[before_listing images= youtube=null] I’ve always wanted to live like this, finally just did it 11 years ago, have been here ever since, now retired on SS on my own off-grid homestead. I’m open to sharing the place with one or more folks who are compatible, which would most likely be near retirement age, interested in a more simple, low profile version of homesteading, ie gardening, foraging, not animal-intensive, except maybe a few chickens, etc.

Work is scarce around here but there are opportunities for part-time now & then if you’re energetic, right place/right time sort of personality. I have 160 acres fenced, surrounded by BLM grazing allotment, 14 miles to town. It’s two 80 acre parcels, with potential for owning one of them if everything works out. This would be an opportunity to check it out for a period, see how it all feels, before committing, for all parties.

Elevation 4,500 ft in a valley, cold winters, not deep snow, warm-to-hot summers, but short growing season. Water situation depends on the year, ranging from very little from a hand-dug well, to a full 5 acre reservoir after a good winter.

There’s a small octagon near the main cabin with a woodstove, electricity, internet, for checking out the situation. You’d want to build your own cabin for permanent arrangements. The county has building code enforcement, etc but with low profile they seem to be able to look the other way as long as we maintain a good reputation in the community.

My sense is that being aware of all the possible changes coming down soon, ie economy, global warming, whatever, this valley seems as viable as anywhere looking forward, with a stable, sustainable, competent population.

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7 Responses to “Ideal off-grid spot”

  1. Midnightred

    This sounds like the perfect thing for me and my boyfriend. I’m 51 and he is 58 and we are both on fixed incomes. We have been saving to go off-grid for a while now and are now in a place that we would like to join a community where we can learn more about how to run one. I am a reclamations artist and I have been working in the past few years on how to turn my art into functioning pieces that will do more then one thing. I work in stained glass and make jewelry too. My partner is a jack of all trade and does a lot of online promotional work. We currently have a cat and are both animal lovers. We are both gardeners and love to cook. Please contact me at midnightred41 at yahoo dot com

  2. luxybug

    I’ve sent you an email, Dunewalker! Hope to hear back from you. a.real.nowhere.chick at gmail dot com.

  3. jeff

    hello, im a single young man (30) fulltiming in a self seficient RV and have been for over a year. along with the love of travel i also have a serious desire to find a place to settle down and live off the land. Considering ive done so much work to my own rig i really dont need to build a cabin to live in. i have solar, water, propane ect. i have been looking into buying land but havent really found anything im ready to commit to. partnering up with some old guys could be a ticket to help everyone out. im very able to do chores and build. im originaly from iowa and have a good grasp on all things off grid, and im constantly learning more. im ready to get out of the city race, and spend some time in the middle of no where. please let me know how we can communicate further. j_haig@hotmail.com

  4. Richard

    GF and I she 62 me 67 healthy looking for off grid living. We are also on social security. May consider others providing likes are compatible. Absolutely no politics or religion or drama or BS. We would prefer Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, etc – mountain property with water at least. We are interested in gardening, hunting and a few animals for sufficiency. I can be reached at richdbyrd@gmail.com if interested

  5. dunewalker

    Eddie, where are you located? What’s your health like? What sort of vehicle, if any, do you have? Pets? I have one large dog. What’s your age? I’m 66, pretty healthy, but slower than in the old days. What sort of cabin do you envision? Do you have an income or resources? I’m living on SS, scrimping, so not able to cover additional expenses. Can you build fence?

  6. Eddie

    getting old myself, lost my wife this year and looking to get more off grid this coming year,been studying for 3 years and have a lot to teach,solar and wind power,huntting and fishing,plantting and building a small cabin, lots to learn and teach,give me a line or 2, and tell me more,be blessed, Eddie

  7. dunewalker

    PS: dunewalker says: you can email me at:
    dunevalleyite at yahoo dot com