There is something romantic about the idea of living off grid and frankly it has always captured my attention. In reality, I like having running water, electricity and DirectTV. However, if you want to live off grid you need to find the right piece of land. I love Oklahoma and most of this post will be focused on land around here, but I will mention a few other locations that might be interesting to think about.
If you want to find cheap land I would strongly encourage you to check out LandWatch because it is by far one of the best sites out there. Most of the cheap land in Oklahoma can be found in the Kiamichi Country Region. For those who do not know this area, McAlester, Wilburton, Daisy, Atoka, Clayton, etc. are the prime locations. I have always loved Southeastern Oklahoma and the cost of land is pretty cheap. It is relatively common to get 5 to 10 acres of land for under $20,000. Check out this link if you want to see a good example of this price range and what you can actually get in Oklahoma.
It is cheap to live in Oklahoma and the winter’s are pretty mild. A person can support themselves on around $1,500 to $2,000 a month here. Numbeo is a great site that can give the cost of living for major cities across the United States. This link will give you an idea of the cost of living in Oklahoma City. Now it is always important to keep in mind that everyone’s standard of living is different. I personally would never live in a big city like Oklahoma City. I like living in a small town where you get a little more bang for your buck.
The downside of course, is you often have to commute to work. I drive nearly 60 miles one way to the university where I work. Most people would not want to drive that much, but I am use to it. I have always had to commute to work since I value living in a smaller community. There is also less stores living in a smaller town. Basically, my wife and I go to Walmart or the Cheapo Depo in Grove, OK. Our life is really not that exciting.
If you like winter, but still want to find cheap land, Amity Maine might be the place for you. You can find cheap land here. You can get like 80 acres for under $40,000. Click on this link if you want to see examples. Yes, cheap! Now if you hate snow, this is not the place for you. However, I would imagine the summers are beautiful. I am not sure I could talk the wife into moving there. She does not like snow.
So, have you been thinking of finding cheap land? Do you want to live off grid or at least semi-off grid?