Homesteading in Nevada

Homesteading in Nevada – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this state.

homesteading in nevada

Climate  – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data

Geography – general geographic information

Geology  – geologic information (what rocks do we find)

Legal/Tax considerations

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre (2013) : $1,080


Homesteader Comments

Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here.  Add your own in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Homesteading in Nevada

  • July 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Rural Nevada only lacks rain and surface water. Wells aren’t a deep as you would think for desert life. Grains grow well. You have a 90 day growing season and must irrigate.

    Land zoned as open can be used to raise any life stock you choose. Grazing animals do well here. No tax on animal feed if animals produce consumable food for humans.

    The state is very open to solar power and it works very well given the 300+ sunny days a year.

    Winters are harsh at higher elevations. Summer Heat is brutal in southern Nevada but not bad up north.

  • July 24, 2016 at 12:11 am

    We already have 2 acres in Pahrump (Southern Nevada) so we plan to build there and I am now learning about permaculture. We plan to build a manufactured home and build up trees and food forests and goats and chickens. All of this is only in the planning stages. But I am hoping to learn more about how we will grow our food and animals. Am watching “greening the desert videos” which are blowing my mind with what is possible.

    • September 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      would love to learn more about homesteading property available now living in bullhead, Arizona

    • August 26, 2017 at 12:30 am

      I Moved to Pahrump in the 60’s then moved away-then moved back in the 70’s-them Moved away again-my kids were raised there-and I still have 1 Daughter-and 6 Grandkids that have been there for Years~I would like to Homestead a few acres! it has grown up so much-I hardly recognized it! I would like to be closer to my family-but can’t afford a Large Mortgage! Homesteading has been on my mind for many years! can you help?? Thank You-Marilyn-

  • April 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I have read that Pahrump is a critical water management area. Will that affect homesteaders and the amount of water that can be used?


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