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Looking to build 2 100 square foot cabins from

http://easternwhitepine.org/charming-vermont-made-ready-to-ship-eastern-white-pine-cottages/

In the middle of 100 acres of densely wooded virgin protected forest with electric and internet. Where the only noise year round are birds chirping.

No ATVs, no planes, drones, no guns, no hunting, no timbering, no FARMS ! No mills. No businesses whatsoever. The entire zipcode is a retirement village of protected forest and wildlife, preserving the ecosystem.

Budget $300,000.

I'm having trouble locating the right parcel.

Also given my requirements, I'm guessing I want a 99% Hillary zipcode.
 
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Ha, nice, I almost thought you were serious, but the 'with electric and internet' gave it away!


In case you were not joking, I, um, suggest you put your wishlist in order of which items you are most willing to give up..
 
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$300,000 for 200 square feet total?  Is that a typo -- a $150,000 for a 10 x 10 cabin?  At $1500 a square foot, those must be some nice cabins.  

I thought real estate was expensive here in Southern California, but damn.

 
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Marco Banks wrote:$300,000 for 200 square feet total?  Is that a typo -- a $150,000 for a 10 x 10 cabin?  At $1500 a square foot, those must be some nice cabins.  

I thought real estate was expensive here in Southern California, but damn.



Nah. The cabins cost $20,000 each, and the electric run.
I'm pretty set on using white pine, just having issue locating the right area where I'll be happy year-round.

I enjoy nature and the forest. Year-round tranquility.
 
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Josh, your best bet is to check the website Landwatch or similar - you can set your size and budget criteria and search that way.


Some examples:  

https://m.landwatch.com/results?s=FT_D&t=%3B268%2C6843%3B5%2C79%3B92%2C481&q=&PN=200000&PX=279999
 
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I agree with Artie. I also recommend connecting with local land dealers and realtors in the general area you're interested in. For example if you had said Adirondacks rather than Vermont, there's a small set of companies that make their living searching for, buying, marketing, and selling raw land. While these companies don't necessarily have your best interest in mind, for the land search part of the process their interests often line up nicely with your own: finding you a plot of land that fits your criteria and you want to explore further.

If you have not already, I would begin familiarizing yourself deeply with the kinds of "dos and don'ts" of raw land buying. It took me a year or so of looking before I was confident enough to make moves on any land, and even then I had to back down (despite my expectations and hopes) due to practical considerations. Try not to mix too much emotion in the process - just enough to hear from your intuition, not enough to make a big decision based on anything other than the raw practicalities of nature you're working with.

Best wishes and peace to ya
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