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Living in South West Ohio with an RV, Tiny house, or Wall tent?

 
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Location: Cincinnati, OH, Zone 6b. Whitefish, MT, Zone 5a
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I'm coming to you today with a question but I am really seeking any kind of pointers that can lead me the right direction with my own research. I'm not too lazy to do my own research, but google's algorithms are getting me nowhere, so hopefully someone can send me down the right rabbit hole.

I am a young man looking for land, preferably 2+ acres for less than 25k. Low property taxes are a plus too, but with the land values I'm seeking I doubt that they will be very high.
I hope to start a small homestead close to where I am familiar as I grew up in a suburb of Cincinnati. I'd like to start with a temporary living space like the ones listed, but I don't want to get into one of those temporary living space agreements with the government, where people live in an RV until their house gets finished as that will likely be many years down the road, if I even decide to build on this property. The counties I'm looking at are Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clinton, Highland, Brown, and Clermont.

Technically, living in an RV is federally illegal, as per the definitions of a livable dwelling to the US government. However, like with marijuana, some states/counties are friendlier to RVs than others, and don't have any ordinances against them. Some do but have a police department ran by bubs who aren't interested in arresting someone for that. I would NEVER do ANYTHING that would go against the wishes of the crown, but I might be okay with buying property in a county that doesn't enforce these rules, just to, you know, legally go camping there and store my rv.

A lot of the rules that apply to rvs seem to apply to tiny houses and wall tents too. I've lived in a garage for several months, and spent a lot of time in tents and RVs, so I'm pretty comfortable with the challenges that come with these types of living situations. I'd do almost anything to prevent myself from being drowned in crippling debt.

Anybody with meaningful interpretations of the rules for these counties, or has a sharp eye for "loop holes", I'm all ears. If you know of any content creator that does a similar thing in this area that might have some helpful content, I'm all ears. Thank you Permies in advance.
 
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So, you have gone on house selling sites & adjusted the criteria to only give you empty lots in your budget area? I know they're on there, because I live in the exact opposite corner of Ohio & every time I look in my budget range, it keeps mostly giving me empty lots. I ended up realizing that there is a specific setting on those sites just for empty lots. Of course, the land is going to be more expensive the closer you get to a major city, like Cincinnati, so I don't know, man.

A wall tent also sounds pretty bad. You're not too far outside the area where Ohio has been having some wild boar problems. That's something unexpected you might end up having to deal with. I'd honestly rather go with the RV, if you can get away with it.
 
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Wow, never realized that there has been such a boar problem in this state. Must have gotten really out of hand since I looked into hunting them a couple years ago.

I suppose I could control that, if that problem comes my way, with really really reallyx10 good fencing around the immediate vicinity of the home. RV is still probably the cheaper and more "outfitted" option. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

But yes, I am looking for empty land. Most of the land I found has water and electric hookups, which would mean that I have to pay a little for them even if I'm not using them. Honestly, might not be a bad thing given that I won't need much of either, and the entry costs of going solar are really high. Probably too high to justify sinking the money in for a property that I probably won't live in longer than a decade.
 
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