Yes. You read that right. There are STILL places in the U.S. where land is free. And, yes, there is a catch. You have to agree to build a house (or plop a mobile home or, sometimes, a business) on the land. The concept of giving away free land isn't new, as back in the day the government used it as a means to settle the far corners of the country. So what far corners are we talking about today? Here ya go:
- Marquette, Kansas will give you a lot if you agree to erect a 1,000 s.f. house upon it. If you dream of having a house with a BIG garden, the city will throw in an adjacent lot if you ask nicely.
- Atwood, Kansas and the surrounding environs of Herndon and McDonald are offering 4 - 110' x 130' lots for free.
- Elwood, Nebraska have lots available for 'a minimal fee'.
- Marne, Iowa is offering up some lovely lots for, yes, free.
- Muskegon, Michigan is giving way land to businesses who are willing to set up shop in their community. The size of the acreage depends upon how many employees the business foresees hiring.
- Camden, Maine is offering up 3.5 acres for 'the right business that can create good jobs'.
For more information about these land freebees, check out Wallet Pop. And if you have heard tell of municipalities willing to give away land, please post your findings below!
Primary pic is of charming Camden, Maine.