Abrianna Kremer wrote:Good Morning!
My family and I (husband and 4 children) are relocating to Maine in May. We met at Unity College years ago and we've been itching to get back to Maine since we left. My husband has secured a year round position near Ellsworth and we are looking for a homestead/intentional community/farm that would be interested in hosting us (within an hour of Ellsworth). Our dream has been to start our own homestead in Maine for many years. We are going to spend a year or so searching for the right piece of property, but in the mean time, we'd like to live in a place with like minded people. My husband has many skills to contribute to the homestead, including years of creative construction, pole barn installation, a green thumb, and lots of knowledge pertaining to living in tune with the land. I have basic/moderate knowledge of the use of herbal remedies, essential oils, and natural medicine. I also enjoy gardening and growing our own food, although my thumb is not as near as green as my husbands. Our oldest child is homeschooled, the rest are too young still. If anyone has any information or leads for us, we would greatly appreciate it!! Questions are welcomed.
Melissa Erin wrote:John Donovan Jr, any leads? Aside from searching for old paper mills, care to give some areas to look at? We've been casually looking for land in Maine, thanks!
Melissa Erin wrote:Hey thanks for the heads up Travis, I will not be using farm link, but especially the tax info, I was wondering about that, I see very low taxes on raw land but how much do they go up when a house is put on the land, quite a bit apparently. My mind is drifting back to our original idea of a yurt first.....
I saw a couple houses for sale, around $15,000, I wonder about the condition inside, water damage etc, are these houses so cheap because they are a mess, which is usually the case, or is it the tax issue, people leaving so lots of empty houses?
Thanks for the tip in Anson, that is a bit high right now, nice property though!