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  1. Sue says:

    My husband and I are still looking at remote off grid properties in Northern Idaho. We have found a few we want to look at. Does anyone have information on septic systems for this kind of living? What are the Laws?

  2. Sue says:

    Thank you!

  3. Dela says:

    I have a little over 2 acres asking $10,000 per acre will carry papers with down. If you send me your email I will send you pictures and maps.

  4. Aaron & Ashley says:

    Hello everyone! I noticed there hasn’t been a post on here in a while but I have to ask for some advise and direction. After extensive research my family and I have decided that we would like to move off grid in idaho. Where we are having trouble is finding a piece of land of a decent size to homestead on for a reasonable price. I have talked to several realators with one of them telling me that the st. Maries/Fernwood area is pretty sketchy but there is cheap land there. Any suggestions on safe, affordable, off grid land and/or areas to look at? I would like to work with someone on owner financing if at all possible and prefer to pay it off relatively quick.

    • Cory James says:

      I have several parcels for sale on Lake Waha, and I would entertain owner contract. 208*305-3342

      • Cory James says:

        I have 3 lots for sale 15 miles from Lewiston, Idaho. One lot is at the end of the road. $99,500 My road is gated, so you have to go through the gate to get to it, and once you get there, you are at the end of the road. There is 200 plus ft of Lake frontage, lot of timber, a partial cat road that goes all the way down to the lake, to a cove known as “Big Bass Cove”, (a perfect place for a boat dock sits waiting), w/ all the trees you could ever want for tree houses, numerous camp/cabin sites or what have you. . . there is already electricity and septic on the property, water lines to the lake, and a place to build. There is no building on the site as of yet and no well, but the wells in that area only go down 180 feet, and I have an estimate for $8000 to put one in. There is more game than you need to live on; turkey, deer, grouse, duck, geese, trout, bass, perch and an occasional elk. Assorted berries, wild strawberries, huckleberries, blackberries, raspberries and mushrooms; bole’os, corrals, and morrels. 4 wheeler trails, and a bug out zone straight into the Craig Mountains. This property is loaded with tamerak, red fir, white fir, cedar, and pine. Privacy is one of the biggest pluses to this parcel and It is perfect for preppers, survivalists, or anyone that is just tired of living with restrictions. There is soo much more than to the property than I can tell you in writing. This is something that you need to see in person.

        Because it is so hard to get loans on timbered land or any bare land in general, I am willing to do a owner contract on these parcels. I want 35% down (depending on lot), and depending on what I am actually offered and accept – the interest and payment plan will follow.
        The lake will freeze over in the winter and ice fishing is great. The best fishing in the whole lake is in my cove, and I average a fish every five to ten minutes of fishing. There are a few 5 acre parcels that are owned by out-of-towners and they come up once every year or two. There are no regulations to maintain the road and no kind of association fees, but as the major land owner (including the majority of the road leading into the property) I keep it plowed. There are cat roads cut around the land, but it is up to the land owners if they want to keep them cleared. Most don’t because they like it natural, but I like to ride my horses and my 4 wheelers, so I keep mine cleared for the most part.
        I would consider a nice motorhome, pickup or heavy equipment as a partial trade.
        I also have a 5.5 acre lot for sale as well. It has a 780 square foot Yurt on it and a 900 sq foot pole building. The Yurt is all self contained and will sleep 3-4 full kitchen, bath, laundry, and wood stove. $145,000.
        The last lot sits between 2 homes, has its own dock, and beautiful campsite. It also has bug out trails that lead into the Craig Mountains. $75000 Only 2 neighbors, and both are amazing.
        All of my lots have lake frontage. I have several pictures of all 3 lots. If you want to see any of the lots, just give me a call or shoot me a message. 208-305-3342

  5. Casey says:

    Canyon county

  6. kristine says:

    Interested in talking to someone who needs a place to stay in idaho,near lewiston.
    We also own a geothermal Home in Garden Valley that we just listed for sale.Can carry some on that one for right person.you can call 2089015465

  7. john doe says:

    We are interested in renting /trade with the right person/persons. We’re on 18 acres near Coeur d’Alene not going to say exactly where here.but,you can reach us at 2088758752

  8. Joe says:

    Check out Clark Fork, id

  9. Joe says:

    I have 5 acres 5 miles off the pavement in the mountains behind Clark Fork, the septic is in there’s a shared well with water on the property I have a 2000 watt solar array with a 3500 watt outback inverter and charge controller package the solar panels are up but the rest of the solar equipment is still in the box. I am asking 99k for the property with the solar system or 75k with out the solar system. Half the property is cleared for building a house , shop and garden the rest of the property is wooded. There is a 700+ acre parcel behind my land with nothing but forest with national Forest behind that and there are vacation/prepper retreats on either side of my land. message me if your interested or have questions . hicksjn@gmail.com

  10. Jim says:

    208 546-2824
    Eagle and Meridian ID

    I am learning that I might be a prepper. I am also an architect, I own a business, and I am on 5 acres where I soon will the building my new home. I’m looking for a like-minded group in the Eagle area that I might start engaging for the purpose of prepping and learning with them as well as confidants on in my area.

