Did you know there are still places in the U.S that offer free land to residents? It’s true. Many towns across the country are looking to revive their populations by making the land appealing. And what better way to do it than by offering free land?
Even those that don’t qualify with the required standards will find the properties are still extremely cheap. Off the grid: Where to get free land? Let’s find out!
Off the Grid: Where To Get Free Land
Maybe you’ve been considering for a while the need to change things up and living “off the grid.” A few of these places might be what you’re looking for. You’ll also notice that most of these locations are in the plains region. Take a look at these places across the U.S. where you can still receive free land today.
While this opportunity won’t take you “off the grid,” it’s certainly one to consider.
In the agricultural community of Lincoln, Kansas you can find free land in its city limits with their free home site program. You can still consider it remote, as there are no major shopping centers less than a 45-minute drive in any direction.
But if you enjoy a movie at the theatre once in a while, the town has its own movie theatre, so you won’t have to drive to the next town for a movie you’ve been dying to see.
Are you into agriculture and looking for property to plant crops? Agate, Colorado has an amazing opportunity for you. This land is located in the plains region, perfect for crops and raising livestock.
While the parcel of land that they give you is free, you need to keep in mind that you’ll have to donate a portion of your crops, or a small number of your earnings to this co-op once a month. You’ll also have to come up with the money for building your own home.
Looking for a small town that has an incredibly small population? Claremont, Minnesota offers free land to qualified individuals. Even if you don’t qualify, the land is super cheap.
The lots would run you right around $9,500. Just know that you’ll have to brace for the cold and a large amount of snow that gets dumped on you during the winter.
How about homesteading in the heart of America? The small town of Marquette, Kansas will give you free land up to ½ an acre. Your home should be a minimum of 1,000 square feet while resting on a basement or crawl space.
You’ll want to check out the other qualifications for your application to be accepted with the free land program. There’s also a lake nearby, perfect for camping, fishing, boating, and hiking.
The city of Osborne, Kansas is offering land for residential and commercial purposes. They even offer low-interest loans with special business incentives to help boost economic activity in the town.
While the land is free, there is a $500 deposit that’s required and will be returned at the completion of your home.
Your home has to be a minimum of 1,400 square feet and completed no later than 12 months after the property has been deeded to you.
Have you noticed that Kansas is a pretty popular state to find free land? Another small community that is looking to grow is Plainville, Kansas. The property available is an average of 155 feet wide by 93 feet deep and requires a $500 deposit that will be returned to you at the completion of your home.
With a population right around 900, Mankato, Kansas promises free land for those that want to be a part of this small community.
They do require that your home is no less than 1,200 square feet and that you begin construction no later than 6 months from the time you’ve acquired the lot.
So, come be apart of the sunflower state, and enjoy starting over with their free land opportunity.
Loup City, Nebraska
The small community of Loup City, Nebraska offers a unique opportunity for you. They’re looking for younger individuals that are hardworking to help energize this small town. The property is free with 2 different housing options that are available.
Workforce housing takes a look at your income and determines whether you meet the standard for extra assistance. They could even provide you with up to $20,000 for a downpayment.
There’s also the Market Rate Homes, that requires a $1,000 deposit upfront and that will be returned at the completion of your home.
You’ll have to act fast in order to grab a piece of land in this city. There are not many lots left, as people are grabbing them up quickly. Elwood, Nebraska, offers free land, but your home has to be at least 1,400 square feet.
The average lot size that Marne, Iowa will give you is right around ¼ acre. Your home must have at least a partial basement, be no smaller than 1,200 square feet, and livestock on the property is not permitted. If you’re only looking for a plot of land to grow stuff on, this will still work for you.
La Villa, Texas
We couldn’t let Texas slip away from this list. La Villa, Texas is a small community that has several plots of residential land that’s free. Keep in mind, there are still property taxes you’ll be required to pay.
You are also committing to live here for at least 5 years, or you’ll be required to pay the government a certain amount back.
Manilla, Iowa not only offers free land to qualified applicants, but also boasts some of the lowest cost of living stats in the United States. If you want more information about this homesteading opportunity, head over to their website.
These are a number of locations that offer free homesteading to people that qualify. If you’re lucky, one of these places in the U.S. might be what you’re looking for.
While living “off the grid” is rare, do you happen to enjoy this lifestyle while acquiring free land, or know someone who does? We’d love to hear about it. May God bless this world, Linda
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