Hi. This is my first post. My name is Bill. I live in the nerve center of capitalist oppression otherwise known as New York. I've been working hard at finding a way out and I'm finally ready to buy some property in North Carolina. I helped my brother and sister move to an apartment in raleigh last year so I want to be within driving distance ofthem but also as rural as possible. I've been following a few properties on landwatch but it's hard to find information about structures and zoning and building codes. so I'm hoping someone can suggest the most lenient areas near wake county as far as structures go. I really want to build an earthship andsome earth bag ddwellings but I'll just build a cabin if that's my only legal option. Another reason i joined here was that I'm hoping to find some like minded individuals in the area with some knowledge and hopefully some experience in alternative dwellings or anything really. I am wondering if there are any little communities in these areas where some, all, or any of the residences are off the grid and eco friendly. It would be nice to have a neighbor or 2 doing something similar...over time as more come perhaps a self reliant town will emerge.