Dream acres: Finding that dirt path home.
Dream acres: Finding that dirt path home. (John Huba)

Paradise Found

Dream acres: Finding that dirt path home.

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It’s as American as Mom, apple pie, and the lust for elbow room: to find and purchase a slice of country heaven to call your own. A place to sleep under the stars and think wide-open thoughts. To put up a cabin. To watch the trees grow and let the wildlife life free. To keep those acres unspoiled and protected. We’ve already done most of the scouting—so allow us to help you discover and lay claim to your attainable Eden.


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PLUS: The lowdown on the best
green and financially lean abodes
, the choices
overseas locales
, and the biggest
real estate pitfalls
to avoid.

From Outside Magazine, Aug 2002 Lead Photo: John Huba

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