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If I were in my early

If I were in my early twenties starting all over with no wife and kids...I'd buy this trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0ZvpyORLM

(you can buy this model Jayflight as low as 15-16K new - sleeps 9)

and put it on this piece of land...

http://www.landwatch.com/Grainger-County-Tennessee-Land-for-...

that's about 35-40K right there. The book below will tell you all the details of setting up your trailer on a piece of land and living small and off grid...

www.amazon.com/Dirt-Cheap-Survival-Retreat-Mans-Solution/dp/...

I'd dig a well, install a septic tank, and set up solar for off grid living. I'd plant a large garden on about 1/4 acre...and put black walnuts or other profitable trees/plants on the other acres. I'd sell plants for easy cash...

http://www.freeplants.com/wanted.htm

Full grown 80 foot black walnuts can bring in over $10,000 each. It used to take them 40-50 years to mature, but there are some new varieties that get there in 25-30 years. Here are some sources that describe how much can be made with the right trees and plants...

http://www.outsiderclub.com/money-does-grow-on-trees
http://www.profitableplantsdigest.com/profitable-trees/
http://www.profitableplantsdigest.com/how-to-make-40000-or-m...
http://www.freeplants.com/wanted.htm

So that's a pretty specific plan right there. East Tennessee mountains is a beautiful area. That realtor in the landwatch listing, Ron Mann, is one of the 'go to' realtors for buying land in Middle/East Tennessee. Also, this area is the best rated area east of the Miss River for a 'strategic relocation (Joel Skousen).

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