we desire and come home, when we desire, with more than when we left.

These facts have dramatically enriched our lives….and we hope others.

Now we would like to help improve your lifestyle as well… if… earning with a seminar, tour events business appeals to you.

We have conducted seminars or events or spoken at them in… (alphabetical order)  Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary (before the Iron Curtain came down), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands,  Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and at one time or another most of the United States and more.

Now we want to spend more time with my mom, children and grandkids so we arrange events at our home.

There is a possibility that Merri and I know more about conducting events than 99.9% of the people in the world.  Because so many have asked… we created an online correspondence course on how to create your own events business.

We call this correspondence course:  “Event – Full Business”.

See how to benefit from this course development after you have studied this introduction.

“Event- Full Business” – How to Turn Your Experiences into an Events Business

Sometime about 30 years ago…. around 1987:

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Photo from www.thetoptensite.com/Niagara_Falls.html

A white water symphony… harmonized in crushed octaves.  A melody amplified by nature’s power and white water sound conducted in the fresh air amphitheater that is Niagara Falls.

Merri and I walked arm and arm along the Canadian side of the falls…overwhelmed by its strength and its spectacular beauty.  We had driven from our home in North Carolina to conduct an International Investing and Business Conference… one of the largest of our own seminars that we had ever conducted…380 people.

We arrived a day early… took a suite with a large red garden tub… soaked after the long journey and then enjoyed the wonder of this natural phenomenon…Niagara Falls.

This was the day to enjoy because the next three we would be busy, very busy.  Marketing had shot past our expectations and this was a large crowd.  We would work hard yet we would also earn approximately $142,260 for three days work.  Actually more. You’ll see why below.

We have earned in many ways since then… until now… 30 + years later.

Again and again we get notes from readers of our website that go something like this…

He wrote: “Hi Merri. I am looking forward to meeting you both again. Had met in Niagara in the 1980s. Thanks.”

Obviously, something we did for this client 30 years ago brought this extra business to us now.

This fact stimulated me to get on with this course which I have been outlining for some time.  A seminar, conference, tour business not only creates unusual profit opportunity now… but when a seminar business is properly run, it can create income for a lifetime!

This course shows how Merri I and have created riches and a lifestyle beyond our wildest imagination and shares steps you can take to create a profitable and fun business conducting seminars, workshops, conferences and tours wherever and whenever you like.  (Or perhaps you want to conduct seminars online or live or with a video sent through the internet.)

When it comes to conducting events, there are few people with more experience than Merri and me.  Over 49 years we have organized, marketed and conducted thousands of tours for tens of thousands of people in dozens and dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).

This course shares how we have done this… what we did right… what we did wrong… how you can get started and what you can do much better than we have.

Lessons include:

#1: How to earn millions from seminars, courses and tours. See how we have earned as much as $200,000 for three days’ work. (Once $135,000 in two days.)

#2: How to build a seminar business. See the one day Washington-Atlanta-San Francisco system that helped our courses evolve and how to use this approach to help your teaching grow.

#3: When and when not to use other speakers. Seminars for speakers… a way to get it all out as your bank accounts gets it all in.

#4: How to use other speakers. Gain the key to the room and the people within. Why the golden pen is mightier than a glib tongue, the sword and the overloaded brain.

#5: Dealing with hotels/locations. Why the marketing does not talk to catering who will not communicate with accounting and the mess this could mean for you. How to choose…arrange and survive the hotel. Forget the $11,314 coffee bill… for swill.

#6: Scheduling seminars. Magic dates and times for marketing… how far in advance to market and seminar death dates to avoid.

#7: Creating a back end business. How Merri made $12,936 dollars at a seminar in 37 minutes by just standing still.

#8: Three types of courses…delegate driven…speaker driven…third party driven.

#9: The importance of strategic partnerships for added wealth.

#10: How to market seminars, courses & tours.

#11: List building.

#12: Alternative seminar and course location options.

#13: The benefits of both big seminars and small courses.

#14: How to survive the dreaded problems: What to do when enrollments are low. Handling the heckler, the takeover and the cell phone. When the hotel fails. Surviving speaker no shows and all of those types of things!

#15: How to enhance your other businesses with seminars.

We would like to welcome you to “Event – Full Business”.

