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Where can I buy cheap land and legally live in a tent or yurt full-time?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a state or town in the US where I could buy a small, cheap piece of land and legally live in a tent or a yurt full-time?
I really didnt even know where to begin looking for advice on this....So Im hoping some awesome person on this website will have ideas.
These are the things I am more specifically looking for:
I would like to move to an area that doesn't get much (if any) snow. I would like to buy no more then about 5 acres in the woods somewhere, and do NOT need utilities or buildings, and I would be fine living on logged land and possibly "problem land". The land would have to have access by road...And preferably no further then 30-40 minutes from a town. Oh, and I won't live in Florida.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know! Thank you!!
Ryan



double22 years ago
there are counties in Colorado that do not require building permits. There are very affordable properties in eastern Oregon but they are not close to anything.

Ironically enough we have 80 acres for sale in NE California that has a good road, 10 miles from a town (not a city), it is 2 separate tax lots, has 2 wells (one is geothermal), 2 cabins and a shop, adjacent to BLM,, with amazing views of the wilderness. You can have a yurt there because it is a temporary structure but legally living in it full time I am not sure about.......
mlook double22 years ago
hey did you still have that land for sale?
double2 mlook2 years ago
yes we do, one 40 acre parcel is 69,000 and the other is 109,000.
The California desert. Land auctions. See the Rancho Costa Nada site: ranchocostanada.itgo.com
iPodGuy4 years ago
I bought 5 acres in Red Oak, Oklahoma about 6 years ago for $1500 total.

It's my backup plan.
aeray4 years ago
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming...  Yurts are usually considered non-permanent structures, so no permits are necessary, and you can stay in one as long as you like on your own land.
paganwonder4 years ago
East Texas piney woods
There's the Mesa.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920467/

Also I hear Pripyat is beautiful this time of year, although you said "legally", and I'm pretty sure the words "exclusion zone" imply no squatting. Yet at the same time I'm not sure how enthusiastic they are about clearing people out.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pripyat,_Ukraine

If you don't want to abandon urban life completely, there's People's Park, Berkeley, CA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Park

Also there's the Intentional Community directory:
http://directory.ic.org/