UPDATE: Thanks for all the responses we’ve already received! I’ve enjoyed talking with many of you, and our small Christian community here is taking shape just as we hoped. We see world events spiraling downwards faster every day, so we’re preparing for most scenarios and need a few more solid compatible preppers to round out our skills.
Are you NOW about ready to make THE MOVE once you find your perfect prepper community? If you like what you read below and think you might be a good fit, then we’d love to hear from you soon.
THIS could be the place you’d love to live even if the world never collapses (yeah, right) … but when it does, life here will still be wonderful. It is just so much simpler to thrive (not merely survive) in the friendly, temperate, gorgeous North GA mountains.
We would love to share our beautiful, peaceful land (over 110 Acres of pristine hardwood forest, pastures, and abundant spring creeks) with a few pleasant, like-minded, well-prepped, strong Christian Conservatives who will love living here as much as we do… and who will cheerfully pull together through whatever comes. Good sense of humor and a positive, creative, cooperative attitude are absolutely required!
Solid, caring friendships will 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.
In addition to working together on community or individual projects and for our 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… whatever is fun!
Each private homestead will have plenty of space for a garden, animals, etc., and the majority of the land will remain natural for enjoying larger common gardens, orchards, pasture, hydro-projects, ponds, pure spring water, firewood, great hunting, and awesome forest nature trails for hiking, horses, and relaxing.
BUT… Just what makes THIS particular 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 (Zone 7); plenty of rainfall and lots of sunshine. Lush green everywhere! No extreme weather events to contend with.
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 paved road where you can vanish into your own private world. Extremely peaceful, private yet convenient location… quiet and secluded, but not dangerously remote. Only 8 easy miles to Ellijay, a very friendly small mountain town with mostly like-minded Christian conservative, self-sufficient and welcoming people.
Three clean mountain rivers wind through the County; great for tubing, kayaking and trout fishing, and we’re about 14 miles to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. Gorgeous mountain views everywhere; truly God’s country.
Gilmer County is 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. The adjacent family farm (five generations!) raises/sells healthy grass-fed, hormone-free meat and local organic foods.
Perfect Land: All the features you could possibly want for self-sufficiency on one gorgeous, peaceful tract of land! This 110+ Acres is blessed with ALL SOUTHERN Exposure, rich brown ORGANIC soil, and abundant gravity SPRING WATER… perfect for gardens, greenhouse, pasture, and passive Solar homes!
Numerous pure drinkable, never-ending mountain springs, creeks and pond sites run throughout the land (we own to the watershed at the ridgeline for protected purity!). Plenty of gravity water for hydro-power and 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 ready 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) and firewood. Trout streams nearby.
Most of this acreage is level and rolling up to high level plateaus with great mountain views! The lowest fields are at 1750’ and the highest peak on the property is 2100’. Excellent cell phone & high-speed internet coverage. We have electric, phone/cable now, but could go off-grid with a bit more effort. That’s the goal.
Because the mountains surround our dead-end horseshoe valley, this geography provides natural security, so we don’t have to be highly “militarized” (although sensible security and gun skills are valued and utilized). But the very best security is living in the right place around the right people… and being prepared for anything. We could even shut off the only dead-end road coming into our mountain-surrounded valley if it were ever necessary! The few neighbors living on our short road have their own provisions and would pull together for protection in a crisis.
Perfect Homestead Parcels: Perfect because you’ll help design your perfect dream homestead, situated around the large natural areas set aside for common use. There are so many great choices, and cost depends on the size and features of your tract, the terms, etc. Obviously, the earlier folks will get the widest selection.
And if you already have a group or an extended family looking for land we do have larger tracts available. Also open to cohousing; it’s a big property! Minimal sensible covenants will protect your investment, but not run your life. (BTW, it’s ok to stay in a nice travel trailer here while building.)
Us NOT-So-Perfect (but pretty darn nice) Folks: We’re mature (at least most of the time 😀 ), innovative, and have been preppers for years. We’re all steady in a crisis, determined hard workers, easy-going, and love to laugh! Each person will have at least a year’s full preps stored here as quickly as possible (meaning soon!).
Our backgrounds include military/LEO security, medical/nursing fields, entrepreneurs & business owners, so we all have great leadership and organizational skills… but are not authoritarian, bossy types (we don’t need that). We each can lead, teach, follow or get out of the way as appropriate, and we want others with the same cooperative attitudes.
We have experience & skills in nursing and medical care, solar home design, site planning, basic carpentry, woodworking, plumbing, mechanical and repair skills, gardening, fishing, hunting (both gun and bow), cleaning & tanning hides, operating chain saws & farm equipment, and one member is a former Air Force Security Service vet & current LEO… a huge security asset for us!
I have lived on this land most of my adult life and have many years of experience in homesteading, gardening and livestock care on THIS land. I know it thoroughly and how to use and protect it sustainably for the long-term. Over the years, I designed/built 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 3 horses). Numerous places to repeat all this!
Perfect Time: You’ve been thinking, prepping, looking and worrying. NOW is the time to stop worrying and to ACT. Time is short, so please contact me very soon to discuss all the great possibilities.
Contact me here or email at: MtnsofGa [ at ] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to talking with you soon!
Rebecca (BTW… Did I mention “Paradise”?? )