posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:11 AM
I'm surprised how members are acting, last I looked its not illegal to go off grid. Now its true you will most likely never be completely off grid.
The trick is to find counties that have no building or zoning codes then you have to check state level building or zoning codes. This will allow you
to build basically anything you want without governmental approval or expensive inspections permits or fees.
California would be a difficult place to do this but I know there are counties in Colorado, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas is very anti building codes
but generally it needs to be in a rural area.
The off grid movement is more about the attempt to be more self sustaining, to provide your own power, water waste disposal and hopefully all the food
you will ever need but even the folks living in the wilderness of Alaska goto town for supplies a few times a year.
As another poster stated there are communities already set up you just google the state you would like to try, if that doesn't work generally speaking
if you find a area where you could go off grid there are most likely already like minded souls already there.
Desert climates are probably the easiest or you have the most options in building construction and using ponds and swales will help you turn a desert
property into a oasis. google earth ships then google Geof Lawton
I wanna build a organic multi use farm someday and some parts of it will be off grid. Best thing to do is use the internet to study and youtube there
is a wealth of information out there.
edit on 30-4-2015 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)
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