(Picture is taken from my front porch steps)
Looking for an older single m/f or couple to live cheaply on my secluded high (5300′) desert land. Being on a fixed income (SS, Disability etc.) is preferred as there is not much in the way of jobs except for Sierra Vista, AZ (20 miles W).
Being that I’m no youngster (66), I’m NOT into building an off grid community & trying to live off the land or things of that nature. Although I do have a 8′ x 12′ greenhouse w/ running water & electricity.
I would like to find like minded people (1-2) to join me for company, to have someone there for emergencies (Yours or Mine) and to help with the maintenance of property, buildings & off-grid systems. (Solar, electric, water, solar batteries, garbage, etc).
Imagine your Tiny house on wheels here
I would like to find someone before my 5 siblings start telling me that I’m too old/disabled to be alone for this “Off Grid” living stuff. They haven’t started yet, thank god. I figure I’m good for at least 5+ years more before that happens.
I am a Full/Time Off-Grid RV-er with 15+ acres just 2.5 miles West SW from the center of Tombstone, AZ.
The property is at 5300 ft. altitude (900 ft. +/- higher than Tombstone) at the end of 2.5 mile dirt/rock road and surrounded by Federal BLM Land. The road is a bit rough but I’ve been driving it with my Nissan Quest for the last 10 years. And I’ve only used a 7” fan for air conditioning for the last 8 years as the altitude, wind usually keeps temps well below 100f. I actually have a 20” 12V swamp cooler but have never bothered to hook it up. It (land) is a actual ‘Patented mining claim’ from 1882 silver days in Tombstone.
I’ve owned the property since 2001 and I have been living there full time off grid for the last 8-9 yrs. I’m now 66 and have been retired on disabilities (COPD,+,+) for the last 4 years. I just prefer my privacy, living on the cheap off grid, on my secluded land with 50-60 mile views to the N & S. I’m a bit of a recluse or agoraphobic actually. The nearest neighbor living on their property is 2 miles away. I pretty much spend my days reading (2-4 books a week), on the Internet or watching movies. I have my own DVD store (6TB of movies, documentaries and TV shows.) I get phone/internet via Verizon and satellite TV is available but too costly for my budget.
(Preference to Veterans, Retirees and Snowbirds)
Also open to visits by people wanting to learn how-to live off grid.
NO HEAVY DRINKERS,
NO DRUGIES (Prescription, OTC or Illegal)
420 FRIENDLY (To a point)
Limited guns OK if not obsessed with them
Systems in place
1300 watts of panels
3500kw Trace inverter
45amp Morning Star MPPT charge controller
Auto BACK-UP :
10,000 KW Koller gas, low revolution generator
on a trailer for portability.
30 AMP HOOK-UP
BATTERY BACK-UP :
(4) L16 Deep cycle batteries
MUST be trucked in. Have a 520 gal. water trailer (5000 lb loaded)
Have 2800+ gallons of covered storage tanks
1” pressurized water pumping system
Burn & bury what is possible
Recycle – all cans & plastic
4′ x 8′ trash trailer for what needs to go to dump
You would be sharing space with
. Lots of insects incl. Scorpions, centipedes, killer bees, wasps etc.
Wildlife – coyotes, wild pigs, gilla monsters, snakes and a occasional mt. Lion or bear
. Cows occasionally
I do keep a 22 pistol loaded with snake shot to scare off cows & pigs. The lion & bear, I’ve only seen tracks and scat in 15 yrs a couple of times. But I did have a Bobcat on my roof early one morning. 🙂
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