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Land near a major city with no restrictions

 
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Hi

I drive doordash so I need to be at least half an hour from a busy city. Any know of a good place to homestead with no restrictions close to a city?

Thank you
 
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Paul, welcome to Permies! Restrictions vary a lot from state to state and county to county. Is there a particular are you're looking in?
 
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Leigh Tate wrote:Paul, welcome to Permies! Restrictions vary a lot from state to state and county to county. Is there a particular are you're looking in?



Hi and thanks for the welcome. I don't want to live in snow or desert. But as long as I don't have restrictions and have a city where I can work I'm happy.
 
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Maybe you need to create a spread sheet with all the variables and note down all the areas you discover.
From a personal perspective here are some of the considerations I would look for;
- town size
- types of work available
- type of work I want
- snow etc
- no regulations applicable
- quality of access I want
- potable water yes / no
- neighbours storing stuff yes / no
- neighbours who also dont want restrictions or bylaws yes / no
- Can I live near them
- services yes / no
- Do I want a community
- Is there one
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Thank you Im definitely going to copy that.list; thank you for taking the time to write it out. I was hoping someone already knows the area. Im aiming for NE GA close to canton / hall county / athens etc. I wil have to call each county if not but Ive found that they get defensive when asking about an eco friendly homestead.
 
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Paul, if you know the approximate area you'd prefer to locate land in, maybe change the title of the thread and edit your original post to include the location? The more specific it is, the more likely it is that your thread will catch the attention of folk already in that area.
 
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Paul, rule #1 with local government.
Never ask them about regulations.
They may give you an opinion instead of the facts.
It may alert them to your activity.
I think its best to go local and ask around.
 
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Paul Bats wrote:Thank you Im definitely going to copy that.list; thank you for taking the time to write it out. I was hoping someone already knows the area. Im aiming for NE GA close to canton / hall county / athens etc. I wil have to call each county if not but Ive found that they get defensive when asking about an eco friendly homestead.


Paul, a lot of this can be found on county websites. Also check websites of the utility company that serves the area. I discovered that our electric company really throws up a lot of barriers to going solar. In general, the more urbanized an area is, the more restrictions will be in place.
 
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