The third and final step in finding and choosing the best location and land for living off-grid is to evaluate and select your choice.
After you have researched and explored your options, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each option, and decide which one is the best fit for your goals and criteria.
Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself are:
- How does the option meet or exceed your goals and criteria? How does it fall short or fail to meet your goals and criteria?
- How does the option compare or contrast with other options? What are the advantages or disadvantages of the option over other options?
- How does the option align or conflict with your values, beliefs, or vision? How does it support or challenge your lifestyle, identity, or purpose?
- How does the option make you feel? How confident or uncertain are you about the option? How excited or anxious are you about the option?
You may want to use a scoring system or a pros and cons list to evaluate your choice. You may also want to consult or involve other people, such as your family, friends, or experts to get their input/feedback. We walked the first properties we “thought” were perfect for us but upon closer inspection found them too swampy, flat and densely forested for our liking. It’s good to get out there and test/trial your choices and see how they feels under your boots.
Once you have evaluated and selected your choice, you need to take action and secure your location. You may need to negotiate and finalize the terms and conditions of the purchase or rental agreement. Then sign the contract and pay a deposit/fee. You’ll need to obtain and complete the necessary paperwork and documentation, such as the title deed, the survey, the zoning, the permits, and/or the insurance. If you’re moving off grid full time then you will have to consider planning the move and the transition, such as packing, transporting, or storing your belongings, or notifying or updating your contacts or accounts.
It’s a satisfying moment when your land purchase agreement is accepted. A true whirlwind of emotions. Then, the fun really begins. Securing your off grid land is a big step and just the beginning of an exciting journey.
Congratulations, you have found and chosen the best location and land for living off-grid!
Curious to find out how a simple clerical error got us our off grid land at half price?
You can read about that story here.