I read this article in the Omaha World-Herald recently about a 59 year-old woman who was pulling up stakes in California to take advantage of free land being offered in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Although there are some significant strings attached to the offer, it caused me to wonder, would I leave my Home State, my beloved Nebraska, to become a modern-day homesteader? And more importantly, where would I go?
I have noted previous information on the Internet about states that are giving away free land, if the takers are willing to fulfill certain requirements. I can certainly understand how some people would be drawn to the idea. Especially if they are being financially strapped by their current residence status.
For me, I would not be tempted to drag up and move to another location, even if it meant I would be provided with terra gratis. I like it here. Even though I often throw loving pot shots at The Cornhusker State, I can't really imagine myself anywhere else.
How about you? Do you have dreams of living someplace else? If so, where and why? Would the offer of free land nudge you to make your dream a reality?
I would love to hear about it.
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