looking to get back to being off grid. have experience in solar as well as water power generation. have some equipment to get off grid. security is a must for me and my family when we either community or self off grid. prefer to live in nw us Wa, Id, Mt unless right opportunity comes from else where minus the east coast.
My wife(23) and I(26) are looking for land in NW Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, or Western NC. We are in the beginning stages of buying our land and becoming self-sustainable. Much to learn and a little dept to rid ourselves of but it’s never to early to start looking.
Many people come to this site with a dream – They want to cast off this consumerist world and live off the grid.
Some achieve it.
Anyone can use the LandBuddy facility on this site to introduce themselves and talk about what they are looking for. Then others can find them and groups can form so people help each other, pool skills and resources.
There are no typical postings – everyone is different – Here, by way of an example, is a recent message from someone calling himself HardHead:-
“I am new to this website, but by no stretch of the imagination new to the concepts of living off the grid as some call it, self-sufficiency as others conclude, and to tell the truth, I really do not know why I decided to speak up. (more…)
I am a 50 year-old artist. I have lived all over the country – and seen many types of cultures. I have been living semi- off-grid within the urban setting since 2008 when I lost my job and became “homeless”. I have not been able to find “normal” work since then. I have been living on charity. I am liberty-minded and spiritual, but non-denominational. I believe in Unity through Diversity – my life’s mission is to demonstrate many different kinds of people living and working together through the use of principle and consensus. I have been involved in alternative currency (barter currency) movements and have been bartering for 5 years. I would not return to Babylon if I could – I am getting ready to let it all go. It might take me a few more years – as long as it takes to find the group and build the earth ship (s).
My skills are in communication and relationships –
I have 3.78 acres in the San Luis Valley, CO. I have water rights but no wells yet. There is fresh water and thermal water. There are no building codes. There is more land available and it is the least expensive land I have ever seen, although the cost to drill is about $20 per foot. There are others who own property there who would be willing to share in the cost to drill. It is 30 mi from Crestone, CO & 16 mi from Saguache, CO. It is on a main road but it is desolate. It is in the San Juan Mountain Range. It is very beautiful in a high-desert way. There is sage brush, but no trees at the moment.
I would like to build earth ship(s), a garden, and live sustainably with or without money, utilizing non-denominational spiritual principles and formal consensus, in community. Businesses of members are encouraged – bees, organic vegetables and farm products, classes, artwork, etc. Barter – alternative currency. There is more land available.
It is not entirely off-grid and it would be possible to have a land-line telephone and land-line internet.
On my website are both a link to formal consensus and to the details of the principles of self-governance as well as a brief history of the project. The principles are non-denominational spiritual principles which have been hammered out by trial and error and used with success to run the most liberty-minded entity of over 2 million members for over 75 years, with no government. They work.
My philosophy is Live and Let Live… but when people live in close proximity, they must also consider how their actions affect their neighbors – so Live and Let Live…thoughtfully and kindly.
I am looking for people who have skills and those who are willing to learn. I want people who don’t use drugs and alcohol to an excess such that it interferes with their commitments. People who believe in Live and Let Live but also are personally responsible, thoughtful, considerate and self-governing.
I am looking for people who are altruistic – either by nature or who have learned it through necessity and now love it. I am looking for people who are open-minded – who have the interior spirit of collaboration and ingenuity, courtesy and kindness, patience and tolerance, existing within them.
My family is looking for a like minded women whom would like to join us in a 40 acre off grid homestead project.
The land is owned outright and were 3-4 years from completion on a offgrid log cabin, homestead/ranch. I currently live an work in Boca Raton, FL and travel to Orlando on the weekends for work on the property.
This offer is for WOMEN ONLY!!!! And is a all inclusive offer to make this your home and become part of a great family whom is working hard for the right reasons to make life, love and security each others priorities.
hi,currently we live in elnira,ny. we r looking for land within bout an hour n half from sayre,pa. hoping for 3 acres or more,must have fresh water. prefer near gamelands away from those natural gas wells.mostly open but with some trees or woods. doesnt have to b much ,just a start with septic n well.
if someone has the homestead but aren’t currently raising much let me know. b glad to help fire your place up. also we r nterested in meeting like-minded ppl to get to know,toss ideas with,etc. if we had enuf for a small community that would work nicely. more ppl means more land ,ideas,help with chores,etc. if shtf than we would b safer as well.
i’d really like to get some gardens planted this spring n start raising a cpl pigs,chickens,etc also.as well as get a winter supply of wood stacked.
lots of ppl here seem to b farther away or havent got a place to start yet. if there was enuf of us working together we could afford a better place for sure. i am very skilled in mibile homes but we could build cabins as well. lerts talk ideas.
Hi! My name’s Joey, I’m a 23 y/o who’s sick and tired of always being sick and tired. The only time in my life I felt good was when I lived with nature for three months. We hiked, cooked over campfire, and I fixed my glasses with some string from my clothes. When I came home, my mom offered to take me to the drugstore to get one of those glasses-fixem kits and I started crying. We are a consumer and service oriented culture and I’m getting more bitter every day I stay in this greed and hate ridden society. I work at a call center with air conditioning, ergonomic everything, and no windows. I sit on my butt all day. I want to get my hands dirty, take breaks in the sun, work for my food instead of working for money. My vision is not a Utopia, there will be work to be done and nothing is ever easy. Think Amish with less religion (not to say no spirituality) and less repression. Even as a little girl I always said I wanted to go out and live in a forest. Why can’t I make that a reality? Email me for more information and details about what I’m thinking as well as helpful suggestions and what you may be thinking/possible collaborations. Thanks! email@example.com
My name is James. Soon I will be getting ready to move off the grid into my 6 acre plot of land and I want to meet people who will join me in this endeavor (male or female)
About me; I am an easygoing 39yo single guy who currently lives(rents)in Miami FL in a house with a room-mate and 2 dogs. I live a simple life,love animals, gardening, and outdoor activities. I have always wanted to live in the country to further simplify my life, to have tranquility and live sustainably by growing my own food and raising farm animals. Having grown tired of the current way of life and the rat race we live in, I decided to make it my goal to fulfill my dream of living sustainably/off the grid/possum living (whatever one should call it)and finally make the change.
About the property; The land is paid in full, I chose this area because it’s in the outskirts of a small town called Erin TN. It has 350 ft of county paved road with utilities available. There is a 30ftX30ft building with basement on site which needs some work but can be converted into a house. The weather there is mild with plenty of natural resources such as fertile soil, lots of trees/lumber, rain for harvesting water, plenty of game/wildlife, wild berries. The terrain is beautiful with rolling hills and elevation of 480 ft. The property is 30 minutes driving distance to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Park which has great fishing, camping, boating, horseback riding, canoeing, etc.
About the people I’m looking to meet; I want to meet people who share my views and ideas and are willing to make this change along with me. We do not have to move to the property at the same time and I am flexible on the moving dates. I am realistic and understand that doing this on my own would be much slower and more difficult. I don’t care what you look like, your ethnic background, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, or any of that stuff. The only thing i do care about is that you are a caring, honest, hard working individual who is easygoing and respectful of others.
If you are interested in going on this journey with me and are serious about it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I do have a dog — 3 years old female. I’m looking for a group or individual to go off grid with. I have many skills that would be useful. I currently live in a camper in a family members back yard. It’s powerd by solar power. I also have another camper that I’m fixing up. I’m looking to go as off grid as soon as I can.
I started my first garden this year, and I plan on raising chickens and rabbits with a friend soon. I’m a hard worker and fast learner.if you’re interested or would like to know more about me please contact me. My email is email@example.com
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