The thought of an old rambling Maine farm house, rickety buildings may not carry the mystique for you.
That others shine brightly over. Lighting up, with an ET like heart glow when thinking "H-H-h-o-m-e" with land. To raise, grow your own food. Know where it came from, how it was not sprayed, not gased and started with heirloom seeds.
Creating extra for other folks to put on their family dinner tables.
So new construction Maine home, with land, heck even a modern barn with overhead storage.
Are those the cards you'd like to be holding?
A good example of a Maine farm with new home construction, land.
Because sometimes you don't want to undo, redo, make do with something that is just you cup of tea.
And you might consider just buying Maine land without the buildings. To step by step build a step at a time.
Tackle the Maine land. Because you come from a construction background, have a collection of tools that would put most other people's to shame.
Lace up your high heel steel toed boots and let's start the dance. The jig, jog to the hardware store, lumber yard and slowly getting something up that is weather tight. Then over the winter months work on the inside. During spring, summer, fall, the opposite. Tackling the exterior, the auxiliary building structures.
With Maine land to live pretty self sufficiently, it is take your time, get what you want.
And with you supplying the two thirds of the cost is labor.
So you bring that roll up your sleeve, can do attitude to the house raising.
Calling in favors from family members and friends to help out on what you build, put up on the Maine land.
Who you will return the helping hand when they tackle the same projects. A lot like the old barn raisings where each weekend, we are at a different location.
The kids running around and entertaining themselves with adventures and games. Using their imaginations and everyone pitching in. Eating around several large picnic tables when the break for lunch triangle rings. Scope out some Maine farm options to consider building your dream, the house, spread in your head.