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  •  log McMansion and ... gated? ... this (2+ / 0-)
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    angelajean, Joieau

    seems not to add up ... :-)

    Now I have to dig into the maps. Do people protect their log mcmansions there with guns? I am scared of lonely gun-owning farmers. :-)

    •  Yeah, log McMansions (1+ / 0-)
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      are the hip dip cosmic trip newfangled super-retirement 'statement' these days. Those fancy Big Timber beauties with the 'rustic' appeal on half-acre $85-100K lots. Mostly second homes, of course, since none of 'em really want to LIVE here in hillbilly land. Private lakes, gatehouse guards 24-7, meticulously landscaped faux  deep-forest land and fake waterfalls, golf courses on mountaintops... well, I guess it's a lot better than mountaintop removal coal 'mining', so I won't complain about that... Super-wired constantly monitored security systems that won't let you open a window or door to the crisp mountain fresh air, brand spanking new police/fire HQ across the street from the gate. Only the locals have guns - they're who the gates are suppsed to keep out.

      ...and yes, the land right outside the gate goes for $5K an acre. More or less.

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