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Old 10-17-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Just something to keep in mind when looking at land in Maine...

If the town has a population greater than 4000, it is required to enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC). Further, several communities with less than 4000 people have chosen to adopt MUBEC as their local building code.

Due to that regulation, many tiny homes, pre-fab cabin kits or Amish built structures do not meet the code requirements for a permanent year-round dwelling.
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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man outdoor lover I am gonna seek you for help when I make the move to maine! This is what I like about north maine/bangor the support for outdoors and homesteading the local paper even has a section on the subject!
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:10 AM
 
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I was just going to jump in with suggestions but just noticed the thread is a from September. How did the trip go?

In your original post, you mentioned that the coast was out because of the cost. That may be true closer to Portland but if you head Down East into Washington County, you can find lots near the coast reasonably priced. Check out places like Jonesport, Jonesboro, Robbinston, Whiting, etc.

Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The state of Maine has a grid 'plate' drawn like a checkerboard of all 986 townships. Originally they were all numbered, according to which row they were in and where they were located within a row [T1-R1 through T40-R40]. As towns became incorporated they could select a 'name'.

432 Organized [or incorporated] townships.
554 Unorganized Townships with much lower taxes. [432 + 554 = 986]

This forms the make-up of Maine. Roughly 56% of Maine townships are Unorganized, and 44% are incorporated in some manner and are considered Organized.

Owner built homes are much easier to do in an Unorganized Township, as compared to the organized towns.
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