Are you just about ready to make THE move once you find your perfect prepper homestead community?
THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses … but if it does, life here will still be wonderful. It is just so much simpler to thrive (not just survive) in the gorgeous North GA mountains.
We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful 176 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped Christian conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together to thrive through whatever comes.
Will be selling only a few tracts for each person/couple to have their own private homestead of several acres, with lots of space for their gardens, animals, etc. The majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying common gardens, orchards, hydro-projects, ponds, never-ending pure spring water, firewood, deer and turkey … and forest trails for hiking, horses, and just relaxing. Also very open to ideas like ‘cohousing’ and other innovations; it’s a big property.
BUT… Just what makes is THIS land a “Perfect Prepper Paradise”? (aside from us nice folks, of course ) Glad you asked!
Perfect Climate: Our local mountain ranges create a wonderful micro-climate around us… four lovely seasons, and our moderate summers and winters are even milder than the counties just above and below us. No humidity and no need for air conditioning with a good design. I (Rebecca) designed my mostly glass passive solar home (heated only by the sun and my wood stove) and have not needed AC in 20 years! Our growing season is very long (Planting Zone 7) with plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere!
Perfect Location: Ellijay (in Gilmer County) is a truly beautiful and sparsely-populated agricultural community in the gorgeous, green mountains of the Chattahoochee National Forest, about 40 miles south of the GA-TN-NC border.
Our ranch is off the beaten track near the end of a quiet dead-end road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Truly God’s country.
We’re about 14 miles from the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail and 8 country miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people. Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing.
It’s a wonderful place to live and enjoy while life is “normal” and a very safe place to be if everything collapses. (Think “Mayberry” in the mountains with a strong Constitutional Sheriff!) Small family farms are abundant: apple orchards, vineyards, organic grass-fed beef, chickens, etc. Our neighboring family farm (4 generations) raises delicious grass-fed, hormone-free meat animals.
Perfect Land: All the features you could want on one gorgeous piece of land! This 176 Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and Solar-designed homes!
Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run through the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline!). Plenty of drop for ponds, hydro-power, even fun projects like waterwheels.
The ridgeline runs along our North property line for great protection, which means ALL of the land faces south. Several acres are already in pasture and open for gardens, orchards, etc. The majestic old-growth forest with huge mature hardwoods, laurels, ferns and abundant wildlife is a serene sanctuary and provides great hunting (deer & big turkey).
Because of the mountains surrounding our dead-end horseshoe valley, this location provides a lot of natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although security, military and gun skills are highly valued and needed). But the very best security is living in the right place… and being prepared for anything. We can even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if necessary! The few neighbors living on our short road are assets; have their own provisions and would pull together for protection.
Most of the acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views! The pastures are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’. Excellent cell phone and high-speed internet coverage; cable available if you want it.
Perfect Homestead Tracts: Perfect because you’ll help design the perfect homestead YOU want, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use. Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life. I’ll work with each individual/couple to determine what area and how much land they want to buy for their homestead and then customize their tract to meet their desires. Whether smaller or very large acreage, there are so many great choices here. Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest choices. Prices depend on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. All land is slightly different, so we’ll work out each case individually.
Us NOT-So-Perfect (but pretty darn nice) Folks: We’re mature (at least most of the time 😉 ) friends, two separate singles and a couple so far, who have been prepping for varying lengths of time. TEOTWAWKI can occur for any number of reasons, so we’re preparing for most anything and need a few more solid preppers with the skills to round out our community.
So far, we include a nurse, massage therapists, and many skills including beekeeping, canning and preserving, solar home designer, site planner, Master Gardener and Naturalist, general carpentry and repair, and experienced homesteading with livestock on this land. We’re steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh! Good sense of humor and a creative, cooperative attitude are required!
In addition to working together on common or individual homestead projects and for mutual security, we want the solid foundation of a community built on good-natured, reliable, supportive friendships. Really get to know and like each other, quirks and all, by making the time to get together for cook-outs, games, music or whatever is fun!
Solid, caring friendships can be the glue that gets us through the rough times. Although we’re all strong, independent personalities, it is paramount to have a compatibility of attitudes, faith, ideas and goals so we’re all pulling in the same direction when it matters most, with the least amount of friction. We’ll discuss compatibility as we talk individually.
I have lived on this land for most of my adult life and hung onto it through thick and thin “for just such a time as this.” Been prepping since 2005 (lived here since the ’80’s) and have already been living a very simple life here for many years. I could go off-grid with a bit more time and effort; that’s the goal.
Over the years, I designed my passive solar home; built a pond off one of the springs; have a gusher of a well, plus back-up gravity water from another pure spring high up the mountain; cleared and fenced the pastures (have horses and a llama). You can do that too! The others have moved nice travel trailers here to stay in until they build their homes. Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored away as quickly as possible (meaning soon).
Perfect Time: Lately, it seems that the world is rushing even faster to compete for which disaster will be the first to hit the fan. You’ve been thinking, planning, looking. NOW is the time to act. Time is short, so if you are interested, please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.
Send me a PM here or email at: MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to talking with you soon!
Rebecca (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? )