reply to post by solongandgoodnight
It is possible, but you may have to get lucky first. I was attacked first by a crooked township and they forced removal of a little cabin which they
gave permits for 10 years prior. Actually, I never used the cabin but I was taken to court and found the courts denied me my basic rights of statute
So I had a friend and we formed a campground, and moved the cabin next to a creek in an area not zoned. So first you must go into the outback and
find an un zoned area. Next, don't put in a foundation or connect to the earth, don't do anything permanent, be willing to be portable. So now I
have a beautiful little 18 by 18 home on a creek, built on skids like some of your forefathers.
Did you notice the small size, this may be required to fall through the cracks. Next make sure any out buildings are primitive and or portable.
Learn to do without septic systems as well. Don't bring any pipes out from the building, any water goes into a bucket under the sink, then carry it
out and water the garden or flowers. If water flows from the home to the earth, the county will come down on you with both feet, keep it simple and
they have no teeth.
Now the outhouse. This would not fly do the the health district. So research and build a composting toilet, they work very well. Oh, do you think
you can shower inside, perhaps if you want to carry water out after. So just make a little enclosure with a portable water heater fed from the creek,
or a source you have and shower in this enclosure.
Now electrical. I have lived for years, not now, off the grid on boats. Solar works well. I use a two panel array, run all led lights, and a little
refrigerator, well a cooler type. Heat is with wood. Yes this is doable and fun, but you have chores and nothing is easy, it takes planning.
Last, I confess, I don't live there all winter, but I could, it is well insulated, well, way too much insulation because I over heat it way too easy.
Last, I got lucky, the guy, a friend needed another car and I bought all the property as a life lease. No taxes as nothing there is taxed, no
electrical, no bills, just basic maintenance. My wife just noticed what I was writing and she tells me, "I love that little home, I can hardly wait
to get back". We sold a three story log home and moved into this little home and we are happier there. Right now, we are south where it is warm,
but I know I could go home anytime and be happy there also. If I knew how, I would post a picture of the cabin, it is awesome, I designed it and built
it, twice actually.