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Leaving Slab City in 30 days. Unsure of destination. Thinking about heading up to Wyoming to start an off-grid collective but having just enjoyed a California winter not so sure. Very sure I don't want to be in the desert during summer, so I am looking for some input on good climates and favorable locations to go off-grid. I will only purchase land; not willing to squat it. I have some really big ideas and can only do them on owned land. My wife and I have been working on and staying at a squat in the Slabs and we have some start up cash to buy land and materials. We need to do an owner finance land purchase for any thing more than 5 acres and we definitely want more -- hopefully 40 or so in order to qualify for agricultural taxes. We are wanting to create a community for outside thinkers and tinkerers using modern tech and eco-minded building strategies. We would build dwellings and communal buildings using recycled materials and off-beat methods. We would parcel out the property for private residences and communal uses, permaculture, art, preservation, and other future concerns.
 
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We need to do an owner finance land purchase for any thing more than 5 acres and we definitely want more -- hopefully 40 or so in order to qualify for agricultural taxes.
Ebay, as a matter of fact, has a vast number of owner-financed properties... most are located in bum-fuck nowhere of AZ or Southern Cali, but there was one on there in Christmas Valley, OR that was particularly intriguing.

It's definitely a big decision, and being indecisive isn't necessarily a bad thing! You should def. go check out properties in person before you invest in anything...
 
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ya we will only purchase after walking the property we could purchase 20 acres for 3k like ten minutes from where we are now but its the desert and we need water
 
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Thanx Neo checked out many places just having a hard time coming to a decision just met a guy yesterday that reaffirmed my Wyoming homestead desires by telling me he could get me work at a gas line company there
 
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I am also a mason journeyman level plan on doing alot of related works on the new property sandbag walls 12in rockface piers and a bond beamcourse over it all to hold roofing joices and tie the whole structure together. also lots of stone work and footings to be done
 

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i have been building and maintaining clay tennis courts and asphalt courts for 16 yrs now driveways blockwork fencing retaining walls im sure i could help somehow basically worked for the same person for along time and did side stuff over the years its what i do
 

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dude im down for that idea. I always have been, but i know i'll never have the cash to buy land. And although im not rich, I can be pretty useful in other ways. I wanna do something like this... so i guess i'll be watching this thread.....
 
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Ya well I am not looking for people to put up their money unless they want to we are capable of doing this financially alone just looking for people that can support their own bad habits(pot cigs booze)
we would collectively eat and work and provide direction for the main support structures of the location
 
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...so I am looking for some input on good climates and favorable locations to go off-grid. I will only purchase land; not willing to squat it.
You can grow food 9+ months of the year in Hawaii. The weather there is fairly nice the entire year. There is much rainfall in Puna and many homes use catchment water which is often abundant.
Lava rocks are often used by stone masons to build walls. Real estate prices decrease with your proximity to Kilauea volcano. I'm not trying to sell you on Hawaii, but it is where I'd like to purchase
land if I had the means. Hawaii is all about off grid. Bring your bermudas and flip flops, brah.
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about me: I'm not a lazy man and I know how to farm food.
 
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i spent some time on the big island and it is beautiful but i live in a rv that is carrying all the tools and equipment needed to build a coupla houses here in the lower 48
 

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sounds like a plan. im a hard worker or at least used to be. i want to learn tolive of fthe land as much as possable. i have growing experience/green thumb.
 

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