Lots & Land For Sale

In 2021, the real estate market has been on fire for listings and sales around the Lake Keowee, South Carolina area, especially for waterfront lake homes and waterfront lots. Now that we are midway into 2022, inventory continues to be quite limited and interest rates are slowly starting to increase. As we see a trend of listings starting to slow down, our team at Land Beside The Water Group continues to study the market trends so that we can continue to offer great experiences and meet the needs of people interested in property or relocation to South Carolina. The outcomes of 2020, the pandemic, shut downs and the increase in property values really motivated our team to put thought leadership into the future and to think outside the box on where we can take our real estate group. Our hearts aligned as we discussed the desires that people are expressing to “check out”, get off the grid, and have acres that they can garden on and enjoy a different kind of lifestyle that almost takes you back in time. We believe that more and more people will move to South Carolina and the surrounding areas looking for tracts of land.

The Land Beside The Water Group is made up of a team of agents that have specialized in non-waterfront acreage and residential areas beyond the lake for many years. The kind of life we enjoy is also the kind of lifestyle that we are passionate about sharing and securing for people that move here for the same reasons that have encouraged The Land Beside The Water Group Keller Williams Seneca to stay here. Shooting ranges, hunting clubs, fishing tournaments, creek beds, rivers, streams, and the beautiful Carolina oak trees draw people in and we help them find peace in the transactions to secure pieces of land. Our team at Land Beside The Water Group wants people to love the lake, but also recognize the beauty and opportunity of the lands beside the water. Our team lives our brand at Land Beside The Water Group. The acreage options near the Blue Ridge Mountains range from less than 1 acre up to several 100 acres of land. Waterfalls are merely minutes away and Clemson University is about a half hour drive and the bustling city of Greenville is less than an hour away. Table Rock State Park is a site to see and there are so many properties within a few miles of amazing places like this that are worth exploring.

The Land Beside The Water Group hopes to help pair people with perfect properties and encourage people that are interested in moving here to see the opportunity beyond the lakes in a fun and simple homestead life. Here our team offers the efficiencies and benefits of this alternative lifestyle for land beside the water!

Oconee County Properties By Type include farms, commercial properties, undeveloped land, ranches, residential properties, lakefront properties, riverfront property, recreational property, horse property, hunting land, and timberland.

7 Tips for Maximum Self-Sufficiency with Tiny Homesteads

 

When most people think of homesteads, their mind conjures images of large properties with ample space for livestock and crops. Some of those who find this idea appealing don’t have the money or access to acreage.

The good news is you don’t need a lot of acreage to increase your self-sufficiency successfully. Plenty of people have managed to mostly (or completely) provide for their families on tiny homesteads. Tiny homesteads are generally in the range of a single acre.

While doable, being self-sufficient with such little land does require a lot of forethought, planning, and ingenuity. Continue reading for seven tips to maximizing your self-sufficiency with a tiny homestead.

 

1. Chickens

Chickens can free-range your property with minimal training and don’t require much grazing space. You can reduce the amount of room chickens need by introducing feed and seed into their diets. Besides eggs and meat, chickens also help keep down bug populations. Fleas, ticks, and even mosquitoes are part of a chicken’s natural diet.

2. Meat Rabbits

When people think of meat animals, rabbits don’t usually come to mind. However, rabbits need very little space, and they breed very quickly. Starting with a single breeding pair could ensure enough meat for one rabbit a week after only a year or two’s time. Although they need room to spread out, rabbit enclosures can also be stacked three or four high to maximize available space. What family does not love the cuteness of rabbits and the fun and smiles they bring to a family!

3. Window Planter Boxes

Window planter boxes can help increase the room you have to grow food. Any herb grows well in window planters, and these unique growing boxes can be attached to any window in your home. You can also grow small batches of strawberries, radishes, spinach, aloe, or green onions in window planter boxes. Homestead lifestyles have no restrictions on what you can grow and how big you can grow it!

4. Dairy Goat

A great alternative to a dairy cow is a dairy goat. A goat will require a lot less space than a cow. Goat’s milk has a slightly different taste than cow’s milk. It can be used to create butter, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, and anything else you can make with cow’s milk.

5. Solar

Going solar means lowering your electric bill each month. It does require a significant upfront investment, but the savings on energy costs each month is well worth it. In some cases, you may have no power bill at all.

6. Clothes Line or Rack

Clothes dryers use a lot of electricity. You can reduce your costs by using a clothesline or drying rack. Those who choose to use solar will find their power stores go even further.

7. Can or Freeze Your Food

Learning to can or freeze your food will ensure nothing goes to waste. It also helps you have fresh, homegrown food in the winter when most things won’t grow.

While most people think of large properties with significant space when someone mentions homesteading, it’s possible to become more self-sufficient with limited space. It simply takes more planning and ingenuity to do so. The seven tips above can help anyone become more self-reliant on tiny homesteads.