    • Hi Jim. We are in Nampa. 615-6331

    • Steven Tanner says:

      Jim I live in Nampa. I am interested in meeting other preppers for similar reasons as you gave. I figure the more shared knowledge may be mutually beneficial depending on areas of expertise. From reading and discussions I’ve had seems people stand a better chance when SHTF in groups than alone.

      Also We are kind of new to area. Are there prepper type meetings at a fairgrounds or something like that?

  11. The Bishop says:

    Hello my name is the Bishop we will be arriving in Idaho in next spring in 2017.
    We will be building an Orthodox Church. This is an independent Orthodox Mission Church to bring people together in love in Christ Jesus. We will be living off the grid.

  12. Keary says:

    What does anyone know about Weiser, ID? I saw some 5 acre lots 6-8 miles north of the town. Thanks for any insights.

    • We looked at Weiser. There are many properties there that have CC&Rs that do not allow you to have animals. Also, close to the Weiser River gets ice damming during hard winters and floods.

      • KearyD says:

        Thanks for your reply. Is there a better place near there to consider? We are trying to stay near Ontario so our kids can attend Treasure Valley Community College. We also have younger kids in elementary and high school. We narrowed our search to Weiser because we liked some information we saw online about the schools. We home school and participate in the “Open Access” (Tim Tebow Law) that Idaho offers. The law makes it possible to participate in on-campus classes and extra-curricular activities while the kids are schooling at home. Finding a community with land for off-grid living under $50k, and near so many educational options hasn’t been easy, so your suggestions are appreciated.

      • How far can you be from the Boise area? That will narrow down the search?

  13. Keary says:

    Don’t care about the proximity to Boise. We only care about being within 20-30 of a community college and very near decent elementary, junior high, and high schools.

    • Cambridge and Council are great areas for preppers but are about 2-3 hours from Boise. Look at the area between Marsing and Homedale. Good growing area. No CC&Rs. Good water. Great people. Not far from any of the Community Colleges. Good schools.

  14. Steven Tanner says:

    hello we just moved up from Southern Calif to Nampa. Looking for a retreat property in either the New Meadows or the area around Bovill/Deary that can be farmed part of the year and no CCRs.

    Also looking to meet other preppers down here in Treasure Valley area for conversation and possibly joining a prepper community. Life time computer guy, who knows some about firearms. Learning off-grid solar technology and studying basic medicine. considering EMT study.

    • Be sure around New Meadows to check well reports. A lot of areas around there on solid rock with not a lot of dirt. You’ll need to stay away from the many subdivisions to get no CC&Rs. We looked for awhile around that area and finding no CC&Rs is just too hard.

  15. Bev says:

    Looking for like minded preppers in Boise area but interested in moving to a very rural area. I’m an elderly, disabled, retired single woman with a good retirement income. My 46 yr old son lives with me and helps care for me. Plz contact me thru my email.

  16. Bev says:

    Oops. I asked that I be contacted thru my email, but after I posted my comment I see emails are not published. This site is new to me, so not really certain just how this procedure takes place.

  17. johary R says:

    Hi everyone,
    We are heading to the treasure valley soon to look for land. I will be meeting with a realtor there. Any suggestions? or things I should be looking for specifically in reference to the land. We are coming from Fl so terrain is very different. We are looking for a minimum of 5 acres as we would like to grow our own food and have some livestock. We want to built of the grid earthbag or strawbale home, use solar panels, compost toilets and rainwater catchment system such as gutter-cistern system. Thanks I really appreciate any input.

    • Hi Johary. I live in the Treasure Valley. Feel free to email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com or give me a call at 208-615-6331. I don’t know how soon you plan to come but now would not be a good time. We are under feet of snow so will be hard to view any “land”. I can give you some good leads. We are also looking for property so I have studied most of the areas around here including the geology. Idaho is so different from Florida. My family lives in Florida so I know what I am talking about. Give me a call.

  18. James Ollom says:

    I live in the Kendrick area .
    Land is cheap . Perfect area for me .

