Going off the grid is a bold decision, and there are a lot of things to take into consideration before cutting the chord and dropping off. The first thing to take into consideration is where you will move, it is not only about water sources and weather, in recent years there has been a lot of controversy surrounding off-grid living because of the implementation of state laws that make it practically illegal to live off the grid properly.
Before choosing a place to build your off-grid homestead here are a few things to take into account:
- Homesteading: It is fine to want your dream off-the-grid home, just don’t spend your time, energy, and resources on building it immediately.
- Water: It is the most important thing to consider. While living off the grid in the desert is perfectly doable, you will need to be clear on what you will need to ensure your access to water all year round. You also need to think about what you’ll do when some of these water sources will get cut off… so the more water sources the better.