I made a thread about this book in the media forum recently, and a user directed me here...so hi!
I'm almost done with this book. DH and I are trying to pay down our (large, unfortunately) student loans as quickly as possible, and we're looking at land, off grid housing, etc.
My main question at the moment is...where is a good place to live? Our family is in the MD/VA area...We're leaning towards MD, VA, or NC. I know we want to be near the coast and semi-rural...we want a couple acres. PA is also another option, though my first choice is a coastal area. Any thoughts on New England? VT, ME? I'd like to investiage those options as well.
I wish we were closer with my SIL. I'd love to have some sort of living arrangement with her...not in the same house, but her family and ours with our own houses on a bigger chunk of land that we can garden and do all of that together. It is always easier with more people, and I feel like we should stick together with the family we have.
Given what Kunstler and co. say re: global warming/ rising sea levels, are you sure that coastal areas are the way you want to go? If you're taking that into account, you may want to stay a certain number of feet above sea level...