Cheap Real Estate on The Big IslandSubmitted by DoctorSparkles on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 03:00
Frequenting the Daily Paul has confirmed for me that most people prefer unconscious living. How many of you plead and rant with your friends and family to wake up to what's going down only to get the sense that nothing has changed except their opinion of your mental stability? I have found solace on Daily Paul and the sense that the momentum of the unconscious masses might best be side-stepped. But where?
In consideration of natural resources, climate, real estate prices, population densities, etc., my wife and I were pleased to discover the Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii. It's a big section of land between Hilo and Volcano National Park. Undeveloped jungle lots (zoned agricultural without restrictive codes or covenants) ranging 1 to 3 acres are pretty cheap (listed between $7000-$15000/acre - and it's a buyer's market). Many if not most of the folks in the subdivision we're investing into are off grid, catch their own water and build without permit - in other words, a colorful lot who prefer disengagement with the state. In fact, the entire state's sovereignty movement will probably only gain momentum over the next few years.
We're buying in as a form of landbanking - since we don't place much faith in the dollar - but we will likely be moving there next summer, so if you're looking for a place to dig in for the challenges on the horizon, please consider Puna. The more liberty minded types the merrier. We'd do all we could to help you. (And we'll need help digging in too!)
Has anybody else been thinking along similar lines? Any questions? Any advice?