J Davis wrote:
There is a good book by Joel skousen called strategic relocation that you might find useful.
F Agricola wrote:
The World economy has proven to be cyclic, so it’s only a matter of time before there’s another downturn and times get hard again.
Carla Burke wrote:Hubs and I just bought a place in MO, in October. We'd originally been thinking (dreaming, is more accurate) of CO
James Landreth wrote:From a preparedness perspective, to some extent it would make sense to buy the land before real estate prices crash, depending on when that will be, so that you can get your system set up and your trees (very important) planted and established sooner than later. Waiting until a recession might be poor timing. Around here wood chips, wood for hugelkultur, firewood, compost, etc all become scarce when times get hard. Things get unpredictable and unstable, which makes building the base of your homestead very difficult.
Mike Jay wrote:You can narrow it down a lot by figuring out your ideal summer highs and winter lows and also your max and min for those. That should narrow you down to a much smaller chunk of the country.
Tyler Ludens wrote:From my experience, it's important to think about if you plan to live there for the rest of your life, what will you be able to do at, say, age 80. If you don't live in community (family or others) how will you manage in the most extreme conditions that climate will present? When you're 80, will you be able to shovel snow or tote firewood in the freezing dead of winter? Will you be able to sit quietly in the shade with a wet cloth on your head in the roasting dead of summer?