How far would you go? I frequently see these photos on Facebook. There is a cabin in the woods. I am not sure if there is electricity, indoor plumbing or any other amenities. It looks warm, welcoming and has a porch with a gorgeous view. It also looks very remote.
The captions from the photos range from ‘would you live here for a year? No cell phones, no electric…’ to ‘Would you live here and give up watching football for one year’? Most of them tack on a $1 mil offering, as well.
How Far Would You Go?
I laugh at all those who answer a resounding ‘YES!’ And it does sound peaceful. But my question is, does it comes with food, fresh water and supplies? What about entertainment – books, games, etc.?
If the answers to all of those questions are ‘No!’, then I wonder just how many would actually agree to do it. I might, if I could bring my seeds, garden tools, a few chickens, a milk cow, and a few other supplies. And I would definitely have to bring the Country Boy. I mean, after all, my farm could definitely use that payday.
Then I stopped to think. How many folks would go to this extreme to get peace and quiet? Why would you say ‘yes’ to this cabin? Are you searching for a way to live a simple life, free of all outside distractions? Is life really so crazy, living remotely is an enticement?
I wondered how many of us would seriously consider this, if it was a real option. To find out, I created this short survey. Take a few minutes to think on each question.
I Will to Go This Far:
1. Give up everything and move to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. I’ll figure out the rest when I get there.
2. I would gladly move, but I want to bring my tools, supplies, seeds, livestock and other things I consider necessities.
3. Moving is all fine and good, but is there indoor plumbing? I don’t do outhouses!
4. I’ll stay where I am, because I already live like that. I have no desire to pack and move.
5. Moving isn’t an option, but my goals are to get as close to that lifestyle as I can.
6. Just getting a garden to grow is all I can handle. Thanks anyway!
7. Does it come with a butler, a maid and a caterer? If so, I’m in!
Did you choose an answer? Tell me which one you chose, and why. Share your answer in the Comment section below. If you already live in that cabin in the woods, please share with us how you make things work. If you think it is a perfect place to live, let us know why and what you would bring with you.
Make this fun and share this post with your friends! Let’s all see what the answers are – maybe we can learn something from each other. I am looking forward to reading all the different answers. Be sure you check back to see what everyone else is saying!
On Thursday I will be offering another survey and it takes this one a step further. It is for those who would still consider living a simple life. Be sure to stay tuned. The next survey is coming up!
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