by Kim Goldberg
September 21, 2014
April 28, 2016 Update: This sanctuary is on hold for now. You can contact Bruce directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website: http://radiationrefuge.com/ for a worldwide list of EMF-safe accommodations and locations.
September 28, 2014 Update: In the one week since I posted this story, Bruce has been flooded with emails. He is working his way through all emails, and he is responding to everyone by email or phone. He is also trying to defend his cottage from being bulldozed by the government, as described in the article below. So if you have not received a reply, please be patient. He does plan to reply to everyone.
September 21, 2014
© Kim Goldberg
Bruce Evans is man on a mission. And he is looking for other people with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity to join him in creating an EHS refuge in southeast Australia, on land outside of Wangaratta, Victoria in the King Valley.
The land is available for occupancy right now for anyone who can come with a van, tent or caravan. Those who arrive first may be able to have one of the bedrooms in Bruce’s cottage.
People who want to visit the land for a temporary “holiday” from wireless radiation are welcome. But Bruce is also looking for electrosensitive people who want to stay long-term, build their own cottages on his family’s land, participate in the farm and help create a community safe from electropollution.
If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like more information, contact Bruce here: email@example.com
You can read and download Bruce’s full statement here:
Bruce Evans-Australia EHS Refuge
There is an urgency to Bruce’s mission. The land his cottage is on is government land. It has been used by his family for more than 150 years, and it adjoins a vast tract of land that his family owns outright. The government is now threatening to seize the small portion of government land and demolish Bruce’s cottage, despite an existing contract that would (in theory) prevent such action. The showdown with the government could happen next month, in early October 2014.
“I want to bring lots of people with the same condition as me to this property and declare it a sanctuary for EHS sufferers,” says Bruce. “I want this area declared as a sanctuary where the telcos cannot infringe, where we can be left alone and not be irradiated.”
The nearest town is 30 kilometres away, and according to Bruce the radiation is minimal at one end of the town. “You can sit in the street and have a coffee, no problem,” says Bruce. “There is also an abundance of wineries and cheese factories with free tasting on the other side of the mountain. There are very picturesque valleys and farms everywhere here.”
Bruce is 49 years old and works as a web designer. It is a profession he has been able to relocate to his rural cottage in King Valley, since the work is largely done online. He says other electrosensitive people with similar web-based businesses could do likewise on this property.
Life in city “unbearable”
“I have severe EHS and cannot live in the city, as it is unbearable,” he says. “I am a prisoner in my own home there and cannot go outside for longer than half an hour. And even then, I have to run like a rat in a maze to avoid the phone tower locations. I was lucky that my father had this cottage in the hills that has no, or extremely limited, phone coverage. I can live here without any problems from phone towers.”
Bruce says he would be devastated if the government bulldozes the cottage that has become his own safe haven, and one that could shelter a few other EHS people as well. However, it won’t be the end of his sanctuary plans, since his family owns a much larger block of land two kilometres away.
“We have vast tracts of land that are completely owned by us and cannot be taken away,” says Bruce “It is a beautiful countryside with plenty of trees and much scope for secluded living. My father is willing to let people come here and build their own cottages, grow their own food and put in a little bit of farm work to earn their keep. There is some work in the surrounding districts with various farms and vineyards. There may be some work for people who have website or IT experience,” he adds.
In addition to the family farm on the property, Bruce is interested in developing communal facilities for the EHS refuge such as a communal kitchen, internet hub and gym suitable for yoga, martial arts and more. People with internet-based businesses could run their business from the property. Healing businesses such as meditation, yoga or massage would also be quite feasible and welcome.
“We need people here now, today, this week,” says Bruce. “Even if you can only come for a couple of days or a week to have a look around. This is very beautiful country, and I aim to keep it radiation free.”
King Valley is located midway between Moyhu and Whitfield. See map below, or download map here: Map of Wangaratta Area.
See the land on Google Maps here.
Hi, Please ask this gentleman how he lives off grid without problems created from the inverters…I understand that this is very problematic for people with EHS. Thank you! Ruth/Nebraska
Hi Ruth. You are welcome to ask him yourself. His email address is near the top of the article, in bold. No need to have me do it for you. 🙂 I believe his own dwelling (the cottage) in on the grid. But people who want to come to the property and live off grid would have a vast expanse of property to choose from – so no one needs to be near power lines or an inverter if they can’t tolerate it. An inverter is not essential, btw, for off-grid power. If all of your appliances and lights that you plan to operate are DC, then you do not need an inverter to convert to AC. And some people do indeed power their abodes with solar power and NO inverter. It is also possible to position the inverter a far distance away (for those using an inverter system), so that its effects in terms of EHS are negligible.
This is sooooo very exciting. I am in the US so can not come visit. We need someone like you, Bruce Evans, here in the US, and in all countries. If there were a sanctuary anywhere in this country- not Greenbank- I would be there. I wish you total success with this!!
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im in the process of selling my home which has dirty power 1800s and wii wii neighbours iv tired of educating,my health is in fast decline now. id love to escape asap i have a caravan to start of with and would love a break. this is much needed in australia
what about long term living there……immigration laws, etc…? Do i need a visa to come? Can people work around immigration laws?
Like staying only for 6 months, then moving out for a short while and coming back for 6 months? what ways to live there if you are past 45 yrs old, the usual cut off age for immigration?
You are a true pioneer. I applaud your courage,!
Gina Keegan, Victoria, BC firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hi Bruce, I have EHS and I would love to join your clan, but I have the same issue as the previous, Jacqui Chalmers, I am not Australian, I am a south African living in the UAE and are managing my condition by isolating my self as much as possible, but it is getting worse everyday. So what you are doing is a great idea for people like us
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I admire your courage.
How are things working out for You?
I am sensitive to electronics and live a quiet life in the country near Buck Lake Alberta.
All the best to you. Flo