After over 6 months of wailing and gnashing of teeth and trying to get title issues resolved, we finally closed today on the purchase of our secret remote hideaway at an undisclosed location.
It’s going to take a lot of cleaning up and effort but I think this is a good move in the long run. The site already has electric, a well and a septic system. They haven’t been used in a while and need to be inspected and possibly repaired, but that’s a lot cheaper than installing them new.
There’s a natural spring on the property so we have access to fresh water even if the power is out. Plenty of trees for firewood, plenty of wildlife, some good spots for a garden and a lot for chickens, sheep, maybe a cow. I’ve even already got a spot picked out to clear so I can plant some fruit trees.
The idea is for it to be our emergency escape/camping/hunting/recreational area for now, but to ultimately build our retirement home (preferably a log cabin on a basement, but in a pinch we could even tote a house trailer up there).
We’re very excited.
There’s a bunch of trash and stuff that needs to be picked up, it doesn’t look recent, but it looks like someone has been using it as a party spot in the past. So, the first order of business will be to put up a fence with no trespassing signs all along the road frontage and then get the trash cleaned up. I’ll probably put up some trail cameras to “keep an eye” on the place when we’re not there. Hopefully that’ll help. For now there’s nothing really up there to steal, I just don’t want people in there throwing around more trash and having to waste more time cleaning up over and over again.
I get 15 vacation days a year so I’m planning on taking one three day weekend a month to head over there to camp, recreate and get some work done. That leaves me a few extra days per year for contingencies.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share the big news. Yea for us.