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IF you had a place to get away from it all ....

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.... would you go there?

I'd love to find a place out in the middle of nowhere.
Where it's quiet and there's nothing but nature.

Do you know of such a place? Seriously, do you?


There's a North Carolina community in the mountains
that's living VERY simply.

One of the residents, that was a computer programmer,
who said upon going there that it felt like taking a big
dump. A major release/relief.


Another lucky soul lives in an old bus up in the mountains,
where I don't remember. To live amongst nature and away
from the mad, maddening crowd, that would SURE work
for me.
 

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The more I try to navigate these nutters the more I yearn for something simpler. I sometimes like the idea of just taking up woodwork somewhere peaceful, its become steadily more appealing to me the more I think about it.
 
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I would love to live in a lighthouse. Just the sound of the waves for company.
You read my mind.

A lighthouse keeper job, for someone like me that thoroughly enjoys his own company and finds
others tend to spoil that, (the more, the less it's enjoyed) would be a dream come true.

If you've seen the original Steven King 'The Fog' movie, the lighthouse in that movie has a view that's to
die for. (no pun intended)
Point Reyes Lighthouse in Northern California.
 
#8
I love to and would go there. If it wasn't so difficult to combine this with making a living.
If you could make it a really simple community, and simplicity is the way to go, it wouldn't cost much.

Build your own small, simple dwelling, like Thoreau did, grow your own food, enjoy simple pleasures.

I'd bet most of us are on disability, and that would cover the expenses.
 
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I can imagine myself sitting in the middle of the Yorkshire dales national forest, miles from anywhere and anyone and simply sitting there forever completely undiscovered for centuries.
I'm in South Florida, nothing much here but scrub brush and swamps. And crowded beaches.
(and endless suburban sprawl, filled with obnoxious hedonists)

Soon as it warms up, I'm moving to one of the least populated places in America, Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's cheaper and beautiful, what's not to like!
 

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I'd love to move to west Texas, specifically Big Bend country (Presidio/Brewster/Jeff Davis counties). I have a teen son on the autism spectrum that I am trying to help raise, so that isn't an option right now. Not completely out of reach, but until he's grown, moving is off the table...
 

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In some ways I already live "out there", but I'm not away from it. I live in the woods. It's not uncommon to have wildlife in my yard. I work from home, so I'm not away from it all in that sense. I'm connected to the world through technology. I pick up groceries, take my cat to her appointments, go to my appointments and that's about the gist of my travels from home. It does get lonely out here.
 
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In some ways I already live "out there", but I'm not away from it. I live in the woods. It's not uncommon to have wildlife in my yard. I work from home, so I'm not away from it all in that sense. I'm connected to the world through technology. I pick up groceries, take my cat to her appointments, go to my appointments and that's about the gist of my travels from home. It does get lonely out here.
A place in the woods and a cat to share it with.

I truly envy you!

I'm all by myself in my Brother's motorhome in a nice but crammed RV park.
(and paying $2100 a month for it too)
 
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My cousin’s grandmother owned some land out in the desert where she grew pistachios. Cousin and I would go out there sometimes for the weekend just to get away. You could go up on a hill and look for miles in every direction and the only man-made things you’d see were the little house on the property and the road that led there. I’d love to live in a place like that. Whether or not my city-boy ass could actually manage it is another matter.
 

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My cousin’s grandmother owned some land out in the desert where she grew pistachios. Cousin and I would go out there sometimes for the weekend just to get away. You could go up on a hill and look for miles in every direction and the only man-made things you’d see were the little house on the property and the road that led there. I’d love to live in a place like that. Whether or not my city-boy ass could actually manage it is another matter.
Loooooove the east Cali desert 🏜️....Ridgecrest, Mojave, Baker, China Lake, Trona, and Death Valley NP are all surreal (and beautiful)...
 
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