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I plan to purchase land in northern Maine. Can I just purchase land and live on it in a tent and build my house everyday? To ones own standards? Pioneer style, Or does one need an architect to design the plan and get them approved.I really just want to know if I can purchase land and be free to build from the ground up.
You want to reap the fruits of your own labor and take responsibility for yourself? Unfortunately, that's crazy talk. I'm afraid you have to use the Constitution to simply fight for the right to build and defend your own place at all, but you'll still be held to a set of standards. I learned to look at them as a necesssary evil, then saw they pretty much made sense anyway, and complying with them meant a pretty safe (and insurable) structure...But if you think a government that forces you to buy healthcare even if you're opposed to allopathic medicine is going to let you design and build to your own specs, well, good luck. I don't know the codes for Maine but here's a good resource http://voices.yahoo.com/how-find-maine-building-codes-7450446.html Even if the Constitution were paid any attention to by the current administration, the tenth amendment gives powers not listed in the Constitution to the states, and the State of Maine is the one deciding what's best for you. I know of no pockets of New England that don't have strict building codes but it's been awhile since I've been out there. The states of Alabama and Arkansas have areas with little or no codes I've heard, same with parts of Texas and Alaska. This will probably change eventually though. Here in Sandy Eggo there's actually a pretty good illustrative argument for why building codes are important---just cross the border into Tijuana and look around for a bit, epsecially after a rainstorm. If you want to challenge government intrusion into our lives, well, I for one am with you. But I decided it was less effort and more productive to play by all the rules. I wanted to build and I hope you'll decide to build your own place too and not get discouraged
I really don't want to derail JuniorDavis' thread---after all he was asking about building. I shouldn't have brought up Healthcare in the first place. There's other sites for that, even a better place right here on this site for it.
First off I am no way picking a fight. I am puzzled about your statement about the health care issue it is something I don't plan to use.
......I literally have had every limb broken..... I never planned it.... I have had over a hundred suchers in my head all unplanned. I have plates in one ankle. (It works better than the other one by the way.) I was off work for one year with ruptured disks on my neck. And I am not kidding.
Not once did I say I think I am going to fracture my arm today. I really don't think I ever met anyone that said today I'm getting cancer. WOW Today is a great day for a heart attack or a stroke. Everyone has their shorts in a bind pro and con right now over health care.
However the fastest way to bankrupt yourself and family is no provision for health care.
When you get finished with a dwelling do you wish to sell it?
Northern Maine is not an easy place to grow food crops nor build. I would certainly research the best insulating techniques best size for easy heating without making it so small it is of no practical use.
I do have to take issue with your statement on healthcare. When your appendix bursts without warning, you will use healthcare services, and get a 28-50K bill for the trouble.
JuniorDavis, I hope the off tangent drift on the healthcare issues does not turn you off regarding our forum. We do have a tendency to wander a bit and while we do not actively promote thread drift we do tolerate it well. Bit, your mention of not planning to use the healthcare system hits dear to home with me. My wife and I do believe in taking care of oneself, eating healthy, being physically and mentally active and generally trying our best to lead a good life. I do believe that government should have a minimal impact on our lives. At the same time I also recognize that I have to live among the rest of the population. I realize that my actions do have impact of those of my neighbors.
I do not plan to cultivate outdoor with the Geo-Engineering going on. Indoor greenhouse with hydroponic's and rocket mass heating would suffice me enough.Id love to have the indoor garden from "When a stranger calls" Wouldn't we all >_>.