Relocating

DevilsBrew Posted By DevilsBrew, Jun 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

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  1. DevilsBrew

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    This current weather trend is crushing my spirit. It doesn't feel like Summer and I am getting down. I'm not clinically depressed but feeling the blues. I am seriously considering relocating to a sunnier local in the future. This is beyond a long winter. I don't like not seeing the sun for days as I get older.

    Just my ramblings...
     
  2. billb3

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    May I recommend Seattle ?
     
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    Well, Seattle does average about 5 more days of sun than we do.

    I have been considering the Northeastern Rockies. I don't like humidity and extreme heat so the South and Southwest is out. Though, I don't know if I am up with these burn ban thingys I have been hearing rumors about.
     
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    What burn ban thingys?
     
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    Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff would be on my short list if you like distinct seasons and plenty of sunshine. They are southwest but high enough elevation that they don't get wicked hot.
     
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    Thanks guys. I will have to take a look at those links.

    I might as well post what I am looking for. I like the cold and a change of seasons so a snowy area is an option. It has to be near lots of outdoor activities, water is a must. Affordable and out in the boonies. Besides the NE Rockies, I am taking a look at Michigan, Maine, and NY.
     
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    Will you need to find work? If not, the choices are boundless. What you do is get yourself into a motorhome and set out and take a year to find your ideal. You may even find you like the full time RV lifestyle. Many people do and it's quite doable.
     
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    I wouldn't mind living out of an RV though since my long term goal is to get a tiny home. One thing I have noticed, and I am not sure if this is happening out west, is that the long term RV campgrounds are either selling out for development, selling out to the state and local governments, or limiting usage to a week at a time.

    I would really love to have my own place. I have discovered from my current experience of renting a farmhouse that I am really desiring to build a place up.

    Work, I really don't care. I'm a gypsy.
     
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    Ah, I share your attitude and envy your youth. You have the "go west" spirit. Climb into an RV, head west and find your place. You want to build a place from scratch. So you'll have your RV to live in while you build after you find the spot. I actually did that once. It works perfectly. I'd suggest a 5th wheel trailer for your situation. That way, you'll have living quarters and a separate truck for when you settle down and build. While traveling, you learn how to boondock without having to go to RV campgrounds. We boondocked maybe 3/4 of the time on the road. Many do it 100%. Just do it. I'll go with you in spirit.
     
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