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Year round camping/living - $32000
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They don't mention what the property tax is there. Some places tax non residents at a higher rate. If you are a resident what is there income tax like?
You can get a second hand membership for someplace like 1000 trails with nationwide camping for about $2k. Yearly membership $500. Hot, go north, cold, go south.
Asking about others experience with this would probably be a different thread.
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just a heads up about Thousand Trails many of their parks are high class places and look down their blue noses at anything that cost less than half a million bucks. highdesertranger
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#13
It's not $3200? Those bare lots around the East Coast campground types where you own it, is around $3000. Property insurance maybe $75-100/year. Yearly dues is $1200. Water around $50 every 3 months. Electricity available. Some people just want to get rid of their lots, so some may have and old RV there or even built up decks included in this price or more. Some goes for $50,000 but those are the big lots on the lake with a full house on blocks and full decks right over the lake with boat ramps, etc.

Others have built elaborate structures there for permanent housing, but the community have started to crack down and changed to a maximum 180 day stay per year and no more than 100 days consecutively. If you live in a van, then this shouldn't be that big of a problem. Not sure how good their tracking is. Worse case, you can only use it 6 months in a year = $200/month.

And they have amenities there like restaurants, club house, swimming pool, showers, laundry room, etc.
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Personally I appreciate things like this post, not the complainers though. I've fulltimed long enough to have problems with not having a "real" address. Once I get back east and get money saved back up, I plan on buying a place to home base from. Since I stealth converted the bus mostly in a campground (where I was not supposed to be working on it), I would appreciate the ability to work on my vehicles and do a little maintenance on the bus. Since David has passed away, I will be looking for someplace that already had utilities and sewer in place. It needs to be in a warm winter location though. In the SE. I'm tired of living in places where I apparently speak a foreign language. I want to be somewhere that I can walk into a restaurant and order a glass of sweet iced tea and they know what I ordered.
This is merely what I did. I am not telling you to do this. I am just saying what I did. This may or may not work for Vandwellers. I am not a Vandweller. I live in a skoolie. I do not boondock so this may or may not be suitable for those who do boondock. Fulltime since 2006.
http://lorndavi.wordpress.com/blog/
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#15
If you're wanting cheap land you don't have many rules on northern utah/nevada and some lonely areas like the idaho desert (Hello) . I used landwatch.com to buy honeys park in the first place. I've seen lots of 10 acres going for just 2-3k. Heck, i've considered buying a second spot a couple states away. If you make sure your not in a city limit and just a spot of county land then you get away from most of the complaints people have about HOAs and cities. I personally like having a home base and a spot to retreat to that nobody can tell me not to camp on.
Scar Honig Stigr
2436 N 3000 W
Arco, Idaho 83213
(208) 390 6089
http://www.honeyspark.webs.com
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(08-25-2015, 06:16 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: just a heads up about Thousand Trails many of their parks are high class places and look down their blue noses at anything that cost less than half a million bucks.  highdesertranger

Yeah, had that experience years back when my husband and I had a 27 foot Class A. It was brand, shiny new, but those in their milliion dollar converted greyhounds, etc did, as you say, look down their very blue noses at us. We didn't care, especially when one of them got badly stuck in a very wet Florida camp. Tee hee!!
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(10-21-2017, 11:55 AM)Honeys Park Wrote: If you're wanting cheap land you don't have many rules on northern utah/nevada and some lonely areas like the idaho desert (Hello) .  I used landwatch.com to buy honeys park in the first place.  I've seen lots of 10 acres going for just 2-3k.  Heck, i've considered buying a second spot a couple states away.  If you make sure your not in a city limit and just a spot of county land then you get away from most of the complaints people have about HOAs and cities. I personally like having a home base and a spot to retreat to that nobody can tell me not to camp on.

Wow, I checked this website out and bookmarked it on my bar.  That's incredible.  I'm thinking along the same lines, but what I think I'd like to do eventually is do the year round camping/living in a number of places.  Get a tract of land following the migration route I have already gone and wish to continue to go.  If I spend 5K or less on a rural tract that I don't have to mow or improve, I can keep moving from my different purchases, and I can improve eventually if it's important to me.

But before getting to that point, I think it's important to try out areas to see what type of places I want to live, and if I go through my migration pattern, I can see what I like and make amendments as necessary.  So (for me) down the road, but not now, I think that's an outstanding idea to get some land.
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#18
There must be a typo on that price, $3,200 I could see, barely, but certainly not 32K. As other posters have said, you could buy vacation property around or nearby lakes in the south for less, some with power on it.


Here's a random Georgia recreational land ad, (I have no connection, totally random):

"Stroll around and visit this awesome 1 acre property located at Harris County, Georgia and no need to walk because it has a paved road infront of the property. There are also neighbors nearby. Just 15 minutes drive to Walmart Supercenter where you can buy your groceries for your family, just 2 minutes drive to La Pareja where you can eat together. Pure Gas station is also 2 minutes drive from the property." 

https://www.landwatch.com/Harris-County-...d/25087259

Listing Status: Active
Listing Type: Sale
Property Type(s):
[size=undefined]Irrigated: No
Residence: No
Property ID: 7077667[/size]
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