[before_listing images= youtube=null] Update: Spring has sprung. We’ve added another horse, a couple more goats, kittens, more chickens, etc., etc. Bandsaw mill is up and running. Lots to do… Come on by and lend a hand. [landbuddy_listing youtube=null]

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56 Responses to “OTG in Montana! Willing to teach others.”

  1. Brooke T


    I’d love the opportunity to pick your brain and talk more about the show at your earliest convenience. We are looking for families and very remote communities living off grid for a documentary.

    Thank you,

  2. Betty

    My husband son(18) his fincee(18) and I are wanting to go off grid June 2015. I don’t know much about otg community living, we were going to buy 15-20 acres, build a cabin, make a garden and buy some livestock. I’m thinkingaybee a community for the first year would be a better option so we had a better idea of how things “really” work. Could you give me some more information about how your community runs.

    • Jason

      Hi Betty, saw your post from a few years ago and wondered if your family had succeeded in moving off the grid? Love to chat if you did. Thx! J

  3. psimation

    Zach! lol. I see you’re off your meds again.

  4. Pat Salmon

    Would love more info, I could write you a book to tell you what all I can do but I’d rather talk to you and tell you so here’s my phone number 2298343510 call or text please, I’m very interested

  5. Zack

    Like I said everyone beware of these guys and Mike I remember you. You came to visits and only stayed a short while. Not good to lie to people about this place only for them to be disappointed when they arrive. Definitely not a place to take children. And Rick doesnt know 10 percent of what he claims he knows about living off grid. And as far as him and his wife doing there part that is a HUGE LIE! All rick does is point and talk and it is VERY relevant to mention that his wife has hep C especially when children are involved. All it will take is her to get a cut or scratch and blood to be transferred which is very easy to do in that sort of environment. And I’m not the only person who can confirm that this guy is a scam. It would be different if people were just in the next neighborhood over but people like my self travel from states away to this farm some spending all they have left to get there looking for what he is offering only to find out its all a lie when they arrive. Its just not right, watch out people this is your heads up.

  6. Don

    I have 20 acres in Montana and very interested in leaning more about living off the grid. I can travel easy and eager to learn, I currently live in Michigan. Total outdoor guy, I hunt, fish live close to the land. Looking to learn additional ways.

  7. Danielle

    My family and I are making a road trip in March up there. We are looking for a new place to call home, would we be able to stop by and see what you have going on?

  8. Britannie

    Hi, I live in Oregon, I’m 16 and I would love to fly in either now or sometime within the next few years to come and work and learn. I love animals, I’m planning on living off-grid on self-sustainable property.

  9. Mike G.

    Hey Zach,

    That is interesting considering that I have lived there 2 times. I actually consider that a second home. I have never “Had” to drive anyone around, although I have offered. It is true that they are disabled and cannot do some things, but both of them carry their on load very well. I am 24 years old and can do a lot more than they can being double my age. Neither one of them has ever “Used” me for anything, in fact, when I am there I pretty much have a say in how things are done. We use a collaborative way of doing things. But, that is only because I “listened” in the beginning and they both know that whatever I do is going to get done. I am not a complainer, I prefer to just “do”. The fact that anyone has Hep C. Is irrelevant and has nothing to do with the price of tea in any country. She is very careful when it comes to that. Like I said earlier, I lived there for an accumulative of about 1 year or less and will be moving back soon, given that I am done with what I needed to do back in MI, and oh, I don’t have Hep C. So, yeah, irrelevant. I’ve never been to another place nor have I seen another place in the town where they live with running water and electricity. Long story short (Considering I’ve already written a novel lol.) Yes, it is a beautiful place to live and raise children, to learn, explore and become a part of a group of people that care for each other and look out for each other, but, there are no “free rides” in life. We all need water to live on, heat to stay warm, and food to eat. Be back soon you guys.

    Peace & <3 <3


    glennm2 (at) ferris (dot) edu

  10. Zack

    Please beware of this guy, they do have 20 acres of land but all equipment, gardens, and other stuff they promise is a lie. Him and his wife are both over weight and lazy they have tons of animals that they cant afford 2 of which are giant dogs that are keep locked in a VERY small cage and never let out at all not even to play, so locked up that to feed them instead of opening the gate they just dump water and food over into the cage. Their plan is to use people to fix up their property while they sit back and do nothing which is why they are both ” disabled”. Rick says he will teach you to live in the wild and do all this wonderful stuff but instead they work you and use you as a driver to drive them around town. They themselves dont even live up on the land they have a place in town with running water and electric. It should also be noted that his wife has Hep C something that he falls to mention and should especially for any family looking to reply to this add. The area and land they have is very nice and way up in the mountains very peaceful place if anyone was looking for a place to purchase. But what this guy is offering is not what he says it is sad that most will wont figure that out until they have done packed up and left for the farm based on the lies he tells.

