Hi. Hope I find you. I’m desperate to change my life and I need your help.
I chose the category that I AM off grid even though I’m NOT yet because I have land and need someone to join. I have about 4 acres ON grid here in north FL but it’s so expensive and hot and humid. My idea is to find someone that wants to live the off grid lifestyle. What we’ll do is practice and try out a few of the technology here and then later, when we’re ready, we can sell this property and move to a better place.
I’m an older female and I’m hoping to find others who are old enough to have experienced a few things, and aren’t so young they still want to start a family. I’m not ready to be around kids again.
My reasons for wanting to be off grid are partly financial but also because I’m so tired of the way humanity and society has changed. Materialistic superficial existence is meaningless to me. I lived off grid briefly and loved it. Now that I’m back in the status quo I’m highly depressed.
Living on grid is so much more expensive. My electric bill is about $200 when I use AC or heat, but the taxes… before I put a mobile home here and everything else, the taxes were $200. But now they’ll be about $800, which isn’t that bad, but when you live check to check it is. Then consider things like the water heater in a home, the expense of replacing it is much more expensive than a propane on demand water heater.
If a tree lands on my mobile home, the cost to get a new one and have it moved to the property is well over $20,000. But off grid, living in a camper, the cost to replace it is only as expensive as a used camper and paying someone to tow it.
I cannot afford on grid living and I hate the way it’s not self sufficient. If the central heating unit goes out, I can’t fix it myself. But something that burns wood will last much longer, and can be replaced with a little help if need be. But it doesn’t take a licensed electrician. Or I can use propane heaters.
I have some solar panels (a little over 1k) but I don’t have the battery bank or anything else. I don’t have a lot of knowledge, but I have internet. We can learn. But I need someone who is familiar with off grid, and KNOWS that this is what they want. I need someone who can also contribute financially to help with expenses. I will be working but minimum wage (when you live ON grid) only goes so far.
Florida is hot and humid and most counties are so regulated with codes that it’s hard to live off grid. But I have wooded areas and some clearings. We can grow food, learn to can veggies, experiment with solar power and see how many things we can run on it, we can do a whole mock up of off grid living and then decide where we want to live. While we’re experimenting, we’ll have grid power, and AC. I have a 3bdrm 2 bath double wide, so we’ll have some relief from the humidity and heat.
If we can work together well and make this happen, we can look for property together and put BOTH our names on the land. This way, you’ll have the security of ownership in case a tree falls on me. I’m not looking for intimacy or marriage, just looking for a partner committed to this lifestyle.
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