We’ll be doing all we can to help you create your riches and a lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams with an events business so your life and income can be filled by events and event full!

The first lesson will look at seminars, workshops conferences, exhibitions,tours, various events, how they differ and their strengths and weaknesses so you can begin to zero in on what would be best for you.

We invite you to become a subscriber to this new online correspondence course, “Event – Full Business”.

The initial fee for the “Event-Full Business” online course is $349, but this investment on your part is without risk.

In this offer, you get the course “Event-Full Business” all the continuing education we’ll add for a year.

We’ll send you the first lessons immediately and each continuing education lesson as it is completed.

Never Ending Story – Save Next Year

The world is changing at an ever faster pace, so no course on business remains current for long.  Our events business evolves every year.  Consequently our courses never end… they evolve with our business.

Throughout the year we update, rewrite and expand our courses… adding new tips and share real time what we have learned and what we are still learning.  We show the changes we are making… how and why… in our business through the year.

This continual update is like an Alumni Club.  Imagine attending Harvard.  After graduation you stay in touch with your fellow students.  You share. You help one another.  You network and stay up to date.  Our online business courses work in the same way so we… all our subscribers… and you,  help the courses evolve and keep pace with new ideas, new technology, innovation and changes in the market place.

We send you the updates (worth another $349) free for an entire year.

Plus we guarantee that we’ll renew your continuing education next year at the same price.  We’ll automatically renew your continuing education subscription in a year at a huge discounted price of $99.  Of course you can cancel at anytime.

GUARANTEED. We’ll Accept All the Risk!

We completely guarantee the program.

Order this course and take a full two months (62 days) to put it through its paces.  That way you can follow my simple process and start seeing the results for yourself.

If you’re not completely convinced that this information can help you develop extra income, all you have to do is let us know.  You’ll receive a complete refund of every penny of your investment.  No questions will be asked.

Fair enough?

Enroll in the online “Event – Full Business” course for $349 by clicking here.

Gary

(1) AIRBNB Experience “Off Grid Guy”

(2) Overcome the Income Gap

 

The Power of Adversity


Adversity can bring great rewards.

When I first moved to Hong Kong in the early 1970s, selling US mutual funds to Chinese, the company I worked for went broke.

That was one of the best things that ever happened in my business.  Every cloud has a silver lining.   That adversity led me to reverse roles and write about the benefits of Hong Kong mutual funds for Americans rather than the reverse.  This was exactly the right thing to do then.  The Hong Kong market dramatically outperformed Wall Street for decades.

There is a recent example of how a micro businessman who used AIRBNB turned adversity into a pot of silver (or perhaps gold).

AIRBNB has been popular with travelers and the hosts who rent their places.  The company has millions of properties in over 3o,000 cities globally.  We use the AIRBNB platform to rent the cabins at our farm.   We get a lot of visitors through AIRBNB.

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Entrance to our farm.  See an AIRBNB listing here

AIRBNB’s system works great for us but their short-term rentals often run afoul of regulations aimed at stopping a shortage of affordable housing, protecting the hotel industry or making sure that quiet neighborhoods do not become noisy.

A Wall Street Journal article (1) explains how Ulrik Binzer used AIRBNB to rent his home in Tiburon, California. Then he had some adversity.   Tiburon decided to ban short-term rentals.  He was upset by the blanket rule that banned his renting entirely.

Then Mr. Binzer saw the silver lining. He had an idea for a company that helps city governments who have trouble enforcing short term rental laws.  Airbnb and rival sites don’t publicly list addresses, so many municipalities do not have the resources to find and stop offenders.

Mr. Binzer’s company (Host Compliance) compiles data such as the location of short-term rental listings and provides cities on which listings violate local rules.   His company has over a dozen local governments as clients, ranging from Vancouver to Napa, California and his service is not cheap (it can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year).  Yet the savings for cities are high as they can avoid hiring full-time staff people.

He has turned the loss of a little rental income into the gain of a lot of micro business income that has great growth potential.

Next time, when change brings what seems like adversity, look again for a bigger picture.   Somewhere in the adversity is a silver lining, or maybe even a pot of gold.

Gary

(1)  www.wsj.com Want to book an airbnb stay not so fast

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

A huge economic struggle is taking place.

If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.

