Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum banner

1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,173 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Montana Big Sky County
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
681 Posts
Less than 1/4 acre in the middle of Silicone Valley. Purchased the 1947 built home in 1995 for $230,000. Fast forward to 2018 and a neighbors slightly smaller house was just purchased for $1,200,000. I drove by the house last week and it was gone. New owner demolished it and scraped the lot bare. There is a crazy amount of “Google” money pouring into this area. I can not wait to sell my place in 2 years and move to a larger and much more affordable location. What does an acre of land go for in your neck of the woods? My new neighbors who ever they may be better like firearms, my whole family loves hunting and shooting.
BTL
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
439 Posts
Where do you live that’s my dream


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Check his screen name out hehe. I'm on 1/4 of acre in Washington state renting but own 22.5 acres in Montana butted up against 600 acres of BLM land on dead end road. Can't seem to break away from this payday loan I mean rent to get my travel trailer out there with two horses a tractor and truck camper. Hopefully next spring as I'm still building the 5th wheel travel trailer I am bringing out there that will laugh at Montana's winters.
Yeah it's 40' HC shipping container:hehe: I think I lost my marbles
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
681 Posts
Marbles? What marbles? That is an ambitious project you have going there, good luck with it. If the winters in Montana are anything like the winters in Wyoming the only thing I see laughing is Mother Nature! Hunted in Wyoming January of 2017 and it was wicked cold, colder than anytime in the 2 years I spent on Kodiak Island.
BTL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,705 Posts
I've got a tiny average Phoenix valley lot measured in square feet instead of acres. A 30 minute drive from me is hundreds of thousands of open BLM land and state trust land.

As soon as I can get my wife to cooperate, we'll be off grid on at least 40 acres of land in a place that has 4 seasons. Being married and cooperation, I'll more than likely end up in a smaller lot in the vicinity of Los Angeles.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
19,280 Posts
About 15 miles NE of Sacramento, Ca, I live on just under 1 acre. Most lots near me are 1 to 2 acres. Our property is on a 4-lane road so it's not out in the "country," ('civilization' is only a couple miles away north or south :hehe: ), but it's home - it's nice to spreadout a little. With traffic only getting 'bad' in the evening and the occasional speed demon or evel knevel blowing past the house, it's relatively quiet here.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
439 Posts
I've got a tiny average Phoenix valley lot measured in square feet instead of acres. A 30 minute drive from me is hundreds of thousands of open BLM land and state trust land.

As soon as I can get my wife to cooperate, we'll be off grid on at least 40 acres of land in a place that has 4 seasons. Being married and cooperation, I'll more than likely end up in a smaller lot in the vicinity of Los Angeles.
Ah off grid living, I'm headed that direction too. Nearest neighbor is 2 miles away, nearest paved road is 20 miles and nearest city is 30 miles. No power runs to where I am don't ask for water either and there needs to be pigeons to get signal back and forth for internet hehe. Grab that 40 acres pay it off and plop a house on it claim your piece of America you served for!
 

·
california deplorable
Joined
·
10,515 Posts
i need to go off grid
the cost just keeps going up here in commiefornia
anyways one day i will work it out.
i am on just undr half an acre backed up to a ranch of 600 acres backed up to a few hundred thousand acres of foest circus and sierra pacific land
as out in the boonies as i could find in cali :dunno:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
138 Posts
27. Small farm in York PA. Lease the land to a local farmer just to pay the taxes. All the little curt of the land. None of the hassle.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
I've got a tiny average Phoenix valley lot measured in square feet instead of acres. A 30 minute drive from me is hundreds of thousands of open BLM land and state trust land.

