I have many acres of land throughout TX, TN, CO, & AK. I am looking to give away a couple of acres on each to person(s) who have resources to offer. Whether you have work ability, monetary resources, sheds, solar equipment, well drilling experience, or ANYTHING that can help your community on the land – lets do it. All of my land is RAW and has no utilities – there are utilities available but I will not be hooking them up. The choice is yours.
Lets discuss what we can do and I will in exchange have a contract drawn up that donates your acres of land to you in exchange for whatever we agree.
Back in 2011, I got tired of living the “rat race” and loaded up the uhaul, RV and my mum and I moved to northen New Mexico. The land is high elevation desert (8000 feet) and it truely wonderous. We are about 15 miles from town yet close enough to Mother Nature to hear the coyotes cry in the evenings. We haul our own water from the community well, try to come up with innovative ways to garden without frying everything and have a lot of fun doing it! We are trying to be as self suffecient as we can, raising our own bunnies for meat and fur, the aquaponics greenhouse for veggies and a source of income and learning all we can about all sorts of things. Our summers are mild (about mid to high 80′s with no humidity). Although our winters can be cold, there isnt much snow. We are less than an hour from the highest point in the state. The area offers hiking, biking (Wheeler peak ski area has their runs open to mountain bikers in the summer), rafting down the Rio Grande and town has over 100 of the finest resteraunts around. Winter sports include skiing (both downhill and x-country), snowboarding and such as well as winter hiking and other snowy fun things to do. Horse back riding is offered as well as hot air ballooning, some even do a “splash and dash”, dipping the basket into the waters of the Rio Grande after an 800 foot decent down the gorge walls, where you may see herds of bighorn sheep and pronghorn. My mother and I are wanting people, couples, families, etc come join us on a working homestead, gaining experience to live off grid and be minor “preppers” in case of a financial collapse. I am also looking for fun along the way! I am a non smoker, non drug user and non drinker. I prefer non smokers/drug users. Beer drinking on occasion is fine.
My mother has since passed away due to cancer and I also have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I am still of able mind and body and want to help people learn how to live off grid. If you want to learn in a laid back way and we suit each other, the land and most everything on it will be willed over to you so you can keep the dream going.
Hello all, I have the need for more mov’ins. I live on the beach of Stave Lake. Have lived there “off grid” for over 8yrs. I supply power through a large solar array, high speed internet via lte, water from a well, plus a year round creek, food from a garden (need help!!), and I have septic and unlimited wood. The property is southern facing which is perfect for growing moar!!!.. Anyway I am losing my renter at the end of May. I have a 1 bdrm cabin available for $500 month, plus a 35ft 5th wheel also available. The 5th wheel could be used on a barter basis for help possibly. I may be thinkn commune at this point lol, but its just me for now. If it matters I am a 36yr old male, and empty nested. Open to any ideas?
We are seeking individuals in the greater Los Angles area that appreciate an off grid community that is free from one particular orientation. We are realistic about what could happen during a collapse or natural disaster and want to have a pre established community. We are setting goals to be completely self sustained, organic and realistic about what could happen in breakdown of some sort. At the present our group is actively seeking land to purchase in areas above Ojai or somewhere northwest of LA. Many members are out of Ventura County but that does not matter if you can participate. We are NOT looking for radical militant, extreme religious, polyamoris or raw vegan’s types that believe they can feed everyone that might show up at the gate. We ARE seeking good family oriented people that want to have a place to go on the weekends and enjoy outdoor activities, want to show their children how to live off the land, ride horses, motorbikes, shoot, etc. They should see the value of a unique homestead where that they could retreat there in the event of a civil unrest/ catastrophe of some type. They should bring some skills or at least a strong work ethic and are accepting of others. Families with the skills most closely matching the initial required skills will receive substantial amount of their infrastructures paid for by the founder. These initial lots and housing infrastructures will be limited to the first 5-10 families. After that, new members will be required to make a more realistic investment to expand solar power infrastructures & water distribution. Our facilities will have aquaponics and a completely organic garden, farm animals including chickens, goats, pigs and cows. If this sounds interesting we hope to hear from you. We don’t need money, we need good people.
We are in mid-phase now forming an eco-village in Mexico. We are located about 40kms inland surrounded by beautiful mountains about 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta in jalisco, Mexico. The land is 300 hectares (approx 700 acres) located on a river that feeds a beautiful lake Cajon de Peñas.
We currently (as of April, 2013) have 3 families building homes and one that already lives here). We are completely off-grid. The goal is to continue to push toward a 100% self-sustainable lifestyle. We are continuously planting fruit trees and medicinal plants every day. There are hundreds of fruit trees already baring fruit, including (mango, papaya, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, yaca, banana, etc.). Our water comes from natural mountain springs behind us on the mountain.
We are looking forward to gathering like-minds to form our eco village community!
I have been offgrid where I currently caretake, and my own property, which I will be moving to is to be offgrid.
However, I got a “landbuddy” a few years ago, (NOT via this web site )who has the power on, and has broken our contract a dozen ways.
