I am looking to start my own homestead and try to live off the grid. Or as much as possible anyhow.  I have proficient building and problem solving skills.  I am a skilled hunter and gardener.  I have spent countless hours researching different ways to become self sufficient.  I feel to begin with I would need to maintain some kind of income to support the homestead development.  I am not a materialistic person nor do I need all the fancy luxuries of modern day society.  I would like to meet others like me and brainstorm/discuss different ideas.  Even with the extensive research I have done, I understand that I most likely only possess a fraction of the knowledge needed to make this life possible.  If you are interested in discussing this with me, I would be happy to chat.  

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10 Responses to “I want to go off grid. Anyone else interested?”

  1. freerange


    We have a start up community, south Arkansas, over 60 acres.

    Would love your help.

  2. Christopher

    Hi Vanessa,
    I am doing great. Staying busy doing my woodworking and constantly trying to learn about becoming self reliant. Tell me about yourself.

  3. Christopher

    I am currently living in southern wisconsin. Not necessarily committed to staying here tho. Not willing to just relocate to just anywhere tho. Where are you located?

  4. Christopher

    Hey guys, thanks for the responses and comments. I am in southern wisconsin currently, but I am willing to relocate to certain areas. As homesteaderatheart pointed out there is just too much work to be done on a homestead for one person to realistically handle. Keep the comments comming. Let me know where you are located.

  5. JungleJoolz

    Hi I’m also looking for a buddy to start an off grid life. I’m currently in Scotland and have been looking for land in the tropics over the last few years. Have seen some fantastic parcels for sale but I don’t want to attempt it alone. Where are you? Where are you thinking of setting up? Talk soon. Joolz

  6. homesteaderatheart

    Well, after running my homestead for a couple years I completely understand the necessary elements to starting and the elements of isolation and being outside of the system… while it is difficult and frustrating trying to tackle the everyday riggors of homesteading I have found that you NEED a family of people to take on the daily chores and the following are not only helpful but could be the difference between success and failure: two men to build, at least one tinker but two would be optimal, gardeners as many as you can get, animal keepers (ranchers, farmers, etc…), cooks and home-keeper number depends on the size of the community, childcare number depends on the size of community… These are all necessary components of living off-grid and though these jobs can be multi tasked the optimal way is to grow the community to a sustainable level; i.e. too many people will create problems, too few will cause stress… Also water and sunshine are necessary elements to the equation… growing enough food to feed the people and animals is key… separate crops to sustain the animal population… there is soooooo much im not even touching here but this is the basic… I too am looking to join or create a project that would be sustainable and user friendly… A great model is the Amish, they have perfected the off-grid lifestyle… and keep close through their belief system… and they are great people!

  7. Nigel

    Where do want to start this process

  8. Vanessa

    Nech how are you doing we must talk.


    YES would love to chat I have lived off the grid for 3 years in an earthship have all the tech. stuff covered !
    you can give me a call at 866 600 2960

  10. liam smith

    hello, i am interested in this life too, would you like to chat more, you can email me any time.