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Old 10-22-2006, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I was up in Woodland Park this weekend, showing homes. What an amazing area. Florrisant and Divide have some great areas too. You might want to look at those. There is ALOT of land for sale. Because of the market right now, I would definitely suggest buying some land now! It is a good time! BASHEP
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:43 PM
 
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Hi, just moved from Woodland two years ago. A couple of things to consider. There seems to be alot of communities up there that are full of covenants that are quite ridiculous. Can't do this, Can't do that. I was pretty disappointed with a neighbor of mine who left a nice note on my front door complaining about a porch light that was on and told me I was contributing to light pollution. So if you want to follow a bunch of rules there are plenty of housing communities to choose from. I personally like to be left alone and would consider looking into Divide or Florrisant, also North on Highway 67. Because of the altitude it is not a gardeners paradise. I do truly miss the sunshine and my old view of Pikes Peak. How I long for it as I sit in Northern New York cursing the weather here.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Divide, CO
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Aggie,

While I have no personal experience living off the grid or with this company, here is a URL of a solar / wind company in the area. They may be able to share more information about doing this in the Woodland Park area.

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Last edited by Mike from back east; 10-22-2006 at 08:02 PM.. Reason: Sorry, no commercial links.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Aggie,

While I have no personal experience living off the grid or with this company, here is a URL of a solar / wind company in the area. They may be able to share more information about doing this in the Woodland Park area.

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Jeremy ... Howdy. The URL police are after us ... can you IM me the link ... I do appreciate all your help and info. FYI ... the email you got a week ago or so asking if it would be ok to contact you directly was from me, but since you are responding to my inquires here on the forum I haven't followed up directly. Thanks again.

As for the covenants ... I agree that they can be silly (as the porch light example), and do represent someone else telling you how to live your life. There are two sides of course. The 80 acres I have now have no restrictions or covenants ... that was what I strongly wanted. Now that I'm putting it up for sale I'm coming face to face with the reality that my very trashy, low rent neighbors that live up on our common road are probably going to cost me several thousand dollars per acre in re-sale value Bummer ... but I still don't like covenants
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:00 AM
 
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Aggie, there are alot of earth ship homes in the area. I was looking into purchasing one myself a few years back. Totally self sufficient. Loved the whole idea of it. Any of the realtors in the area can help with info on it. Solar is very common there thanks to the abundant sunshine! Enjoy!
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Aggie, there are alot of earth ship homes in the area. I was looking into purchasing one myself a few years back. Totally self sufficient. Loved the whole idea of it. Any of the realtors in the area can help with info on it. Solar is very common there thanks to the abundant sunshine! Enjoy!
TughillTina ... (that name does confuse me, but then most vanity license plates confuse me) ... Howdy. Good to hear about the prevalent solar in the area. If I were a young man I would look at the earth ships more, they are intreging. We have all but decided to build (have built ... I don't have another house in me) an earth sheltered dome. A company out of Durango does them, Formworks Building if anyone is curious. The energy efficiency is outstanding and yet they are quite livable ... in a "normal" lifestyple.

Your abundant sunshine statement makes me very nervous ... I was in Durango about a month ago looking around and visiting with the Formworks owner ... I was expecting the "300 days of sunshine" ... I got 4 days of heavy rain ... I still have to take folks word that there are mountains around Durango ... BUT, I ain't seen 'em
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:53 PM
 
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Aggie, if you were from New York state Tug Hill would be familiar. That is a area I live near that is infamous for snow fall amounts ( Lake Effect ) and I happen to use the name on alot of forums, it's just easy to remember. Don't let my statement of abundant sunshine make you nervous. The sole reason my mother uprooted us from Illinois to Colorado was because of her Seasonal Affective Disorder. Trust me on this-the sun does shine ALOT! All year long! Anyway good luck and I hope you enjoy it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Hi all, I had to jump into the conversation; I'm a native N.Californian and in 2000 to 2001, I lived in Green Mt.Falls and the Springs for a year and a half, and as the area still calls to me, my husband and I will be looking for property/10 acres or so in the near future to settle and call "home."We are both very excited to be calling CO, our home and are looking forward to building our wilderness cabin there.)))))
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. bashep)))
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