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Old 05-15-2021, 02:07 AM
 
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I'm looking to get slightly off grid and do a little homesteading in Yuma County. I want to have chickens and grow my own food in a small greenhouse as well as park my RV on my property.

What is the best zoning to look for in Yuma? SR or RA?
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Old 05-15-2021, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I'd be more concerned on where I'd be getting my water....but Yuma/Yuma County are both RV friendly. On my property, I had my home, 2 RV full hookup spots and all the irrigation water I could use to keep my citrus alive. My well water was almost non potable.

Yuma County Zoning
198 S. Main St. YUMA, AZ 85364
(928) 373-1010

Informational Brochures On Zoning Questions

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Old 05-15-2021, 10:59 AM
 
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I'd be more concerned on where I'd be getting my water....but Yuma/Yuma County are both RV friendly. On my property, I had my home, 2 RV full hookup spots and all the irrigation water I could use to keep my citrus alive. My well water was almost non potable.

Yuma County Zoning
198 S. Main St. YUMA, AZ 85364
(928) 373-1010

Informational Brochures On Zoning Questions

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Gemstone1
Thank you! I appreciate this info. I will look into it. Since you're the guru on all things Arizona can you tell me if Wellton or Dateland are also decent places to live?

As for the water I'm not totally worried even with the shortages. I mostly only garden hydroponically and since Arizona is rain water catchment friendly at some point I will set up rain water and solar to cover the needs to grow hydroponically. It uses significantly less water. That won't happen for awhile though as the plan is only to be there 2-3 months a year (NOT in the summer).
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"and since Arizona is rain water catchment friendly" Friendly or not, Yuma averages less than 3" of rain...annually....it's hard to catch what isn't there. Rainwater collection calculator.
Cochise County gets more monsoonal effect rainfall, and may be better suited to your endeavor, 'tho it is doubtful they will be as RV friendly as Yuma.

Wellton has a few services, darn few. Lots of farmland. Dateland has a hiway fuel stop and some date palms....

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Old 05-16-2021, 03:53 AM
 
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"and since Arizona is rain water catchment friendly" Friendly or not, Yuma averages less than 3" of rain...annually....it's hard to catch what isn't there. Rainwater collection calculator.
Cochise County gets more monsoonal effect rainfall, and may be better suited to your endeavor, 'tho it is doubtful they will be as RV friendly as Yuma.

Wellton has a few services, darn few. Lots of farmland. Dateland has a hiway fuel stop and some date palms....

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Gemstone1
Lol. Wow. 3" a year is insane. Good to know. Thanks for the calculator too. I enjoy researching and learning new things. Hmmm...sounds like Wellton might be a good spot. Random question but are cartel issues big in Yuma County since it's so close to the border?
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Old 05-16-2021, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"are cartel issues big in Yuma County" No.

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Old 05-19-2021, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Coolidge, AZ
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I'm looking to get slightly off grid and do a little homesteading in Yuma County. I want to have chickens and grow my own food in a small greenhouse as well as park my RV on my property.

What is the best zoning to look for in Yuma? SR or RA?
Super interesting to me. Though I feel like the extreme of the desert is the toughest environment possible to homestead don't you think? I'm not knocking your dreams, just really genuinely curious why you'd pick such a tough place to do it? It's easier to heat than cool, it's tough to cool here, and the water is going to be scarce out that way I'd imagine.
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Old Today, 06:22 AM
 
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Super interesting to me. Though I feel like the extreme of the desert is the toughest environment possible to homestead don't you think? I'm not knocking your dreams, just really genuinely curious why you'd pick such a tough place to do it? It's easier to heat than cool, it's tough to cool here, and the water is going to be scarce out that way I'd imagine.
These are all valid points. I've been reconsidering and now leaning towards Mohave County, but I'm torn because people keep saying it's a dump and the home of the KKK. I like the seasonal change in the northern part though and they get more rainfall in some of the towns than Yuma.

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