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If you had 10K free and clear what would you do?

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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I ask this because I am in this situation. My husband and I have come to the understanding that our paths are different.
He does not believe the way I do and that is ok, but I can no longer sit and do nothing. I feel the need be more prepared in the event of an emergency. I desire to live totally off grid as I have before.
One of my main issues is location. He is my only family in our current location, the rest of my family live in the sweet south.
He has no desire to move, and his idea of living off the grid is no gas for the generator while camping in the big travel trailer.
He has tried but we both know he is not cut out for a life off the grid.
So we have decided to take 10K and have me "get a second home" off grid. But I don't know where to begin again. It's like I have lost direction.
So Please give me your dream situation so I can combine them to make my ideal situation. I need to remain in the US but the location can be anywhere really.
10K is what I have to buy land(or put down payment) and build. I will have a small monthly income($800.00), which I did not have last time I was off grid.




posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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For a start SMILE!!! I would love to be in your position.

Unfortunately I cant offer any help as I'm in the uk but I really hope you do well



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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Oh I smile at the opportunity. And yes you can help.
What are some of your dream living situations on a small budget?
I have some old plans for a small house but am looking for other ideas as well.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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Some of the cheapest land you can find is in Arkansas and Tennessee. You might start there for land. A lot of people I know are retiring to AR because it is so cheap. You can also still find very secluded areas.

Good luck and keep us posted.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by freedomataprice
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And yes you can help.What are some of your dream living situations on a small budget?

You even have plans for a house!!! I'll be on the next plane


My ideal would be a small plot of land away from the noise of the cities. Running water would be a huge advantage as it allows you to generate power cleanly and for free. I'd also want to grow my own crops too so another reason for a water supply. A small forest nearby because I like tree's and it's a supply of natural materials. A few chickens etc. Thats about all I'd want from life



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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Become like the Old Pioneers . A Cabin in the Woods near a Water Source . The New Jersey Pine Barrens comes to mind . Grow your own Food and Hunt for Game . A simple life is something we as Humans all Dream about but never Dare to actually do nowadays........
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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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Yes I have looked into Arkansas, but never TN. I will look again.
West Texas has cheap land but water would be the problem.
I have done rain catchment before and built a filter, it worked well. And was much cheaper than digging a well.
My issue with AR is the flood map from FEMA. Does not look good for a future but then again every state has some form of disadvantage.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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Pass my my driving test and buy a cheap car and with the rest start a business building pcs and selling for a profit on ebay.

as well as offering a pc repair service.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Ok first ya need to find a cave, one with two entrances preferably, and that should save some money building a house, secondly it needs to be not too far from some amenities, such as a hospital, school, and shopping mall's oh and you prob need some running water nearby too. if its a decent stream of water you can get your husband to build a wheel to create a turbine which may cost a little, but will give you your own power, not this will make the cave much more plesant. if there is a wood nearby it would be good for hunting so bring your gun, ya never know when breakfast will jump out and run for it... its mostly getting organized more so than spending,,, just a thought! best of luck though



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by freedomataprice
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Yes I have looked into Arkansas, but never TN. I will look again.
West Texas has cheap land but water would be the problem.
I have done rain catchment before and built a filter, it worked well. And was much cheaper than digging a well.
My issue with AR is the flood map from FEMA. Does not look good for a future but then again every state has some form of disadvantage.


Around the Fort Smith area is hilly and lots of woods.
My husband and I used to work a lot around NW Arkansas.
Beautiful country and some good ol' boys to boot.


I don't believe that part of the state was under water on the FEMA map.
Now the southern part of Arkansas is flat like Louisiana until you hit Little Rock and the more north west you go, the hillier it gets.
The AR/MO border has the Ozark mountain range.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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A house made out of shipping containers in the middle of Idaho.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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If I had 10K free I would have a very good weekend! And probably a divorce on the Monday morning!
LoL

Now if I had say 500K then maybe I could make some changes in my life, own some property, maybe start a a couple of small business. Now i just sound greedy. LoL

The way things are just now im lucky if I have a spare £50 at the end of the week.

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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I'd invest in a lot. I need survival guides, food, weaponry for safety. Backpacks and plastic strong enough to be used as a housing device. Bear and animal repellent. Soap. LOTS OF TOILET PAPER.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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Get a CDL class A, then get my car fixed.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:52 PM
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Here in Washington state I would buy a couple cartons of cigarettes..

Way over taxed here....



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 07:54 PM
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I HAD 8k as an inheritance.

I took 14 months off from work (drive a truck) and pinched every penny.

Did what ever I wanted to....to answer your question. Everybody thought I was crazy...
as probably most of you do too....



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 08:13 PM
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Well this is my home 120sq ft permanently
built on an 8x16ft trailer bed in which I can hook it up to the trailer hitch and go. Heated flooring, granite countertops, gas stove, studio fridge, 2 beds, shower, tub, shower, couch, 12,000btu a.c, sink, toilet, bulldog, etc. I came from 5000hsf home to my tiny home on wheels. $22,500 but you could probably have it done cheaper without the upgrades.

Profile pict and cover pict is mine. More picts if you scroll down. I've forgotten the rules to outside links so please let me know if this ok or needs to be changed.


The shoebox





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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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I watched a documentary on this guy before called Micheal Reynolds, he basically built an eco home out of mainly recycled materials here is a few videos:





There is plenty more videos and info about him and similar works too, just to throwing some ideas out their for you. I find his work amazing and beautiful, I'd love to try something like that.

I live in the UK so I can't really say anything about land prices and the best place to live, hope these videos find themselves useful for you and I wish you the best of luck


To answer the question what would I do with 10k. I'd say I would probably go traveling and camping, learning bush craft and survival skills along the way. 10k would get me pretty far in equipment, training and supplies I can imagine.



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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A log cabin is a great idea but my "man power" will be limited. So building one would be hard.
I will be living simply. That is the goal.
Thanks for the input.



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