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I opted out to live in a remote community 2 years ago. However before, I always lived in a house with a garden so that I could grow food - even in town. I live in a 200 year old cottage which has front and back gardens. I grow most of my own food or pick stuff from the wild. What I don't grow or gather I get from a farmers market that happens in the nearest town once a month. The nearest department store is 4 hours away!! I learned a lot from my mother and grandmother about preserving food, baking too.
Big out door space here complete with standing stones and circles and we have a law here called the Freedom to Roam. So the meadow is free. We are 1/2 mile from the beach.
Transport wise, I use the bus service which is very limited and my bike with my youngest boy in a seat on the back. He is getting too big for the seat and the road is too dangerous for him to be on his bike so a friend is going to build me a 'trailer' for him from recycled bike parts. You will find lots of like minds when you jump in.
I looked for a place like this for years and yes it did require a certain amount of courage to drop the old career, go back to college and study and then look for the perfect spot.
If you ask the universe will provide...
be kind - build a bee house - be a honey - plant bees some blooms