Monday, April 14, 2008

Moving to the Country...Permanently

For the last five years Mrs. Middle Class Millionaire and myself have been talking about selling our house in the city and moving back to our very very rural home town. Well...the talking is over and over the course of this month we’ll be packing up all our stuff and making the 350km trip straight north. Long time readers of this blog will remember that last year I purchased a recreation property up north well we’ve decided that we’re going to be moving there permanently. Here are some of the details below:

WHY THE MOVE
-lifestyle
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ABOUT THE HOUSE
-located at the end of a dirt road.
-no cell phone or high speed internet service (looking into satellite internet)
-30 minute drive to “town” which is where we would have to work.
-our backyard is now 60acres which is surrounded by 1000’s of acres of crown land.
-land has 2 stream fed trout ponds.
-house is smaller than our current home (we plan to put an addition on sometime in the future).
-house is only 20 years old and very structurally sound (new roof, solid foundation) but aesthetically the inside of the house needs work as it’s very dated. Every room will have to be re-done to “make it nice” but the whole house is currently functional.
-the house already has a new well and new septic.
-has a detached garage that needs siding a new roof.

It is a drastically different lifestyle and community than where we live now. However, both my wife and I grew up there so we know exactly what we’re getting into. Stay tuned because sometime in the next week I’ll get to the part everyone wants to read about the finances...

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MG said...

Wow, big life change.... I am curious to find out more details. Congrats!

Janette said...

I love the country life. We traded high pace for high country when our kids hit high school. It was the best thing we ever did. Our second best thing was moving to the Midwest and beginning to redo this dated house----with the largest barn I have ever seen!
Congrats!
PS - satellite works fine here but cell phone....none.

Rachel @ Master Your Card said...

This sounds great. I sometimes think that I would like tolive in the country in a house with a large plot. But then I remember that I love my Internet connection and dislike gardening!

Nurse B, 911 said...

"...land has 2 stream fed trout ponds..."

Are you issing any invitations for Opening Day?!!!!

Middle Class Millionaire said...

Rachel,
Sounds like a cottage (instead of a house) in the country might work for you.

Brad,
Ha ha...I just might. We just can’t go to any of my secret spots though...as I’d pretty much have to kill you after which would be a drag since I enjoy reading your blog.

Moneymonk said...

"our backyard is now 60acres...

alot of grass cutting !

Enjoy the peace and calmness of rural living, it always cheaper

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I wish I could afford to do that. And I wish we had such vast ammounts of (affordable) land so close to town here in Victoria. Which city are you in btw?

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