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Old 04-02-2015, 05:11 PM
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Hi, I am a close-to-native Virginian, spending most of my life in the Norfolk/Va Beach area.

My wife and I love backpacking, and we want to eventually retire out in the mountains, either in VA, NC or TN. We will have tight money as we have no retirement, and are in some financial difficulty for about 3 more years...then we hope to buy a small piece of land, have an Amish cabin brought in, and try to eventually move there, or at least spend lots of weekends there. We are looking at off-grid, but we are thinking to be hooked to the grid if we can, and then supplement it with solar and propane. Septic, if possible, and well, but willing to compost if need be.

We have decided we don't want or need much space, and we love being together, so a small cabin of 250 sq ft or so suits us just fine.

I am not sure how the rural counties are in Virginia as far as zoning, but hopefully we can do what we want without too much hassle! I do read on here that Tennessee could be a better choice.

I am an accountant, so I may be able to keep working from home, even when I am old! lol
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM
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namtag welcome from Indiana. I hope you have as much fun here as I have. A quote from my grandpa "If you haven't learned something new every day you have wasted the day."
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum Namtrag. There is lots to learn here and good people to offer support. Sounds like you have the beginnings of a plan. I'm sure many people here can tell you more about the areas you've mentioned. Enjoy!
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