This all may well be just a dream but what good are dreams if you donít dream them?
Iíve been considering purchasing a 17 acre plot of land 5 miles west of Glennallen on the north side of the highway about a mile in from the State OTC land sales. If the dream ever becomes a reality I want to build a cabin from available timber on the plot and live off the grid.
With that said, I have numerous questions that Iím hoping the good folks of this forum might be knowledgeable about and perhaps wouldnít mind writing a few sentences answering them. It would be nearly impossible for me to get up there to personally inspect the land for myself. At least in at this stage in the game. Iím 3800 miles away.
First of all, I know nothing of the area so I donít know what type of wood is on the plot. The survey says itís ďwoodedĒ but doesnít say to what extent or the type and age of the trees. It also shows an aerial view of the plot but itís not a very clear image and hard to determine specifics.
Does anyone have any knowledge of the area and if so are the trees in that area of a sufficient diameter to construct a log cabin out of? Something small to start with. Maybe an 8X12. Maybe even some clear photos of the area nearby that would be representative of the area in which I speak? And any soil conditions in that area I should be cautious about?
Iíve done some pretty extensive internet searching about the area and have come across a great deal of information, but nothing totally committed to the specific plot. Only the general area. Has anyone out there ever set foot and eyes upon that specific area?
Iíd also be interested if anyone could speculate as to why several of these State OTC land Sales get terminated after just a few years.
Anything at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,