From living in colorado for 14 years I'd like to offer this. The influx of 'yuppies' is a very real obstacle to the self sufficient homesteader. They not only drive up the price of real estate, they LOVE homeowners associations and covenants. If you don't go along with their plans for THEIR community, (no matter if you were there first) they will go to any length to force you to comply. Including taxing you out of existance, and reporting you to any and all authorities, and changing the laws. What is ok today may cost you sorely tomorrow, because a law was made against you doing things that make perfect sense to you. Things such as clotheslines, a wood burning stove, raising farm animals and using them for food, having a vegetable garden, compost piles, etc have all been outlawed in some areas. So be very careful when you are looking at a new homestead. I have moved to a remote area and had yuppies move in and make life so miserable I was forced to move elsewhere.