My wife and three boys are very interested in this thread. We are ready to buy/build, especially off grid in an IC. I have some fun hobbies that can add pizzaz on an owner/builder project. (I attached a pyrographic floor medallion and an inlay in Corian that I did on our countertops when I remodeled.
We are currently living in Vancouver, WA by Portland. Love to hear from whoever on this thread is serious about moving forward.