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Old 04-30-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Omg...best thing I ever did in my life! I met great new friends, live in the country/mountains, I ended up selling primary residence to move to 'summer' home' best experience , I found 'where I belong' lol...in my opinion im a homebody...love coming 'home' Greatest experience EVER...I'm not here for job family I am here because I love it!
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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Congratulations! My grandparents did the same thing, and loved it. They already knew a lot of people there, and felt right at home. Best wishes with your new permanant home!
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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Good but remember we are all different and want ;like different things.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:00 PM
 
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I am happy to own a home. Full stop. Unless there is a windfall there will be no vacation home.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Omg...best thing I ever did in my life! ... I am here because I love it!
What part of the Blue Ridge do you find 'homey'?

I'm looking for a NE TN location to augment my other mtns homes. (All were very cheap, and are self supporting).

I have been very lucky to have always lived where I can look out my windows to open space, often MILES (40+ of it)

That said... I often wonder how people justify empty vacation homes, and if they enjoy it enough to keep coming back to same spot (and do maintenance) . I frequent the beach during midweek, and 80%+ of the places are empty. I made it a point to put my investment $$ into active real estate that spins off the cash to allow me to rent vacation homes wherever I want to go. (Usually it is a guest house or swap so no cost to me).

I'm glad the OP found "Home"... it is worth the hunt, but be wise and content enough to know when you have finally found it!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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We did the same thing - built a cabin on 5 acres in a beautiful, rural part of Washington State - the Columbia River Gorge. For 10 years we would go there for much of the summer, and we finally sold our Seattle house and move there! My job let me work remotely, from our cabin, so I was still employed full time. Most people I work with did not even know I was not in the office since I worked with people via video conference all over the world. That worked out well enough that we moved to Maui, where I worked from home also. But I hung it all up and retired recently. Now we live in Maui in the winter, the gorge in the summer.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I miss my cabin.

But I don't miss taking groceries up the 45 steps and I don't miss taking the trash down the 45 steps
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I miss my cabin.

But I don't miss taking groceries up the 45 steps and I don't miss taking the trash down the 45 steps
In some of those cabins you have to drive the trash to town after you take it down those 45 steps.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Yes, the vehicle could get quite ... malodorous
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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We did the same thing - built a cabin on 5 acres in a beautiful, rural part of Washington State - the Columbia River Gorge. ... Now we live in Maui in the winter, the gorge in the summer.
The Columbia Gorge is great in the summer, very tough to beat... long days, cool nights!!!.

I enjoy my Hill Country TX cabin the other 285 days / yr and Colorado in Shoulder season. (for my USA mainland travels)

Healthcare is gonna be spendy in all rural USA locations, so... vacation (permanent resident) homes need to move to the city (or at least appear to be there on paper). Or need to get HC somewhere besides USA.

My cars have lived at boarding school (non-emission counties) for yrs, I guess the cabins will have to 'move' as well!
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