Almost half of America’s voters rejected the postwar global economic order.  England’s voters did this too.  This has left a cloud of uncertainty over the U.S. and world economies.

Markets and social order can collapse at any time.

Schools are not safe from shooters on the rampage.

Streets are in danger of terrorists ramming their cars into riders on bikes.

We are no longer safe… in shopping centers, at festivals, even in the church.

Yet the bigger danger grows.   This struggle is taking place, right now.

You can read about tiny parts of this conflict daily in the news.   Most of the clash however is hidden from view.  There are horrible consequences hidden beneath the visible spin.

There is an association forming that can ruin our health care, nutrition and the environment.  A group that can control what you read on the internet, see over cell phones, watch on TV and what trends in social media.

Everything you write or say can recorded and be used  to control what you hear and read.

The warning shot, above the surface, is the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.  This union is horrible enough, yet it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Seven companies are involved in a more sinister plot.

The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up faster than anticipated.

I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal.   They are two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.

I started researching when I saw the hidden depths of this Bayer-Monsanto merger.  I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.

I miscalculated how much time we have.  I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up.   The pace of this hidden unification has increased.  Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.

A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.  Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress.   One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.

The donations we know of equal more than $11 million paid to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.

This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.

One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.

The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence.  They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government.  This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.

Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place.  Life will appear to go on as normal.  They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.

This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and gain rather than lose from the shift.

The report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.

Here is some background.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.

This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.

Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.

After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies.  Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer remain.

This is where facts become truly scary.  Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA).   This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence, if not control, what you read and the information you access for health and wealth.  Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.

From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance.   The cartel has hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of lobbyists.  They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the current political distraction.  They know that after an election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.

In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.

Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the shifts created from the results of this alliance.

The sooner we act, the greater the benefits.   This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you.  This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.

Fortunately a loophole can set you free.  You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot.  Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Become a Pruppie!

May I coin a new word, Pruppie?

We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.  And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better.

The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.

I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway.  We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public.  The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow.  There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do.  There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential and they even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng growing in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.

There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

Buy Live Anywhere, Earn Everywhere Report  $39.99

Gary

 

Financial Fundamentals from Farmers to Fractured Timing


Worried about running out of money?  Think instead about running out of purchasing power.  Low interest rates and risky markets combined with inflation for foods and service are robbing our standards of living.   See how to protect against this loss by understanding a most basic economic fundamental.

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Silver protects purchasing power. So does replacing farmers.

One of the sessions in our Value Investing Seminar looks at an energy shortage more important than oil… farmers.  The modern economy has grown and expanded on farmers as fuel… defunct farmers that is.

The fastest way business has increased productivity in an economy has been to take farmers from the field and put them in a factory.  This requires little education and a subsistence farmer does not have to earn much to be better off than before.  They greatly increase their productivity at very little cost.

The factory trained farmer helps keep labor costs in manufacturing low.

The economy has become increasingly global due to this fact, because shipping is more inexpensive than labor.   Poor Chinese farmers can make as good a shoe as a rich western factory worker… for much less.  A poor Mexican farmer can grow as good a tomato as a wealthy US farmer… for less.   A poor Vietnamese farmer can make a shirt for less than a Chinese worker, etc.

China, one of the great sources of poor farmers, is running out of farmers to take from the field.  Chinese farmers, already in factories, want more.

A shortage of farmers and the nature of all expansions has caused China’s economy to slow down.  The slowdown has created havoc in China’s stock market.  The havoc has created fear in other stock markets around the world.

There is one more complication added to this human energy drought.  Economies always shift from manufacturing to service economies as they evolve.  As people become richer, they soon have enough things.  Demand shifts from goods to services and most services cannot be as easily exported across even short distances.  Can you imagine flying in a Chinese therapist just to give you a massage, or getting an Brazilian server to come up for the evening to serve your meal?

Another way businesses keep labor costs low is by hiring part time workers (without benefits) manipulating their work schedules.  We are seeing a worker revolution taking place that is changing this fact.

A recent news story tells how Gap said it would soon end the practice of on-call scheduling, which requires workers to call in before a shift to see if they are needed.  Gap is just one of numerous firms that will give employees longer notice of worker’s schedules.

Abercrombie & Fitch, Starbucks and Victoria’s Secret have all promised to end on-call scheduling due to strong public and regulatory pressure to get the companies to change.

