[before_listing images= youtube=null] I found the perfect site! It’s 150 Acres and I only need about $10,000 to buy it!

Well Actually I need about $7500 for the down payment, $150 for the land transfer, and at least $1000 for legal fees.

The land is 7 Hours North of Toronto. The closest major city is Timmins Ontario.

I can’t afford this on my own, it’s tight and I have two kids at home and one on the way.

I also don’t want to live in the middle of no where absolutely disconnected from human beings. I love people, I just really dislike cities and society.

So the plan is to split the cost of the land with other people who have the same vision.

I’m looking for off-grid would be’s who wish to settle in a small community.

If several of us came together to cover the cost of land we could be one step closer to freedom.

I have been looking at north Ontario land for a while now and I really Love the place we’ve found. It has a few ponds, creeks and forests. Tons of wildlife and is surrounded by crown land with year round road access.
It is an unorganized township with no building permits required and only minutes away from several amazing fishing spots.

I have contacted the seller and made arrangements to see it late this spring when the snow melts.

I hope to have enough money to purchase the land by the time I go to see it. I’d like anyone who is interested to join me to view the land. For those who can’t make it I love taking lots of pictures and videos.


If everything goes well I will be camping at the site for the whole summer with my family and staying when we are able to erect a permanent winter proof shelter.

Plans for the future include a lot of gardening, chickens, hunting dogs and of course solar power and rainwater collection.

Yes we plan to hunt and fish!

I grew up on St. Joseph Island in a 12×12 Cabin. We grew our own food and lived a pretty amazing life until my parents split up. I’ve been living in the city for almost 2 decades and want to give my own children a way better life than the one I’m giving them right now.

Since I’ve lived in the city I’ve worked mainly in construction and skilled trades. I can build a house from whatever I have around me and I honestly mean that.

I’m an artist and I’m really passionate about being close to nature. My partner and I spent the whole summer last year just wandering around Ontario outside on the trails and camping crown land. We lived in a wooden hut in a swamp for a few weeks and then walked 40kms down the trans Canada rail trail and back in 2 days just because.
That’s just the kind of people we are!

I keep wondering if anyone has found my hut yet. I miss that hut, I’d rather be there right now even though it’s freezing cold. I built it on crown land and I can’t exactly live there year round. It’s so important to me that we find and buy land that we can live on and build on for year round.

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When we lived in the hut my idea of solar power was using two dollar store solar lamps to charge AA batteries for my camera. Oh yes you can make a solar battery charger for $2. This is the full extent of my technical ability. I don’t know how to set up solar or water systems. I need help with that part!

I want to add some gardens, some chickens, some goats and my family especially. The only way I can do that is if I find people willing to work together on the dream of establishing an Eco-Village.

Who’s on board?

Anyone who wants to come stay and volunteer to help us our is totally welcome any time and always!

Please if you have at least $1000 and want to go off grid let’s pool our resources and buy this land!

I’ll share more details with people who contact me![landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

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25 Responses to “Let’s Build An Eco-Village!”

  1. Felineman

    Property zoning? timber water rights? BTW rain water collection isn’t legal in Ontario must have cistern or other water storage container ad unless you go compost a septic system will be required too. Would like to know location of property so I can do my own research.

  2. Backintime

    Hey..im from nothern ontario intrested in LOG.. Its have money to invest and many skills…did you ever get the land…email me khalloch@live.ca… Cheers

  3. tbcivilian@yahoo.ca

    @Juggalo – Sounds pretty good, could you please provide me the link of the land so that I can see it? I’m very interested! Please contact me as soon as possible, thanks! tbcivilian@yahoo.ca

  4. Harold

    This is what I bring to the table.
    If you are truly serious about doing this it takes tons of planning and the money you are talking about will not be enough to buy the land build the hones and have year around abundant food supplies.
    Most of my life was in construction and management. I have a group of people that is favorable to startibg an eco village…
    I live in the USA but have looked hard at the Timmins area for land.
    There are many desirable pieces of land but I am looking at land that will ensure that we control our resources.
    We require a corporation and share holder’s agreement.
    My plans will make food abundant and free to all villagers, a cashless society within the village, and cash crops that will not only allow real solar and wind development along with the rest of the infrastructure to support a life worth living.
    The cash crops will allow the village to be self sustaining and profits from the crops will be paid to the villagers to ensure we all have enough to buy what we need form surrounding towns or cities.
    The land has to have certain characteristics to be considered as qualifying

    If you are interested in getting this off the ground you can contact me on Facebook or by email.
    If you contact me I will add you to the group that will give you so much off the grid information it will make your head spin.

    My Facebook name is: Harold Thackston
    My email address is : elfinsong@cox.net

  5. Harold

    I see responses but have seen no responses to people showing interest.

