My partner and I are looking for land in the Ozarks, preferably south eastern Missouri near the Current river. We'd love it to have potable water and some south facing slope for gardening. We live off the grid so no need for electric. Ideally, it would be near state or national park land or LAD land. 10-30 acres at $1000 per acre. If it is a lager piece of land we'd love to have another family join us. Small town nearby with a farmers market is a plus, or other homesteaders in the area. Please let us know if you have any ideas!
Keep in mind that that is close to the New Madrid fault. They expect it to go off again oneday. It has many rumblings all the time. Just thought I'd give a heads up on that.
If you like Missouri, I would look at south central area.
Hi Elizabeth, my partner and I are looking for land for homesteading/permaculture as well and the ozarks are an option. I'd love to connect with you in a private message and share more details. Please email me at lunagrow(at]gmail.com
We're both in our late 20s, have interned on many farms and intentional communities, have passion for food and tending Mother Earth well. Love to chat more! Thanks & blessings, Wren
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Hope the search is going well. If nothing is turning up let me know. I do have a property in that area that I'm starting to consider for rent/lease. I was hoping to spend much more time there, but it hasn't worked out as planned.
Just a quick comment regarding Lynne's post ... the Current River is about 100 miles from the New Madrid fault, and more importantly there is a significant change in the geology. New Madrid is in the flood plain of the Mississippi which is flat and sandy. When it starts shaking, it turns to quicksand. The Current River is in the Ozark Plateau which is pretty stable. I wouldn't worry too much about the New Madrid fault.
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Hey Tom, thanks for the input. I was aware of the Madrid fault prior to my land purchase a few years ago. I don't think there is any place you can 100 % avoid a natural catastrophe. I don't know what the actual odds are, but I'm more worried about getting a storm shelter put in there for a tornado. Then there's always the critters:venomous snakes & spiders.
Hello, I have a place in SE mo. Plenty of room, water, etc. Problem is I can't sell any of the land right now or probably for a long while. but there is over 400 aces of missouri ozark being unused. I'd love to see some animials put on there. I have been thinking that there is room for some off grid folks out there. I could do a long term cheap lease or some such thing.
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I dont have 20 acres but do have 12 that I am looking to sell. It does have a small house... trailer 14x45 2br 1 ba. We have a shed 15x20 for water collection. It is grid tied now but we were hoping for a small grid tied system or go cold turkey in the future. The shed is rock bag foundation, pallets, cob exterior. I am looking at a job transfer and may sell. Have a 1952 Ford 9n with 5 attachments that could go with it. Great Southern exposure. Rolling, tons of trees but with pastures too. 12 acres and a place to live and close to Rolla Mo. Hardly any restrictions in Phelps county as long as you have 3 plus acres! Wanting $85000.
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