Small farm (which is to say, big garden, chickens, and a few dairy goats or a cow, and hell, maybe even a horse or two) on Manitoulin Island. Ideally, we'd have a small woodlot, too.
Since I'm dreaming, we'd live in a slipformed stone house that we built ourselves. Mortgage free, of course. With a metal roof, geothermal heat, passive solar, and a Russian heater. And have a matching barn.
If not off grid, I'd at least like to have solar/wind electricity to cut the bills way down. Radical plumbing- that is, running water, but no septic- composting toilets and graywater runoff for irrigation. All wood/stone floors, and slipcovered leather/pleather upholstered furniture, so no vacuum. A gas dryer hooked up to biogas (from the chicken poop
) instead of propane - just for the winter, I love my clothesline!. A wood cookstove with hot water resevoir, and solar hot water for the summer. (And an electric on demand water heater for back up.) Chest fridge/freezers.
And converted diesel vehicles that run on grease.
Why Manitoulin Island? It's in Canada, so health care's not a concern, and I could find work as a nurse. (DH is a farm boy and former butcher, so he could run the farm, and maybe make a little money on the side.) Closeish to friends and family. In Lake Huron, so lots and lots of potable water where ever you look. And they have broadband internet access there.