Last year the county began performing unannounced inspections on his property.
Gallow says he cooperated with the county – clearing brush, then moving his shed, then getting rid of his motor home.
Finally, the county made a demand that shocked him.
“They told me… you have to get off the property. I said get off the property?’ They said ‘yeah, you can’t live here.’ ”
Gallow says county officials told him that neighbors, whom they would not identify, had complained about unsightly structures on his property.
He could keep his land, they told him, but would not be allowed to live on it.
“I said, for what? My closest neighbor is half a mile away. We’re not living in Beverly Hills here, this is my home. All of sudden you got police at my front door – bullet proof vests, guns, and then they surrounded the place. Everything I worked for was just melting away from me.”