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Old 04-19-2015, 07:29 PM   #1
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I'm looking at about 6 acres of land and building a cabin on it lol. With my work schedule I am mostly limited to 3-4 day weekends and my friend who had land sold it and moved to west virginia...a bit far for short weekend trips and I want a place that is mine.
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Best of luck to you Deryk. Hope it all works out. But don't forget that with property ownership comes the dreaded TAXES. 6 acres sounds like enough to hold a rally on, LOL
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:51 PM   #4
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Best of luck to you Deryk. Hope it all works out. But don't forget that with property ownership comes the dreaded TAXES. 6 acres sounds like enough to hold a rally on, LOL
lol yeah...but anything I build will be tiny...I am into the tiny house movement. And yeah I would probably do a few camping events up there to get my slacker friends to come up for a visit.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:07 PM   #5
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I am sorry you are selling Deryk, you are always such an inspiration. I will miss your input. Good luck on the new adventure, I hope you get exactly what you want.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:16 PM   #6
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How about something different Deryk, like a repurposed railroad caboose. Or what I really want to put on my 10 acres is a Futuro house, looks like a flying saucer. There's one on the Outer Banks.
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Thanks! Yeah I might build something a bit unique over the next few years...first need to sell my ParkLiner!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:16 AM   #8
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Deryk,

This weekend I helped clean an outside patio with white plastic furniture. We used a power washer and cleaned what looked like impossible white plastic with ingrained dirt and mold. White like new when done.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:34 PM   #9
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Aw Deryk!! NO!
But you have to live your life... Just don't be a stranger around here.
Whoever buys your PL is going to be a really happy camper
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You will still come and visit, right?
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Oh yeah I will still be around....not fading away....just wanting some land of my own now.
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Why not put the ParkLiner on the land, to have someplace to live while you are building?
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:18 PM   #13
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Sure Glenn,, if you have 16k you want to give me for the down payment...sorry I am not rich. I think this thread is moving kind of away from my ParkLiner is for sale.
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Derek you and your Parkliner have been a real gift to us. Thanks for all your great and helpful posts. I bet your camper will sell fast.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:24 PM   #15
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Thanks! Had many grand adventures...but I think it's time to own my own place. Forget buying a house here in NJ, prices are way out of my range and honestly...I am not interested in living in a subdivision forever.

Always a new adventure lol
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Best of luck to ya Derek!

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Deryk,

I have been there and done that.

I had a cute Swiss style cabin in the mountains 40 miles from Denver. Great view, especially with the aspens turning in the Fall. However, drilling a well was $15 a foot and had to go down 605 feet to find a fracture to get water. Then had to have rock blasted to put in a septic system. Then a Cat cut in an access road up the hill.

But the real kicker is the homeowner's insurance. The rates went nuts due to forest fires in the state, and the insurance company sold it to me only because I had their homeowner's insurance on my house for a number of years. So first check to see if you can get insurance for a cabin, and even then, it will probably be only for a fixed dollar value, not replacement cost, and the rates won't be cheap because you will probably be a ways from even a volunteer fire department.

Check what the water rights are for drilling a well and if there is any infestation killing the trees, and getting legal access to the property. The cost of running in power is oh... a few thousand per pole and will need 220 power to run the well. Then there is winterizing, rodents, vandals, garbage collection, marijuana growers deciding to risk your land to grow their crop, and on-and-on-and-on it goes. Buying mountain property is a whole different experience than buying a house in the burbs.

Decided to sell the cabin when I could double my money in a few years, and bought the Scamp. With so much money invested in the cabin, I felt like I had to spend all my holidays and weekends there to get my money's worth. While it was a nice place to escape on the weekends, it got old looking at the same view. I wanted to see more of the country and glad I did it. You can't pull a cabin around to see the rest of the country. Just some things to consider.

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A lot of Jersey folks travel up here...for the weekend....land is cheap...and lots of it!

I must admit I've followed your journey too!
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Thanks...yeah looking at land and location. I might take a look at a few pieces near a friend who moved to west virginia, berkley springs...its a nice hip kinda town. Dont want to always be in the woods alone, sometimes its nice to catch a band or street fair!
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