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View Poll Results: Best state to build yourself a cabin?
Alaska 9 36.00%
California 1 4.00%
Nevada 0 0%
Idaho 6 24.00%
Wyoming 2 8.00%
Montana 2 8.00%
Washington 1 4.00%
Arizona 1 4.00%
New Mexico 0 0%
Oregon 1 4.00%
Other 2 8.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Where do you think is the best place to build yourself a cabin out in the woods?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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Somewhere that no one will find you.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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For me, I'd take somewhere in the ponderosa pines outside Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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Where do you think is the best place to build yourself a cabin out in the woods?
It would be nice to know what qualifying factors might apply.

How isolated, what type of weather, cost factors, type of construction, on a mountain or beside a lake, etc.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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It would be nice to know what qualifying factors might apply.

How isolated, what type of weather, cost factors, type of construction, on a mountain or beside a lake, etc.

How isolated: real isolated
what type of weather: any
cost factors: 10-20K
type of construction: log cabin
on a mountain or beside a lake: lake
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Uptown Phoenix, AZ
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I think for you, the best options would be Alaska, Wyoming, or Montana, since you want isolated places. Idaho might count as well here, but those were the first three that came to mind.

My vote goes to Alaska though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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How isolated: real isolated
what type of weather: any
cost factors: 10-20K
type of construction: log cabin
on a mountain or beside a lake: lake
If you want to be near the lakes check out Northern Idaho as it has an array of beautiful lakes and mountains, so you can have both. But if you want true isolation near the lakes, I'd suggest the upper Great Lakes region like the UP of Michigan.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Alaska, PNW, northern Rockies, MN/WI/MI Northwoods, northern New England. Basically think north.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I have to assume your cost factors do not include land. Or concrete. That's a very low number.

It depends on what kind of isolation you are seeking. You can fine extremely remote areas in Eastern Montana and the Dakotas but you won't have the tree cover. More people live in Western Montana but with the thick forests, no one can see you even though they're closer.

Even before you gave your critera I voted for Idaho. It sounds like that's what you're after. Property is considerably cheaper in Idaho than Montana. I'd avoid The Sun Valley or the Coeur d'Alene, ID areas as they're hot tourist spots. Check in the wilderness between Grangeville and Salmon in Idaho. Unless you need access to a big city and then you're out of luck. It's pretty dang remote in there.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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One of Idaho's slogans is "The Wilderness State" and has the largest alpine and mountain wilderness areas in the Lower 48.
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