No Permit Required! How to Buy Land for Your Off Grid Log Cabin or Tiny Home in Canada

No Permit Required! How to Buy Land for Your Off Grid Log Cabin or Tiny Home in Canada
Find out how to find and finance a property with no permit requirements and very low taxes in Ontario, Canada.
I found my solution in the form of an unorganized township in Ontario, Canada. Here, I am unencumbered by government oversight. With no building permit requirement and very low annual property taxes, I am free to build what I want, where I want and when I want. Without oversight, I am free to build another log cabin. This one is 10 feet by 20 feet – 200 square feet plus a 70 square foot covered porch and a back deck overlooking the stream, which will eventually be screened in.

How to find a property in an unorganized township

1. Search in the area that you are interested in.
2. Contact real estate agents in desired locations and asked for a list of unorganized townships in the area.
3. Ask realtor for a list of properties for sale in an unorganized townships. Include already developed properties – sometimes the building is not suitable for habitation but beneficial infrastructure is in place, such as driveway, well and septic.
4. Visit (Crown Land Use Policy Atlas) to see what public lands are located near your property. Ideally, a large park of public land should be within walking distance.
5. Spend time on Google Earth to get an idea of what surrounds the property – lakes and rivers, landfill sites, other developments, mines, quarries, etc.

No Permit Required! How to Buy Land for Your Off Grid Log Cabin or Tiny Home in Canada

16 thoughts on “No Permit Required! How to Buy Land for Your Off Grid Log Cabin or Tiny Home in Canada”

  1. An incredibly informative and well put together video Shawn, unfortunately land in the UK is at an absolute premium no matter where you are in the country but there are still options if you look for them. Great words at the end too, far too many people in society put their happiness, well being and destiny onto others whereas true fulfilment comes from a place where one takes full responsibility for every single thing in their life. Keep up the great work my friend ~Peace~

  2. Great video , Liberals let you think you're free but so many laws that they impose dispute the people being free .

  3. Anyone here… from California, USA? Do you know the process of buying a piece of land like the one on this video? Please comment… thanks.

  4. very useful information. the only thing I'm missing is a strong man to help me but cause I'm a single petite female who couldn't even lift one end of a log.

  5. Hey Shawn, I know im behind on the 8 ball here mate lol. But if you still would like information regarding property sites and gov regulations for Australia, Victoria to be specific is the main property outlet used over here its where 98% of real estates and private owners listed their stuff. As for gov regulations etc. that same sight most of the time has links to regulation information depending on what type of property your looking at, At that current time. Hope this is somewhat helpful. Really enjoy your videos thanks for being honest and upfront about your current situation etc. Not something many people will reveal in this day and age but it shows you are a genuine person. 🙂

  6. I spent 6 years in the U.S.M.C. &  8 years 9 months in the U. S. Army, I would have retired, but I got disabled while in the 101st Airborne Division in 1986. I am presently a 100% Disabled American Veteran, & a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans since 1987. I am also a member of the American Legion & Northeastern Indiana Vietnam Veterans. Yes the U.S. Government pays me a little monthly pension, which is less than some people get on welfare. What I hate is abled bodied individuals sponging off of our Governments, for those people I have only one thing to say to you a quote from a former President of the U.S.A "my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country" JFK.

  7. Awwwwssoooommmeeee, ty sooooooooooo much, I totally understand now about unorganized towns around midland,,,,, I'm in prime location for this

  8. thank you so much for this video. when one speaks from the heart the message will reach those who need it most. again thank you.

  9. Excellent videos Sir,…..I have 2 properties on the Bruce peninsula, ….not too far from you, but will not be building anything as I`m getting too old for that kind of life. Sure is informative though. Will be watching from now on. By the way,….only just happened across your vids a few days ago. Keep up the good (Hard) work. Wish you and yours the best!

  10. Just save the money….$500 a month for 5 years=$30k and you can get plenty for that price (from way I've seen in the US anyhow). The amount you'll save in interest could pay for everything else you need for the cabin and more. I'm extremely impatient at times, but there's no way I'm paying a bank all that money. I'm 31 now, been buying all the tools and things I'll need while saving for property. I live cheaply and have a cheap apartment. To me, self reliance also means not depending on anyone (including banks, or government) to get what i need/want. If you can't save that amount I'd figure out how to make more money first. I know it sucks to have to chase money all the time, but you have a real purpose in doing so it's not consumerism for the sake of consumerism.

  11. Love your vids ! trusting 2 other investors isn't a safe option, I think it will be easier for me to just buy a mini teardrop trailer and move around the woods etc

  12. Self-reliance is a word and way of life not taught to youngsters in today's world. Today's youth is being taught to be reliant on the gov't and others instead of themselves. It's truly a shame.

    Much like you, I've have been self-reliant my entire life. I've never liked asking anyone for help. There is a great feeling of self-accomplishment to be able to build your own shelter, procure your own food, acquire your own heat (fire wood), etc.

    Doing for oneself means doing things correctly, and with a great sense of pride. That is something that no other person can give to or take away from you.

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