Employee suppression is still widespread, but practices are crumbling in many ways.  Municipalities such as Seattle and even New York State have passed laws (or announced they will) creating a $15 an hour minimum wage.

New York’s governor, Cuomo, said “Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour will bring fairness to 2.2 million working New Yorkers,” adding that $15 an hour “will be the highest statewide rate in the nation and will herald a new economic contract with America, and it’s about time.”

Hopefully these changes will help improve the well being of everyone, but be aware, the shortage of farmers and the increase in service worker wages will mean higher prices for you and me.

The way to overcome an increased cost of living is to gain from an understanding of these economic fundamentals.   If minimum wages rise and the cost of living balloons, this can be good for all, if our investments grow as well.   If we are aware of why prices are rising we can spot opportunity in change.  For example, rising service costs must mean that taxi drivers will earn more.  Taxi fares will have to rise.  An understanding of this fact can help us see that business models such as Uber Transportation make sense.

Understanding that higher wages for maids and receptionists mean hotels rates must rise, leads us to see the value in a business model like AIRBNB.

Airbnb is reportedly worth an estimated $13 billion, making it worth more than well-known hotel chains Wyndham (WYN), Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels (IHG), and Hyatt (H).

There may be potential in the IPO when AIRBNB goes public but this model offers opportunity in other ways.  For example Merri and I have three cabins on our farm we use occasionally when we conduct seminars.  Otherwise they stand empty.   We posted them on AIRBNB and they have been earning thousands of extra income.  See one example with our Blackberry cabin.

You do not have to have a farm and cabins to use this technology either.  AIRBNB has many individual rooms listed.

Another example of technology that replaces farm labor is Uber Transportation.

The taxi business in many places relies on importing low cost labor from abroad.  This is why so many New York taxi drivers barely speak English.  Uber and other similar apps threaten the taxi businesses.   Uber is making billions and has picked up private investment backing, but has not yet gone public.  Waiting for their IPO may bring profit but there are other ways to cash in, when you understand the underlying economic fundamentals.

Uber and other similar apps threaten taxi businesses.   If you think Uber is a good model that will grow short shares of Medallion Financial Corp. (symbol TAXI).
Medallion Financial Corp. finances the purchase of New York City Taxi medallions.  The city limits the number of the medallions (the license to operate) so they are expensive, about a million dollars each.  If the demand for taxis grow, the medallion’s value rises.  If Uber reduces the demand for taxis, the value and cost of medallions will fall as will the amount of loans that TAXI makes. If you like UBER, sell shares in TAXI short. If you think UBER and similar businesses will fail in New York, buy shares in TAXI if they are available at good value.

The underlying economic fundamental of AIRBNB and UBER are both the same.  Hotels and taxis depend on low cost labor.  Drivers, receptionists, maids, are often indirectly imported off farms abroad.  As this source of labor dries up, computer technology is helping middle class individuals, who need extra income to keep up with inflation, to use their cars  and their structures to replace taxi drivers and hotel staff who previously came from the farm.

The basic economic fundamental that brings increased wealth to everyone is more supply and more demand.  Science and technology have helped mankind achieve these basic fundamentals.  Improved medical science and food raising technology have allowed the global population to grow.  Modern transportation makes it possible for many poor to earn by serving rich who live thousands of miles distant.  More people with more productivity create more supply as they earn and spend more.  This creates more demand.

Understanding these shifts that technology brings, helps us learn how to earn more from this positive economic evolution.

Gary

Gain From the Volatility of the Next Four Years

However America’s politics turn out, one thing is sure.  There will be volatility in stock markets during the next four years.

The first reason markets will bounce has nothing to do with politics or policies.   The market’s downward shift is simply due regardless of the party or the person in office.

Second the new politics will create an uncertain era. Everyone is shaken whether they are pleased with the election or not and nothing frightens markets like uncertainty.

Third we’ll see rising interest rates over the next 48 months. This will push markets down.

Despite these pitfalls, there is a way to profit using the downtrends  to pick up good value shares.

During nearly five decades of global investing I have noticed found that good value strategies increase through bull markets and bear, through good presidents and bad.  The steps to take are simple.

The first tactic is to seek safety before profit.

