Posts Tagged "LAND"

Get to know your property before you build
by WRETHAOFFGRID on AUGUST 23, 2014 - 2 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, WRETHA

wind and rock

OK, you have purchased your land, you are all excited about getting your off grid homestead going, but before you set your first post, before you lay your first board, there are some things you should do first, taking these steps will help to insure your place will be the best place it can be.

The first thing you should do is walk your land, especially if there is acreage concerned, you need to get to know your land as best you can, pick out more than one potential spot, then camp out on your land, as often as you can, for as many seasons as you can. Try to be there during rain, wind and such. The reason this is important is you NEED to know where the winds blow, the direction, you need to know how the drainage works, you don’t want to build where it’s going to flood. (more…)

Eco-Horticulturist – looking to go off grid
by CARLOS78 on JANUARY 19, 2012 - 2 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

In the midst of saving for my own piece of land 2 – 5 acres somewhere in the UK and hope to build / adapt my own earthship inspired home.

Im looking to be frugal as i’ve started growing my own fruit and veg, look to re use or re purpose what I can. Have a creative and problem solving outlook to life.

Would love to learn bee and chicken keeping, gain permaculture experience and wean myself off the need to work 5 days a week and get away from being part of the machine.

Not looking to be part of a commune as do like my own space and ways of living and growing but am not against the idea of being part of a community of independant yet helpful and friendly individuals / families looking to share our excess and help one another like people should be in conventional suburbs.

Make money from your land
by NICK ROSEN on NOVEMBER 4, 2011 - 7 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, WORK

Better than bank finance

Great article by Merlyn Seeley on about the wide range of ways you can make money if you are lucky enough to have a patch of good quality land. Especially off-grid land.

He points out that just buying the land is he hardest part – everything else is the reward.  Also that the more land you own the easier it is to make money from it.

One thing he does not mention is renting it out.  In normal circumstances, its probably the last thing to consider, but if you are desperate for money now, then perhaps its the first thing to consider.  You could even rent it to a solar power company which could place its panels there and harvest electricity.  If you have some cash yourself you could generate your own power and sell it to neighbors – undercutting the Utilities.

Anyway, here are some of Merlyn’s suggestions: (more…)

building solar panels and loving it ;’)
by FARIAN on JUNE 2, 2011 - 4 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

i’ve built 4 x 65 watt panels from scratch ;’).. i’m doing free energy experiments, but i also want to get a system sorted for people to get there low powered stuff / battery powered stuff off grid, i.e. not many people can get 100% off grid because of costs, so getting 50% of appliances 100% off grid is a bonus , isn’t it, LOL i’d thinking of land in Bulgaria.. its dirt cheap with run down houses etc… ideallly would love to be in a ‘freeman’ community…
reclaim land or something…. One Love ;’).

Seeking: ideal off-grid location. Offering: first edition of “Walden”
by NICK ROSEN on MARCH 21, 2011 - 4 Comments in LAND

Easier to manage than 5 acres

I have been writing about it, and now I want to do it.

As I traveled the US writing my recent book OFF THE GRID, I was also looking for an off-grid place of my own – at first in Northern California or North Carolina, or Kentucky, but latterly I have homed in on West Virginia as a place to suit my needs.

I want somewhere that I can use to get away from the relentless 24/7 media cycle, ads, facebook, twitter feeds, traffic, fast food and slow food – the grinding pace of modern life. (more…)

Land wanted in North Central PA
by MACGYVER on FEBRUARY 7, 2011 - 9 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I am looking for land to setup a small sustainable “community” with several other families who are already interested. We would like to find suitable land to do so – preferably within 20 miles of Williamsport, PA.

Land must have forest, fields, and flowing water to meet our essential criteria.

Please contact me if you know of such land.

Off grid updates

My off grid life is more enjoyable and more fulfilling than just about any part of my old life – living in the city, working 2 jobs just to make ends meet (barely), work, eat, sleep, pay bills, repeat. Honestly I am more busy now, but it’s things I want to do, not things I am forced to do by government, society and life as I used to live it. I get to choose what fun activities and community activities I wish to do and is that ever fun! How does this work?

Simple, (more…)

Off Grid Real Estate
by BY A READER on MAY 3, 2010 - 2 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

We are looking for land in Texas. Prefer to be around San Angelo or Austin. Small Parcel 5-100 acres would be ideal.
Thank you,

SW Colorado Off Grid 10 Acres for sale

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I own two ten acre parcels side by side and it is beautiful, quiet and secluded country approximately 30 miles from Durango, Colorado. I am keeping one parcel and am willing to part with one of them. They both have views of the La Plata mountains, the most southern portion of the San Juans. It is primarily old pinon pine and juniper woodlands. It is forested with nice openings throughout. There is a spring for water hauling about 9 miles away that you can become a member of for 100 dollars a year, they give you a key. There is amazing potential for water catchment here and land catchment with swales etc. These parcels border 6000 acres of bureau of reclamation land. There are vast areas to explore not to mention a nice town not too far away. The La Plata mountains are approximately 15-20 miles to the north with many 12,000-13,000 foot peaks. I have had great success with gravity fed drip irrigation here. I included a few pics but have more if needed. One of the 10 acre parcels has a 10 x 10 shed included. I am letting one parcel go for 32K obo. email questions.

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