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Looking for Rural Land in Oregon?

By: Everett S
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In search of our perfect off-grid homestead parcel, our short list was North Carolina, Northern California (Shashta county) and Southern Oregon (anywhere below Portland and central or West of the Cascades). Northern California has pretty much been taken off the list unless we find a killer deal. We can’t seem to find a good agent in North Carolina, although we love the looks of the Boone and Asheville areas if we can get something cheap enough outside of town.

But we did end up finding a stellar agent in Oregon who has been researching these properties with the experience of someone who knows their way around rural land deals like the back of their hand. Her name is Terri Fiyalko and you can learn about her Portland-based rural Oregon real estate business here. She has helped us so much that I wanted to share her services with our readers. If you are looking to go off-grid in Oregon THIS is the place to go.

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  1. Frugal Dad says:

    If I could pick up and leave tomorrow I’d be heading for N.C. or Oregon – you can’t go wrong with either choice!

  2. Wow, Off Grid Ebert… what kind words from you! I had no idea you would give me such a stellar endorsement. I am humbled by your unsolicited praise, and give my profuse thanks for your courtesy.



  3. BTW, Off Grid… I am so impressed with your alternative power links and new/upcoming site, I’ve linked to you off my main page. I have many that ask for this type of info, so you are a godsend “one-stop-shop”. Look forward to more site development.


  4. Hi, My husband and I are interested in moving to the Olympia, Wa area.
    We live in a manufactured here in AZ and have an acre and a 1/4.
    Do you know of anything like that? Horse property?
    Off the grid would be great. Well?
    We need some prices please.
    Thanks in advance, Michelle Willis

  5. Bill Anderson says:

    I am interested in a southern oregon property and would be curious to know if one is allowed to inhabit their land in a motorhome or rv while figuring out what and where to build on the land… Thank You for your info in advance…Bill

  6. Byron Melms says:

    looking for land in southern oregon

  7. Byron Melms says:

    I would like some acreage in Southern Oregon to get off of the grid as well as build a home that would be eco freindly.

  8. Steve Watson says:

    Thanks alot for you information and endorsement. I am relocating to Oregon and was looking for property build or convert to “off the grid” living. Now I have a contact to help in my search…thanks for your invaluable advice.

  9. David Barrett says:

    Living in Bend, OR. Looking for some raw, bare land, about an acre to grow off-grid some food within 30 mi from residence. Need good southern exposure and water with reasonable road access and more soil than rock.

  10. Larry Conway says:

    Still have all my Whole Earth Catalogs. Little outdated but relevant non the less. Looking at Southern OR as close to the coast as possible. Done with snow forever! Be just me, wife not into this sort of thing. Any help would be appreciated.

  11. Kris says:

    I live in Southern Oregon and it is the best!

  12. Suzanne K says:

    I am looking for property w/ good well in S. Oregon.
    Only need an acre or two. Root cellar or foundation
    already in would be a plus.

  13. leanna garten says:

    My husband and I are looking for cheap rural land to build our tumbleweed home on. Will probably need to live in trailer on the site while building. Have very limited funds but can do small down payment and per month would have to come from my child support payments. Is this even possible? Were not dead set on a particular location, but off grid, green building, farming and animals aa must. Will need to be near town to have part time employment temporarly…please advise…were anxious to get started.

  14. Hello Leanna,

    You might also want to post something like this in the Communities section of our new forums at It requires making an account, but that’s free.

  15. I have some rural property listed for sale out off of Highway 36 just East of the Oregon Coast on the other side of the mountain barrier. 18.98 acres of privacy and wildlife ready for someone to build a beautiful gettaway. There are water rights from a creek that runs through the property and electricity is already run. Cute and cozy little log cabin really adds the rustic charm. Make an offer and live in nature.

    MLS# 11625375

  16. Sally says:

    >> if one is allowed to inhabit their land in a motorhome
    >> or rv
    If you’re lucky, AND you pay out the nose, AND you claim a medical necessity, you just MIGHT get a permit to do that.

    Assuming of course that the place already has a septic (several thousand dollars just for exploration and permits) and a well (can easily run 10k). Spring? Ha, good luck legally taking water from one!

