Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Just talking about this yesterday . . . I freely admit I could not live off grid for an extended period of time, and my idea of camping is a 5 star with room service. HOWEVER I am diligently trying to learn to grow food! These are my garlic scapes LOL I am proud of them! (just trimmed them back). And I have Meyer lemons, fennel and butternut squash coming up . . . been shopping for a shed to create a small greenhouse in my yard . . . between sun and wind and dog, the plants need their sacred space! 
I do have a solar generator with panels, and it came in handy recently, not for me but for neighbors who were without power for a week after a freak storm that spared my neighborhood . . . 

Mar 14, 2023 07:49 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Only if there's a Zombie Apocalypse and I'm not sure I could do it even then. Seriously, I like modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and toilet paper, AC, refrigerator, etc. 

Mar 14, 2023 07:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That thought has never crossed my mind even for a milli-second, Andrew. I like my modern conveniences.

Mar 14, 2023 07:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I believe I could if I wanted to Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 . It has a very strong appeal to me.

Mar 14, 2023 08:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

If we must live like that, please keep your guest bedroom available for us and be ready to train us to properly work in your garden. And, I hope you know how to make wine and beer.

Mar 14, 2023 07:35 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would consider it an undue hardship.

Mar 14, 2023 07:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am 100% confident that I could. 

I am certain that I have no desire to do that. 

Mar 14, 2023 08:48 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've seen too many Episodes of  Life Below Zero and Homestead Rescue to even consider that. I am very grateful for my life.

Mar 14, 2023 08:25 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

When the economy collapses, and survival is paramount, my family is ready.



Mar 14, 2023 08:18 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

We're not going fully off-grid, but do have plans for when we build our next place to have plenty of solar panels and storage batteries and be as much off the electrical grid as possible.  No city water there, so well for water.
Not a lot of flat space on the mountain ridge, but hopefully enough for a greenhouse and some raised bed/container gardening.  We'll have our beehives and Liz has talked about having chickens.

Totally Zombie Apocalypse ready?  Not totally unless we went vegan, but not too bad.

Mar 14, 2023 07:44 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I "sort of" did. No electric lines, no phone lines, no natural gas. I had solar, propane refrigerator and stove, wood heat, wood stove, satellite, well, septic. Had chickens, goats, dogs, horses, and cattle. Huge garden.

Dirt road 7 miles over two creeks. Drive to grocery store 30 minutes. So 'kinda off grid.

Things took lots of extra time to execute.

Sold to builder.

I would do it again IF I could find a place with a pure reliable water source 

Mar 14, 2023 10:52 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I've lived off the credit grid for a few years & it was easier than I thought. You become invisible paying cash.

No I do not want to go off the beaten path in a cabin in Montana or up by you. I do not want to catch my own food either.

Camping for me is a form of torture.

Mar 14, 2023 09:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Got one foot in the off the grid now and the other foot on a slow stand-by. 

Mar 14, 2023 09:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Well, I lived in a car for a few months when I was 17, and I used to camp, hunt and fish a lot. So I know I could make it work, but I also know how cold and hungry I was in the winter months.
I have no desire to live off the land any more than a fun week of camping these days, I've worked very, very hard mentally, physically and entrepreneurially to arrive at this station in life; I plan to celebrate my tenacity and keep going with this trajectory at this point in life. 

Mar 14, 2023 08:26 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Like the Waltons Bob "RealMan" Timm .  Appreciated all they had, had everything they needed.

waltons tv show

Mar 14, 2023 08:25 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I had someone who could handle the growing of the food and the slaughtering and butchering of the meat, then it's possible (so long as I have internet).

I very much so want to get off of the electric grid as it is.  Water, gas and sewer are not an option here for going off grid.

I would not mind that view each morning or that being my property... except the taxes I'm sure would be insane.

Mar 14, 2023 10:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not even a thought! First thing in the morning I flip the switch to make coffee. After my first cup I am near human, turn on the lights, and fire up the computer to get on the Rain. Off the grid? No way!

