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Old 06-25-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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One thing I have learned from reading this thread: you can drive yourself nuts looking for "the perfect place". I now think it may be better to just "jump in" and try to make the place you choose as perfect as possible, once you get there. Otherwise you just won't ever do anything at all. I hope to "jump" really soon. Just hope it isn't over a cliff !

 
Old 06-25-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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PhxBarb....where might that be (general location)?

It's interesting because some of the places I was very interested in 10 years ago when I started thinking about this moving thing don't appeal to me much at all anymore, and other places have peaked my interest. I think things change as we age, so maybe it doesn't pay to put too much effort in it until we're closer to retiring and actually making a move. But then I've had alot of fun internet exploring different places and I know alot more about places in our country now than I did before.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Autumn: I totally agree with you. First I wanted NC, for about 3 years. Then they changed their tax system and I decided Greenville SC would be right. After that, I seriously looked at Myrtle Beach but never got there to visit. Now I am planning a trip to Fayetteville, AR in August and also Bella Vista, where my high school friend lives. I sincerely hope this will be it. At least its close enough for me to come back and visit my daughter in Phx if I want to. Whew. I am tired of looking...
 
Old 06-25-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Autumn: I totally agree with you. First I wanted NC, for about 3 years. Then they changed their tax system and I decided Greenville SC would be right. After that, I seriously looked at Myrtle Beach but never got there to visit. Now I am planning a trip to Fayetteville, AR in August and also Bella Vista, where my high school friend lives. I sincerely hope this will be it. At least its close enough for me to come back and visit my daughter in Phx if I want to. Whew. I am tired of looking...
If I were to move back to the Midwest, Fayetteville would be the first place I'd look. It's a nice college town with lots to do. Good luck on your trip. Good that you're going in summer; you'll get a feel for the heat.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Default There are many tiny house options

There are tiny houses which do not require stairs to the bed. Check out the website "Tiny House Listings." There many styles and one which would most likely work for anyone at any age. I peruse this site just to see the variety of layouts. Good Luck!
 
Old 06-26-2014, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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One thing I have learned from reading this thread: you can drive yourself nuts looking for "the perfect place". I now think it may be better to just "jump in" and try to make the place you choose as perfect as possible, once you get there. Otherwise you just won't ever do anything at all. I hope to "jump" really soon. Just hope it isn't over a cliff !
totally agree.

Good luck on your leap, PhxBarb
 
Old 06-26-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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There are tiny houses which do not require stairs to the bed. Check out the website "Tiny House Listings." There many styles and one which would most likely work for anyone at any age. I peruse this site just to see the variety of layouts. Good Luck!
I am getting ready to retire at age 55. I am still young, active, and have many hobbies. So I want a large garage (or two) with a workshop, etc. But I don't need a 2500 sqft house. Since I will no longer be worried about resale (like my current house), I am considering buying a few acres and building a tiny house with about 2000 sqft of garages and workshop. I plan to stay 30+ years, so no stairs etc are a good thought for the future.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I am getting ready to retire at age 55. I am still young, active, and have many hobbies. So I want a large garage (or two) with a workshop, etc. But I don't need a 2500 sqft house. Since I will no longer be worried about resale (like my current house), I am considering buying a few acres and building a tiny house with about 2000 sqft of garages and workshop. I plan to stay 30+ years, so no stairs etc are a good thought for the future.
Had to laugh at this. Your tiny house will basically be a swanky outhouse and you'll spend your time in the grand garage(s).
 
Old 06-26-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Had to laugh at this. Your tiny house will basically be a swanky outhouse and you'll spend your time in the grand garage(s).
As it should be!
 
Old 06-27-2014, 04:04 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Had to laugh at this. Your tiny house will basically be a swanky outhouse and you'll spend your time in the grand garage(s).
thus... my preference is to Build a LARGE shop with an apartment in one corner. I can do that for 1/2 the price of a Tiny House, and in 1/2 the time. I rent out the main house (for monthly gain + someone to mow the grass and watch the place, feed the dog), and I get to stay in a NEW apartment for free. The tax assessor is none the wiser.
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