The Big Queer Homestead Dream

We are two latinx queers who have decided to settle in the beautiful Piedmont and make North Carolina our home. This past January we bought a bit of land and a house to get started on making  our big queer country dreams a reality.

Our dream is creat a retreat space in the 5 acres of woods surrounding our house. A place where queers, artists, and organizer can come to conveen, relax, and find respite. The  long-term vision is to be able to offer the space to our people at low to no cost. On the 1 acre and of cleared land we want a small farm, medicinal herb garden, bees, orchards, chickens, and maybe goats too! We hope to be able to share the land with people and feed them good food from the land.  

We are asking for support to build the first two cabins, finish the 1400sqft basment as a communal kitchen/meeting space, and get started on some farmstead infrastructure. 

Once we are settled in we will offer our funders these gifts in thanks.

$5+ An invite to a huge thank you party out on the land 

$25+ A print of the house, drawn by yours truely (Leslie)

$100+ A night stay for you and a guest in a cabin on the land, including breakfast (some time in the first 3 years*) Plus a print of the house

$500+ A weekend stay with you and 3 guests in two cabins on the land, including 3 meals (some time in the first 3 years*) Plus a print of the house

$1000+ A weekend long use of the land and all the cabins to host an event (some time in the first five years*) Plus a print of the house

-if you want to support us directly, wink wink, let us know and you will still recieve these gifts

*Starts after we have built the cabins, that should be about 1 year from when we move in.

Thank you in advance, for your support of this vision. If you are able to give in any amount, thank you. If you are able to share this with others who may give, thank you as well. 

With much gratitude, 

Marta and Leslie.
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Leslie Simonds 
Durham, NC