In 1862, America was in full expansion and Congress passed the Homestead Act. It opened up millions of acres for the pioneers. It was a helping hand for the settlers who were encouraged to conquer the Western frontier. All you needed to do to make the land yours was to build a sod house on it. You were supposed to grow crops on it and fight against the old bad luck for five years.
Our ancestors didn’t need much to survive. With a good piece of land and a little backwoods know-how, they managed to live a fulfilling life. Today, picking the right piece of land for an off-grid home is not so easy. There are many things we should consider before making this step.
In the land of the free, living comfortably without being dependent upon utility companies and government services is an ideal scenario. Buying a beautiful piece of property far from any utility services is still affordable because most people don’t see the potential in it. Once you’ve got the right land, housing for off-grid will be your next step.
Off the grid living is something we all dream about, but only a few of us dare to actually do it. We love our convenient lifestyles and we cherish our electrical appliances that make life easier. Living off the grid means living off the public utilities and becoming self-sufficient. The tricky part is that nobody will tell you what it all implies in the end.
Knowing the value of available resources is essential. If you have the option to choose where to build your off-grid home or bug out location you should consider designing your environment to be as rich in resources and as safe as possible.
Every prepper tries to prepare as best as they can for when SHTF. Besides stockpiling food, water, and ammunition, they also put a considerable effort into having a proper shelter. Following a new trend, Earthships may be the proper bug out location for them.