No septic, no well, no electric grid besides the two panels I use, and no buildings/houses.

I live in a travel trailer down an unforgiving dirt(sometimes mud) road. The land is surrounded by stubby juniper trees. I’m about 40 minutes from town.

I’ve been out here for three years. I’d always dreamed of becoming a hermit in the woods. Most of the romance of this life has gone, but I still want this life more than a life in town.

This post is me putting out feelers. I haven’t decided if I want to commit to inviting someone to live on the land with me.

During the winters it gets into the single digits or less. In summer, it can get above 100F. The soil is, as far as I can tell, pretty much useless for farming. The road will break your vehicle if it’s not up to the 4×4 task. I never drive when it’s muddy because getting stuck is a pain, but I know that a lot of my neighbors do the drive no matter the weather.

As for neighbors, there aren’t many. Everyone is spread out around here.

I’m 29 now and thinking about my future, whether I should leave to go somewhere more populated. I want to make a family of my own. I’m a woman. I’m not a social butterfly and I like my privacy, which makes it hard to meet people. I work from home as a writer, but lately writer’s block has meant a drop in my income. Anyone coming out here would need to understand this isn’t a permanent situation and that they’ll need to pay rent(not much).

I have 80 acres, not in my name but it is family land. You would need to understand that fires around here are serious business so no burning trash when it’s dry and windy(gets really windy out here). Same goes for wood stoves. You’d need to comply with fire restrictions.

I know a lot of people desire this kind of life but never get the push to actually do it. Money or leaving family/friends can make it hard. I’m okay with helping someone who’s never done this before.

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30 Responses to “Have plenty of land, tired of being alone”

  1. jimmyz

    H there…you just maybe in a bad location if the ground is not farmable and not-sustainable. Think sun and the Southwest…where the culture is welcoming and the soil is totally producible for all types of fruits and vegetables
    I am your age, and I am looking for someone that may catch my dream and take a leap of faith to tame the Ciahauhaue desert just outside Deming NM…Carpe diem..Jim

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  2. jimmyz

    Too funny…!!!!

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  3. Johnny Williams

    28 year old male. Single no lids looking to live off the grid. I’ve never done it fully but grew up in A holler in southern WV. Well mannered and pretty handy but also have income to provide to make this a positive for you as much as the oppurtinty is for me. I have lived in the back country of Montana and also worked as a wrangler/hunting guide in training in Alaska. So I’ve done similar things just not living off the grid.
    I don’t know if you’re still looking off so email me at johnny.g.williams1991@gmail.com or cal 216-310-2704
    Thank you and have a great day.

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  4. Rainman

    rainjordan17@gmail.com
    Would like to chat some about the opportunity. Shoot me an email please
    #muchlove #keepshining #liveituppppppp

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  5. atticadayz

    Also, I live outside of Show Low, AZ, for those wondering.

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    • Seige

      I am a retired veteran. I have lived in Arizona before. I have 10 years off grid exsperience and all types of skills. I would like to come back to the desert. I have a income and a small business of sorts. I’m tired of living a lone too. Need a friend , compIon.

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  6. atticadayz

    I’m unable to get the reply box to show up in the comments. If you’re still interested, post your email so we can talk that way.

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  7. Jay

    Hello,

    I am a deeply spiritual man with a lot of life experiences to lean on. Have cured my self from PTSD, dementia, parasite infection, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome naturally. Believe by listening to the land, it can produce food, I have experience in desserts doing some of that. There is no desire to eat flesh, and no the poison of most processed foods. Permaculture is the guide I follow to help Gaia. Been around the world in ships, it is not flat! Have built a cabin out of clay, straw, and sand. Think during dry times might need some, rock and a few membranes from modern man to create modest house that can last 500 years. Care to work with the elves and help them cure the land, they have ridiculous wisdom. Can turn food waste in to cooking fuel. Would bring a container full of tools to get started. Feel most at ease in the high dessert. Service to others and pure joy are what I am about. Find it through hard work. Have modest cash flow from Military Retirement and investments.

    Peace,

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  8. Kenneth

    Hey I’m homeless and I don’t do drugs I’m 36 I just don’t know how to deal with assholes and stress please let me know if this offer is still available I am desperate… kennethlawrence74@gmail.com

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  9. Khalid9

    im really intrested by your post, if you can shoot me an email i would like to let you know more about me and ask a few inquisitions, thank you.
    khalidnujaidi@gmail.com

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  10. Ceijai

    I liked your article and your straight to the point honesty. I not familiar with off grid living, but now I am becoming more and more intrigued with the off grid lifestyle and I know it has it challenges but it makes more sense than living a life of debt. I would like to hear more about the experiences,challenges and positive things about your life in freedom.I also wanted to know, How much is the rent? Is ok to build and stay on the property for a two year time period. Please feel free to email me

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  11. Brian

    I see you have quite a few responses
    I’m actually looking to buy some land. I have no problem paying rent. I’m 64 and have extensive experiences. Currently living in my class c RV. I’m in Massachusetts at the moment. Looks like you’re not by yourself on the property any more by the looks of the messages posted here. How are you? It would be great to hear back from you telling me more or just saying hello if you’re all set now. Thanks for your time and invitation.

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  12. Paul

    Hi. Your post is really intriguing.I have been putting some serious thought into homesteading/ off-grid living for a few years now. I am ready to make the jump. I have many skills that I can offer. Growing up in Minnesota dairy country I experienced high and low temps. I learned much about farming from realities who had farms that I spent most summers growing up on. I have schooling in maintenance and equipment operation. As for work, I have spent most of my time in construction. I love the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. If I sound like I may be a good fit let me know.

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  13. Alton Whitaker

    Hey. Is this offer still available? Let me know as soon as you can

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  14. Rob

    Hi,I’m a 33 y.o canadian guy always wanted to leave pressures of society and go off grid,would love to just chat if you’re willing.

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  15. Christopher

    I would like more information. Please e-mail me when you have time. Thank you,.

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  16. Nicky

    Have space at reasonable price for off grid living

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  17. Adam Martinez

    I’ve been wanting and is a goal of mine in near future to completely go off grid. I have tons of questions and would love to speak to you about off the grid living. Look forward to hearing from you

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  18. Baillie Bengheshir

    I am thunking of going totally off grid. I am female as well with a large skill set. I am 40+ have a trail..well an rv. Where are you located?

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  19. Gerhard Enslin

    Good day.I am a 55-year-old white male and at present a building maintenance manager. I am tired of city life and would love to live off the grid and in the wild and off the land as to say. I AM MULTI-SKILLED IN PLUMBING, CARPENTRY, MECHANICS, PAINTING, ELECTRICS and have intensive training in survival skills. I grew up on a farm and have a lot of knowledge of farming. If I may I would love to join you and maybe start living on my own away from the city. My cell number is 084 292 8702

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  20. Michael Hughes

    Hello,

    My name is Michael Hughes, I’m a U.S. Army combat veteran and I’m your guy. Where is this located?

    call or text anytime: 407-852-8749

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  21. tara BROADUS

    you can hit me up anytime to talk i really wanted to go off gid

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  22. michelle38

    Hi, where are you located?

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  23. Drilltrash

    May be interested, What state?

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  24. Greg Cumbers

    Hi,

    Where are you based?

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  25. Michael Vaughn

    I want to escape from the world and find myself

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