    Western Oregon, especially Lane, is about the worst place in the world to build or squat or camp…which is too bad, because it’s BEAUTIFUL. Don’t even bother visiting a rural property with no permitted house unless you’re prepared to drop tens of thousands of dollars in cash before starting work. And if it’s zoned anything to do with “forest” or “farm”…well, prepare for several years of hellish bureaucracy and expense, at the end of which they may simply say “Sorry, not buildable”

  17. Joe Borsky says:

    I am a paralyzed veteran who has off grid property for sale on the southwestern Oregon Coast. It is located in rural Coos County, more specifically close to Coos Bay as well being not far away from the Bandon area. If you have an interest, please feel free to send me an e-mail and I can give you more information about the property. I grew up in this area and I can think of no better environment to raise children or retire in. You may have to adjust to peace and quiet, with the exception of the birds and the “barking,” of seals and sea lions. I look forward to chatting with anyone interested in getting out of the rat race and living off the grid.

  18. [...] regret a move from AZ to Oregon. Here is 1 link of many available re: Oregon off grid living. Do the google and read all about them. AZ is ready to implode. Between the horrible 9 month blast [...]

  19. Ron says:

    Joe, can you give more details about your property for sale?

  20. Claret says:

    there is no such thing as semi rural land in Eugene, it is all urban. That is because it has high property crime rate, a great deal of drug dealing, methedrine production, heroin addicts, a large gay population, and every other thing you can think of that exists in urban areas.a huge amount of people from New York City, and urban Los Angeles have moved here and pushed out all the original population. So if you have lived in either of those places, you will probably know everyone. So I don’t know where this idea of “semi rural Eugene” came from. This is a very URBAN area, like a city, with high traffic congestion and smog.we also have a great deal of homeless living everywhere. So if you’re looking for big-city problems, Eugene certainly has them.

  21. Kenneth says:

    If you look around some times you can find about an achre and a half for around $2500 to $4500. I would suggest setting a yurt on the property just because the state of Oregon is more suseptible to letting one do so. Make sure to check all codes before purchase as codes can get sticky. As for a toilet the lesser expensive and more eco-friendly way to go is compost toilets. Good luck and hope you all find what your looking for :) -Ken-

  22. Wendy Rush says:

    For Sale! 2007 built home with 1/2 log siding on 5.7 acres in Eastern Oregon approx 80 miles east of Prineville, OR and 30 miles west of John Day. Excellent off grid system! $159,900 You can contact me at

  23. Linda G says:

    My Husband and I have 1000+ acres for sale in Southern Oregon for $795,000. Two bedroom two bath home and shop included! Will also sell without home property if desired which would be 900+ acres. Our place borders National Forest and has privacy, fenced, timber, quail, deer and elk, well, gravel/shale pit, year round spring & pond. Contact me at

  24. jheri says:

    Joe Borsky, is your property still available. If so can you please email me.

  25. Hello, My husband and I were interested in what is available in Southern Oregon. A spot that is not too cold in winter and not too hot in Summer, in other words perfect! Ha. A small place that some animals could be raised and room for a garden. Hopefully with water already existing. Off the grid, but a short distance from hospital. Do you have anything? Thank You!

  26. kyle says:

    I am looking for possable to homestead on. does oregon have anything like that?

  27. Dane says:

    58+ac Off Grid forested paradise with well, cabins

    Declining health issues force us to sell our pine forested paradise. Wildlife abounds on these two parcels totaling approx. 60 acres, located about one hour from Klamath Falls, OR. The property is comprised of 38+ acres of a panoramic view with level grass/sage pasture area on a mesa and 20 beautifully forested acres are down over the rim, in a sheltered area. This country is a pristine nature lover’s paradise, no air pollution and starry nights so clear they’ll take your breath away. This is a somewhat remote location, yet near enough to a small town for supplies and gas. Sale includes an 800 watt solar system, including deep cycle batteries, and inverters. There is a 25 gpm rated water well with 2 pumps. There are four 20′ shipping containers in place (one for storage, three for large cabin first story, a 16′ x 12′ barn style cabin, satellite system for internet and remote camera monitoring. A TD-6 bulldozer IS included, along with 150 gallons of fuel. A 20′ x 50′ greenhouse frame has been erected, with all sheeting and shade cloth on hand to complete it, when desired. Many extras such as a new composting toilet (never installed), small antique wood cook stove, two wood stoves, a corner fiberglass soaking tub, and a claw foot tub. Also included are insulation, siding, metal roofing, lumber, linoleum and a spiral staircase to complete the large cabin, and a new Husqvarna chain saw. There is a 35+ thousand gallon pond dug and filled with only cosmetic needed for completion (wildlife LOVE it). Native vegetation has purposely been left intact on all the acreage. (The RV is not included in this sale, nor is the pickup truck.) Due to the location of the property, ONLY serious buyers will be considered. Too much to list in this ad. Additional photos can be viewed (with each photo, move cursor over arrow for photo description) at

    keywords: off grid well solar secluded hideaway private remote acrage trees view forest

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