?'s considering move from U.S. to Northern Ontario

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by All country, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. All country

    All country Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2003
    Dh,Children,& I have been considering & discussing a move from here in Indiana to Northern Ontario. We have seriously looked into this for the past 2 years. We are in agreement that we would like to go for it, but are still considering the effects such a move would have on other family members.

    We are presently looking at 3 properties. Finding answers to these questions is just more information we need to make our final decision.

    At this time we are considering buying the land now then moving in the spring. During this summer Dh, and oldest son could go up and set up fencing for livestock, getting a well put in, clearing a lane for a drive, clearing a spot for a travel trailor we plan to live in until the house is done. We plan to build a cordwood home and barn.

    At this time we have over 70 young pullets. These are good breeds, healthy and a lot has gone into raising them to be exactly what we want. They will start laying this Sept.

    We also have 5 milking goats and 2 wethers. Our milking goats produce very high quality, great tasting milk, and an abundence of it.

    A lot has gone into making sure we have the quality of animals we desire and we would hate to have to start all over. We are looking into more remote areas and a supply of fresh milk and eggs would be helpful to us. Immediete shelter for the chickens and goats would not be a problem. We could set up the livestock trailors we move them in for temp. quarters until the barn could be completed. They would have about the same amount of space they have now.

    We also have family pets that would be hard to part with.
    How do we find out how moving them across the border could be handled.(fees, heath checks, quarantine if any)

    Also how do we find out about how moving possessions is handled. Are there taxes levied on personal items moved when moving across borders? We have been in the process of simplifying our lives and getting rid of a lot so there isn't much that we don't care to part with, but some items are essential to the homesteading lifestyle and would be needed for building our home.

    I know some of these questions may seem silly, but we would appreciate any help that could be given. Especially from anyone who has made a move such as this.

  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

    May 20, 2004
    SE Missouri

  3. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    I hope you haven't overlooked the most important thing....what about you? Have you applied to immigrate?

    Just thought I'd add that.

  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 11, 2002
    The question that needs an answer is how do you plan on making a living. If you have an outside source of income to support you your plan can work, or if you have empolyment available it could also work. Otherwise you can't afford to live there or anywhere else for that matter.
  5. boxwoods

    boxwoods Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Central New York
    You should travel to central NY before you go to Ca. land is still $250 - $1000 an acre. NY also just last month approved Alternative building materials.
  6. Janon

    Janon 993cc Geo Metro

    Aug 25, 2002
    Southern Ontario CANADA
    Becoming a Canadian citizen is not an easy task... you may want to check some of the other posts regarding Canada.

    Buying raw land in Northern Ontario may be a mistake... its cheaper in the long run to purchase something with a house and/or outbuildings already on it.

    "Northern Ontario" is a huge place... about the size of Texas. Be sure you know where you're moving to and get opinions/info on it... as it could be the middle of God's nowhere with just a bunch of rock outcrops. There is the "clay belt" right around Lake Temiskaming which would make a good place to homestead... but there are many parts where the land is pretty much worthless. I've been in and through northern Ontario many times... beautiful place.