As soon as I can get my wife to cooperate, we'll be off grid on at least 40 acres of land in a place that has 4 seasons. Being married and cooperation, I'll more than likely end up in a smaller lot in the vicinity of Los Angeles.
I'm in the same boat in the same ocean as you ChrisSki. I do own an acre of raw land in New River. I want to get farther out of the desert and off grid also, but still a slave to the grind
 

·
"RLTW" Tennessee
Joined
·
989 Posts
40 Acres here on the banks of the Cumberland river. My litmus test for purchasing a house is the following:

If I can run around my house butt naked and not offend anyone, its a good place to live. And trust me, I am pretty offensive! LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,495 Posts
40 Acres here on the banks of the Cumberland river. My litmus test for purchasing a house is the following:

If I can run around my house butt naked and not offend anyone, its a good place to live. And trust me, I am pretty offensive! LOL
10 ares for us right now but short story missing some details of course:

I was mowing the lawn in my underwear because it was hot and there is no one close enough until this gentlemen started walking through the field towards me. I thought very odd. I live in a very Vanilla area plain and simple and this Asian fella was working his way towards me. Figuring I had more time I did a couple more laps and before I know it he was leaning on the fence waiving. (At his point I figured it was pointless to drive away or change lol so I drove up to him).

Without skipping a beat he said "Hi, Im Tom, my tractor is stuck, think you can help me?" Sure I said let me get my stuff and I'll follow you down the driveway....

He had a small John deere buried in mud with a mower deck I just yanked him out and he ended up being retired Air Force so we chatted for a few. He never once mentioned I was in my underwear and flipflops on a riding mower lol.

A little off topic but I love my privacy too.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
439 Posts
There is few acres next to my spread in Montana once I get out there I'm going to play Command and Conquer and fence in to acquire through adverse possession. It's useless to build on one side my property good though good for animals and on another side I just want a setback from the ridge that is mine.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,721 Posts
80 acre farm in east central Ohio, it's nice here and it's paid for. 2 1/2 yrs and my youngest will be 18 so we'll be free (again), 20 yr difference between my boys :doh:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
611 Posts
0.40 acres, just under 18K sq ft, in the outskirts of Miami, FL where things calm down... just a little.
 

·
"RLTW" Tennessee
Joined
·
989 Posts
10 ares for us right now but short story missing some details of course:

I was mowing the lawn in my underwear because it was hot and there is no one close enough until this gentlemen started walking through the field towards me. I thought very odd. I live in a very Vanilla area plain and simple and this Asian fella was working his way towards me. Figuring I had more time I did a couple more laps and before I know it he was leaning on the fence waiving. (At his point I figured it was pointless to drive away or change lol so I drove up to him).

Without skipping a beat he said "Hi, Im Tom, my tractor is stuck, think you can help me?" Sure I said let me get my stuff and I'll follow you down the driveway....

He had a small John deere buried in mud with a mower deck I just yanked him out and he ended up being retired Air Force so we chatted for a few. He never once mentioned I was in my underwear and flipflops on a riding mower lol.

A little off topic but I love my privacy too.
If you had a road guard vest and pink tutu on I bet he would have questioned your sanity. LOL

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
513 Posts
40 Acres here on the banks of the Cumberland river. My litmus test for purchasing a house is the following:

If I can run around my house butt naked and not offend anyone, its a good place to live. And trust me, I am pretty offensive! LOL
That's what I'm screamin'! The wife says it's not so much me going outside naked to pee that bothers her but waving at the occasional car that drives by while I'm peeing does. LOL!

We own about 30 acres which butts up up my grandmother's farm which is about 50 acres. In turn, our places join together with other family land so all-in-all prolly a few hundred acres to roam around on as I please. Closest town is about 10 miles away. Closest mart-of-WAL is about 15 miles away so yeah - we're out in the middle of nowhere...and I like it!
 

·
"RLTW" Tennessee
Joined
·
989 Posts
That's what I'm screamin'! The wife says it's not so much me going outside naked to pee that bothers her but waving at the occasional car that drives by while I'm peeing does. LOL!

We own about 30 acres which butts up up my grandmother's farm which is about 50 acres. In turn, our places join together with other family land so all-in-all prolly a few hundred acres to roam around on as I please. Closest town is about 10 miles away. Closest mart-of-WAL is about 15 miles away so yeah - we're out in the middle of nowhere...and I like it!
I'm with you brother! I forgot to add the min distance from wallyworld. A min of 20 miles but a local, independently owned grocery is nice to have.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top