One of our villagers just sent me a link to this blog
Unconventional among “10 best places to live lists”, it focuses on places to survive that are rural and the #1 criteria is CHEAP land.
While the Village doesn’t qualify as having the cheapest land in America, I happen to think that the higher cost at Sewanee Creek is offset by quality of life in a planned retreat where you surround yourself with instant community with like-minded people who are committed to helping each other learn to be self-sufficient.
There’s an old saying about being penny wise and pound foolish and getting what you pay for. Cheap land may not be the defining factor if you have spent your life behind a desk and lack the necessary skills to go it on your own. Even for folks that are die-hard outdoorsmen, going off-grid alone is a tough way to live.
Otherwise, I like their logic. Mountainous, remote, moderate weather, good local and natural resources. His #10 pick is just a few miles away from us and he cites the natural beauty of the area.
Overall, I like this BLOG. What do you think?