R Scott wrote:Tax sales: Properties foreclosed on by the county for failing to pay the taxes. Often the person died or went into a nursing home with no family or will. They often go for next to nothing. The reason my neighbor bought 4 parcels is the previous 3 were no-bid so they sold all of them as a package. They often are in a questionable neighborhood in cities, but many are on the edges where the burbs grew around an old farmhouse.
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R Scott wrote:That is only an OK price on an airstream in OK condition. Unless it is immaculate fully upgraded/restored and ready to go off-grid with full solar and big enough for you and your intended family size +1 (things happen) for the foreseeable future, I would pass.
If you are really tied 24/7/365 to town, I would work on debt-free and finding that piece of something you can afford and work with. Things like foreclosures and tax sales. Maybe a bigger plot you can turn into a SPIN farm. Getting a big urban parcel with no house cheap, then start a farm and live in the 'stream, just drive the house away in the off season--that is a cool dream. Not sure what the department of make you sad would say about that--you can't live in a camper full time on your own land in my county and I am in the middle of nowhere
FWIW, my neighbor bought 4 parcels of land for $500 on a tax sale--and one of those parcels included an airstream! (the reason he bought it).
Ann Torrence wrote:Put an ad in Craigslist. Somebody with some land and power will let you park it at their place.
But Airstreams aren't that rare, and then you have to invest in a vehicle to to the dang thing, insurance, etc.
And there's no guarantee that you can live in it on the land you find. Or you might find land with a house
So I'd find the land first. Actually, I'd get debt free, then find the land. Then the Airstream. But that's what I'd do.
FWIW, I have a beater trailer we used while building on our property that I can't seem to get rid of.
Hey I just left Ludington in January. I still have family there. It is a great area with alot of nice people! I also think that sustainability in agriculture and power are really catching on in that area! From the wind farm to the community garden I think that the Mason County area could really use some more Permaculture people to help make it great!