09-22-2016, 09:13 PM
How married are you to Idaho, etc.?
My neighbor Steve has his old place for sale. I am sure you can have it for $20K. House built in 1901. Has a separate cellar. It is on the creek. There's about 2-3 acres of very good bottom land, only about 20-25 miles from Charleston WV. Arguably the most gun-friendly state in the nation, low property taxes, generally good people, and you can be left alone if you do not want to be bothered.
He would also finance it for you, I am 99% sure. You could have it tomorrow. He bought the 137 acres across the road from my place and just wants to be rid of the responsibility of the other property. It was flooded back in June, but the damage is not great. You would have some work to do, but for $20K... :)
I would not mind picking it up myself, but wifey said "no, and I will murder you in your sleep if you buy it." She's the boss, so that's out for us. But for that money I think it is a pretty decent deal. Plenty of hunting, fishing, and all that here. Ground is good such that you could feed yourself if SHTF. Far enough from civilization to be comparatively safe, but not so far away that you need to be the reincarnation of Grizzly Adams in order to survive. I would also point out that for a shitty little town, Charleston has at least six major hospitals.
If you are interested, let me know. You could always come look at it, or I can take photos if you want. And yes, being the asshole I am, I would probably help you with the house.