My wife and I have well paying, but very stressful jobs and are really considering buying some land and getting off of the grid. We have joked about it for years, but we are getting to a point in life where our work-life balance are way off. Work calls in the evenings, bringing work home at night and some weekends in addition to me being on call two weeks a month (24hrs). We know there are a lot of unknowns, but having served just under 10 years in the Army I know a good deal about minimalist living in the woods. We are looking at 40+ acres in Maine with a brook and close to two lakes and mountains. Ideally a cabin would be our goal, but would be willing to settle for mobile options while building. What do you guys think?