Two acres, 8 miles from a good sized town, 5 miles from a smaller one. Flat, with a severely fire damaged house on it right now.
The next weeks will be interesting as I find out more about any septic repairs, arrange to have the house burned completely down or torn down for scrap, have the foundation examined and measured to see if my small house will fit on a part of it with minor adjustments, move the cabin to the land, and decide if I want to build or simply live in the cabin, at least for awhile. In the spring there will be lots of landscaping to do. There’s a tree to try to save as the current house is demolished. There’s some brush hogging to do, and new concrete to pour probably as well.
I looked in several areas, but the area I purchased the land in holds a couple attractions: I’ll be close to my aging parents, the land is reasonably priced, utilities are already on the site, it’s on blacktop near a major highway, and because the land will need clean up and landscaping, I can restore it to natural habitat rather than destroying habitat to build on virgin land.
The location isn’t perfect. I’ll keep watching for something closer to jobs. And watch more closely for jobs closer to this land. Still, having a home and land again is exciting.