20 minutes East of Van Horn. Very close to an exit off I-10, on the North side of I-10. Van Horn is a decent town of about 2,000, with a hardware store, gas, and some other essentials.
I think it's a pretty great spot. The elevation is about 3,800 feet, so the climate should be better than other parts of Texas. It should be pretty dry, humidity wise, and unfortunately, also in rainfall. While there will probably be some border patrol, it's much further than Presidio and Terlingua. I think this spot is considerably better than Terlingua Ranch. No HOA, no deed restrictions, and taxes of $15 a year. This is just raw, unimproved land. I bought it for $250 an acre, and believe that similarly priced properties near by will be coming on the market soon.
Since it's by I-10, I'm suspecting there's good cell coverage. Probably even LTE. One can buy a grandfathered unlimited data plan from Verizon off Ebay and have decent-enough internet access from that. The rest will be off the grid.
I don't know if I'll live out there or not, but I hope to visit soon. I'm not planning on calling it a country any time soon, but if someone happens to break a law out there, I doubt the Feds will hear about it.
It's not very pretty. It should be just shrub brush. I haven't seen it, but I'm pretty confident I know what it will be like from coordinate, Google Maps, and having driven through there. I'm pretty sure even a Honda Civic could reach the property.
I made a post earlier about building a structure on the property: https://voat.co/v/preppers/1385956
I'm leaning more and more towards a cinder block structure. Wood and drywall I could probably do with one load in my truck, but it wouldn't be nearly as strong, nor thermally optimal. Earthbags would be cool, but I think I would only do it if I had a lot of help. I want to at least build something that I can put my things in, in case I leave Texas or want to go traveling. Ideally as well, a place I could stay from time to time, or in case anything gets bad with the upcoming election.
I'll probably be heading down in a couple days or in the second half of the month. If any of you would like to join me for the trip out there, let me know. Happy to share coordinates or even carpool, if it makes sense to do so. I'll be leaving from San Antonio.