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Has anyone fantasized about this? I think about taking my savings, and moving closer with nature. Buy some cheap little house, and just freelance.
If it's viable, do it:
I live in a village of 1,300 and am having a go at it with my partner/wife; it's MUCH harder...
...The highs higher and the lows lower.
IF you can handle both good and growing days, then do it.
- ...The goal is buy a few acres, grow our own food, live a manageable life, etc.ideaist
- A vegetarian diet?pinkfloyd
- An example of a home we just looked at: http://beta.realtor.…ideaist
- "grow our own food" = cattle (possibly), broilers (chickens), rabbits and yes vegetables.ideaist
- wow, that's awesomepinkfloyd
- 300k is too high as i'd rather pay everything at oncepinkfloyd
- Yeah, it will go for 200 - 225 (we're hoping to us). The goal is to be as far under the $200,000 mark as possible...ideaist
- props for going for it!scarabin
been eyeing at a 20 Hectares (49 acres) lot close to the beach here in MX over by my father in laws ranch, only $10k.
I'm a pedantic cunt but if you're freelancing then you're not really off grid are you.
I've definitely thought about that kind of lifestyle though, many many times.
- Their is a nice on the grid whilst off the grid balance I've been refining for 5 years now...ideaist
- ...DON'T limit yourself to a specific definition, find what you want and curb your life to accommodate it.ideaist
- Oh I agree completely :)set
- If you're freelancing and your clients pays you cash while all your communication is done face to face you're still off the grid.ORAZAL
- ... you're still off the grid.ORAZAL
- I don't consider being on the internet off grid... do you?set
- he does have a point. freelancing as a carpenter perhaps, but if you can be reached by email or phone, you are not off the gridMiguex
I'd need some grid stuff like wifi, and a/c. I want to pay everything in cash rather than a mortgage so something real cheap so I can live off my savings for a while.
Living "off the grid" is illegal in some U.S. states.
I'm a designer. I make my living off the grid.
Check out homesteading, some states have good laws on it.
I've seen some nice setups in my travel in mountain areas where you have no water issues in the states. technology to support it is better then ever. If you get a nice set up with micro hydro. sheeeeyT...
Dick Proenneke went way of the grid...
where do you guys think is the best place for this sort of thing? oregon?
where is land cheap?
- OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIAutopian
- I'd look for wilderness and check property friendly homestead laws or areas.yurimon
- I look for more mountain areas could be west coast or east coast. no areas with water issuesyurimon
- Also look for great neighbors or community even if you are in seclusion. town is important.yurimon
- dont want crabs in your life or shity sherif, law enforcementyurimon
- california land is not cheap unless you are inland in a desert area.cannonball1978
i have an 5'x8' trailer with 15x 12v 100ah deep cycle marine batteries wired together with 3 large solar panels on top. these are connected to a 3000 watt pure sine wave ac inverter which runs power through an extension cable into my house. i'd say probably half my stuff is plugged into it.
all this power is just being beamed to us every day for free, it's so ridiculous that people pay for it
- *this post brought to you by the sunscarabin
- how much did the set cost you?Gnash
- Sounds dope as shit, pics? How much?utopian
- the trailer, custom, new- $6k
solar panels, 3x $120 ea
batteries 15x $170 ea
AC inverter $300scarabin
- i use the trailer for storing other stuff in as well, you certainly don't it and def don't need one of that size for only 15 batteries. it's nice to be able to move the system though. i take it to burning man every yearscarabin
- nice to be able to move the system though. i take it to burning man every yearscarabin
my dad has lived in a cabin in AK for 36 years. no running water. hunts for a primary source of meat (moose, sheep etc). i was born up there, go back now and again. too addicted to cities to live off the grid for now, but i fully intend on getting back to AK for awhile at some point in my life.
Is your goal to escape from society, or just to save money by not having to pay rent/mortgage?
We can setup a QBN community