A couple years ago my husband and I purchased an inexpensive 10 acres in cowboy country -literally. Fifteen miles of un-paved ranch roads will get you to the closest civilization. Civilization being subjective I guess, the town population is hovering around the 300 mark. They do have their own all-in-one gas station/general store/motel; post office; church; middle school as well as two restaurants/bars; oh and a church! The local cattle ranch still free-ranges their beef and you're likely to run into a real cowboy or two at the local Cowboy Bar Restaurant or just riding along the range on horseback. It's pretty near perfect.
|Ranch road & view|
Every successful implementation rides on a good plan and meeting specific goals. With that in mind, we've put together a rough list to keep us on track and measure our progress. Every homestead comes with different challenges, ours happens to be that it is off-grid. Not being able to just plug-in to the local grid adds another layer of planning to our preparations. I'll try to cover items like housing/shelter selection, power and water consideration and other such things in greater detail with seperate posts as they arise.