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Hello I'm wondering if anyone may be able to help me find more information about the following:
I am interested in purchasing some land in Southern Oregon. I intend to implement permaculture practices to develop a food forest on a substantial portion of the property. I will probably live in a tent at first (arriving during the spring/early summer) and I plan on trying to get to know some people in the area at first so I would like to find land that is at least close enough to a preferably small to mid-sized town that it wouldn't take more than 45-60 minutes to bike to. My overall goal would be to develop an entirely self-sufficient system over time. Solar power, water recycling and rain water gathering (if I will be able to gather some without being punished...). I am just describing this to explain some of my intentions, does anyone know where I may be able to find an inclusive listing of raw land for sale that I could get an acre or two of fairly inexpensively? I realize I'm a bit of an idealist but I'm not too concerned with the consequences of failing in this endeavor.

I have looked on many sites but there don't seem to be (m)any properties in that area that are less than 4k for less than an acre. I have heard of people finding an acre of very inexpensive raw land for around 1 grand. I only want an acre or two really. Would I have to find a way to go there and look at properties in person to find potential opportunities like this or does anyone know if that won't be something I'll be able to find in that area?

If anyone is interested, this is the most recent design I have for an earthship inspired cob house I'd like to build.

Thanks for reading!
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I'd check out landwatch.com
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Location: Arkansas - Zone 7B/8A stoney, sandy loam soil pH 6.5
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government lands auction and sale, Oregon Surplus, Oregan state lands Are three good places to look for land like you are wanting. Good luck in your hunt!
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