Back Country Lifeposted May 31st, 2020 at 10:35 PM I realized that if I want to move out of the city and live in a little house on my own bit of wilderness, I need to start planning now. I dream of a quiet life far away from people with a few rescued kitty poof-poofs to keep me company. Show 11 Comments 11 Comments Post a Comment AnonymousJun 1, 2020 at 7:04amSounds reasonable. Lol Like HeavenQuietFresh airNatureAnd bo bo kitties. :) Popular DreamJun 1, 2020 at 7:56amBut the reality can be difficult. I'm here, I know. Me tooJun 1, 2020 at 8:24amTired of living in Vancouver in an old character building with hardwood floors and tenants above an no soundproofing. Luckily I have my kitty so I am grateful for that. A little shack in the country would be heaven after 26 years of noise. You and everyone elseJun 1, 2020 at 11:46amBeyond the financial planning, you will need to condition yourself for such a life. You will need a vehicle and you will need to know how to fix it and how to drive in mud and snow and off-road. You will be relying on it all the time. You will have to plan all your meals and anticipate your needs so you can limit your trips into town to once a month or less (the drive in and back and all the driving around to get everything done will take all day). You will need to be able to fix your electrical, plumbing, furnace, fridge, etc and have the tools to do so. Not that it's impossible to get professionals to do it but they won't be available for emergency jobs and they will be very expensive (only guy in town and you have to pay for travel costs). You will have to get along with your neighbours even if they are horribly bigoted and narrow-minded - in an emergency, they may be your only hope. You will have to renounce any "city" wants you might have. Things like movies, restaurant meals, exotic food of any kind, left-of-center values, all forms of art, intellectual conversations, a variety of literature, cafes, good coffee/tea, decent internet (possibly any internet at all), radio. Owning and knowing how to use a gun will be helpful. And don't get too attached to your kitties: coyotes and hawks will eat some of them. Yes yes and yesJun 1, 2020 at 11:49amI don’t need restaurants, bubble tea, waxing. I just want greenery, wind, peace, space. Tired of living amongst concrete. @youJun 1, 2020 at 4:14pmI really really appreciate this comment. People think its so easy to live in the country. Its a great life, but its a lot of hard work and a big change in lifestyle that most prob are not ready for. That said, as someone who lived in the country and now live in the city, I miss it. I miss it a lot. Why do carsJun 2, 2020 at 3:13amSuddenly appearEvery timeYou are near?Just like meThey long to beClose to you. @Why doJun 2, 2020 at 4:21pmI get it now. You’re replying to every post with some random bullshit. You obviously have a very sad life. Detached DreamsJun 2, 2020 at 5:30pmThe joys of city living.I'd be so happy with no shared walls.Isolation brought out the worst in a lot of people.I wrote about shared spaces and smoking, guess it didn't make the esteemed cut.It's great when you care about how your actions impact others but will probably die of lung cancer.No good deed.Living in condensed hectic cities is damaging to our health in so many ways.Never a moment too soon. @Why do carsJun 2, 2020 at 6:51pmI think it should be:Why do cats suddenly appearEvery time you are near?Just like me, they long to beClose to you LOAD MORE Join the Discussion Your name Comment * your name What's your name?