(Picture is taken from my front porch steps)

 

Looking for an older single m/f or couple to live cheaply on my secluded high (5300′) desert land. Being on a fixed income (SS, Disability etc.) is preferred as there is not much in the way of jobs except for Sierra Vista, AZ (20 miles W).

Being that I’m no youngster (66), I’m NOT into building an off grid community & trying to live off the land or things of that nature. Although I do have a 8′ x 12′ greenhouse w/ running water & electricity.

I would like to find like minded people (1-2) to join me for company, to have someone there for emergencies (Yours or Mine) and to help with the maintenance of property, buildings & off-grid systems. (Solar, electric, water, solar batteries, garbage, etc).

Imagine your Tiny house on wheels here

I would like to find someone before my 5 siblings start telling me that I’m too old/disabled to be alone for this “Off Grid” living stuff. They haven’t started yet, thank god. I figure I’m good for at least 5+ years more before that happens.

I am a Full/Time Off-Grid RV-er with 15+ acres just 2.5 miles West SW from the center of Tombstone, AZ.

The property is at 5300 ft. altitude (900 ft. +/- higher than Tombstone) at the end of 2.5 mile dirt/rock road and surrounded by Federal BLM Land. The road is a bit rough but I’ve been driving it with my Nissan Quest for the last 10 years. And I’ve only used a 7” fan for air conditioning for the last 8 years as the altitude, wind usually keeps temps well below 100f. I actually have a 20” 12V swamp cooler but have never bothered to hook it up. It (land) is a actual ‘Patented mining claim’ from 1882 silver days in Tombstone.

I’ve owned the property since 2001 and I have been living there full time off grid for the last 8-9 yrs. I’m now 66 and have been retired on disabilities (COPD,+,+) for the last 4 years. I just prefer my privacy, living on the cheap off grid, on my secluded land with 50-60 mile views to the N & S. I’m a bit of a recluse or agoraphobic actually. The nearest neighbor living on their property is 2 miles away. I pretty much spend my days reading (2-4 books a week), on the Internet or watching movies. I have my own DVD store (6TB of movies, documentaries and TV shows.) I get phone/internet via Verizon and satellite TV is available but too costly for my budget.

(Preference to Veterans, Retirees and Snowbirds)

Also open to visits by people wanting to learn how-to live off grid.

NO HEAVY DRINKERS,

NO DRUGIES (Prescription, OTC or Illegal)

420 FRIENDLY (To a point)

Limited guns OK if not obsessed with them

 

Systems in place

SOLAR :

  • 1300 watts of panels

  • 3500kw Trace inverter

  • 45amp Morning Star MPPT charge controller

Auto BACK-UP :

  • 10,000 KW Koller gas, low revolution generator
    on a trailer for portability.

ELECTRICAL :

  • 30 AMP HOOK-UP

BATTERY BACK-UP :

  • (4) L16 Deep cycle batteries

WATER :

  • MUST be trucked in. Have a 520 gal. water trailer (5000 lb loaded)

  • Have 2800+ gallons of covered storage tanks

  • 1” pressurized water pumping system

GARBAGE :

  • Burn & bury what is possible

  • Recycle – all cans & plastic

  • 4′ x 8′ trash trailer for what needs to go to dump

You would be sharing space with

. Lots of insects incl. Scorpions, centipedes, killer bees, wasps etc.

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Bobcat

Wildlife – coyotes, wild pigs, gilla monsters, snakes and a occasional mt. Lion or bear

. Cows occasionally

 

I do keep a 22 pistol loaded with snake shot to scare off cows & pigs. The lion & bear, I’ve only seen tracks and scat in 15 yrs a couple of times. But I did have a Bobcat on my roof early one morning. :-)

 

 

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2 Responses to “OFF GRID – Space Available For RV, Tiny House on wheels or….?”

  1. John & Ellen

    Greetings, My wife and I currently are staying in Florida, and have been doing mission work for past several years. We do own land in Nevada, and have considered living on it, but honestly its going to cost too much to do everything (well, cabin, septic, etc..) We don’t own much “stuff” and are pretty used to living out of two duffle bags. My wife is 64 yrs old, and does receive monthly social security, I’m 49 yrs old, and I do work any job I can get my hands on. I was a Electrician in the Army, and 2nd MOS was Diesel mechanic. But I have done plumbing, construction, roofing, tile work, gardening, you name it…etc.. We are both hard workers, and DON’T drink or smoke, or do drugs, or anything like that. I am a Christian Pastor, (non-denominational) and have been in ministry almost 30 years now. ( not that health and wealth false gospel) True Gospel The bible cover to cover. I do not push my beliefs on anyone only share if asked. ( never took a penny for preaching the Gospel) We are looking for a permanent home, somewhere we can work daily at, somewhere we can enjoy life after a hard days work, and with someone/people who want the same. No Nonsense or games. If you are looking for a couple like us please contact me back at pastorjohn3@protonmail.com
    May the love of the Lord Jesus draw you to Him; the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in His service; the joy of the Lord Jesus fill your heart; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you always. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. John & Ellen
    P.S. don’t own a gun or want one, but have no problem with others owning them.

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  2. Carl

    I am a semi retired veteran. I live off grid at this time. I have lived in Arizona before. I don’t like driving that much. But I would like to join you. I have all types of skills. I build tiny homes, and shelters of all types. As the old saying, two heads are better than one . I will be 65 in Jan

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