​ One of the most important things you need to consider: what to do about your sewer. Land that is far off the grid often cannot be connected to any municipal sewer system. When you are planning out your purchase, make sure you factor a septic system into the equation. Also, be sure to double and triple check that your property is zoned properly for septic–in some places, particularly environmentally protected areas, you may be prohibited from installing septic due to a sensitive ecosystem balance.
                         Land without access to water–either from a well or municipal connection–is basically worthless. Trucking water in is prohibitively expensive, collecting rainwater is inconsistent in most places, and any type of activity is going to require water. Make sure you have access and rights to water. Also, if you are planning on digging a well, be sure to factor that into your decision . . . installing a well can become expensive very quickly, especially in arid and semi-arid climates.