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The Joys of Living Off the Grid

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The Joys of Living Off the Grid

Off-the-grid living-- modern homesteading-- is true self-sufficiency. Growing or raising food, reducing consumption or carbon footprint, living off the land... there are many reasons why people embrace homesteading. We offer lots in many shapes, sizes and locations, many of them suitable for homesteading. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a sprawling ranch with hundreds of acres to successfully live off-grid. Earthships, tiny houses, yurts and other imaginative shelters can be used (be sure to check zoning laws before building) and many folks successfully homestead within city limits. Please contact us if you have any questions about available lots.

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How to be a Smart Land Investor: Doing Your Homework Before Buying Raw Land

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How to be a Smart Land Investor: Doing Your Homework Before Buying Raw Land

Thinking about investing in raw land? It's a smart place to put your money-- but only if you know what you're doing. Today, we're going to be listing some of the ways you can become a smart land buyer and get maximum return on your investment. We have decades of raw land experience and own properties in Hawaii, California, Florida, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and Nevada. Can you build? First, you should make sure that the land you wish to purchase is appropriately zoned. The local planning authorities will be able to tell you what kind of buildings may be constructed...

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Living "Off-Grid" In Costilla County

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Living "Off-Grid" In Costilla County

Costilla County is located in beautiful South Central Colorado, to the west of Trinchera and Culebra Peak and just north of the New Mexico Border.  Home to San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado and well off the beaten path, Costilla County is the ninth-least populous county with 3500 +/- Residents.  With a History this deep; there are plenty of historical sites to explore, activities for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as a place to lay down roots for those looking to live “Off Grid.” Some of the historical sites that can be visited are Fort Garland, an army fort...

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Shelter Cove, California’s “Lost Coast”

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Shelter Cove, California’s “Lost Coast”

Looking for a relaxing get away or want to possibly relocate to a Coastal destination? Owning property in beautiful Shelter Cove California might be for you. Called one of the best kept secrets in California, the black sand beaches of Shelter Cove are great for families, adventure seekers, or those looking to retire. Part of California’s “Lost Coast” and located in Humboldt County; Shelter Cove has countless activities to offer. There is kayak fishing, boat fishing, relaxing on the beach, camping, biking and hiking. Just a small distance from Shelter Cove is The Paradise Royal Mountain Bike Loop which boasts...

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Wide Open Winnemucca Nevada

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Wide Open Winnemucca Nevada

Called the “Oasis of the Desert,” the beautiful town of Winnemucca, Nevada sits right on the Humboldt River and abounds with activities for just about everyone. For the Outdoors-man, there is fishing at the many lakes, or hunting antelope and mule deer in the nearby Sonoma Mountain Range. Excellent mountain biking awaits on the 36 Mile long, Winnemucca Trail System. Located just ten miles outside the city, the largest sand dunes in Nevada provide fantastic riding opportunities for off road vehicles and camping. For the History Buff, there are several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including...

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