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Old 04-12-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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We have been traveling around America trying to find a clean and safe place for poor people.

Is this possible?

We have lived in many cities and many states. Any place we live has cigarette smoke, barking dogs, cars with no mufflers, rap music all night and morning, fireworks, people shouting, kids shouting and throwing things at out windows, poor construction (water leaks, electrical sparks, mold), dirty carpets, **** roaches, bedbugs.

I am from America, but it was not like this here when I was a kid. I have lived in many countries that just are not like this. I cannot affor to move abroad. We have 5 kids, and limited income.

We do not have such high or impossible standards. There are many things people consider necessities that we can live without.

What we need:

*We homeschool
*We like clean air
*No music
*No bugs
*Quiet people
*Something we can afford with an income of $700.

There MUST be someplace in America!

Any options? Any ideas? Thank you for your time.

 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Where do you live and where have you lived (you say you lived in many cities)?
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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Where do you live and where have you lived (you say you lived in many cities)?
Well, for security purposes, I don't want to say everything online, but do you have any suggestions?

And we are desperate.

"Little shack in the desert" is an option at this point.

We are willing to live unconventional, if we can do so safely.

We are in Indiana now. And this has to be the most apocalyptic state in the US! No laws. Total chaos.
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Dallas or Houston. Great cheap burbs. Cheapfood. No income tax
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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Dallas or Houston. Great cheap burbs. Cheapfood. No income tax

Really?

I would never imagine those 2 cities to be quiet and cheap...

Edit: Where does one look? According to Craigslist, they are super expensive!
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Really?

I would never imagine those 2 cities to be quiet and cheap...
Cheaper than most major cities. If you live in the vmburbs they're quiet and cheap. Both are gems.
 
Old 04-12-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Well, for security purposes, I don't want to say everything online, but do you have any suggestions?

And we are desperate.

"Little shack in the desert" is an option at this point.

We are willing to live unconventional, if we can do so safely.

We are in Indiana now. And this has to be the most apocalyptic state in the US! No laws. Total chaos.
You don't think the desert can be lawless? Why is yournincome700.00?
 
Old 04-12-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Are you talking about a total income of $700? If so, you need to look at HUD housing (where you pay one-third of your income for rent and utilities).

Otherwise, $700 per month sounds like subsistence living (off the land) -- Where have you been staying?

Many people living on SSI or nominal VA pensions in the $700-$800 income range. They often share expenses with others in similar circumstances. I've also known a number of people living on that amount and living in missions or on the streets
 
Old 04-12-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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Cheaper than most major cities. If you live in the vmburbs they're quiet and cheap. Both are gems.
"vmburbs"?

Just did not think that a major city would be the safest and cheapest.

Any suggestions on where to look? Nothing on craigslist at all

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Old 04-12-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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You don't think the desert can be lawless? Why is yournincome700.00?
Lawless is OK if your nearest neighbor is 100 miles away.

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