10 of the Best States for Off Grid Living

Are you thinking about going off grid? One of the most significant decisions you’ll make is where to live. While the off-grid movement has become more mainstream, many places still aren’t friendly towards off grid living.

So, we decided to make a list of the best states for off-grid living in America.


Nearly 80% of the state is covered by forests, and the land is lush and arable. The state is well known for dairy, maple syrup, apples, and cheese – but many crops will also excel in the fertile land.


The main agricultural items in Maine are dairy, potatoes, and chicken eggs. Because of the short growing season, greenhouse and aquaculture are also popular.


Wisconsin’s soil is good for both crops and livestock. However, the growing season is very short, with just 110 days between the last and first frost.

West Virginia

The state has shallow, acidic clay soil. There are only 150 days between the last and first frost, so West Virginia is not great for farming. It is better suited for livestock.


Minnesota really shines when it comes to living off the land. The state has ample water with a low risk of drought. Soil quality is also good throughout most of the state, so farming is strong.


Living off the land in Kentucky can be a challenge. In some parts of the state, the soil is deep and silty, so good for grains and pasture. The growing season is just 170 days.