Today ( 7/9/2013) I saw on ebay a really nice property in upper MIchigan with 10 acres and a nice 1,000 square foot cabin for $39,000!
Check it out! ( Go to ebay.com choose real estate from tjhe drop down menu and put in Michigan into the searh box. Scroll down and you will see it.)
item # 321155053668 or you can use this item number in the search box.
If you are still looking, Oklahoma has tons of places for less than $50,000 usually 4-10 acres, many times with some kind of building on it, sometimes not. all east of Oklahoma City. BE WARNED. We are in yet another prolonged drought, in spit of recent rains. It would take yrs of good rains to re-fill reservoirs and aquafers to were they should be. And some areas the soil is badly depleted and eroded. Water is ALWAYS an issue here. Eight none at all, or way too damned much.
I purchased my 4 acres for 49,000. South Appalachia region, very diverse and full of plant culture. The structures are a 100 year old barn (it's ancient and able to be restored, amazing), and a 1000 sq ft house that was built in 1935, the house has slowly been updated among the years but we have no central heat or air. We stay warm with a woodstove, and we have two wells.
Also the land is backed up to the national forest, with hundreds of wild edibles, like sassafras, Sourwood, sumac, wild ginger, paw paws, persimmons, etc. our property has been growing non native things too such as figs, pears, apple, plums, persimmons, grapes, etc. it's pretty diverse , and hard to keep track of.
The US has been a great space for diversity and that's worth a lot for us.
But with the health care, I have yet to be required to pay for any care, I'm still fighting for the single payer program, and will try to avoid any biomedical health care, but I am also more off grid and have been able to get away with not paying so far,.