We can look at Warren Buffett’s investing strategy as an example.  Buffett success is talked about a lot, but rarely does anyone explain how he make so much money.  That was the fact until some researchers really stripped his operation bare.  They looked at everything and learned the deepest of Buffett’s wealth management secrets.  Fortunately they published all in a research paper at Yale University’s website. that reveals important truths about extending wealth.

This research shows that the stocks Buffett chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price – to – book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios).

The second tactic is to maintain staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

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This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.  Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio the better the odds of outstanding success.

The Buffett strategy integrates time and value for safety and profit.

A third tactic is using limited leveraging, tactic in the strategy boosts profit.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.   The Yale published research paper shows the leveraging methods used by Warren Buffett to amass his $50 billion fortune.  The researchers found that the returns from Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, far outweighed those achieved by any rival that has operated for 30 years or more.  The research shows that neither luck nor magic are involved.  Instead, the paper shows that Buffet’s success hinges on using leverage at the rate of 1.6.

To sum up the strategy, Buffet uses limited leverage to invest in large purchases of “cheap, safe, quality stocks”.   He limits leverage so he can hold on for very long periods of time, surviving rough periods where others might have been forced into a fire sale or a career shift.

Stated in another way buffet uses logic (buy good value) to have the conviction, wherewithal, and skill to invest with leverage over many decades.

What do we do when we are not Warren Buffett?

May I introduce the Purposeful Investing Course (Pi) for those who want to invest like Warren Buffet, but know they are not.  This course is based on my 50 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy Extending Wealth

Pi’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to create a three point strategy, like Buffett’s even though they do not have a lot of time for or knowledge about investing.

Pi reveals investing secrets and the sciences that make investing easy, safer, less time consuming and increases the chances of profit.

One secret is to invest with a purpose beyond the cash.  One tactic as mentioned is staying power.  This means not being caught short and having to sell during a period of loss.  This also means having enough faith in a strategy that we stick to the plan.  When we invest with purpose, doing what we love, we enjoy the process more and are more likely to hold on during down times, when most poor investors panic and sell.

Slow, Worry Free, Good Value Investing

Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  They create the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market sector they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.   Pi helps create profitable strategies that avoid losses from this gap.

Spanning the Behavior Gap

Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse.

Winning investors though embrace risk because they have a plan based on good value.

Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed, so a strategy with purpose is the most powerful of all.

Combine your needs and capabilities with good value secrets and the math to back up your value selections through the Pifolio – The Pi Model Portfolio

Lessons from Pi are based on the creation and management of a Primary Pi Model Portfolio, called the Pifolio.  There are no secrets about this portfolio except that it ignores the stories (often created by someone with vested interests) and is based entirely on good math.

The Pifolio is a theoretical portfolio of MSCI Country Benchmark Index ETFs that cover all the good value markets using my (almost) 50 years of global experience and my study of the analysis of four mathematical investing geniuses (and friends).

The Pifolio analysis begins with a continual research of international major stock markets that compares their value based on:

#1:  Current book to price

#2: Cash flow to price

#3: Earnings to price

#4: Average dividend yield

#5: Return on equity

#6: Cash flow return.

#7: Market history

We follow this research of a brilliant mathematician and have tracked this analysis for over 20 years.    This is a complete and continual study of international major and emerging stock markets.

This analysis forms the basis of a Good Value Stock Market Strategy.   The analysis is rational, mathematical and does not worry about short term ups and downs.   This strategy is easy for anyone to follow and use.  Pi reveals the best value markets and provides contacts to managers and analysts and Country Index ETFs so almost anyone can create and follow their own strategy.

A country ETF provides diversification and cost efficiency by spreading one simple, even small investment into a basket of equities in a good value stock market.  The costs are low and this type of ETF is one of the hardest for institutions to cheat.  Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund.

Little knowledge, time, management or guesswork are required.  The investment is simply a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  Investments in an index are like investments in all the shares of a good value market.

Pi matches this mathematical certainty with my fifty years of experience. This opens insights to numerous long term cycles that most investors miss because they have not been investing long enough to see them.

