There is still great expanses of wild land yet in Russia, for dirt cheap as well. Just an another option...
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
And yes in fact, the Eurasian steppes were one of the first ideas that came to my mind. Though the land is somewhat harsh and inhospitable in nature, if i figure out how exactly the indigenous people manage to survive through it i should be able to do it myself with proper planning and application.
One of the main characteristics of the steppes is the huge temperature difference between day and night, summer and winter. In the northern areas, on a sunny day were the temperature can reach about 30c it could reach subzero temperatures in the same night.
However the steppes closer to the Caspian region do have a more tempered weather and can in fact support some form of agriculture.
There are also several small tropical islands i have found during my research but tropical weather is really not my thing... At all.Much of the steppe has excellent soil and it is a major grain-producing region.
Any comments or questions, please shoot.
to have a physical community that wont involve pooling sizable startup monetary investment [which I dont have as i dont make a lot], or otherwise resources is unavoidable, and it seems that either some folks just dont want to do it, and others are either too far away physically to get there, or, to make such a drastic change in ones life, with no real way "back" is a big pill to swallow.
meaning, if something in planning stage were to go wrong and somehow prevent continuance of said offgrid or agriculturally sound community, there would be no employment fall back that is readily obtainable - especially in current "economic" realities.
that said, I can recommend a few off grid community resounces online. off-grid.net, ic.org, are a few im sure have been mentioned, theres a facebook group called 'off the grid community project'. I also back when living in mesa Az few years ago, had a friend who was going to start a community but for timing reasons, I had nearly no$ left, and she hadn't gotten ready quite yet for some time and when I moved back to NJ, then I hear it started getting off the ground. Or something to that effect. Anyway, that mirrors the above reasons perhaps.
And im sure theres other resources Im not aware of yet. some i am, that havent mentioned [like earthships, rocket mass heaters, anything on permies.com].
It is impossible for me at this moment to move in the right direction when moving into the wrong direction is not yet explored to it's fullest purpose.
i shudder to think, knowing how bad things are now, how much worse it could become. Im not too crazy about that part.
I considered wwooofing for a while. [worldwide opportunities on organic farms]. But living off the land on my own, this is a true test of self sufficiency, I currently fall short of [if i were to go and do it, right now] in several important areas. I may just go, and, 'wwooof'.