Instead of leaving from eviction as he was suppose to, he is aggressively trying to take half my land, saying it was a sale instead of rent towards joint ownership with me.
I am entering into a court battle with someone who wants to remain ongrid, and take out as many police/BATF as possible, should they come to remove him.
He has done thousands and thousands of dollars worth of damage to my land in less than a year, while supposedly our lawyers were trying to work something out.
I want to let you all be aware to be very cautious about whom you let in to your property. He represented himself as someone that was community minded, and 100% for the contract we drew up, but that is not at all who he is.
Hello. We’re a family of 5 (2 teenagers and grandmothe plus us, 35). We’ve been off grid for over a year now on 27 acres. 1/2 wood and 1/2 pasture. We raise sheep and chickens. It’s still a small operation. We love simple living and a back to basics approach.
When we moved here we only had a RV on basically virgin ground. Now we have a 1250 sqft house (mostly finished), rainwater collection, septic, some running water, wood heat and solar power. We only have 4 solar panels now, so we are fairly conservative but we do have wifi. There is no AC, grey water recycling is a daily requirement, no refrigeration, we have mostly hand farm equipment, a wash basin for bathing and usually go to bed fairly early. We’re hard working people. (Trying not to sugar coat. )
We build mostly out of recycled materials. We are extreamly interested in organic growing and eco friendly solutions. We love anything we can make with materials on hand. We’re also interested in alternative building techniques such as cordwood, earthbag and glass bottle construction. Projects we are working on soon are a mud oven, outdoor bathing area, curtain drains, solar awning, front porch, root cellar, orchard, beer or wine making, gardens and adding wind power. Eventually I want to have time to build a rough cabin in the woods for a getaway spot.
My husband works during the week but on the weekends turns into MacGyver. ;) (We’ve been together 15 years.) He is an electrician and HVAC jouneyman. We are nonreligeous, open minded, positive thinking, goal oriented people. We love a small bonfire with a few friends and a few beers.
I stay home and work here. We’re interested in someone to come stay and help for room/board. For example setting up the garden, gardening, canning, building fences, harvesting rocks, cutting firewood and any other work here that needs done. We have a small camper or a room in the house. Maybe someone wanting to try it out for awhile and if we all get along a permenant situation. If anyone thinks this sounds like a good fit I’d love to talk it over. email@example.com
About a year and a half ago, I got tired of living the “rat race” and loaded up the uhaul, RV and my mum and I moved to northen New Mexico. The land is high elevation desert (8000 feet) and it truely wonderous. We are about 15 miles from town yet close enough to Mother Nature to hear the coyotes cry in the evenings. We haul our own water from the community well, try to come up with innovative ways to garden without frying everything and have a lot of fun doing it! We are trying to be as self suffecient as we can, raising our own bunnies for meat and fur, the greenhouse for veggies and a source of income and learning all we can about all sorts of things. Our summers are mild (about mid to high 80′s with no humidity). Although our winters can be cold, there isnt much snow. We are less than an hour from the highest point in the state. The area offers hiking, biking (Wheeler peak ski area has their runs open to mountain bikers in the summer), rafting down the Rio Grande and town has over 100 of the finest resteraunts around. Winter sports include skiing (both downhill and x-country), snowboarding and such as well as winter hiking and other snowy fun things to do. Horse back riding is offered as well as hot air ballooning, some even do a “splash and dash”, dipping the basket into the waters of the Rio Grande after an 800 foot decent down the gorge walls, where you may see herds of bighorn sheep and pronghorn. My mother and I are wanting people, couples, families, etc come join us on a working homestead, gaining experience to live off grid and be minor “preppers” in case of a financial collapse. We are also looking for fun along the way! We are non smokers, non drug users and non drinkers. We prefer non smokers/drug users. Beer drinking on occasion is fine.
I’ve always wanted to live like this, finally just did it 11 years ago, have been here ever since, now retired on SS on my own off-grid homestead. I’m open to sharing the place with one or more folks who are compatible, which would most likely be near retirement age, interested in a more simple, low profile version of homesteading, ie gardening, foraging, not animal-intensive, except maybe a few chickens, etc.
Work is scarce around here but there are opportunities for part-time now & then if you’re energetic, right place/right time sort of personality. I have 160 acres fenced, surrounded by BLM grazing allotment, 14 miles to town. It’s two 80 acre parcels, with potential for owning one of them if everything works out. This would be an opportunity to check it out for a period, see how it all feels, before committing, for all parties.
Elevation 4,500 ft in a valley, cold winters, not deep snow, warm-to-hot summers, but short growing season. Water situation depends on the year, ranging from very little from a hand-dug well, to a full 5 acre reservoir after a good winter.
There’s a small octagon near the main cabin with a woodstove, electricity, internet, for checking out the situation. You’d want to build your own cabin for permanent arrangements. The county has building code enforcement, etc but with low profile they seem to be able to look the other way as long as we maintain a good reputation in the community.
My sense is that being aware of all the possible changes coming down soon, ie economy, global warming, whatever, this valley seems as viable as anywhere looking forward, with a stable, sustainable, competent population.
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