Do you want some land and are willing to move to get it? Well, then you’re in luck! There are still plenty of places in the United States where you can buy yourself some cheap land if you’re willing to make the journey.
Arkansas offers some of the cheapest land in the US, making it very popular with homesteaders. Part of this popularity comes from affordable acreage, but they also enjoy long growing seasons and good solar potential. That makes them a great choice if you’re looking to start an off-grid homestead.
While Tennessee was the most moved to state in 2020, there’s still a lot of land to go around. If you avoid crowded metros like Nashville, the rural stretches of Tennessee are still very affordable. The state has mild winters, cost of living is low, there’s good potential for foraging (morels abound here!), and you won’t pay state income tax.
If you’re willing to make a move to West Virginia, not only will you find cheap, beautiful land you can live on but you can also get paid to do it. Thanks to their Ascend West Virginia initiative, the state will pay remote workers $12,000 to move there and give you outdoor experiences and gear rentals to have fun while you’re there. This is only for specific cities as of now, but you can check here for future updates.
Do you love the fantastic desert landscapes of the midwest? If so, New Mexico is a good place to look at. Land is cheap here and it’s one of the best areas in the country for solar efficiency. New Mexico also enjoys great elk hunting if you’re into that. However, it does lack water and growing conditions can be harsh there.
Similar to New Mexico, Arizona is also a great mid-west location with affordable land and great potential for off-grid solar usage. It is also rather dry though, and the climate can make growing some crops a challenge. Rain water harvesting is legal though, allowing you to store some for irrigation or animals.
Bob learned about farming from his grand dad. So, the decision to leave the city and start homesteading was not a difficult transition. He now lives with his wife and two kids on their 30 acre property in Ohio.