[before_listing images= youtube=null] Hi :] I am a 27 year old male, college educated in civil engineering and art looking for land for use in the following Mission Statement: I will build a comfortable independently sovereign lifestyle free from corporate, religious, and political authorities. I will dedicate my time toward happiness and truth by cultural de-conditioning through personal, philosophical, and artistic development.

The land I am looking for is a single acre on a slight slope facing south for a very small off-the-grid residence. No existing utilities necessary, although access is a plus. Must be part of a healthy freshwater aquifer for well drilling. I am currently designing a steel frame earth-ship type of home that uses passive solar heating, and passive geothermal cooling, and a combination of outdoor/indoor living spaces so a temperate climate is preferred, which is why I am focusing on the central California area around where I currently live, although a region is not set in stone for me. I have spoken with conventional real estate agents and none are familiar with the concerns of off-the-grid land purchases, or what I need to know about county zoning, subdividing, as well as building code applications. This is where I feel stuck, because there is not industry for these concerns I cannot study any specific standard practice, so I am eager to hear advice and stories from people who have completed similar projects! I am in contact with county representatives but the process of gathering information is going slowly.

I am an open-hearted minimalist, and a free thinking artist. I honestly believe that building toward this visionary lifestyle will best exemplify the tenants of love, respect, and mutuality that we all give into and take from the human experience :] If you have advice, or know how I can better achieve these goals, please let me know![landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

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