I live in Alaska and am planning to purchase land in Pacific Northwest in coming year to develop to retire on in years to come.
I do not expect to live on land full time for atleast 5-10 years.
First a little about what I'm looking for. Have not narrowed it down to a specific area could be Washinton, Oregon, Idaho or Montana. Leaning toward eastern Washington or northern Idaho. Looking fo 3-10 acres could be larger if affordable. Full southern exposure a must as long term plan is a passive solar home. Water features would be minimum of a spring with area where pond or ponds could be developed, seasonal or year round stream would be a bonus. Gently sloping preferable to flat land.
Thoughts on what could be provided for other party. For the right party that helps in locating the right party could come to an agreement that works to both our advantage. Allowing you to live on land off grid structure or camp trailer. Work the land developing it for with both short term permaculture projects for your cash flow and subsistence as well as long term projects that fit with my long term vision of the property.
Another possibility would be older couple with older farm that would be interested in selling their place and possibly being able to remain on property with the understanding that the new owner over time would be making changes to the property to fit his vision.
My general vision is a passive solar home, with agroforestry/silvopasture developed for livestock and fruit and nut trees, garden area, honey bee operation, wood lot. Rest would depend on property potential.
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