Building an Off-Grid Homestead from the Ground Up, Part 1: Advice for Beginning the Build



Are you interested in building a homestead or off-grid homestead from the ground up? Well, you are in the right place. Pssst! If you are interested in grooming a place you already have or purchasing something and fine-tuning it, well guess what? You are still in the right place!

Before I dive in, let me share a little bit of a back story. A decade ago, my family and I felt the restraints and limitations from our home stomping grounds of Pennsylvania and felt God guiding us to the Pacific Northwest. We both grew up on farms and in a traditionally minded setting and were seeking the wholesomeness we experienced as children.

My husband was a professional bull rider for 11 years and he also guided pack trips and hunting trips into the backcountry of Wyoming. He saw every state in the U.S. except four and when I visited him in Wyoming in 2008, my heart was quickly captured by the West.

We started looking for property in the fall of 2009 in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The parcel we purchased kept popping up no matter what we searched and when the realtor said, “it would take some special people because of the location.” We were sold and knew God had guided us to this parcel.

We packed up everything we owned and drove 2,500 miles to the raw, overgrown wilderness parcel we purchased sight-unseen. No utilities; only wilderness. It was perfect!
9/10/2020 2:48:31 AM

Need Help find home stead,little land info water taxes cost,Im retired want out of apt stinks don.t want some 1 dip on me,Be free,info Jeff

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