Looking for OHIO Homesteaders

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by burroaktrapper, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Hello All,
    I am new to this site. Was wondering if there were any from Ohio? Interested in meeting like minded individuals and families. Myself and others are tossing around the idea of a eco-village, intenional community kinda of thing. Any input would be welcome.

    Thanx :)
     
  2. Dave in Ohio

    Dave in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Hey I'm interested, once the weather breaks.
     

  3. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Greets burroaktrapper,

    We are in NE Ohio.

    The closest I've come to an intentional community though is letting people know about land for sale in the immediate area around our farm in Carroll County.

    Last year we had a nice little get together in Geauga County. I'm hoping we do another one this year.

    Mike
     
  4. brosil

    brosil Well-Known Member Supporter

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    NW Ohio here in the shadow of the Davis-Besse nuke plant. Welcome to visit but I think I'll stick to my own farm.
     
  5. kickford

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    Hey Mike. Where in Carroll Co are you? I Work in Carrollton but live in Columbiana Co. - Kickford
     
  6. Bluecreekrog

    Bluecreekrog Well-Known Member

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    Greetings from Adams Co. Ohio.
     
  7. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    North central ohio here.... Morrow county.
     
  8. MelissaW

    MelissaW Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Burroaktrapper! We're in NE Ohio. Best of luck with your ECO community search. I haven't heard of any local ones. Hopefully when we can all dig out from under this ice, we can have another get together. Mike, keep us posted, or let me know if you need anything. I would love to come this year!
     
  9. lilsassafrass

    lilsassafrass Well-Known Member

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    Portage county here , usually will take visitors to the farm , but I dont often get the chance to visit others ...unless I am combining errands.
     
  10. Hello all,
    Glad to see there are a few Buckeyes around here. Well about the IC thing, it would be more like intentional neighbors. Each go into an area and buy parcels next to each other, help each other build homes and such. Also could run homestead based business together that sort of thing.

    I live in faifield county for the moment. My wife and i have been waiting the winter out here. Spring is in the air. We r interested in buying some secluded acreage. We have seen several parcels in Athens co. as well as Morgan Co. We both love this area. Meigs co. looks good too. Anyone got any links to land availble on land contract. Say down southeast way.

    I lived in Blue creek, Ohio. near shawnee ridge.

    my email is burroaktrapper@yahoo.com is also my screen name for yahoo. if any of you want to contact me.
     
  11. Ohiosteve

    Ohiosteve Well-Known Member

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    We're in northern Jefferson Co.(100 acres mostly wooded). Not too far from the folks in Carroll Co. In the past ten years the Amish have been snapping up all of the land,however, they seem to be slowing down now. Overall we are happy here. :)
     
  12. Annie in S.E. Ohio

    Annie in S.E. Ohio Active Member

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    Welcome! We have been here in Monroe county in SE OH since 1994, our county has all of 20,000 folks in it, and plain land can still be had for under a 1000 an acre, livable homes/farms with some acreage for under 69,000, you can visit land/farm websites at www.swisslands.com , www.fliehman.realty.com , www.brunerland.com , they have the most land available through land contract.

    The Amish have been migrating here from Holmes county since our acreage is so cheap, but still within buggy distance of small stores and feedmills.
     
  13. Countrybumpkin

    Countrybumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Hello from Arlington, OH, in Hancock Co, NW Ohio! Glad to see so many other Buckeyes around here! We piddle around our 6 acres, though the city folks are moving in around us, buying ground and putting up $250,000 houses...kinda sucks! Thats life, though, I guess...:)
     
  14. thequeensblessing

    thequeensblessing Well-Known Member

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    We're from Adam's county Ohio, near West Union, in Winchester. We have 15 acres where we raise horses, honeybees (hence the name of the farm), Great Pyrenees, chickens, sheep, a few cattle, turkeys, guinneas, and waterfowl. We have a nice fruit tree and berry bush orchard, and a large garden. DH has a small sawmill and he cuts all of our lumber, and our firewood too. I can/freeze/dehydrate, make soap and candles, and love to garden! I love Adam's county and can't think of ANYTHING that would entice me to move!

    Dona in Ohio
     
  15. margo

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    Greetings from another Buckeye! Welcome to the forum. We're in Washington County, northern corner. There are listings for real estate in this county at the sites someone above noted. We're happy on our rolling acreage, with lots of hardwood and deer. Not long ago, we were planning a move south, but since have reconsidered. Good to know there are quite a few locals represented here. Good luck in your search. ............Margo :)
     
  16. Mike in Ohio

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    Hey Mike. Where in Carroll Co are you? I Work in Carrollton but live in Columbiana Co. - Kickford

    Hi Kickford,

    Our farm is a little bit south of Carrollton. Just off of Canyon.

    Mike
     
  17. oberhaslikid

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    Hi, Iam in Athens county,On 5 & 1/2 acres of pure Goat country.(4 acres of rock)
     
  18. I live in SE OH...in Meigs Co. It is a very bad, terrible place so visitors should stay away! <wink> Yes...real estate is very affordable here. I live on ten acres and raise dairy goats.

    I know of a group that has Intentional Community plans in the Athens area. Look up Greenfire on the www. Contact the Hogan family. I know them through a dairy goat club. Nice folks. They've (Greenfire and the Hogans) have been working on sustainable housing lately.

    -Wendy Hannum
    Secret Creek Farm
    Long Bottom,OH
     
  19. 12vman

    12vman Offgridkindaguy

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    Hey ya'll.. I'm in Tuscarawas Co. Near Mineral City. Carroll Co. is just a stone throw away. I am totally off-grid. Anyone need any info.,contact me. Been here on and off now for 10yrs. Anyone else off-grid? Totally 12v. See ya around the campus....
     
  20. mamagoose

    mamagoose Well-Known Member

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    Greetings,
    Sounds like we're your closest neighbor just down 33 across the county line. Good luck land shopping, we purchased the last cheap 80 in this area (and still paying for it). Nothing sustainable here, we just love our critters and making our own food from scratch.
    mamagoose