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Dianna L Marshall
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Hi, i'm moving back to Tennessee lived in Chattanooga for about 20 years been gone awhile we moved to Alabama lived about 5 yrs before going north to help with parents now moving back . I have found land in Tennessee is more reasonable. what I'm looking for since i'm single older female a place that's safe. I want to be off grid and homestead just don't want to be in known problem areas if any one could point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. Thanks Diane
 
Michael Vertrees
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this conversation happens often at the Homesteaders of Middle Tn Facebook page you can get lots of opinions there
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoMTG/948500491945335/?notif_t=group_activity¬if_id=1470502418292714
 
David Shockley
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I live in Morristown Tn. A lot of the eastern area in Tn have problems with drugs. OxyContin and meth. The more poverty the worse the problem. Hancock and Hawkins counties have available land at reasonable prices but the problems exist. Grainger county has some like minded folks in the Washburn area. I have sold real estate in this area for 10-12 years but have recently retired my license.
 
Gail Moore
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Location: south central Appalachia, southwest Virginia, US zone 6/7
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Hi Diane,

Knoxville Permaculture Guild is a good resource for you, THe Mayor of Knoxville, Madeline Rogero and her husband, Gene Monaco are members.

GREAT resource.

http://www.knoxvillepermaculture.net/
 
Nate Phillips
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Hi Dianna,

My wife and I are building off grid in cannon county. Property here is affordable and little to no building codes. There are a number of off gridders in the area.

Good luck finding the right location for you! I'd be happy to tell you more about the area if you want.
 
Gregory Collier
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My wife and I are looking to purchase some land in middle TN. Centerville seems like a cool place to start a farm/bed and breakfast.  Anyone in the area?
 
Dianna L Marshall
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Thank all of you for your help had to place things on old until next summer. Then I will start looking again thanks again great info.
 
Michelle Latham
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Location: South Appalachia zone 7a
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I am in copperhill, Tennessee. Just outside of town. We've been here for 4 years, and couldn't be happier in this old copper mine town. Today the area attracts tourists bc of the Ocoee River was used for the Olympic Games, and there are lots of old generational orchards. We chose this area because it is rural, and the amazing creeks, rivers, and entire water system here, and it has a good employment opportunitys for side jobs (national forest jobs, cabin cleaning, lawn work, construction, etc.), so we always have something to do if we decide to make some money else where.

Copperhill is about 2 hours east of Chattanooga, and from my experience, it seems to be a good region of the state for off grid like people. I run trails and back roads around the national forest, and always find modern off grid folks, who are very nice. Most people are nice to runners, it is a very active area for outdoor trails and water sports, so the community is growing in diversity and health.

My husband works a lot of side jobs with fellow workers who live off grid in this area. Or at least live very minimally with the system.

My advice is  find an area that is lively,
Both in social cultural and in plant diversity.
 
Ferne Reid
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Location: SW Tennessee Zone 7a average rainfall 52"
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We're over here on the other side of the state, in Chester County. There are a lot of people living off grid out here. There is a company that sells land on a rent-to-own basis (that's how we're buying our place), and many of us don't have the income to put everything in right off the bat. There are no building codes unless you're in the city proper. We love it!
 
Valerie Collins
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I live in middle Tn and have been wanting a piece of land to live and grow my organic veggies. I have been looking and talking about this MY WHOLE LIFE, and just yesterday my oldest son told me to look into IC's and Permaculture. Would love to find a place in northern Tennessee, between Hartsville and Pickett county.
Cannot believe it took me so long to find out that there is a whole group of people here doing what I've dreamed of my whole life. Now I'm going to look for like minded people in my area.
 
Dustin Nemos
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Location: Central TN
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Off grid eco village in Lawrence county here
 
Jese Anderson
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Middle TN here - Rutherford county.  I am due south of Nashville and west of Murfreesboro.  A lot of homesteaders in my area, fairly rural.  Area is growing and the city crowd is starting to show up building McMansions.  This entire south corridor below Nash is growing by leaps and bounds.  To elaborate on this a bit:  When we "checked out" 7 years ago in our early 40's our kids had a 1:45 minute bus ride to school.  We had one new school system go in and it filled up in 3 years, now we are getting 2 new high schools within 5 miles of us...that's pretty fast growth over 7 years or so.  Our closest gas station used to be 8 miles away and the grocery store was 10.  Now there is Kroger's 4 miles away and a gas station.


 
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