gossamermoonspider wrote:I know Spanish, so Central or South America would be good. I would like to buy land that is AT LEAST 2 acres and also preferably not in the US because I don't want to have to pay for health insurance
I'm looking for land in Saint Lucia, and for 50k you can probably get 2-3 acres in the bush, ie no utilities, gravel road, and generally overgrown area. Which is pretty much perfect for homesteaders. Solar panels and diesel generators are common in these areas for electricity, and enough rainfall to catch more than enough water. After doing all my research, this seems to be one of the better Carribean Islands to do the kind of homesteading permies think about.
they are trilingual! It's part of british commonwealth, so official language is english, and everyone speaks it, official business language. The locals speak a french patois, and it's similar enough to regular french that most can speak it too. I found it to be perfect in that regard, as you can start learning french there, and that will open up all the french speaking carribean islands.
After buying land you get resident status, and can apply for citizenship 8 years after, or earlier if you do something outstanding.
Fred Morgan wrote:
We live in Costa Rica, where, if you know how, you can buy farm land for about 2,000 per acre, that is volcanic soil. We have about 900 acres (okay, I know I lost control) which is plantations / reforestation, etc.
Health care insurance is 900 dollars a year. We don't have any. We just save our money and pay as we go. My wife just had to have surgery for a kidney stone, it was, complete, 9000 dollars from the best in the country, he did an excellent job.
Since, aside from six stitches for 40 dollars, it was the only health care expense we have had for 7+ years here, I figure we are just about even, and of course, when you pay cash, you make the decisions.
Only until recently (like the last 100 years or so) have people depended on health insurance. The reason most people live longer is good food, good air, good water and less stress. Health care is like having a good mechanic, it is better if you change your oil, if you catch my drift.
For me, I wouldn't live somewhere unhealthy, working in an unhealthy manner, living I life I didn't like, for health insurance. Seems a bit backward to me.
Wow, that is so awesome. Where in Costa Rica would be a good place to live? I was just there this summer. A lot of places were kind of expensive. I was on the Osa Peninsula though, and there were some places that were selling from 15,000. Less than an acre, but it had a nice looking house on it. So where is a good place to look? Thanks!