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7 U.S. Towns Where Land is Free

Free Land America, Free Land USA, Free Land America, Free Land For Tiny Houses, Tiny Homes, Tiny House Plans, Small House Plans, Micro Home Plans, Micro House Plans, Tiny Home Plans, Tiny House Builder, Tiny Houses Dallas, Tiny Houses Austin, Tiny Homes Builder, Small houses, Small Homes Builder, Small Luxury Homes, Little House Plans, Little Homes As small towns suffer from a continuing flight from rural toward-more urban living, some economic development groups and governments in these troubled areas have chosen to stay and fight.

The Homestead Act of 1862 is no longer in effect, but free land is still available out there in the great wide open (often literally in the great wide open). In fact, the town of Beatrice, Nebraska has even enacted aHomestead Act of 2010.

As with the homesteaders of the 1800’s, the new pioneers must not be the faint of heart—they can’t be the type to shy away from the trials of building a home from the ground up, or the lack of Starbucks on every corner, or unpaved roads (extremely remote location and lack of infrastructure is probably what caused a well-publicized land giveaway in Anderson, AK to flop). If the Google Maps overhead view of the vast open space surrounding the modest street grids of these towns doesn’t instill cabin fever, then read on—these parcels are up for land grabs.

  1. Marne, Iowa

  2. New Richland, Minnesota 

  3. Republic County, Kansas

  4. Beatrice, Nebraska

  5. Muskegon, Michigan 

  6. Curtis, Nebraska

  7. Camden, Maine

By Colleen KanePosted 17 Nov 2010