hey all ok, here is the scoop and what I am considering. My family and I have been renting a home in a small rural town here in southern MN with a very large lot. This has allowed me to garden big and such. anyway, the landlord let his property go into foreclosure last year without telling me and pocketed the rent each month. Now the bank is taking over the property in the middle of October and I am beside myself as to what to do. Like most money is short. however, I have been looking at a site called LandCentral.com at plots of undeveloped land where I can pay like a couple hundreds bucks down then a hundred or two each month and own the thing. Been considering this for a couple years now but for some reason I just held back. :confused: I would have to dig a well and put a house on it but wondered if this is something that is worth doing?? Like finding a double wide and putting it on a foundation etc. Or build from scratch like the old homesteaders did. If we do this, we will most likely have to find a place to rent for the winter and then in the spring develop this piece of land. (still deciding to stay in Mn or not) But I really want to be near people who think like me and be self sufficient. here where we live there really isn't anyone who thinks like me anyway so gosh i am so open. But the signs of the times so to speak are saying to get off the grid asap. I'm so frustrated and angry about this. I should be putting up food right now and getting my root cellar in order for winter etc. any advice??