For example in the 1980s, a remarkable set of two economic circumstances helped anyone who spotted them become remarkably rich.  Some of my readers made enough to retire.  Others picked up 50% currency gains.  Then the cycle ended.  Warren Buffett explained the importance of this ending in a 1999 Fortune magazine interview.  He said:  Let me summarize what I’ve been saying about the stock market: I think it’s very hard to come up with a persuasive case that equities will over the next 17 years perform anything like—anything like—they’ve performed in the past 17!

I did well then, but always thought, “I should have invested more!”  Now those circumstances have come together and I am investing in them again.

The circumstances that created fortunes 30 years ago were an overvalued US market (compared to global markets) and an overvalued US dollar.

The two conditions are in place again!  There are currently ten good value (non US) developed markets,  plus 10 good value emerging markets.

Pi shows how to easily create a diversified, worry free portfolio in some of these good value markets using Country Index ETFs.

The current strength of the US dollar is a second remarkable similarity to 30 years ago.   The dollar rose along with Wall Street.  Profits came quickly over three years.  Then the dollar dropped like a stone, by 51%  in just two years.  A repeat of this pattern is growing and could create up to 50% extra profit if we start using strong dollars to accumulate good value stock market ETFs in other currencies.

This is the most exciting opportunity I have seen since we started sending our reports on international investing ideas more than three decades ago.  There is so much more to write and the trends are so clear that I have created a short, but powerful report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More.”   This report shows how to earn an extra 50% from currency shifts with even small investments.  I kept the report short and simple, but included links to 153 pages of  Good Value Stock Market research and Asset Allocation Analysis.

The report shows 20 good value investments and a really powerful tactic that shows the most effective and least expensive way to accumulate these bargains in large or even very small amounts (less than $5,000).  There is extra profit potential of at least 50% so the report is worth a lot.

This report sells for $29.95 but you’ll receive the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

Leverage

Pi also explains when leverage provides extra potential without undo risk.  For example in 1986 I issued a report called “The Silver Dip” that showed how to borrow 12,000 British pounds (at almost 1.6 to 1 dollars per pound the loan created US$18,600) and use the loan to buy 3835 ounces of silver at around US$4.85 an ounce.

Silver had crashed, I mean really crashed from $48 per ounce.  As prices decreased from early 1983 into 1986, total supply had fallen to 449.7 million ounces in 1986.  Mine production was restricted by the low prices at this time, with silver reaching a low for this period of $4.85 in May 1986.  Secondary recovery also was constricted by these low prices.

Then silver’s price skyrocketed to over $11 an ounce within a year.  The $18,600 loan was now worth $42,185.

The loan was in pounds and in May 1986 the dollar pound rate was 1.55 dollars per pound.  So the 12,000 pound loan purchased $18,600 of silver.  The pound then crashed to 1.40 dollars per silver.  The loan could be paid off for $13,285 immediately creating an extra $5,314 profit.  The profit grew to $47,499 in just a year.

Conditions for the silver dip have returned.  The availability of low cost loans and silver are at an all time low.  The price of silver has crashed from nearly $50 an ounce to below $14 as did shares of the iShares Silver ETF (SLV).

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(Click on chart from Google.com  (1) to enlarge.)   Imagine investing in a spike like this… with leverage!

At the same time the silver gold ratio hit 80, a strong sign to invest in precious metals.

I have updated a special report “Silver Dip 2016” about a leveraged silver speculation that can increase the returns in a safe portfolio by as much as eight times.  The purpose of the report is to share long term lessons gained through 30 years of speculating and investing in precious metals.  While working on the report, when the gold silver ratio slipped to 80 and the price of silver dropped below $14 an ounce, I knew I needed to share this immediately.

I released a new report “Silver Dip 2015” so readers were able to take advantage of these conditions and leverage 1.6 times as a speculation.  That report generated profits as high as 212% and a revised 2017 issue has been produced.

“The Silver Dip 2106”  sells for $39.95 but  you receive  “Silver Dip 2017” FREE when you subscribe to Pi.

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Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” and the $39.95 report “The Silver Dip 2017 free.

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Enroll in Pi.   Get the first monthly issue of Pi, and the report “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” and “The Silver Dip 2016” right away.

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free purposeful investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

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Dangers of Intensity


One way that Merri and I avoid stress is not to pay too much attention to the news.  The good news about bad news is that rarity is what makes it news.  Most news is actually pretty good.  That’s why media looks for the rare stuff that’s dramatic and usually sad.

