This week the wife and I have come to the decision we need to move to help out with family. We thought we would live here forever. If you are looking to do this sort of thing but are short on time this may be for you.
The house collects your water, makes your power and feeds you. You in turn take care of it and it makes for a good life. tens of thousands of hours have been poured into this project with love. Its a rocket mass heater away from perfection. Im not sure if this is the right section but I didnt think this was a digital marketplace sort of post.
Thanks for the positive comments! We love it and until a couple of days ago I assumed the wife would "sky burial" me on the adjacent island. Life got in the way though.
As for you moving from your tax farm(USA) to my tax farm (CANADA), no problem. A few "Mericans" ( I just noticed how close that looks to "Meixcans") live on the island now. One couple has been here since the draft. From Nov-March I typically see 0 people walking around. So if you are into some alone time... it's got it in spades. However if you want to see a concert in Vancouver you can jump in the boat and be there in 45 mins as long as the straight of Georgia isn't going nuts.
Summertime brings a few cottagers who come out for a week or two max. If you do a little fishing and like to eat deer (none on this island so your gardens are safe) its pretty low buck to be out here. Also when you do get a little lonely there's a complete dance club built into the house. Last new years we had 35 people show up, not bad for a population of 8.
Wow James ! That couldn't be more perfect if we built it ourselves!
Unfortunately unless you are interested in moving to rural western Montana to an off grid home with solar & hydro gravity water ... I don't see us having that kind of credit.
Lately the wife and I have been looking longingly over the border to BC,its only 60-70 miles as the crow flies. I know Canada has issues but nothing as Orwellian as is happening down here...
Good luck on your sale, I'm sorry you have to move away from your dream home!
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Thanks! I hear what you're saying. We are heading back east to help out with our folks. They are getting older and are starting to need a hand more often. We thought best to just get on with it and start again. There's still a bunch of neat places in canada. Checkout http://www.landquest.com/home.aspx lots of cool places to start there. This would also be a good one to share between a few folks. There's lots of places to hide on the property and a decent base to build all sorts of projects around the place. Open to reasonable offers of course :)