We hadn't lived off the grid before. So there was a real learning curve. And we had to learn how to navigate the systems that run our home.
Picking the wrong off grid property or homestead can be an especially costly mistake that will leave you and your family miserable.
Knowing exactly what you want will save you time choosing the best property for your situation, even more than if you're buying a traditional home.
Other things to consider include access to off grid internet, off grid communication, and the costs of moving off the grid to the area.
List everything you want in your ideal property. Maybe this could include the type of home, type of heating, view location, on a lake or stream, with neighbors, treed or fields.