  11. monica ross

    I would like to know more about your community, me and my family want to really go off the grid. if you could please e-mail me some info it would be great thanks!

  12. Mike A

    i forgot to include my email which is yodoames@gmail.com

  13. Mike A

    Hi there, i was wanting to know a little more information about what is expected, what i need to bring, ect. I am going on a trip for a month and was planning on backpacking around the US for a while and was going to stop at various locations to help out and what not. I’m very handy when it comes to building things or figuring out how to build things. i’ve got around 10 years of experience when it comes to general construction and the like. i’m an able bodied worker and willing to get my hands dirty. let me know, thanks!

  14. Mike

    Please email me details on ur otg community the wife and I have been wanting to do this for some time now please email me at mikeffo@gmail.com

  15. psimation

    Most responses get weeded out pretty quick when they find there’s no free ride. Of the few that actually get invited, only three have come close to working out. Two have been back a couple times. One from inner city Detroit will be back again after more schooling in business management.
    Got a family arriving next week.
    Always looking for help and to help others in return.
    We are willing to provide a place for folks to teach/learn, and/or, be a “base of operations” for those that want to “go into the wild”, or get their life back on track.
    This could work out to be a forever home or a way station on life’s journey. It’s up to you.

  16. RaspberryTea

    Looks like you got a lot of responses here. Still looking for help?


  17. Ray

    Ive been looking for something like this fo a while. I would love to help you out an gor you to teach me. I have a back round inconstruction if thats helpfull t you

  18. Lexie

    We are a family of four, including two young children. We are looking for an OTG community to join. I’m very willing to learn everything anyone has to teach. I’ve only dabbled with gardening in the past, but I really enjoyed it.

  19. Jason Reid

    Hello, We are a family of four and really want to go off grid. My husband is 32 and he has been doing construction his whole life. He has no problem working. We have been researching going off grid for a while now. We would love some more information, please email the info to Jasonreid981@hotmail.com.

  20. Mitchel

    Hello my name is Mitchel I grew up in big timber Montana and I believe that what you are doing is very important to our future My good friend and I have 3 horses that we are currently learning how to train. I also have the knowledge and some experience brain tanning deer and elk hides.

    right now the horses are on his parents property and we are hoping to change locations in the next couple of months, I would love to learn more about self sustainability and make connections with other people involved in this movement.

    please email me at mitchellylejohnson@hotmail.com it would be nice to talk about our options … hard working.. no money.

  21. Alex

    Hello! Sounds like a great opportunity I would love to lend a hand! Currently living in Michigan but making some big changes and leaving here in 2-3 weeks. Looking for and ready to create a more simple and self sustained lifestyle. I’m 28 years old very hard honest worker. Hope to hear from you :) Thank you, alexrintala@yahoo.com

  22. JustAHuman101

    Hello, my fiance and I are interested in moving to Montana and getting off the grid. I am a native of Helena, Montana and we currently reside in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. We are willing to work and learn.
    If this posting is still available please contact us at: kristinnelson123@hotmail.com or svxrunner@yahoo.com

  23. Darcy

    We have 20 acres of rock & cactus near Whitehall, MT…No idea where to start…Needs to be low budget. darc333johnson@gmail.com

  24. Donnie

    In Montana in Ponderosa Pines outside of Clarkston if you now where that is

  25. Donnie

    Have my land ready off the grid looking for more info on solar power and water, my cabin should be done by the end of the summer would love to get more info sent to me

  26. Matt

    If there’s anybody still out there that needs a hand and a good hearted 26 year old ex college athlete raised in ND hunted and fished my whole life. Been prepping an researching for aroun 2 years now I think I could bring a lot to the table email me please mattkraft@ymail.com

  27. Tim

    WOW I thought i was the only one reading the signs:) Glad to see so many people interested! My name is Tim I live in Great Falls looking to purchase property along the divide near Helena/Lincon preferably with a stream soon just looking for the right plot this spring feel mree to message me a will be looking for my otg neighbors!

  28. Cuetip

    Hello, my name is Chris. Im looking to go off grid in the next few months, I just finished my Masters Degree in Photography and want to escape and work for myself and my craft. Im a hard working person whos a joy to be around and loves to just help others. I grew up in a small farming town, but have lil experience on a farm, but Im a fast learner. My buddy Ogre is also wanting to fall off the grid and live a simple life. He has carpenter experience and is a good guy who works hard. Please contact me if this is still possible. Thanks.

