In May 2017, Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that is about living cheaply, on your own land…
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February 12, 2023
The land I write about (and now own a piece of) was sold in the 1970s by mail. It was so cheap that people usually bought it sight unseen, from newspaper ads: $30 down and $30 a month for 12 years was a common deal. The federal government said it was a fraud, and this TV investigation from the time seems to agree. (Click READ MORE to go to YouTube.)
Off-Gridders at America's Edge
Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes
I feel lucky to do what I do. I write about real people, often by living their lives for a while-visiting their lives, you might say. Trying them on for size. Though there are easier ways to make a living, I suppose, none strike me as a fraction so interesting.