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There are times that I really wish I could even consider the idea of living in a moderately or even extremely remote setting with gorgeous views and surrounding nature.

However the idea of more than a month in such a setting has me getting ready for a walk in to Davis to be surrounded by people.

(Thoughts from both the Subject's eponymous show, as well as things like All Creatures Great And Small.)

Date: 2017-04-16 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ceelove
I intend to retire/homestead in such a moderately remote/gorgeous/natural setting, but in such a way that I can get my people-fixes in Seattle or somesuch.

Date: 2017-04-16 02:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Like Baitcon, but without the perilous drive? And as [personal profile] ceelove says, within whatever your reasonable transportation range is of a city with the services you would miss ...

Date: 2017-04-16 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khatru.livejournal.com
As a young teen, I dreamed of trekking out to one of the foothill-of-the-rockies states and building my own house. Even to the point of drawing up floor plans. This was after I had participated in a workshop on how to build a log cabin with just a chainsaw. (no chainsawing permitted by the workshop takers, being a bunch of girl scouts more or less under 18. My friend and I were the only ones who were really interested, and ended up staying by the guy all day and helping with stuff.)

Having spent time in Missouri, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't thrive anywhere but a city. But I do miss being in forest all summer...

Date: 2017-04-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goddessfarmer
If you want to spend a day in the woods, you're always welcome to visit here. I promise to leave you quite alone.

Date: 2017-04-16 01:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nuclearpolymer
I feel like it's easier to live in a city and drive to the country when you want to be alone, than to live in the country and drive to the city when you want to hang with people. Because alone-ness can happen on-demand, but company requires coordination, and people start forgetting to invite you to stuff if you're not around most of the time.

Date: 2017-04-16 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sauergeek
I've been pondering this myself recently, going so far as to look at vacant lots in places far enough out to still have that sort of separateness and views.

But I've also found through direct experience that a 100% telecommuting job drives me stir crazy, and fast -- and it's going to work that is the primary motivator for getting me to go outside at all. (I may be better at that now than I was then, but I haven't tried it since.)

I'm still awfully tempted by having my own patch of nature. I'm just not sure it'd work.

I'm also tempted to build a house from scratch, which doesn't require the vistas or the distance, but does require rather a lot of money to do close to a city.

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