and i have 15 acres. i tried landbuddy several times and its not working, again. me along with 3 others(we are 21-25, 2 couples, deadheads) are going to go off grid as soon as we have small building to pile up in. i have no building skills and i am ready to go . the land is in powell, missouri, it is solid forrest but i am getting half of it cleared this fall for pasture/farming. the land has many good building spots on it but it is almost completely slanted with a large gully in the center. there are several creeks within a couple of miles and all kinds of animals.
to get to my point. i know many people can afford to purchase land at least not this moment for one reason or another and i have been considering letting somebody live off of my land in exchange for building of a small building (12 x 16 lofted) nothing fancy. for a year or 2 you could live on my land just as i would, build a tiny house, live in a trailor , on a couple acres set aside.
i would of course have to get to know you, preferably 1 person or a couple no children, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, I have no building skills myself. But I have studied a bit towards this cheap building, owner building etc. You need to take a long hard look at your situation. Home construction requires somewhat optionally, a. money b. time c skilled labor d. unskilled labor e. materials. By time I mean your free time, not construction time. What I’m getting at is that you can’t have it all.
Take a look at my blog, I have about 5 or 6 articles on types of construction.
A better way to go starting out is to pay cash for a good used mobile home. And then pay cash for setup. Then while living in this, build your real home. Later this mobile home can be used for anything else or even rented.
I am in my 20’s and have had over 4 years of carpentry experience. I also study up on eco-building. Maybe i can come out and build your group a shelter to reside within. I am not currently off the grid but may make future arrangements to do so. I am in Illinois currently so were not too far from one another. Here is my email if interested in the offer let me know and we can work something out. Joshdemott2010yahoo.com