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    We are a small family looking to go off-grid in the next year. Specifically, we wish to live off our land as much as possible, growing and raising our own food, and drastically reduce or even eliminate utility bills and not have any mortgage debt. Our youngest child is 10 and so once she leaves for college, we dream of being able to travel and are building the lifestyle now that would help us achieve that goal. One more thing, as a family those are our reasons to go off-grid, it’s okay if your reasons are different. We are seeking an area that is NOT extremely rural because we do choose to be in a good school system and the land we’re currently looking into fits this requirement.

    We have been researching land in the Piedmont Triad area. Any other individuals in /around the area that are like-minded and maybe want to link up with us, help, have land to offer or make the jump with us? Let’s discuss!

    Thank you



    Hi simplysam1, you are looking for the Holy Grail of off grid land, less rural yet still allowing you to live as you wish on your own land AND have a good school district. I wish you the best of luck. It’s good that you have thought this out before jumping in, research any property and make sure they will allow you to grow what you want (plants and animals if that’s what you want).

    Keep us updated on your progress.



    anymore many non-rural places do not allow any kind of gardening or livestock
    so look very close before you buy then go look it over again a few times
    and there are areas like where i live, if you dont have grid power they come take your kids away
    no, im not joking

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