Welcome! If you’re reading this, it means you are officially a part of a movement* to make the world a better place, one community at a time.
This movement is known as The Landerholmstead: a self-sufficient, alternative housing operation that offers homes to any individuals willing to contribute to the functionality of the homestead; individuals like students, homeless (including the outcast LGBTQIA youth), formerly incarcerated citizens re-entering society, immigrants, and anyone who wishes to live an alternative lifestyle.
We pledge to “utilize sustainable, natural practices fueled by permaculture philosophies to explore alternative living solutions and behavioral changes that encourage a resilient future for people and the environment.” Learn the whole story.
This is what we’re working toward, and we have a lot of work to do before we get there. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and a self-sustaining homestead definitely won’t be either. Nonetheless, we are so excited to finally show all of you what we’re doing and why we’re passionate about it. Who’s “we” you ask?
Rebeccah Landerholm – Chief Executive Officer
Rebeccah is from Seattle, Wa. and comes from a family of farmers and doctors. She studied professional writing, geography, and meteorology at Kutztown University before moving to Florida, where she worked as a Business Office Manager for a senior living nonprofit. Currently, she studies at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wa., where she has already received her Permaculture Design Certificate. Rebeccah manages the cultivation, culinary, and design departments of the Landerholmstead.
Oliver Smith – Chief Operating Officer
Oliver was born in Essex and raised in Gettysburg, Pa. He received his B.S. in Electronic Media and a minor in business at Kutztown University. Oliver works as a Studio Op Associate at Amazon. In his free time, he streams on Twitch. Give him a follow! Oliver manages the maintenance department.
Dillon Stickle – Executive Administrator
Dillon is from Bethlehem, Pa. and attended Kutztown University where he studied professional writing. He went on to become a marketing coordinator for a historical nonprofit and eventually to work at a national healthcare magazine as an editorial assistant. Dillon has a strong passion for animals, the environment, and holistic practices and plans on extending his education toward those fields. He manages the animal, wellness, and administrative departments.
Each one of us wants to help make a difference; so we decided to do it together. The Landerholmstead is inspired by a natural compulsion to help save the planet, empower other people, and create a global community in which we all work together as a community rather than separate beings. We hope you follow our journey to creating our first, and most certainly not last, homestead to see our dreams turn to reality.
Be sure to catch our future blog posts where we will discuss things like agriculture, sustainability, tips and instructions, social philosophies and more. We’ll also give you the scoop on the The Landerholmstead’s progress.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to give us a follow on Facebook. We’re excited for you to be a part of our destiny!
*While we are not yet an established corporation/nonprofit we will refer to our purpose as a movement. Here is our timeline for our goal of nonprofit status:
Established as a corporation in WA state – December 2016
Apply for IRS 501(c)3 exemption to gain nonprofit corporation status – March 2017