Thanks for all the feedback! I grew up in the UP and DH went to college there, and we've been trying to move back for a few years now.
It's a very cool house, but it *is* big (like twice the size of our current house near Ann Arbor). We're hoping to see it on Saturday, so I'll know more then.
Sparkygirl brings up some great points (the greywater is one that I've been wondering a lot about...do folks have a dry well?). From what I know, there isn't a shower/tub in the house. There is a sauna building outside, but it doesn't specify if there's a shower in the sauna. While I'm interested in being self-sustaining, I am not willing to be unwashed! We need to find out about how they heat their water, do laundry/dishes and bathe, and how they get rid of their water.
The listing says there's landline phone, but I don't know about internet capability with DSL or wireless; good thought. The house is on 45 wooded acres, but I don't know if the owner is cutting on his/her property for fuel, or if they have another source.
The job is a 9-5 Mon through Friday. We have a 4WD Outback wagon, and a Focus that would get sold to buy a pickup to haul wood and plow with.
Our son is only 1 (almost), so we're still thinking about our schooling route.
It's exciting, but a big change from our current lifestyle! Lots to think about...thanks to all who weighed in.