Just 3 generations back much of this region was homesteaded, and vestiges of that culture are still present, and accessible for those looking to follow the path. Unpopulated land rich in natural resources, I feel quite lucky to be here.
And no winter mosquitoes. No mosquitoes at all that matter from fall frosts to late May. In my experience cold is easier to manage for than too hot.
And no Lyme disease ticks, or Zika virus, or any other nasties.
My neighbour to the north just sold his property, almost 2 full quarters, a 1970’s bungalow, 2 heated shop buildings on concrete floors, an open machinery shed, cattle corrals, roughly $185,000 Cdn.
Open land is cheaper yet.
All that and free health care with citizenship, at least so far. Practically pays to be here.