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Hey Pu235

I am new to this site, found it a couple of weeks ago. It seems to be a pretty good place to cull some info though.

1) Not sure of the legalities of going off grid in other areas but I have been looking at land in the Northern AZ region and have run into no problems with building codes. There seems to be different laws for different states, that’s a good question for a realtor, if you are working with one that is. There is also a post on this forum concerning the legal aspects of going off grid, might be helpful.

2) Like I said I am looking at land in Northern AZ, in the Seligman-ashfork area. This area offers a decent 4 seasons but leans towards the hot during the summer months but the further south towards Flagstaff the harsher the winters. I do not like the cold hence my decision of that region. Where are you now?

3) The cabin seems to be an ideal first project for most but I have chosen the RV route for temporary quarters until I can get my permanent structure built which will be earthship based. Bought a 33′ motorhome for a great price and it has all the comforts of home with enough running room for me, my wife and our two children. We are planning to go boondocking (dry camping) in our motorhome in the general area that we are looking at land for, in order to get a first hand look before the purchase. We are not going alone on this venture, we have parties involved that are located across the country but won’t be onsite for some time.

I wish you luck on your road to freedom and hope my 2 cents were helpful in some way.