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

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


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LanceS40
LanceS40

4 months ago

You can try national forest and camp free, except where it says no camping.

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Debbiegirl49
Debbiegirl49

Reply 2 months ago

Isnt there a time limit that you can camp in a national Forest?

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LanceS40
LanceS40

4 months ago

Most places require it to be zoned for recreation use for you to be able to camp long term. Otherwise they only allow to be lived on in rv for certain amount of time while building house. My suggestion is to look for land zoned for recreation. If far enough from town you can also hunt on it.

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ValerieAnneM
ValerieAnneM

3 years ago

I am looking for almost the exact same thing myself! I could have written the same with the added clause of "near an ocean, preferably ". I want to live in natures peace and look at the stars as I fall asleep. But I am flat broke. I have been searching for free land. First step is to find out if it is legal though. I don't see an answer to that here. V

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LanceS40
LanceS40

Reply 4 months ago

Most "free land" that is advertised comes with stipulations. 1 of the most commom being you have to build a house of certain size or atleast break groung within a certain amount of time. You can however camp in tents on national forest land for free. Unless it has no camping sign. Most national forest allow camping anywhere in forest with exception of few areas.

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la xerra
la xerra

8 months ago

u.s. of a.? why does it have to be that? the world is suck a big puddle. just go ánywhere´, that is: abroad. me, left germany to live 20 years in the states, then went to the north of spain (oldest national park). mountains and beach in spitting distance (15 miles beeline). bought a piece of land, 3000 sqm, 6k euros, built a cabin on it, no permit. living off-grid.

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pranaman
pranaman

8 months ago

breathing some life to this one. I live in SF, and would like to buy some land and do something like these people are doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI-eQHiT8QI.
Anyone know of anyplace to buy land, live in a place, do my own thing, minimal restrictions on living and building, preferably within 3 hours north of SF?

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Theresarichy
Theresarichy

11 months ago

I live in nc, I own my land , my home burnt down in 2002, I had a brain anurizma in 2002, I have been in a tent and car or wereever I could slerp. I am very sick and it's hard on me and my boyfriend he has stage 3 liver cancer, we have to move every 2 weeks were ever we pitch out tent, why can't we stay on my land, I have stubic tanks were I could hook up at bathroom, and a well.

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sasmc
sasmc

1 year ago

you can buy land anywhere for little to nothing down and 1 or 200 a month get a small gen for 150.00 and a porta potty and shower bags that are heated by the sun a cot so u r not on the hard ground just make sure there are no restrictions on the land! Good Luck and God bless

now you will need a shower tent they run about 25 bucks, here is a list of compost potties keep in mind the bigger you get the heavier it will be when time to refresh it https://www.google.com/search?q=port+a+potty+with+...

you can use solar motion detectors placed on trees on the outer rings of your site! also nice is the solar lanterns https://www.amazon.com/MPOWERD-Luci-Outdoor-2-0-In...

now you can just get what is most needed first then as you can buy what you need I have tuns of things to use and or make just let me know oh and always keep 5 or 6 sma med and large tarps and bungee cords and buy a green house will come in handy for food! https://www.domyown.com/nuvue-pop-up-framed-greenh...

https://www.amazon.com/Dream-House-Glamping-Safari... is the best tent / house for winter and summer and has a hole in the roof for your stove ventilation if you use one!

and a few solar panels or wind gen will run your camp real good! panels alone are 80 bucks the slowly get everything you need to run them an read up on how to install and use! and being on your own land is much safer! gr8 land 4 sale way out in no man's land all over texas and Oklahoma and colorado let me know how it goes! we might can meet up some time https://www.amazon.com/slp/solar-panel-for-camping...

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/NewAir-300-sq-ft-Portable...

most of the later stuff are for ac or gen or color there is no need in sweating to death in today's world! less than 2000 for all buy as you can then your set save and save the get big time and buy a new.used camper to put on your land then you are set! HAPPY CAMPING!

hope this helps if i can answer any questions just ask! I am Sas...

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DonM96
DonM96

3 years ago

Ryan, clearly no one seems to be able to give you a yes or no asIm also asking the same question. I do see Frank trying to sell a Yurt idea but clearly isn't trying to answer your question. Need to stop advertising and actually answer the posted question Frank.

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FrankA66
FrankA66

3 years ago

What happened to my earlier post? It dissipated quickly. I was inviting people to live in a Yurt community with like minded people. For more information BeDebtFREE2@Gmail.com Subject Line Yurt Living. 910 528 6592.

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FrankA66
FrankA66

3 years ago

Ryan: Before you jump off grid you should try before you buy.It only makes sense. There are communities where you can experience Yurt living for a week month six months or a year. If you love it then you will be fully committed to follow your heart! For more information BeDebtFREE2@Gmail.com Subject Line Yurt living. 910 528 6592

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PeggyM45
PeggyM45

3 years ago

Peggy Medina ---- I have been considering living in a tent for three years to save money to buy two acres of land in Colorado . Right now I am paying $607.98 of rent on a $730.00 a month income . Only $90.00 a month of my rent goes toward equity on my trailer . I have lived in this trailer for four years and this trailer costs $15000'00 . I think I would be better of living in a tent for a few years . This way I could save money to buy land to live on and save for a car . I could eventually convert an old bus into a home and not have to pay out my entire Social Security Income to land owners . I am fourtynine years old and I would like to use my income to become a home and property owner . Is there land in Colorado that is cheep ?

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FrankA66
FrankA66

Answer 3 years ago

Peggy I am not so sure about Colorado, but if you would like a warmer climate I have property on the lake at lakeview, NC 28350 check it out You could put a Yurt up there and live only a few miles from town and 8 miles from a city. You can see the property if you send me an e-mail BeDebtFREE2@Gmail.com subject Yurt Living.

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PeggyM45
PeggyM45

Answer 3 years ago

I am looking to buy vacant land outside of the city . I could have the country life and be close enough to drive or walk to the city when I need to . I would like to buy this land on month to month payments if there is land like this available .

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PeggyM45
PeggyM45

Answer 3 years ago

I can be contacted on facebook - Paranormalmist777@gmail.com

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EsenK
EsenK

4 years ago

I am engaged in the sale of original yurts. all natural. wood, leather, felt. from zero to the registration tent. comprehensible price of $ 4000 and above. delivery is discussed. My mail vipesen@gmail.com mob phone +996556905468

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EsenK
EsenK

4 years ago

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CoCoRL1234
CoCoRL1234

5 years ago

hey ... lets get married ;-)

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double2
double2

8 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.......

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mlook
mlook

Answer 8 years ago

hey did you still have that land for sale?

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double2
double2

Answer 8 years ago

yes we do, one 40 acre parcel is 69,000 and the other is 109,000.

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ranchocostanada
ranchocostanada

8 years ago

The California desert. Land auctions. See the Rancho Costa Nada site: ranchocostanada.itgo.com

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

9 years ago

I bought 5 acres in Red Oak, Oklahoma about 6 years ago for $1500 total.

It's my backup plan.

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aeray
aeray

9 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.

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paganwonder
paganwonder

9 years ago

East Texas piney woods

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

9 years ago

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