HI All, Didn't know of this forum until a week ago. I would post certain aspects of my work on other sites. This site encapsulates everything I am doing. Short Story: as a wee one, I have always been enthralled with the idea of living off the land. Someone gave me book about being a survivalists in the great outdoors. How to build shelter, find edible plants, and snare food. Well, time passes by, and passing middle age, I found my postage stamp. 5 acres of heaven on Sunshine Coast of BC. Very rural, spotted with small towns. I actually found the property by trolling the neighborhood, and figuring out where I'd like to be. I wanted a vacant lot, untouched by humans. Well, it really came down to money. A vacant acreage lot was the most I could afford. And since I had lived up here for while on a 1/2 acre lot, I got to know the neighbors. While chit chatting one day, a neighbor mentioned a lot down the road used to be for sale, but the market tanked, and it sat. Well, I'll have to take a peek. I was sold on the driveway. View attachment GEDC3309 (Large).jpg The driveway was blasted in several decades prior, and then time took over. I don't think a car ever went up it for all those years. At the top, the forest took over. There was one game trail, but it was a slog getting around. Having been logged in 1950's (guess), it was a mixture of old and new. But the bulk of property was on top of hill (lots of light, and private). I hustled to the local muni hall, and ask for owners info. I call up owner and ask if he is interested in selling. He was, but there was a catch. I had to sell my place to purchase his...and the market was anemic to say the least. So, I had a lawyer draw up a contract, and I paid the owner a grand to hold it until I sold my place. It took almost two years to sell my place. What a waiting game. I almost gave up, resigned my fate to having weekend warriors partying on their deck, 30ft from my deck (1/2 acre lots were 60ft wide). At any rate, I finally sold, and moved all crap in a shipping container I bought (wise move!). Plopped it on my new piece of heaven and rented out a cottage nearby.