Thinking About Building A Home? Read TERRI'S RURAL RUMBLINGS!
You don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to incorporate off-the-grid the lifestyle. Read this article about Suburban Homesteading from Off-Grid-Living.
More resources at the Off-Grid-Living website.
Read Rick Callahan's 2009 article from AP
Looking to shave down grocery bills? Even before today's economic hardships, more Americans were beginning to grow their own food on small "hobby farms" across the nation... many even enjoying a side business by supplying local farmers' markets or setting up roadside stands.
The two largest groups of farms in the US are residential/lifestyle farms (36%) and retirement farms (21%) per the 2007 Ag Census Farm Numbers report.
RURAL COLUMBIA COUNTY... or other SURROUNDING AREAS
Columbia County - the "Highway 30 Corridor" north of Portland
Oregon City to the east - west to North Plains
SE in Clackamas County, including Mulino/Molalla/Colton/Beavercreek
SW to McMinnville/Newberg/Dallas/Sheridan!
Turn your commute into a drive thru the country...
and leave the stress of urban'ville in your dust!