A bit of background--Dh and I have always disliked the region and city we live in. We also feel the need to separate ourselves from various family members who are a drain on us. Right now we are renting a townhouse, and slowly (painfully slowly) saving up for a downpayment on a piece of land. Our ultimate dream is to have a homestead--it doesn't matter where, really, as long as it's reasonably far from where we live now.
We have 3 kids, soon to be 4.
Okay, so our idea: Because we really feel a strong desire to just get away from here, we want to, in maybe about a year from now, get rid of all our excess stuff, rent or buy a big truck, and just pick up and go. We live in Ontario, and we have this idea that we could drive around country roads for a week or two and look for a little country house somewhere that we could rent. Maybe 3-4 hours from here. Then we could live there, and breathe a little easier because we'll be away from the negative people in our lives now, and continue saving up for a downpayment on a permanent property somewhere.
Does this sound crazy? Normally I am not the type of person to do risky or impulsive things...We just feel so DONE with our current living situation. We hate it here and we just want to GO, anywhere...is this foolish? My husband has a woodworking business (online) which gives us a small steady income, so wherever we went we wouldn't have to really worry about immediate employment.
Also, are there any country-living MDC'ers here from Ontario who might be able to tell me where would be a nice area to look for a place? I know the Guelph area is crunchy, but maybe it's too expensive for us. We just want a nice quiet place to get away from it all and recoup...far from our current toxic situation.