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Modern Homesteading – 4 Places Where Land is Free

Homesteading

Homesteading in modern society is a choice. There was a time not long ago when everybody had to physically work hard just to be able to eat.  Now with advances in technology homesteading is a little bit easier, but only slightly.

One of the hardest parts about homesteading in our current culture is finding the land. You may be thinking that it is impossible to get free land in today’s world; however, there are many opportunities that offer exactly that. Before you believe that this is too good to be true, remember that it is not entirely free.

The most common way is many places offer incentives so that their community will grow. This means you may have to move to a small town; you may have to build a house on the property, or you may have to contribute to the community in some way. However, compared to the every growing property prices, this is a great deal, as you will be acquiring the land for free of charge.

Moving to a place where free land is offered may not be for everyone. First off, most of the sites that offer free land are in small communities that need growth. There may not be much going on in these communities, and you will need to be comfortable living in such an environment. You will most likely be living in a place without a gas station or other conveniences. However, this also means you will not need to pay property or state income taxes, and you will most likely be in the middle of nature.

The U.S federal government used to offer such incentives, however, they no longer offer free land anymore. Now only some states offer such programs, including Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, and Michigan. Each local program will have a range of different requirements that you will need to research to make sure that you qualify.

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