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Where to homestead in WA or OR?

 
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Hello, I am new to the forum! I have lurked around a bit and finally made an account.
Me and my partner currently live in Arizona Phoenix area. We live in the city with no land yet just a container garden so far. We want to get some land to homestead on and are in love with the PNW especially Washington.
What are some counties in Washington or Oregon (or surrounding areas) that we check can out as possible locations for a small homestead?
I have read a bit about Lewis County, which seems like a slightly more affordable option, but I am concerned about the political atmosphere in rural areas. We love country life, but we are a gay couple and want to raise a family safely. Any tips for us?
I am aware that Washington might not be the best state for homesteading, because of taxes and building permits. I am not yet very knowledgeable, so I am open to any suggestions.
(If this post is in the wrong area I am very sorry!)
Thank you.

EDIT: due to COVID-19 we aren't traveling around looking for places right now. We are just using this time to plan for the future.
 
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Nissa Turensky wrote:I am concerned about the political atmosphere in rural areas.



Okanogan County has a lot of hippies as they have been there since the 70's http://www.okanoganfamilyfaire.net/

A good way to search the area for land is Dirt Cheap Dirt https://www.desertlakerealty.com/ they have a pretty good search function.

I live outside of Orovile, FYI the Alaska Bush People moved to Loomis area and now the houses are going fast.

The PUD in Ferry County actually will install off grid power on a rent to own plan.

One of the best videos about finding land is
 
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Thank you so much for the resources! I appreciate it. We will definitely take a look.
 
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Nissa Turensky wrote:Thank you so much for the resources! I appreciate it. We will definitely take a look.



No problem, and welcome to permies. I look forward to hearing about your land and where you decide to buy in. There are a lot of good places.
A thread about my journey can be found here if your interested https://permies.com/t/56342/Moving-Okanogan-homestead-land-pics
 
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