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Homestead Hunt

Help find us a homestead contest! We want your help in finding our new homestead.

Homestead Hunt- Help Us Find Homestead Land! 

My family and I have decided to pull our roots from the coast of South Carolina to establish a homestead in Tennessee!
We are leaving everything and everyone we know behind to pursue our larger homesteading dream.

I would like YOU to help our family find Land for our new homestead!

Will you give us a hand?

We’re offering some gift certificates for the people who find what we think are the top three locations.

Our goals are:

  • Living off the land
  • Minimizing our environmental footprint
  • Encouraging our children, our friends and you to participate in this adventure

How You Can Help

Many hands make light work, and many eyes have a better chance of spotting the right location.

  • Do you have a knack for finding things?
  • Are you a Google Search expert?
  • If you live in Tennessee, do you know about a property that’s for sale but hasn’t been formally listed?

If this sounds like you, we welcome your assistance in our search for a new place to call home.

If you would like to help:

  • Please read ALL the Property Requirements and  Rules
  • Fill out the submission form at the bottom of this page, including contact information for the property and pictures of it (if available)

Once we receive all the submissions (see rules for dates) we will pick the top three prospective Homestead properties.

We will visit each of our favorites, video each property and share what we find with you.

Now For The Good Stuff: What’s In It For You?

We appreciate everyone’s help on our search, and we’re offering thank you gifts to those who submit the top three listings.

Winner will receive:

#1st Listing

$300.00 Home Improvement Gift Card to the person who submits the Homestead Property we decide to purchase*.

#2nd Listing

$100.00 Tractor Supply Gift Card to the person who submits our second favorite Homestead Property.

#3rd Listing

$50.00 Amazon Gift Card to the contestant who submits our third favorite site.

#4th Listing – Fan Favorite

TBA – Given to the person who submits the fan favorite listing (will be voted on by the public).

Once we’ve chosen the top three contenders, we’ll visit each place, video the property and include you in our journey by sharing all this information with you.

Help Find Us a Homestead! We need your help in finding us land for our new homestead. There's something in it for everyone so come join our journey.

Want to get started in the Homestead Property Hunt?

Homestead Hunt Eligibility (who can enter):

  1. Anyone in the United States 18 or over*.
  2. Under no circumstance are we obligated to purchase suggested land or move from our current location.
    This Homestead Hunt is not a promise to purchase or a binding contract.
    If we do not purchase any of the suggested listings, the Homestead Hunt will be canceled without notice.
  3. Special conditions must be met in order to accept any entry.
    These conditions are described in the ENTRY CHECKLIST below.
  4. The judges of the Homestead Hunt, the H.H. members, and the H.H. sponsors, nor their immediate family members, MAY NOT enter the H.H.
  5. Before an entry is submitted, please read WINNERS’ CONDITIONS below. Decide whether you can comply with those conditions.
  6. Fill out the entry form titled, “Homestead Hunt.
  7. Submit the proposed property for sale with all contact information and/or an applicable link containing pertinent information, including pictures if available.
  8. All submissions must be property that is currently For Sale. Any property submissions that are on short sale, under foreclosure, under contract, or not currently for sale will be disqualified.
  9.  Only one submission per listing will qualify. The first submission received for any property will be the one that is entered in the contest. All multiple entries will be deleted.
  10. There is no cost or purchase required to enter this Homestead Hunt.
  11.  Comply with all points in the ENTRY CHECKLIST below.
  12. Submit your entry on time.
  13. Entries must be postmarked (dated) no later than Saturday December 9, 2017.


All communication, without exception, will be handled through the My Homestead Life facebook page or through this website:

Any attempt to contact me or members of my family, either directly or indirectly, will disqualify the entry and the submission will be eliminated from consideration.

*Real estate agents or other property management group or individuals are not eligible.

If you have questions that are not answered below, please submit them through the My Homestead Life Facebook page.

ENTRY CHECKLIST (Property Requirements)

We are looking for raw land so we can build our Homestead Dream. 

  1. Property must be in one of the following Tennessee Counties: Blount, Carter, Cocke,  Greene, Jefferson, East Portion of Knox,  Sevier, or Washington.
    May be open to other counties on the east side of Tennessee or on the West side of North Carolina depending on the location, price and land.
  2. Property must be a minimum of 20 acres.
  3. Zones: “Agriculture/Farming and Unrestricted” is specified. R1 zones may be an exception.
  4. We will not consider any property with a Homeowners’ Association or other private community.
  5. Pasture area, or the potential for a pasture, and wooded areas.
  6. Must have mountain views.
  7. Water source on the property, be it: well, stream, pond, spring, creek, lake, or waterfall.
  8. Must be one mile or further from a landfill or  CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation).
  9. The property may not have building or other restrictions.
  10. Road access.
  11. Level areas suitable for home sites.
  12. Internet Availability
  13. Total purchase price will of $100,000.00 or less
  14. Entries must be submitted online at or emailed to
  15. Entrants must include: Name, Address, Email and Phone on submission forms (with our assurance that all information will be kept private)
  16. Please include contact number for land owner(s)
  17. We would like pictures of the land for sale if they are available
    1. All Winners thank you gifts will be sent via certified mail to an address (no post office boxes) within the Continental United States within 30 days after closing on the property.
    2. Any property that does not meet the above requirements and conditions on the checklist will be disqualified.


By entering the contest, each entrant agree, to the fullest extent permitted by SC, to hold harmless the Owner, Contest Sponsor, Facebook, Pinterest, Any other social media network, members of the Panel of Judges, Contest Clerk, and any other person involved with the contest, from any claim, demand, suit, liability, loss, damages, or injury arising out of or connected with the contest or the Winner’s or Runner’s-Up acceptance of the thank you gifts.

All entries are suggestions only; they do not grant any access, permission, ownership, or investment to the contestant.

Bonus Wish List

Finally, here is our “Bonus Wish List.” If these aren’t present it will not be a deal breaker!

  • Barn, Existing Buildings/Structures
  • Close to school
  • 1 hour from a Veterans’ Hospital

Please join us in this adventure, We look forward to hearing from you!


Homestead Hunt Entry Form

Homestead Hunt Entry Form PDF

Click Here To Download Copy of Rules