Travis Toner wrote:I am originally from the Midland-Saginaw-Freeland area, it always makes me glad to see people from this community who are from Michigan! I plan on moving back to Michigan and buying a good chunk of land (20 acres +) in the next 2.5-5.5 years, straight cash. Me and my wife left the state to make money and save up so we can have that kind of life we dream of. We are both still pretty young, very determined, and are very excited to start looking for the perfect piece of property. We've been looking in the north western part of the state everywhere but the expensive Grand Traverse county.
That 70 acres you posted looks very appealing! Nicely priced- I've wanted so badly to build a strawbale home from scratch, but often I worry that with building codes it may be hard to get away with, so an older home in a secluded area where I can do some sustainable, healthy renovations seems appealing to me.
I know I would love to see more people realize the great opportunities and beautiful land of Michigan. If some close-knit communities popped up in the time it takes for me to get back, then I would definitely reconsider changing plans and becoming part of that community. I know there are people out there in Michigan who would adopt the lifestyle, many just don't realize how possible it is with a bit of time and effort invested.
Thanks for posting!