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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

How about a boat, trailer, or RV/pickup w camper?

As far as tying yourself to land, that depends upon your personality and employment. If you love the area, have a secure source of income anod/or a family, it can be quite sensible.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

How about a boat, trailer, or RV/pickup w camper?

I've thought about going the houseboat route, but honestly I have a deep-seated fear of water, so that's a non-starter, unfortunately.

Trailers and RVs are not meant for long-term living. I'd much have a house on wheels, one that I designed, with future expansion in mind and with all the things I can imagine needing. That includes self-sufficiency: rain catchment with water purifiers, solar, maybe some wind if I can figure out a way to make that sensible. I'm trying to figure out how to work in a minimalist workshop (in terms of weight), and have thoughts on how to set up some of the space so that, if need be, it could be converted into an indoor greenhouse.

Overall my approach has been "in the event of a zombie apocalypse, how do I ensure that 90% of what I need is right here." Obviously zombie apocalypse isn't a likely scenario, but it seems useful in terms of approaching self-sufficiency.

As far as tying yourself to land, that depends upon your personality and employment.

It's really just not for me. I'm not big on getting involved with my local community - and especially not where I am right now - and I don't see that changing, in the future.

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[–] NastiN8 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

it won’t be a zombie apocalypse. It will be a group of negroes breaking the window at 3 am and murdering you and stealing what few possessions you have. This is already reality in South Africa.