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Hidden Land Gems? How to Find Affordable Land?

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Location: Richmond, VA
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We are looking to build a container home in central Virginia and we're struggling to find the right property.

As it's an off-grid tiny house situation, we could take advantage of a property that otherwise would be difficult to sell. We're desperately avoiding HOAs (which I'm sure you all can appreciate) and we're trying to find something in the three acre range.

Do any of you with more experience have a favorite land website, or do you know of a place we should look? Should we go after the auctioned land? Is there a place on facebook to look?

Please share your wisdom with us because we would like to get moving this year and the search so far has turned up very little.
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Since you are wanting to go off grid and avoid HOA’s, it sounds pretty obvious that you are wanting to avoid suburban/exurban areas.  

One option would be to look for tax sales.  Some might not feel right about these, but someone is going to get these lands, and if it is a developer, then that rural place is going to be rural no more.

Maybe you could look for farm sales, though I bet that you won’t find much in the 3 acre range.

Estate sales?

Maybe talk to a realtor?

Just a few ideas,

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Is difficult, land is very pricey in general

Even going very rural often does not improve things

usually  takes a lot of effort and timhere in centeral Pennsylvania land is very pricy

Heep looking, be open minded
Best of luck
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Check this out Quin  Landwatch, 3 to 5 acres in Virginia

On the left hand side you can narrow the search by clicking on different price ranges , by city, by county, etc.
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