Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by 12voltz
Please do show us where we can move to live in a place where people don't have to do much work to be able to live a full life...
Seriously.. WHERE can I move where they will give me FREE a parcel of land, i would be more than content with 40 acres of FREE land...
First off you are right that nothing is truly free, but ...
I do not know of any free land, but it can be had for under $1,000
an acre in rural areas of several states including the one I live in.
Have a few struggling families buy a plot together and then one
by one they can get their own nearby, families that are friends
and share the same belief system work best.
Show me where I can go and get FREE all the materials I will need to build my house in this new place, and to have people with knowledge help me build
the house for free...
A conventional house you are right, a Cob or Underground home
can be made for very little money but will require a lot of labor.
Show me where I can go and have FREE electricity all year around. At the very least I will need light, and to live in a place where it NEVER gets too
hot or too cold, otherwise my family and myself will NEED AC and a heater...
Cob Homes, Rammed Earth, Bermed Earth, Underground Homes
do not need AC or heating.
Nothing in this world is free, but you can get a 400 watt wind generator
of Ebay for around $500, some batteries and an inverter would be
For me this is about one weeks work.
Please show me a place where all my waste, and I am not talking about plastic bottles but the waste that comes from my rear end and front end, will be
sent through the FREE plumbing to a place where it will be processed for FREE...
Composting toilets are being used in Canada right now, and some ppl
are using them here in the US in areas where the land will not "perk"
for septic systems.
Please show me a place where i can get a few drinks for FREE, and where i can stay for FREE with a few friends and enjoy the evening...
Please show me a place where all my nutritional needs, and those of my family, are met by only eating fish...
Again nothing is free, but a raised bed garden makes for some
easy gardening and the food is nearly free, if you sell the extra
as organic at the farmers market or to friends and neighbors
then it is better than free.
You can make your own wine, beer, or booze, but it does take
some effort. Some who make good spirits even sell it and
make a tidy income off it. One person I know makes
pomegranate mead that is AWESOME and they sell it under
the table of course...
I don't believe in living beyond my means. I also don't believe in expending lots of money to live my life, but I do know that somehow people need
to work for several hours a day to make a living, unless they are truly disabled.
Unless you show me such a place I have to say this is nothing more than the lunatic ramblings of someone who doesn't know what it takes to live
ANYWHERE in this world...
Some work of some kind is required, and all land is taxed as far as
I know but here the taxes are around $100 a year for a small parcel
far from the cities.
Going to the national forest and collecting nuts can make for a
tidy sum of money as pecans are a few dollars a pound.
As long as you do not build any large obvious buildings the appraisers
can see it stays that way.
Out of sight out of mind.
Going off grid and getting to know your neighbors can make for
some good deals like one has chickens, another has cattle,
and yourself could have the veggies.
You can do this on a small plot of land too.
Good Luck to all the good ppl !
[edit on 22-8-2010 by Ex_MislTech]
[edit on 22-8-2010 by Ex_MislTech]