4 of the best states to have a peaceful life – Off the grid

The modern society can surely have a detrimental impact on your lives, therefore, it’s certainly not a crazy idea to move to a secluded area to live a much peaceful life off the grid. Following are some of the most desirable places in the United States to escape the hustle and bustle and live quietly without the pressures and noise of modern life.


If you are looking for an escape, there is no better place in the US then the serene woods of Hawaii. Sure it can be a bit expensive to move to Hawaii however, once you are there the solitude and peace attained will compensate all your costs.



The good thing about Hawaii is that the reach of the grid goes so far, meaning the cities are of course all well connected and supplied with all amenities, as you move inland there is less societal impact and you are left with a total disconnect for greater peace. This coupled with the fact that Hawaii receives ample rainfall and at the same time has enough sun and fertile soil, means you can have long-lasting and highly self-sustainable farming and energy source.



If you do not fancy tropical climate and want to stay inland while staying off the grid at the same time, then Missouri is your place. Partly because the state highly encourages those who wish to escape from the mind numbing hustle and bustle to mind-rejuvenating natural habitat. The great thing in Missouri state for those trying to live in the woods is that there aren’t many regulations, and people are left alone to live their lives however they wish.

People are allowed to collect their own water, and they don’t even have to have their own wells or sceptic systems in their property. The land is affordable and has farm-friendly weather, means you can grow here with great ease. Hot and humid summer means there will be enough food source for your livestock. Winter is bearable with the average temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and sometime it snows which makes the overall climate pretty perfect for serving a long time off the grid.

Washington State

If you are more interested in going off the grid in a darker green and lush forest region, then Washington State is more than likely going to be your choice. Summer temperature averaging 80 degrees Fahrenheit and winter going down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, Washington State is the perfect location for living off the grid due to its perfectly balanced weather.



Despite the fact that Washington state has somewhat stricter laws about the way you can build your house, but if you consider the other leniencies such as lawful milk sales, rainwater collection allowance and the ability to raise various livestock with ease then this state becomes a perfect place for a homestead.

There are quite a few well established off the grid communities in Washington state with lands and properties on sale pretty much all the time.


Oregon has recently become very famous amongst the people seeking an off the grid habitat, not just for its serene woodlands and beautiful locations, but for many other reasons.

Oregon is perhaps the only state that highly encourages people to come and live in its fair number of off the grid communities; the Oregon state carries out an advertising campaign to attract folks to its communities.


Salt Creek Falls – Beautiful
Salt Creek Falls – Beautiful

Famous amongst them is the community called the Three River Recreation Area: a large community that share among them their water supplies and solar energy produced at the site.

Oregon has another famous community of off the grid survivors called Breitenbush Hot Springs which is a secluded holistic community which also serves as an amazing holiday resort. The people at Breitenbush have a very strange rule for the new comers: you have to first join the community and work at the site for at least a year before it is decided if you stay there any longer, which is done by voting. Despite the strange rule, who wouldn’t want to spend a whole year in country’s best off the grid/holiday community?


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