posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 12:35 PM
I would say it's possible, just depends on what you're looking for. Finding a fully stocked cabin with all the comforts would be nice but chances
are if it's in good condition/well stocked it has frequent visitors.
When the economy tanked many vacation homes in my neck of the woods were taken over by banks. Some were left unfinished and the majority aren't
maintained. Weather/animals takes a toll so they're pretty rough.
There's several abandoned campers/trailers out here. The old guy across the road camped/hunted on weekends but he's in a nursing home now and the
camper just sits there.
Buying a camper/squatting it might be a better option. One land owner/squatter lived in an old converted school bus for awhile. It could be packed
ahead of time and quickly moved if someone hassled you.
If the sheriff/locals accidentally find you, squatters claim they own it or a family member does. As long as there's no complaints and you don't
look like a criminal no one, except the owner, will question you or bother searching court records for proof.
A lot of the land out here is owned by out of state residents. Owners can have a tough time establishing ownership. Land changes hands, gets passed
down/traded, paperwork gets lost and possession is 9/10 of the law LOL.
One eccentric guy claims his family still owns all the land out here, our place included. He shuts up when we mention the taxes.
If you're looking for a fully stocked mountain chalet in Aspen you'll be disappointed. We're at altitude but not so high we can't garden. I would
say finding an isolated area first is key. A place with little to attract city types/developers.
We have two lakes nearby and a spring, plenty of fish and water can be hauled. Do your homework and good luck.