Bought a piece of property out in the middle of nature and set up like an otherkin retreat?
That would be pretty cool.
But it wouldn’t just be otherkin. More like…anyone who wanted to get away from the world and just be surrounded by the sheer awe-inspiring beauty of…
Doesn’t this already exist in Mithlond (never been, so unsure) and Walking the Thresholds (and it’s winter equivalent)?
Otherwise there are areas where you can legally camp and not be surrounded by other people. This is what our taxes pay for, yeah?
I think you’re mixing up a few things here. Walking the Thresholds and Crossing the Thresholds are not places, but events. They are both held at Four Quarters Farm, one in June, the other in September. 4QF itself is indeed a “sanctuary” type place where you can go on retreats and things, although I think you have to be a member to just come in and camp any time. Four Quarters have other events and stuff, which they of course charge for, as I was saying in my reblog of this. (Presumably they charge Rialian a fee to use the site for WtT and thus he passes it on in reg fees to attendees. The circle of life…)
Compare Annwfn, the sanctuary of the Church of All Worlds/Feraferia over here in California (which I tried to scope out to use as a gather site, but was unable to get up the road leading to their place without four-wheel drive), and Lothlorien in Indiana.
There is a Mithlond, but IIRC it’s Rialian’s personal land (like, he at least part-time lives there; not sure if it’s year round). He has in the past had “Mithlond weekends” where folks were invited to come, but it’s not public-open-all-the-time.
But, shows to go ya there - it can be done; otherkin of sufficient means can buy land and use it in this way. It’s just that most are not of sufficient means; and, forgive me for playing an age card here, a large part of that is because a good part of the demographic of otherkin tends to the under-25 set who do not have stable finances and may have hideous student debt or not even be out of school. (On tumblr many are not even 18 and would not be able to sign contracts for land purchases.) Even those old enough to have solid incomes, savings, etc. may not be able to give up much or any of that to a project like this, because they in turn are more likely to have immutable expenses like mortgages and child care.