    Are you on Facebook ?

  6. andy mayzak

    hi my name is Andy and i have been interested in joining a Eco village for over a year now! i have enough money to help start to get out of y material life. i am only 17 and want to at least graduate which is in 2 months. everyone here commenting definitely needs more information on everything as well as a planning session more than once to get started on what we need. we all cannot just jump into this like its easy. email me to set something up like a chat-room or video chat please. my email is froggerm3@gmail.com

  7. nicky b

    Liking to exist.and live free single male in Fla.can an will travel with the right dream.maybe it’s there.

  8. brad

    I am a member on eco villagers and here as well. Why would you not contact me at all? Did I somehow offend you? I have a place 90 kms south of Chapleau but would be interested in this community as well if you get the response you are looking for.

  9. Talia

    Would like to know more. I have been reading a lot about living off grid. There is so much involved and the skills required and supplies needed are much more then one might first anticipate. Running a “community” as such comes with many trials. Have you given all aspects of this much thought? I’d like to hear more as my family and I are very aware of what things are coming to in this country! Please email me more about your ideas! Thanks!

  10. ken

    send me an email
    so we can talk
    this would be great
    im just out of toronto and ready to go

  11. Jack

    Well I am willing to trade my carpentry skills for one acre, heck i,’ll take half and acre and build whatever you like, cabin, yurt, earthbag or I can build the indoor garden and community sauna. Either way contact me and tell me what I can contribute agentlux47@gmail.com

  12. Shayan Farzadpour

    Hi my name is Shayan and i am 20 years old. I am extremely interested in this project and i have money and will help asap! we can come together and really do this guys! I feel that we are all connected bv the same energy and that we should be living with mother nature and coexisting with all living things. please email me i am always looking forward to meeting more people . farzadpourshayan@yahoo.com

  13. Shayan Farzadpour

    I totally am down for this and i have enough money to pitch in as well. I am 20 years old in southern california and i am striving to coexist with animals. Pleases email me, farzadpourshayan@yahoo.com

  14. Shayan Farzadpour

    Lets all come together guys. I have enough money as well to pitch in my number is 6613106910 feel free to contact me. Im always interested in meeting like minded people who love nature and coexisting with the earth as nature intended us to.

  15. Kenny

    When were you planning on visiting the site I would love to come check it out? I am ready and have the money to go whenever email me at kennyb14@hotmail.com thanks hope to hear from you soon.

  16. Nicholas

    Hello I am interested and have been gathering like minded individuals. Obviously I will need more info and also have to start building trust with you. I don’t have much money, but would sell all my marital possessions and would donate what I can for the cause. I seek the same and there are many others that seek the same. I would like to start talking to you and see what manifests. Please feel free to contact me nido62885@gmail.com

    Thank you

  17. Hans Badway

    Hello there, I’m 25 years old and am considering moving to Toronto. I grew up in the country and have relatives in Ontario. This wouldn’t be the easiest move for me (short term is probably not possible) but I would love to talk anyway in the event that I do.

  18. colin cogswell

    I am in BC, I lived in Ontario before and am realizing that land is unobtainable here, would love to chat about your idea.

  19. Chris

    Need more info. I have cash and looking for same.

  20. Ben McLaren

    I came across your plan here I have some questions for you I live outside timmins and know the area very well email me at mclarenjjo@gmail.com

  21. Kevin

    Hi I,ve done a lot of research on, Off grid living and it always comes done to the land issues, I,ve been looking for land in Ocala Florida , For some time now. I’ve always wanted to live off the grid, Since I,ve Retired, And love the Country Life of mmliving, having chickens and other farm animals, Hunting and Fishing, Building Structures, Fences, And Farming the land. like on the Tv Show , The Alaskin Last Frontier,It’s Always been My Dream Also, So I Wish You Well,And hope Your Family Dream comes True. If it weren’t, So cold in Canada, I would have Invested in your Dream, But I need to go Southward Florida Area,I Wish you Well, Keep in touch, Kevin…

  22. vinesh

    im a 24 year old guy from india. for some reason after thinking about going off grid i always dreamt about going to canada. i dont know why. but im also open to any location on the planet. anyway im interested in knowing more about this. my email is vinesh.praveen@gmail.com

  23. elijah

    I am interested with the american dollar about to crash It would be nice to get out of this country. Do you have a map of the area?

  24. Graham


    The land sounds good value for money but my personal issue with what you want is you are asking for money and not offering anything in return. you should offer something like anyone who gives $500 gets to use an acre for there homesteading needs. I put up a post like this one for in my country (UK) but there was no interest or if interested there was not enough money land in England is not cheap. As for solar set ups YouTube can help also if you have other people on the land they may teach you how to do this.

    I hope you make it happen.