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Perry Mac Donald
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I want to share this idea with you folks , I have been living in Kingston , Ontario , Canada for almost half my life . I own a small city bungalow 740 sq ft , lot size 33 ' x 132 ' . I just built a new garage to contain my tools and my hobby , i restore and repair vintage campers under 13 ' . There is a long 2 story 8 unit apt building within four feet of my fence and a mirror image house like mine , two and a half feet on the other side . I'm waiting for the house prices to increase so i can afford to buy a lot and build a smaller house and not close to neighbours . I'm 51 , single and would very much like to be in touch with nature . I plan on doing this in 5 to 10 years . Everything will be different , off the grid for sure and a southern exposure . The only thing i would have to pay would be land tax . What else do i have to keep in mind ? Midlife Crisis ( HELP )
 
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Howdy Perry, welcome to permies!
Have you ever restored a Spartan Travel trailer? I have a large one parked on my property that is awesome.

So are you saying the neighbors are to close and you will be selling your place so you can move into the country?

 
Perry Mac Donald
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Hi Miles , Thank you for the warm Welcome . Spartan's are beautiful trailers . I only do small trailers mostly 13' , that's as big as i care to do . I like the small ones better , Any larger it wouldn't fit in my garage . I really am unhappy living here , there's to much noise and things happening during the night . Kingston is a University City ' many thousands of students ; some of which take part in vandalism . A group of students in the area walked on my car ( serious damage ) . My truck was spray painted , garden lights kicked down the street and so on . Country living would give me privacy . I want to build a home smaller than i now have . I have thought of many different types of homes : rammed earth is what i like the most . I especially want to be off grid , I won't miss those mortgage payments . I'll be dept free . My question is what are the things i need to do before moving , any out of the ordinary i should be concerned about ? Thank you to all in advance .
 
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