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Old 09-28-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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West Virginia
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Northern Maine, the Ozarks (MO/AR), most of Alaska, and I'm sure there's others (WV probably one of them) but, that's basically my list of places I considered a few years back for where I'd move to to live my dream of a self-sufficient life.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. younglisa7's pictures of the Tennessee mountains looked stunning, and it seems south/east may be a good possibility. I'm currently researching how to live in the Southwest and Alaska, as I'm not counting those out if it's possible to thrive there.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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besides the illegal immigrant spot I mentioned on the first page, here is another spot you could try--

watch this-its hard to believe places like this do exist,Im just not sure where in New Mexico it is

OFF THE GRID: Life On The Mesa Trailer
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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The cost of living in Alabama is also low. Look in the small towns. Sorry to say, look at foreclosures.

I hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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Are you handy at fixing things, Wdotica?
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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Awesome public schools and suburbs don't interest me. In fact, I'm okay in relative isolation as long as I can live it independently.

So basically, where in the US can I live a simple life at a simple price?
How's your sense of humor? If you want to have some fun, check out this Real Estate web site: PESTIS PROPERTIES: FOR SALE BY RODENT
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Funny, before I saw the Katrina Cottages link, Louisiana came to mind. The outskirts, that is. There are literally people living in shacks in the swamps to this day.

However, I doubt that you would enjoy living in the swamps because that is entirely too radical of a change to go into blind. But there are many small towns in Louisiana and you'd probably love the culture of that unique state. (But can you handle the humidity?)
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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West Virginia, Extreme Southwestern Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Southern Ohio, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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some of the small towns in southwestern Louisiana are pretty safe and secluded and quite affordable.
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