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Alternative Housing Options For New Land Owners

There are numerous choices and products for those that are determined to think 'outside-of-the-box' when it comes to shelter.  For decades, Americans have been in one mindset when it comes to the look and size of homes.  Modern land owners are changing that with a wide array of dwellings being built across the country.  It seems that living small and simple, or at least different than the norm, has become cutting edge.

Small cabins are a very popular choice for those looking to simplify the traditional setup.  These can be built from an increasing array of available house plans or by ordering pre-fabricated kits from online retailers.

Shipping containers take a pretty high level of retrofitting but can become a very sturdy, long-term option.  This, obviously, is not the most affordable or easiest way to go but is a very interesting way of upcycling a used product into a home.

Domes may look strange to conventionalists but are sensible, easily assembled shelters.  Domes are a very similar to appeal as the Yurt.  You may think of them as a hut in some random country. Yurts are reasonably affordable, can be year-round (even in cold and storms), and provide and open feel that some people enjoy when looking for something different.

Other alternatives include earth bags, hay bails, wooden pallets and recycled materials.  Of course, with current building codes, alternative housing can be tricky in certain areas.  Those questioning the zoning or usage restrictions of their parcel should contact the local municipality in control of those issues.


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Featured Land For Sale By Owner

Lonesome Valley Tract 7
PENDING
Lonesome Valley Tract 7 Tazewell, Tennessee

5 Acres - Hill side East TN land for sale by owner with some nice flat land near the road that would be good for an RV. It would be pretty easy to get an RV onto this land and use it as a home base (...)

$26,900
Falcon Crest Tract 3
Falcon Crest Tract 3 Gurley, Alabama

3.95 Acres - Nice mountain land off of Blowing Cave Rd with awesome bluff views. Build your dream house on this Alabama owner financed land and have views that will make your friends jealous! Just (...)

$114,900
Archer Valley - Tract 3
SOLD
Archer Valley - Tract 3 Luttrell, Tennessee

5.371 Acres - Nice, wooded tract with some pasture, rolling near the road transitioning to a moderate slope. 300 feet of road frontage.

$31,800
White Creek Acres
White Creek Acres Deer Lodge , Tennessee

White Creek Acres is a gated community located along the rolling hills of the Cumberland Plateau. This restricted 5.75 acre tract has over 100 feet of road frontage at the end of a road that ends in (...)

$59,500
Grimsley Hills Tract 28
Grimsley Hills Tract 28 Grimsley, Tennessee

Residential and or Commercial Tract with frontage on US-127, home of the Worlds Longest Yard Sale. Have your business and your home on the same property!

$37,700
Wilder Acres Tract 1C
PENDING
Wilder Acres Tract 1C Wilder, Tennessee

4.25 Acres - Nice sized lot with power and water on a gravel road in Wilder, TN

$24,900
Bear Valley - Tract 2
Bear Valley - Tract 2 Sevierville, Tennessee

Bear Valley lot 2 is a .884 acre lot located in Sevierville,TN. This property has a septic system for a 1 bedroom. This property is very hilly and has mountain views. Located on a dead end road in (...)

$29,700
Huntsville Alabama Bluff Lot!
Huntsville Alabama Bluff Lot! Huntsville, Alabama

Location Location Location and Views Views Views

$89,900
Sugar Island - Tract D
Sugar Island - Tract D Sugar Island, Michigan

9.93 Acres on Sugar Island, Michigan - Land in a very secluded location with road frontage.

$29,700
Bailey Hollow Tract 6
Bailey Hollow Tract 6 Tazewell, Tennessee

Breathtaking views of the mountains!

$35,300
Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract
Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract Gurley, Alabama

43.72 Acres - Large piece of owner financed land right outside of Huntsville Alabama with two small waterfalls and a cavern.

$103,700
Falcon Crest Tract 2
Falcon Crest Tract 2 Gurley, Alabama

3.03 Acres - Perfect land for a dream home. Build a cantilevered deck off of the bluff and have an entertaining capability that no one else could match. Treat your guests to views like they've never (...)

$89,500
Wilder Acres Tract 1F
PENDING
Wilder Acres Tract 1F Wilder, Tennessee

4.17 Acres - Pasture! Nice sized lot with power and water on a gravel road in Wilder, TN

$33,500
4.6 acres Collinwood TN
4.6 acres Collinwood TN Waynesboro, Tennessee

Lots of road frontage on state hwy, possible commercial location.

$29,700