  19. Hello, I am Cory and I have a few different parcels that I would sell on Waha lake at the base of Craig Mountain. Perfect for off-grid or partial off-grid – whatever you are looking for. I already have bugout zones cut through the hills for a quick getaway – if ever needed. . . I can be reached at 208-305-3342

  20. susan says:

    Hi Cory My Husband and I are looking in that area for property. Do you have pictures?

  21. Craig Mack says:

    I am looking to hook up with a group of people or organization in northern Idaho who is preparing in a way similar to the folks involved with My Ozark Mountain Homestead.

  22. Cindy says:

    Craig, I might have missed another posting of yours but either way I have no idea what you have going on in your area so as to see if we are similar. To add to that why would you want to know about us out here when you are 2, miles away? just seeking information much as you are.

  23. Good afternoon! I would love to answer any real estate questions you have. Call me anytime at 208-917-3459 or visit or real estate website at http://www.idahorealestatedreams.com to view property.

  24. Ann says:

    Hi! I’m a 57 yr old lady in Idaho Co. doing the best I can to learn and live this. I can be reached at reddtail17@gmail.com. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from others in my area for friendship and sharing!!!

  25. Marlene says:

    We have a patriot prepper group w/ folks from Canyon, Ada, Gem, and Owyhee Counties. Most of us are ham radio operators. Looking for other like-minded folks to join us.

  26. Bill Carpenter says:

    Looking for property in northern Idaho primarily in Nordman area,upper priest lake.Hopefully cheap land with water..2 to 5 acres.

  27. James Ollom says:

    Lots of property for sale up on 3 bear

  28. the Pattons says:

    Hi we are a family of 9 ( 5 girls 2 boys) looking to move to Idaho county we would love to move to elk city area but I still need to be able to work so we are looking for small towns that would be good potential for some work I have Plumbing, Septic repair, Class A Cdl also pump septic and can install septic tanks and some excavating experience ,we already live in a 40′ 5th wheel (on purpose) and am in the process of making it long term off grid capable so the only thing we would need is a creek to pull out from so if anybody has any ideas we would be grateful for any info

    • Joe says:

      have you considered up around sandpoint, ID for your trade skills you would not have a problem finding work in that region . If your interested i have 5 acres just above clark fork, ID for sale for way under market value trying to liquidate some of my assets. we lived up there for a few years it was a nice off grid property had a massive house fire our log home burnt to the ground but the property still has water and a septic on it. on the back side of our property is 900 acres of private land that no one lives on the owner let us hike and ride our quads on it and he is backed by national forest. and to the front of our 5 acres is another family with kids to the right and left of our property are vacation/hunting properties. the entire area is off the grid properties. if your interested give me a shout.

    • Harvey says:

      Looking to move up north Idaho hopefully will happen sometime soon

  29. Chuck says:

    Living in Idaho Falls. Just moved here from San Antonio and we are looking for a small group.

  30. Joe says:

    I have 5 acres in clark fork , id for sale for under market value we are asking $43,900 i just dropped the price the value according to our taxes the property value is 75,000 for 2016. it was our off the grid property we had a massive house fire 1 1/2 yrs ago where our log house burnt up. the property has water and septic on it has a few nice building sites on it . half of the property is wooded the other half is cleared. The property is a 15min drive down the mountain to downtown clark fork and lake pend oreille pronounced lake ponderay. 45 min drive to sandpoint, ID

    we have moose on the property regularly along with deer, elk, bears (grizz and black bear), the occasional cougar turkeys and lots of grouse
    on the back side of the property is bordered by 900 acres of private land all wooded
    to the right and left are vacation homes
    and to the front of the property is a family with a few kids

    all the homes in this area are all off grid . no electricity available. either solar or generator

    the realtor took horrible pictures.sorry
    there is no travel trailer on the property its now just raw land with the exception of the water and septic tank

    you can check it out on realtor.com here

  31. Greg Banks says:

    Looking for a cabin, with water on property. I have my CDL, my wife’s the mad canner, wine maker home cooking your grandparents did. Wanting to get away from people. Need help finding someplace, have a house to sell in TN.

  32. chris says:

    North Idaho
    looking for a home builder familiar with off grid services

  33. Cory James says:

    I have 3 different 5+ acre parcels for sale on Lake Waha. they all have 200+ feet of lake frontage. One has septic already in w/elec. and no structure, one is bare land, and one has a 800 sq.ft. Yurt already to move into, and comes with a 900 sq.ft pole barn w/well and septic and elc. I may consider owner/contract if enough money is paid down. You can reach me at 208-305-3342. All 3 of these lots are a preppers Heaven. All sit inside of a locked gate community with only 2 other like minded neighbors. This all sits at the base of Craig Mountains, and I have punched a bug out road straight into the mountains.

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