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David Hogan
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Hello

We are looking into west Montana and the Idaho pan handle areas for some land. Right now we are simply researching the areas. All I know of the areas are from my over the road days and driving the I90 corridor. I just love the area between Spokane and Missoula. I have never driven anywhere else around there, you don't get to see much from the cab of a truck.

We are interested in a minimum of 10 acres up to what ever we can afford for a working homestead/small farm.

I know every area has its pockets. Pockets of weather, wind, people and the area "vibe". Some places seem to get mild weather while just 20 miles away they get slammed with harsh cold, snow, wind or heat. Ive been working the Bakken for a year and a half now and I am SICK of -60 and a zillion MPH winds. We left the Denver area for work up here and to acquire the funds we need to do what we want. We loved the Denver weather. Loved it. But since the state is loosing its mind we will not be going back. Ideal would be Denvers weather in Montana/Idaho or as close as possible. I don't know, is that possible? We aren't afraid of the cold or snow, we like both To A Point! North Dakota is off the chart though.

Anyways, if you have any info you would like to share, that would be awesome.

Thanks!
 
David Hogan
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John Polk
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That's a short season area. I guess that most readers are out in the fields sun up to sun down.
This entire forum has been quiet during the growing season.

 
Ewelina Bajda
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Hi David,
I was posting my own "request" and saw your post.
My boyfriend and I are looking for a possible partner(s) in land sharing. We are looking for a rural land with a combination of pasture and forest with water, preferably a spring. We would like to build a sustainable permaculture-based animal-friendly homestead with natural buildings. We are currently looking in the Kooskia to Riggins corridor in Idaho County which has very minimal building codes and banana belt weather conditions with USDA hardiness zone 6a but not as dry as Colorado with plenty of creeks and rivers. We found numerous possibilities in 20-50 acre range but they are outside of our budget, over $100K. We'd like to keep it simple so we're looking for a couple or one or two separate partners. We have about $50K available for the land so we are looking to increase the capital 2-3 times and have enough room for a comfortable secure living for our small group that would hopefully benefit the environment and other communities around us by improving the land and providing natural education, food, and medicine. I just quit my professional live as a forensic scientist in Denver and we are finishing an online PDC course with geoff lawton and we are hoping to use the homestead as an educational site for permaculture courses. My boyfriend is very handy with farm and construction work (including heavy machinery operation) and is looking into getting certified in masonry heater building. We are peace living anarchists and would like to partner up with like minded people.
If this sounds like something you might be interested please contact us at smigel1@hotmail.com if not take a look in that area and hopefully you'll find something you like. Good luck!
 
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I also found this supposedly more accurate hardiness zone map http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/bul/bul0857.pdf
 
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