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[before_listing id=334 images= youtube=null] I am not interested in having an experimental community. I am interested in living alone.
I have 30 acres, now, 20 acres are buildable. It is 1/2 mile up from a scenic highway, on an undeveloped track, next to Glacier National Park.
I have considered splitting the 20 acres, or leasing, or trade.
I have also considered making it into a retreat with a pavillion plus individual “hermit huts” scattered about the property.
However, sharing the 20 buildable acres with one other person having their own home seems the most congenial.
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19 Responses to “off-grid living alone”

  1. Lance Vogt

    Want to escape this idiotic world and live free and for the most part alone. If someone can help me find a spot that’d be awesome. I have no legal issues, just want out. I am pretty self sufficient

  2. Lance Vogt

    I really would love to be off the grid! So bad. I am good at surviving alone and in the woods done it before. But with recent relationship problems and all that stuff I am looking to go if things work out. Tired of people in general there are very few good ones out there

  3. Inthiscage

    If you’re still looking, I’d like an exchange for labor/money just to build a small hobbit hole style residence, and of course enough land to just sustain my food. So probably no more than 1/4 acre max. I can help build, or grow your fresh fruit to sell as you mentioned. Anyway, you can reach me at for further discussion, thank you.

  4. Laury Carter

    and Connie, I’m also a couchsurfing host. If you’re coming right by here anyway (sometimes) it would be good to meet and have a visit. I have a spare room.

  5. Laury Carter

    Hi Connie,
    I am interested in talking with you about this, if you are still looking for a partner/co worker of some kind.
    I have a lot of skills, and I too prefer to live alone, sustainably, and without television. I’ve been growing and preserving most of my own food for many years.
    I have the tools, the equipment, the knowledge (my education is in civil engineering) but not the cash~ however, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’ve been collecting materials for an earthship, with no land to build it on! ha. so I have a chimney, a bunch of flashing and ducting..just wondering how far you are from me? I’m 25 km SE of Cardston. Also about an hour from Glacier but on the other side of the medicine line. It might be possible for me to stay where I’m at, and still make something happen there.
    I’m a 53 year old woman. With a store room full of canned goods and a freezer full of deer, ha! building aquaponics in the basement, and a smoker outside are my next two projects.
    Laury Carter
    (in the phonebook)

  6. Escapethisplace

    I would be interested in checking it out, I’m a skilled builder and jack of all trades, so to speak. I am curious however about how you’re funding your building while living on site. Get in touch if you can at, thanks a bunch.

  7. brian evans

    wondering if you still have land for maybe a off grid guy like my self.. can work out something?.

  8. ConnieD

    The satellite dishes are in storage.

    That is another point worth raising: it is important to have a “staging area” for a remote location, unless it is not really remote.

    I have storage and I have a small travel trailer for on the property, seasonally, while I work there, and, I have an apartment in town.

    I can do all that.

    It is important to get away from “high prices” that’s all.

  9. ConnieD

    I have a yagi antenna, to get internet from Oki Communications.

    Right now, I enjoy Netflix movies and tv episodes. I really do not care for tv.

    I also have two large satellite dishes, one for Connexstar and one for Starband.

    I will use those, after I am in my small house. I want income from online business.

    I have Birdog satellite meter, if I want to sign up for any other world satellite services that exist.

    I also have my FCC General Class license for amateur radio. I could get internet that way.

  10. ConnieD

    One man has a straw bale house out in Pondera County. He gave me the tour. It is two-stories high, if you count the loft. It was warm with only the 2-burner propane cooker running in the kitchen.

    It is beautiful. I think the proportions of his design made it beautiful.

    The woman who purchased it is lucky.

    There was one problem: the thickness of the walls made it impossible to have a wall-mounted propane RV-type furnace that uses outside air.

    Rammed earth walls can also be very beautiful.

    I am building on a pay-as-you-go basis, myself.

    I purchased new structural lumber at a ranch auction (like a garage sale of left over materials for building a huge shed).

    I am near Canada. I have found good prices for building materials.

    If you provide some home-base while building, that can work.

    If you try to live in the house while building, it often never gets finished: I have been told.

  11. ConnieD

    Essentially, there are one of two successful ways to reside there. One, as a seasonal person. The other, is as a self-sufficient person.

    If you are a self-sufficent person living year round, after “first winter” you are taken seriously as a potential actual resident.

    I have been living year round.

    I prefer, however, to be taken as a seasonal person. I enjoy doing things tourists do: I admit it.

    Once my small house is built, and, my garden established, I plan to sell fresh salad greens and fresh red raspberries to restaurants. If I can get plums trees established, I will sell fresh plums.

    That is one “vision” I have for the property.

    It is still open to revision.

  12. donna s.

    I’ll be taking some courses this summer in cob/straw house building and earthen floors. I would be building a type of woodland home, I’m still learning. Didn’t have the availability of info and courses until just recently. Also, I was just way too poor to go anywhere. Off grid living, it’s slowly catching on here in the east, though mainly southeast Tennessee and North Carolina. There are more options now. My email address is Also how are you on the internet, what type of service?

  13. ConnieD

    My interest is in living in harmony with the seasons, aware of weather, aware of wildlife, and live comfortably within a sustainable living lifestyle.

    For that reason, I went off-grid.

    The definition of a sustainable living lifestyle depends on the region and on your resources.

    I have already acquired a number of useful resources for a sustainable living lifestyle at this mountain location.

    I have no interest in having a deliberately primitive lifestyle.

    In any event, I already have those useful skills from backpacking, hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain climbing treks, and my experiences in and around mountain rescue.

    I do not practice trapping, but trapping is possible reasonably nearby at the present time with a license. I have been told the ins-and-outs of the practice, by trappers.

    In any event, the immediate region has well off ranchers or householders: even the poor have houses. People are already living quite well off buffalo, elk, deer, black bear and wild fish. No one starves.

    It is an indian reservation. I do not know anyone around there interested in “survival/wilderness living courses”.

    It is a privilege to learn from “the locals”.

    However, what is respected, is not needing to be “rescued”. In fact, until after “first winter” no one takes you seriously at all.

  14. Jens Rasmussen

    Sounds incredible! I’m not at liberty to relocate just yet – but drop me a line if you’d like to have some survival/wilderness living courses taught out there. Could cover shelter building, fire,knife & axe craft, etc.

  15. ConnieD

    There is no BLM land nearby. The land adjacent is USA Trust.

    If I offer anything “for sale” the tribe has first option to purchase. However, leases are common: 20 year leases, 99 year leases.

    The nearest neighbor is 3/4 mile “line-of-sight” from near the Eastern edge of the property. He is not a full-time resident.

    The beekeeper is the next nearest neighbor. His property is also visible from near the Eastern edge of the property.

    There are no other neighbors near.

    There is a seasonal cattle lease on the other side of Chief Mountain Highway.

  16. ConnieD

    The growing season is short. I anticipate having to garden indoors, or, and in cloches outdoors.

    My small house design provides for gardening indoors. In fact, the design calls for greenhouse “solar” window openers for clerestory windows.

    dibbs83, email sent.

  17. donna s.

    I’m interested. I live in the eastern US. What would is growing season for your area for a vegetable garden. Also, is your land adjacent to BLM? Is grazing on BLM a possibility?

  18. dibbs83

    Please Email me at
    if still available.

  19. dibbs83

    Is the land still Available?