Mar 15, 2023 04:27 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

My husband and i have had "the discussion" more than once and we think we could go completely off grid if we had too.  However, in the meantime, we are what some would call "preppers" .. so I guess you could say we are heading in that direction.  Especially as we see the world continue to change before our very eyes.  I grew up doing alot of camping, hiking, and spending long time intervals between the campground and going back home once a month to regroup (do laundry, replenish supplies, etc.)  I loved it.  However at my age now it would be more challenging. But I can do all things through Christ who gives me strenth.  Just sayin' 😇 Very interesting Question today Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573  ps: I've never been to Maine!

Mar 14, 2023 04:16 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know, maybe and yes are the answers to your questions. This I know, it's much more laborious and mentally challenging than we expect

Mar 14, 2023 10:51 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

If I had to live off the "fat of the land," I would go hungry.  On the positive side, I would loose this 20 lbs. I need to shed. 

Mar 15, 2023 09:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I did for 10 days in the Chianti Wine Country in  San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy. I was with a group and we had all the Chianti Wine we wanted at every meal and meals came straight from the gardens where they planted their own food. I didn't have to work in the gardens or the vineyards, or clean the house, and they had Vespas to drive if we wanted to. I could definitely live there forever without getting my hands dirty! 

Also, I lived off the grid in Denmark, Maine from the last Friday in June until Labor Day for five years and that was off the grid without electricity. Wearing no make-up or having a hair dryer was the hardest part, oh and walking into trees at night without a flashlight and fresh batteries knocked some sense out of me more than once.

Mar 15, 2023 02:09 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I love growing my own food, and I have memories of how my parents were doing this. I have a little garden box now,  but would love to make grow more food items. It's so nice to walk in the garden and pick oranges, lemons, tomatoes, peppers.

Mar 14, 2023 07:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I totally love tending garden, have a generator, adore camping and am learning what I can about raising chickens! I'm not sure how long I could live off the grid but, I think I could do it for at least a few months if I didn't have a business to run!

Mar 14, 2023 07:36 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I have no desire to live off grid. So you count me as a NO Andrew!  If I had to I'd make the best of it.

Mar 14, 2023 02:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When I was young this was my dream, and sometimes my reality.

As I age I have learned to appreciate a few modern luxuries, like internet.

Mar 14, 2023 09:38 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My brother and his family live like that on the Canadian prairies -  it is getting harder as they age.  They have only one row of firewood left this year and many many more weeks of bitter cold. This is after storing almost twice what they'd normally use as their temps have been 50 below for most of the winter and winds ferocious.   Their water lines have frozen several times this winter and they're at the end of their stored harvest of potatoes, beets, carrots and apples as the weather was not conducive to a bountiful crop.  They use both solar and wind generated power.  My sister bakes her bread each Monday and even her own cheese and butter.  She preserves anything that can be preserved.  They barter with neighbours for meat etc.

I used to visit them when I was younger but you couldn't pay me to do so now.  I find it a hardship rather than an admirable way of life in this century.  Not for me, no sir.

Mar 14, 2023 12:23 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

We do!  Bought 7.5 acres of land and built a couple of homes here 32 years ago.  No public power or water to site... still.  We actually physically installed the underground phone lines for the neighborhood.  Now we are so embedded we don't want to ever leave!  Haha.  It requires a lot of hands on work and a willingness to adjust your lifestyle somewhat, but so worth it.  Completely attainable in this location (north shore Maui), with lots of sunshine and rainfall.  I recommend it.

Off the grid doesn't mean suffering or sacrifice.  With lots of money you can have all the power you need.  There are many luxury homes here on Maui that are off the grid, with the exception of internet of course because nobody wants to suffer that much!

We have electric appliances, washer/dryer, dishwasher, propane stove, free water (rainfall), and solar power with batteries.  We have fiber optics.  We have gardens, fruit trees, chickens and livestock.  Hawaii makes it possible, but I don't think every location lends itself to this lifestyle.

Mar 15, 2023 04:35 PM