If you’re in a position to move to a rural, more secluded area, hoping for a simpler lifestyle, there’s a lot to consider. It’s often romanticized, but many have done well by making such a move.
On the other hand, some have utterly failed.
Take a look at the following article from “Backwoods Home Magazine” for some practical and realistic thoughts about moving to the country. You’ll appreciate this as well if you’ve recently made the big move. The author’s somewhat humorous tone makes some sharp points about such things as getting along with neighbors, pets and firearms.
10 country do’s and don’ts
By Julie Crist
When we moved from the city to the mountains, I kept my eyes open and my mouth shut and paid very close attention to other people’s botchery. Personally, I’d really rather watch someone else screw up than have to do it myself. But of course, there’s no free lunch, and so we added our own blunders to my ever-growing list. What follows are 10 lessons from my “now I know better” collection. Perhaps these lessons learned will ease your transition from the city to wilderness.
1. Know thyselves. If you are a couple who bickers over which way to hang the toilet paper roll, don’t buy raw land.
Read the whole article here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/10-country-dos-and-donts/
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
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