I asked this on another discussion but thought i would get more exposure with a new discussion. My wife and I want to move to East Tennesse and start a home stead. We are looking for suggestions of communities that are homestead friendly. Locations that are close to moderately sized cities because we will likely still need to be working, at least in the beginning.
We are also looking for income sources on a homestead. logging was one thing that came to mind but this requires a large acreage of land. we are looking in the range from 2-10 acres. If we went big like 100 acres to log we would likely end up with debt so that is probably out of the question.
awsome thanks for the input. we are looking in the knoxville, tri city, and chattanooga region mostly. sounds like melancholy is out in the country more. we have not determined how rural we want to get. 30-60 minute drive from a metro area is what we are looking for. my skills are CAD based with construction so right now it looks like we will be relying on that for a living until the homestead is really established. which is find i like what i do, just rying to figure out how to blend it with self sustainablility.
Zach i have heard rumors a major drug problems in Knox can you confirm?
I would say as much as any other university town, the further away you are from north or east knox the better if memory serves. I live in Nashville now but so much family is there I visit often.
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