Next summer I was thinking I could build a neat house on the foundation right below where I live now and I could rent out the main house for just $350 a month we would share the attached wash room and the electric bill (I will have a sundanzer freezer and use a very minimal amount of electric so just run an ext cord to my future house) I am going to be using catchment and well water rental would be on rural water bill is $50 or so a month. Heat is with a wood stove a two or 3 year supply of good wood delivered from a local mill is $300. There are all kinds of good paying carpentry and construction type jobs in Fayetteville 45 min west of me the area north of fayetteville around bentonville is really booming so who ever rents will have no problem working there are always jobs in the chicken or cannng factories if nothing else. They can keep a few chickens or poultry and some animals and they can have some of my excess veggies from what I dont sell at market. The university of AR is 45min drive west also. My mom is planning on coming to the place in 4 years but by that time they could save up enough for a place of their own and probably pay cash at that. Well what do you think sure privacy would be a little less but it would give me an income while I am building my gardens/beehives up for selling at market full time. DW sent me a letter the other day begging for us to not move again she was watching the butterflies in her flower bed and the kids playing and said she has really grown to love our 2 acres, So I am hoping that I can convince my neighbors to sell me an acre or two, or the man that owns 3000 acres and is not using part of it next to my house who will not sell to anyone will atleast let me use it to make pasture for our milk cows and room for an orchard and more garden area in exchange for some of the produce or my planting him an orchard. The house I build will be on a good foundation but it is only 30 feet from the main house I want to make it out of stone on the bottom story with wood floors and then a strawbale top floor with slab wood sides and an over hanging epdm roof with an attached green house, It gets sun better than the main house as their are big trees south of the main house. oh yeah the rental is 1400 sq foot and has oak floors new gas stove and water heater I am going to be putting a bigger porch on it this spring and hopefully new windows.