However one New York Times article “Excessive demands at work create a humanitarian crisis” is worth attention as it reflects on how human nature reacts to fear.  The article tells how human beings are not meant to work continuously and why overwork is slowly killing us.  Fear is the primary driver.  Businesses fear being outdone by competitors.  Leaders, managers and employees fear not delivering their numbers and losing their jobs.

There has always been fear but today’s “intensity and relentlessness of the pressure, supercharged by digital life and a global economy”  extends the once finite working day to all hours of day and night.

The article tells this story.  Earlier this week, I had a call with the chief executive of a $5 billion company who has traveled four to five days a week for many years. She sounded utterly exhausted. “When times get tough,” she told me, “the only way I’ve ever known is to muscle through. I just can’t do it anymore. I’ve hit bottom. The problem is that I’ve been numb for so long, I’m honestly not sure if I can find my way back to a sane life.”

Slack is an asset!  This article is linked below and tells why having some slack is a benefit and shares two ways to reduce intensity.

One way Merri and I gain slack is by taking essential oils baths.  This is why we always store up our oils when our friend Candace Newman has an essential oil sale.

Essential Oil Sale

Our friends, John & Candace Newman, who provide us with all our essential oils are having their 23rd Oil Lady Anniversary Sale … July 1 -19th.

They are currently offering 10% off on their Shopping Cart AND … added some Oil Lady Celebration Gifts:

$100.00 + order … Free Lavender Mist 1 oz (reformulated).

$200.00+ order … Free Shipping in USA & Canada … and New Natural Deodorant Sample.

$300.00 + order… Created just for Our 23rd Anniversary: Gift Sampler of 8 Oil Lady Formulas.

$500.00  + order The Good Medicine Tin®  (Regular price $46.00 )

Click here for the essential oil special anniversary sale.

Another way we avoid stress is to stay away from crowds, pollution and noise.

Earlier this month we announced that guests can now stay at our farm.

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Satellite view of our farm. Click on images to enlarge.

We have enjoyed 11 reservations so far.  Four have stayed with us and these are their reviews:

About our Creek Cabin

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Creek Cabin overlooking Little Horse Creek.

Kelly from Durham

We had an incredible stay with Gary and Merri. The cabin is absolutely beautiful and outfitted with everything you could need to have a relaxing, peaceful weekend. I really felt like we hit the AirBnB jackpot by picking this cabin. On site they have a beautiful creek (you can hear it from the house and watch it from the spacious deck), hiking trails, and tame horses wandering on the property. Gary even gave my husband a fishing lesson the evening we arrived! You could not ask for a more retreat-like setting. There is a spacious living room filled with windows, lots of books, and comfortable furniture. One quick piece of advice would be to bring your own food with you as it’s about a 15 minute drive into the quaint town of Lansing. The kitchen has plenty of pots also!

Sharon from Atlanta

We had a wonderful stay at the farm. Gary and Merri were gracious hosts and the cabin was beyond our expectations. The farm was absolutely beautiful- peaceful, quiet and exactly what we needed to recharge. Our kids loved navigating the stream, feeding the horses and catching fireflies at night. And the wood fired hot tub was one of the most ingenious things I’ve ever seen. We did not want to leave and hope to be back again soon. Thank you for a wonderful visit!

Lauren from Chicago

We had a fabulous time at the farm. Gary and Merri were amazing hosts. They were so kind and friendly and we couldn’t have asked for better people to spend our “get-away” weekend with. The cabin was beautiful and had everything we could possibly need. Some of the best rest I have had in a while – the bed was comfortable and the cabin is in such a peacful area with the sounds of the river in the background. The hiking and trails on the farm were amazing – we didn’t even have to leave the property to get fabulous views and beautiful scenery. We can’t wait to visit again! Thanks for everything!

Reviews about our Creekside Farmhouse.

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Creekside Farmhouse.

Chad from Charlotte

This house was a major factor in one of the best weekend getaways of my entire life. The accommodations were perfect and the house and landscape are so elegant. Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Scott for letting my family stay in your beautiful home. I would absolutely love to come back if you’ll have us again. I highly recommend this wonderful home if you’re looking to relax, take in nature, and create some awesome memories. Thank you again. Everything was great!!!!! Looking forward to my next visit here!!!

