The CT household is looking at remote properties for the purpose of having a recreational cabin. We're still in the process of figuring out what we want this cabin to be, but it's looking right now like something that is off the grid a good ways. Would likely be accessed in the summer and fall a couple times by plane, and in the winter by snowmachine.
I've been hitting all the available online sources for remote properties and see a lot of lots (hehe, typed that without thinking how awkward it sounds) that fit the bill. But in my desire to have it all, I'm stumbling over the notion that I should be able to access the property by boat in the summer. I can foresee the potential to need to haul in bulky cargo when the ground is thawed, especially if we end up building rather than buying an existing cabin. I'm not a pilot and have no problem hiring an air taxi, but even a Beaver has its limitations.
Did many of you cabin owners build solely by what you hauled in on the snow and/or flew in to the site? Any thoughts on the cost vs benefit of having a third means of access? Or is this one of those situations akin to construction projects, you can have it fast, good, or cheap. Pick two.
I appreciate everyone's perspective, as you've all done it. I'm still dreaming.