  29. Mark

    Hello all, I built my own home here in Montana off the grid. We have solar, wind and our trusty generator using 24 volt system on 22 ac, well and septic with a beautiful 2800 sq’ home. 1000 gal propane tank fully automated system. End of the road and boarders State land. Unfortunataly we must sell this dream home of ours. 35/40 minutes out of Missoula. Please email if interested or have questions. mark@seamansconstruction.com

  30. John Nicol

    would love to learn more…….email me jn4earth@hotmail.com

  31. Robin

    Mom of two teenagers looking to live, work and homeschool off grid. Hoping to find a community with allowance of land in return for work and possible muscle to help with building as we’d prefer a structure over a tent. Email at annointedthreads (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. Alix McKenna

    I have 6 years experience as a vet tech. I’ve trained horses, raised chickens, and know how to handle a hammer, saw, etc. Montana sounds heavenly. I was exposed to sixteen years of emergency food, domestic lifestyle and cook from scratch. I can be a fantastic leader or an equally fantastic follower. Proficient in first aid, not squeamish to tackle blood and wounds, and a marksperson with 12 gauge or a .22.

  33. eric

    Very interested if still available. Please contact me 913 207 3686. I have experience in carpentry, horticulture, land management, fabrication. and living off the land. I am an extremely hard worker and learn what I don’t know extremely fast and retain it. Thank you for reading this and I hope to hear from ya.

  34. shmirnoff84

    shmirnoff84@yahoo.com..please contact me..

  35. Tyler

    I’m very capable. I have experience in raising crops, carpentry, most aspects of construction. I would like details on all the little things, maybe come and visit in the future. My e-mail if it doesn’t show is dasbrennen@gmail.com

  36. rhumstruck

    How are things going at Pooh Corners? From your blog it looks like a relativly well going farm. I am planning to move off-grid by the spring of 2013. I have been looking at land in Colorado, but family is concerned that I will somehow disappear living along 15-20 miles from the next human. That is understandable, because I am a 55 year old widower recently retired and living on a fairly comfortable pension. I have experience in electrical plumbing and general construction since I have spent most of my adult life in the construction industry.
    If you still have an opening I would be interested. Email me at rhumstruck(at)gmail(dot)com.
    I have questions that can wait for personal correspondance and I’m sure you have questions also.

  37. may_gone

    I’ve been looking towards moving to that area with my two daughters. Willing to work to stay. The oldest daughter loves horses and seems to know a lot about them (constantly reading books about them), we would love to live out there.
    My email is: may_gone4ever@hotmail.com

  38. sjchandyman

    46 yrs old, worked construction whole life lots of tools and knowledge, truck please send info if still looking for help

  39. Randy

    I’ve been gearing up and studying everything I can find to live off the grid for the past 2 years. I would be interested in learning more in a real world setting through participating and lending a hand. Please let me know if this is still an option. Thanks for your time.

  40. psimation

    If you are interested, you need to leave a way for me to contact you.

  41. Lorelei

    Interested in more info. wildflowers23@yahoo.com

  42. Steve

    I am willing to learn and work with you. Send me more details please. Much appreciated

  43. teddeygarvey

    Please contact me at ted2712@fastmail.fm
    I am more than interested!!!

  44. Andrea

    Interested in more info please email me believeininc@gmail dot com

  45. Vicky Wilcox & Garren Michelsen

    My boyfriend and I have been looking for a otg community and would like to know more information about what you are looking for in your seemingly growing community. If you would please send us an email @fidelis.gmichelsen@gmail.com

  46. farrah

    My husband and I have been looking to join an otg community would like to know more about your lifestyle there and what you are looking for in people to come join you please contact me my email is farrahbarnes@live.com or my number is 2079750376

  47. Mike

    I’m very interested in living off-grid and moving to Montana. Please email me with instructions. Thanks!

  48. Melissa Walker

    I am interesting in the learning aspect of what you do. Since I learn by doing I need to physically DO IT in order to fully understand the process. My BFF lives in Missoula and another friend is already into sugar beets as fuel. There are 3 others, willing to work and learn. My ultimate goal may not be an investment in your off the grid project buy in my own, albeit I still need the hands on experience. Sick of Florida and the corexit. Any information you are willing to send would be most helpful. Keep up the Good Work. xoxo prayers for the planet Melissa

  49. Charles

    Hi i am interested in living in an off the grid community and am willing to put my share of the work in please send me more info thanks.

  50. roy

    I like Mont. & would like to live there (sorry the U.S. S.Ct. struck down Mt. rights). OTG is interesting. Would like to know more particulars. More power to you.

  51. Tina

    My husband and I have plans to move to Montana very soon, so please send me more information.

  52. Kim

    I have been considering the Helena area of Montana, and would love to hear more. We are planning to select a community asap. Please email with more info; Bellatrix101@yahoo.com

  53. Steve

    May have a few friends willing to help out and learn. please send more details on directions and projects that are in the works.

  54. Cal

    Willing, but need some info. My email is calvin.colon4771@gmail.com so we can discuss things over. I understand the conditions, may need travel details.