Topic of the month is more of an exercise. Turn this location into a homestead, a fortified home that you could ride out the apocalypse in. It is off grid and rough but I loved it. I am not buying it, some other lucky person gets to live there. But if it was going to be my forever home, the possibilities are endless. Lets say you inherited this property and about $200,000. I am unsure if water is there so lets say there is a well and you hit water at 125 feet. Here are the stats: Off the grid and elevation of about 8,000 feet at the home site. Southern exposure, open space on two sides of property. Last house on the road. Not connected to the grid but the house is wired for electricity. Abundant wildlife. House Size 1,600 Lot Size 50 acres This will need energy. Food productions of some type, plus outbuildings. Look at the pictures and let's see how we can make this the perfect BOL/Homestead. It has potential. Off the top of my head: Energy- wood heat, solar, wind or/and propane. I say propane because a couple 1000 gallon tanks will last a while and if used sparingly can get you far in a SHTF scenario. Buildings- Garage/ workshop, greenhouse on side of garage or barn. Outhouse or would you put in septic and use post collapse powering off natural energy? Food- raising livestock, poultry? Gardens, orchards and/or vines (think grapes). Security- gates, fencing, lookout post or none? What about communications? I know I am forgetting things but what all is needed? We have members that are off grid and we have members moving in that direction. This is a rough site because there is no stream or lake next to it but there will be snow melt so you can utilize that. As I said this is more of an exercise and I am hoping the members will look at this site and see that needs to be done to make it livable.