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This is a discussion on Want to start a off grid lifestyle. how do i start? within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; ok. as the title states. i'm looking to start a new lifestyle. iv always had interest in being green. not only for the fact its ...

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    Want to start a off grid lifestyle. how do i start?

    ok. as the title states. i'm looking to start a new lifestyle. iv always had interest in being green. not only for the fact its good for the environment. but i also will be self supported. all hell can break loose and my lifestyle will be unchanged (mostly... i would suffer from no internet withdraws. but other than that...)

    however. i have a couple problems.

    1. location:
    i live in SW ohio (cincinnati). and would like to remain in the area to be close to work.
    there isn't very much property around here that doesn't have some restrictive connivance to allow a free lifestyle.
    is there a way to find a property that allows the owner to do whatever they wish to it?

    2. Cost: i'm not exactly doing so great money wise. i'm younger with a nasty credit history. (working on cleaning that up)
    however that will take a great deal of my lifetime to do... and i'm not a fan of being rated my entire life off of one mistake iv made several years ago.
    a mistake i already payed off (grant it was extremely late)
    my current funds is only around $5,000 i get around $1000 a month. but after bills and the unexpected that doesn't leave much. i should be
    getting better pay soon however.


    my plans was, i could start with just a blank slate. a property with a REAL fixer uper. and continue living in my apartment as i fix it up. once its in a livable condition
    i can move in and spend my "rent" towards improving the homestead. IE fixing the house more or buying solar panels etc. and put my investments twards something that's mine... rather than some other lazy landlord that just sits around and collects cash.

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    The only true way to live off the grid is get a sail boat large enough to live on with it setup to change salt water to fresh as no piece of land any where in any nation will allow it otherwise. I know people living on sale boats right off the beach in Florida that you can't find at all as ever existed.
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    Move off the grid and start your life. Easy as that. Not comfortable, but easy. Comfortable would be buying a place well stocked and off grid, and moving there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzee View Post
    Move off the grid and start your life. Easy as that. Not comfortable, but easy. Comfortable would be buying a place well stocked and off grid, and moving there.


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    Now that would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzee View Post
    Move off the grid and start your life. Easy as that. Not comfortable, but easy. Comfortable would be buying a place well stocked and off grid, and moving there.


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    so just find a peace of land that's vacant and live there? that doesn't sound like a very good idea. exp after you invest a few thousand into building a home, only to get some surprised property owner chasing you with a shotty

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    Quote Originally Posted by danz409 View Post
    so just find a peace of land that's vacant and live there? that doesn't sound like a very good idea. exp after you invest a few thousand into building a home, only to get some surprised property owner chasing you with a shotty
    I do believe he said buy a place, not just take up residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danz409 View Post
    so just find a peace of land that's vacant and live there? that doesn't sound like a very good idea. exp after you invest a few thousand into building a home, only to get some surprised property owner chasing you with a shotty
    If a vacant piece of land without anything on it is comfortable to you it is. People have different ideas of what is and what isn't. I did say buy didn't I? Nobody should be chasing you off with a shotgun from your own land. If you let them, than it's your bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inceptor View Post
    Now that would be awesome.
    Yeh it does look pretty good. Excellent natural wildlife, running water, hand pump well, good growing land, timber for fire and building and the mountains close. I'd like it and am working on getting a place like it. Of course one match to some timber on the outside wall and that place will go up like the fourth of July.

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    Not if you keep sealer on it. I spent 3 yrs in central co and had friends who had log homes. that's where I learned that one.

    We just couldn't afford to stay there. I had my own business but I wasn't making money hand over fist and the wife couldn't find a job so I came back to Texas.

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    Well if you're interested in going off grid at home, contact me. I run a nonprofit that is planning and funding and ecovillage/prepper community. If you think you might be interested in joining a great group of preppers planning to live this way permanently you should also contact us. We're a group of very intelligent people with an eclectic skill set. We're looking for like minded preppers and or environmentalists who are ready to stop being a part of the rat race and start living a healthier, safer life while preparing for the dangers ahead.
    I will fight until my last breath. I will bleed every drop.

 

 
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