Hello Hi Everyone. My name is Lisa. Nice to meet you all. I feel fortunate to have found this forum. Sorry for the very long title, it won't happen again. I am 49 years old, and seeking to go offgrid with my husband of mid 50's. We have 60 thousand dollars but due to caring for family members, only qualify for a loan of up to about 500 a month. After we do taxes, it will be more because I went full time last year. I work in Grass Valley, CA three days per week. We will also be inheriting some money in about a year or so too but I'd like to move asap. I wondered if anyone had any thoughts or experiences going off grid in these particular towns or areas. We are mostly seeking clean air so lots of trees (to cover the home) and a high elevation. And hopefully make a few friends we have this in common with. We just put a small amount of land for sale so with that, if it sells, we'll have a little larger down payment at least. Anyway I am glad to be here.