I have this pal in Michigan… wait that’s not it… Um… Wisconsin. 😉
Hard to believe, but yeah, I have a few “friends”.
This particular miscreant spends most of his time keeping the peace and keeping “all the Indians on the Reservation” but when he’s not being “a boy in blue”, he’s trying to actually plant “the seeds of ISBU Goodness” everywhere he goes.
And Milwaukee is better for having him, let me tell you. They could use a few more like him.
Recently, he sent me this article and I thought I’d share with the tribe.
You see, I get asked almost DAILY about “where a good place to put an ISBU Home is”.
And I’m constantly telling people that one of the first considerations is land COST.
Ryan evidently (actually) listens to me preach, because he’s here to “testify”, lemme tell you…
So, thanks to Ryan, I give you…
6 Places Where Land is FREE
via Curbly Recent Posts – – on 10/26/10
Yes. You read that right. There are STILL places in the U.S. where land is free. And, yes, there is a catch. You have to agree to build a house (or plop a mobile home or, sometimes, a business) on the land. The concept of giving away free land isn’t new, as back in the day the government used it as a means to settle the far corners of the country. So what far corners are we talking about today? Here ya go:
1. Marquette, Kansas – – will give you a lot if you agree to erect a 1,000 s.f. house upon it. If you dream of having a house with a BIG garden, the city will throw in an adjacent lot if you ask nicely.
2. Atwood, Kansas – – and the surrounding environs of Herndon and McDonald are offering 4 – 110′ x 130′ lots for free.
3. Elwood, Nebraska – – have lots available for ‘a minimal fee’.
4. Marne, Iowa – – is offering up some lovely lots for, yes, free.
5. Muskegon, Michigan – – is giving way land to businesses who are willing to set up shop in their community. The size of the acreage depends upon how many employees the business foresees hiring.
6. Camden, Maine – – is offering up 3.5 acres for ‘the right business that can create good jobs’.
For more information about these land freebies, check out Wallet Pop. And if you have heard tell of municipalities willing to give away land, please post your findings below!
Thanks, Ryan… Good looking out!