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Creekside Farmhouse.

Little Horse Creek

Entrance to Merrily Farms.  Break the bad Habit of Stress.

Stressful living can be a bad habit.  Most of us lead or did lead hurried, high pressure, complex lives that shape our activity into brief, time saving habits.  Continual pressure and stress are not good for us.  The flood of demoralizing, discouraging news creates a mentality of disquiet, a precursor to fear, all too easily activated by any startling news.  Alarm creates panic and fear creates its own individual, panicked stampede.  Simple habits, such as reacting to the daily news or panicking when stock markets temporarily plunge, are hard to break.  Unplug. Unwind.  Join us at the farm.

See details for reserving our cabin for up to four guests at AIRBNB Virgina Creeper Cabin

See details for reserving our cottage for up to eight guests at AIRBNB Bluegrass Music Cottage

Gary

www.nytimes.com  Excessive demands-at work create a humanitarian crisis

Escape the Madding Crowd

Join us on Little Horse Creek where Merri and I spend our summers in the Lost Provence.  

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Enjoy the cool, green, fresh Blue Ridge simplicity of our farm.

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Escape the hectic pressures of  the city.  Enjoy the freshness of our forest at the end of the world but, still be in the middle of things.

The motto at one of our nearest restaurants in Lansing, North Carolina (192 friendly  people) was: “This is not the end of the world but you can see it from here”.

Merrily Farms is at the end of the world… isolated… nurtured in nature… serene… a perfect place for creativity and peace.

When Merri and I sold our print publishing business in the 1990s, we built cabins and a seminar hall and renovated cottages here.

Little Horse Creek Autumn entrance

The farm is always quiet, peaceful and relaxing.  We built this covered bridge as it allowed us to cross Little Horse Creek…before that one had to wade through!

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In times that so many perceive as tumultuous, inspiration becomes even more valuable and important in business.  The news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are so filled with negativity that it can be catching.  In such eras, those who see positive realities gain an extra edge.  This is the place where you leave all this behind.

Our idea was to have small seminars at the farm.

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A group with us at the farm.

There was a problem.  The seminars and courses kept growing too large.  This is a pleasant problem but a difficulty still.

We have given up and have the seminars in West Jefferson at the Jefferson Landing Country Club where there is plenty of space.

We now offer these cabins as quiet escapes at the end of the world, even if you do not want a private consultation.

The cabins and cottage are available for a few days, a week or even a month so you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Blue Ridge… as Merri and I do.

Make Merrily Farms your escape to our remote North Carolina farm on Little Horse Creek.

Here is the creek…

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Here is the cabin in spring.

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It overlooks the creek.

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There is a huge deck for outdoor living.

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Enjoy eating creekside overlooking the waters of Little Horse Creek.

The cabin is 800 square feet over all.

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The floors and walls are poplar.

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There is plenty of natural surroundings and light.

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Enjoy the deck…

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overlooking the creek.

There is one bedroom, one bathroom.

There is a full kitchen.  This cabin has one king size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa to accommodate up to four guests.

You can see full details and reserve the cabin at AIRBNB Virgina Creeper Cabin

The second peaceful haven is our Creekside Farmhouse on Little Horse Creek.

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Sounds of the creek are very soothing.

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great for sitting on rocking chairs on

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the front porch.

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Living room.

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Three bedrooms, a den and dressing room.  Up to ten can stay.

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Two bathrooms with showers.

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Full…

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Kitchen.

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Dining room.

You can see full details or reserve at AIRBNB Bluegrass Music Cottage

Many come just to escape and relax.  Other readers come for private self publishing or internet micro business or Ecuador consultations

There is eight miles of hiking trail where you might see deer…

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wild turkey and…

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plenty of brook and rainbow trout in the creek.

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A trout our daughter caught in the creek.

Travel is easy as well. There are really low cost flights on Allegiant Airlines from our nearest airport Tri City Regional Airport (1.5 hours away) to Tampa and Orlando.  Delta connects to Atlanta and US Airways connects to Charlotte.

Join us at the farm through AirBNB.

See details for reserving our cabin for up to four guests at AIRBNB Virgina Creeper Cabin

See details for reserving our cottage for up to eight guests at AIRBNB Bluegrass Music Cottage

Gary