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Looking for a piece of land to homestead for ~ $20,000 dollars Options
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 19, 2013 5:54:35 AM
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Hello everybody, I know that I am surely not the first person to ask about this, so I apologize in advance if what you are about to read has been talked about a thousand times. I am doing some research to know what would be possible to get with a small budget when it comes to homesteading. I am looking for a place somewhere in the US, near a river, a decent size lake or even the ocean, somewhere with quality lumber available (black locust, cedar, walnut, etc.), possibility to drill a well, fertile and unpolluted soil to grow organically, cool to mild temperatures to minimize energy consumption and promote crop growth, close enough to a city in order to sell extra produce and buy essential commodities, low property taxes, etc.. I think you get the picture. Also I would need to know how many acres I would have to buy in order to grow food for a small family and sell the extra produce to the local farmer's market (knowing that I do not want farm animals). As I am planning on doing most of the work to reduce costs effectively in a self sufficient manner, I am hoping to spend somewhere around ~$20,000. I am obviously not looking for a direct or easy answer, as there is no such thing, but more a direction to take in order to find the proper information. All personal experiences are naturally welcome!
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