Help Tanya Install Utilities on Nudist Mountain

Hello, everyone!

Tanya bought Nudist Mountain - a lovely patch of forested land in her home state of Alabama- with dreams of building a tiny house for herself and her pup, Stella. The idea was to live minimally, in harmony with their surroundings.

While in the process of applying for a mortgage and after signing a contract with an architect - literally the same week - she discovered that over $20,000 was stolen from her bank account and credit card by a family member. It was an astounding blow, and one she kept private for much of the last nine months.

With her finances wiped out, Tanya had to think quick to figure out a way that she could now afford to live on her land. She decided to buy an old camper, Cleo, and renovate it with donated materials so that she could live rent-free and pay off this new credit card debt.

As she set to work making Cleo livable, Tanya discovered yet another setback - because she wasn't building a "traditional" home, it would cost thousands of dollars - as in, nearly $7,000 - to install utilities on her property. The kicker? Now she has credit issues due to the credit card fraud committed by her family member, and because of it, Tanya can't take out a loan.

Here's where we come in. If you know her - and of course, even if you don't - Tanya is a get 'er done kinda gal. She's a tough cookie and fiercely independent, and prefers to be the helper, rather than the helpee. When it was suggested that she ask folks to consider chipping in to get her utilities connected, she initially balked - there are a lot of folks who need help in the world right now, and she didn't want to be a burden on anyone.

But here's the thing - the world is always going to be a better place when we help one another out. Some of us are lucky to have abundance right now, and if we can share some of that to ease suffering and make life a little bit better for someone else, why not try to do just that?

So that's the spirit of this fundraiser - a call out to anyone who might be able to share a little abundance with Tanya so that she can have access to running water and electricity at her home.  The estimated cost for installing power is $3,500 and water will be about $3,000; the total "ask" amount is padded a bit to help make up for site fees and to cover any overage. All money raised will go IMMEDIATELY to hooking up utilities on her property so that she can live on her land with the very basic of needs met. Any additional funds will go toward paying off credit card debt that she never should have been saddled with in the first place.

Thank you so much for reading and for considering a donation of any amount to support Tanya!


(The person behind this GoFundMe campaign is her pal, Shawnté - and I received Tanya's permission to create this fundraiser. All money goes to Tanya - I just set this up because she absolutely never would have done it for herself. Let's all spread kindness and support one another whenever and however we can!)

Organizer and beneficiary

Shawnte Salabert
Los Angeles, CA
Tatiana Sylvan

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