Melissa Erin

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Hey Travis, do you have your homestead for sale listed somewhere on here? I remember reading about it a little while back..... I'm pretty sure we cant afford it but I wanted to look again. Thanks!  
1 year ago
Ah yes, jobs, that goes back to the paper mill situation. Snow and frost in June, wowza, all good things to consider, nice pic, thanks for all the info!
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
Thanks so much! I've been looking on Landwatch and have noticed Aroostook and Penobscot being pretty cheap. That is what we are looking for, inexpensive land. I will check out Maine Listings, you gave lots of great info. So, all the way up in Aroostook they are building investment properties? Wild. Thanks again!
To add, we don't need a house on the property and yes, we do have young children so between lead and mold, we plan on building our home.
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago

Mark Tudor wrote:I remember getting the book called The Tightwad Gazette back in the '90s(sorry, not the book you're asking about Melissa), when I got out of college it helped my pinch pennies and I was able to buy my first house at age 25 making $10.25 per hour, while putting 10% into a 401k at the same time.

Thanks, I'll check that out anyway. Have seen early retirement extreme, there's a thread here on it too, right? Jack Spirko interviewed the author, interesting stuff. Going to check out those other sites too. Frugality reigns!

3 years ago

Dan alan wrote:

Anyone can make the tools required. I have a book that shows you how to refine iron and cast in sand, make hand tools and work all the way up from earth to engines laths ect.




What is the name of this book?
Thanks!
3 years ago
Has anyone checked out Helen Nearing s "Simple Foods For The Good Life"? Think it might be fitting for this thread.
4 years ago