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Show Of Hands November 13th, 2017 8:43am

Assuming you had enough money to live in modest comfort, would you rather live in a remote cabin in the woods, or in a small apartment in a big city?

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11/26/17 4:46 pm

Cabin, as far away from the city as possible

craftyAg Fraggle Rock
11/15/17 6:45 pm

I’d rather live in suburbia. I need my conveniences nearby. Neither the city nor the country are exactly easy to live in.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/15/17 9:26 am

I would love to be away from people. I hate the city. But I'd bankrupt myself using Uber for grocery shopping and things..

11/13/17 9:05 pm

Hell, I’d sooner live on a deserted island than in a big city.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/13/17 9:04 pm

We lived in an apartment complex four months, till we could move into a home, it was the most miserable 4 months we ever spent in our lives😱❗️

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/13/17 8:40 pm

No desire to be in an apartment, I want some land.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/13/17 7:12 pm

Doesn’t take a lot of money to be comfortable in a cabin in the woods, but the cabin would be my choice even if it cost twice as much to live there.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/13/17 6:32 pm

I had to say city, but I’d rather it be small. I prefer to be near conveniences like doctors, grocery stores, and restaurants.

rambo088 kansas
11/14/17 6:24 pm

Why would you pay money to get horny

kanji401 SoCal
11/13/17 3:03 pm

Being a woman, I would feel safer in the city.

NexusBlue California
11/13/17 6:33 pm

I'm a woman and I feel safer here in the forest.
The least amount of people, the better.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/13/17 7:01 pm

You would be WAY safer out in the woods. Statistics don't lie, and the rural crime rate in most of the US is basically zero.

rambo088 kansas
11/13/17 11:22 am

Nothing like being able to piss off your front porch

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/13/17 11:34 am

Or shoot off your front porch. In pajamas.

11/13/17 5:05 pm

Or naked

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/13/17 11:11 am

Woods for sure, preferably in a good defensive position on high ground with little or no dead space in the immediate area.

And the cabin should have enough space for at least 50,000 rounds of assorted ammunition. Because in the Infantry there is no such thing as too much ammunition.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 11:07 am

I can't stand apartments and the people that live in them. Mostly losers that have made such poor life decisions that they are paying the same amount for a nasty apartment that they would pay for a home. Sure there's some that are living there while their home is being built or temporary while they look for a home in a new town. But for the most, losers.

Vietman manhattan
11/13/17 1:35 pm

It’s just as easy to live in a pice of shit house as it is a POS apartment.

Cagekicker Kansas City
11/13/17 3:44 pm

I’m not sure I’ve ever read such blanket statement about millions of people who you know nothing about.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 3:49 pm

I've lived in so many apartments that it's easy to make. I did say that there's plenty of good people. Just not the majority. A lot of crack heads

Cagekicker Kansas City
11/13/17 4:05 pm

So were you waiting for your house to be built, or were you new to town, when you lived in these multiple apartments?

I’m just curious as to how you viewed yourself compared to the millions of people that you just passed judgement on based solely on their residence.

If, while living in these apartments, someone cast you as a crackhead or loser without knowing you, simply because you chose to rent vs buy, would you say that was an unfair statement?

I’m not trying to argue, I am simply pointing out that such broad statements can often come across in a way that we don’t intend them to be.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 4:06 pm

You're but hurt aren't you? Do you feel personally attacked?

Cagekicker Kansas City
11/13/17 4:09 pm

No, not hurt, thank you for asking though. I was just curious about your post. My curiosity has been satisfied.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 4:12 pm

I assume that you're one of the nice people that live there. So tell me about your neighbors. Are they all nice people? Or are most of them losers who's credit is so bad from bad life decisions that they can't qualify for a small house with the same or less monthly payments? Be honest.

Cagekicker Kansas City
11/13/17 4:27 pm

Honestly, you have to have a good credit score to live in my building. Most who live here are business professionals or have careers that allow them to live here. As is the story with the building next to mine and the building next to that one.

If you look at housing trends, less people are opting for home ownership as millennials and Gen X’ers don’t feel the need to own like their parents and grandparents did. They want to be mobile and not saddled with a 30 year mortgage.

This is why I was curious about your initial post as rentals are blowing the market up compared to home ownership or new-starts on homes in many major cities.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 4:33 pm

I think you're right about millennials. But they really like to rent homes so they can have house parties. But those people have better credit than apartment dwellers typically. There are nice apartments where the renters have to have higher incomes and credit. Typical renters their are divorced professional men. But the typical renters in typical crappy apartments are low income workers. I have had everything stolen from my apartment, off my porch, from my car. I will never move back into one again.

aj1545 Cat Lady
11/13/17 10:42 am

Apartment, no question. I love being downtown and near everything I need, and the convenience of transportation and things like grocery delivery. Also love the noise and the people. When I visit my mom the quietness is unnerving.

11/13/17 10:29 am

4 years ago ida gone with city. Always loved em.
Now, give me a clean cabin in the woods with access to a decent town within 30 or so miles. Sundries, my guitars and my books, I’d be happy.
Over people!💪🏼🤛🏼

anniepoops wisco fever
11/13/17 9:56 am

I’d rather be in a city.

Tazer Dumpster fire
11/13/17 9:30 am

I'd take the city if I was by myself and cabin if I was with someone

RNJen Bay Area USA
11/13/17 9:27 am

Idk I like em both, I’m gonna grow up in the city, but I will retire in the country.

FloridaPopulist Nationalist Right
11/13/17 9:24 am

I don't wanna live with no damn city slickers! 😤

GlockMan1 Alabama
11/13/17 8:44 am

When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go....Downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry Seems to help, I know ...Downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go...Downtown
Things will be great when you're
No finer place for sure
Everything's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close

MrWalrus Undergrid
11/13/17 9:58 am

This city desert makes you feel so cold
It's got so many people but it's got no soul
And it's taking you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/13/17 6:43 pm

I love Petula Clark but I have to go with Gerry's sentiment on this one.

phalnx Ohio
11/13/17 8:36 am

Apartment. Much better internet access there, fewer insect pests, and I won't have to drive 50 miles every time I run out of food.

MrWalrus Undergrid
11/13/17 9:59 am

If I had a cabin in the woods I would need to drive 50 miles for food. I would grow my own and I would hunt my own.

phalnx Ohio
11/13/17 10:54 am

That's a lot of time that could be much better spent on enjoying life.

MrWalrus Undergrid
11/13/17 11:11 am

I enjoy agriculture and hunting

rambo088 kansas
11/13/17 11:20 am

Nothing more satisfying than knowing your meals come from your own hard work. Also when shtf, you won't starve to death.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
11/13/17 8:35 am

I want an underground bunker/evil lair

NotQuiteWhite Earth
11/13/17 8:35 am

Good thing about Seattle is you can have a cabin in the woods 20 minutes from the city.

badattitude no place like home
11/13/17 11:10 am

I like that idea. Same in Vegas. You can drive 30 minutes and be at 8500'.

ProperQuestions Reductio ad absurdum
11/13/17 8:20 am

A cabin, but not too far away from civilization. Perpetual city grind is not fun, neither is isolation. But I enjoy the absence of planes, horns, sirens, cars and herds of people in general. I also enjoy a night/ weekend out in the city too.

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
11/13/17 8:17 am

Easy answer, as indicated in my long-standing location log cabin house in the profile pic. Moved 5,000 miles from my life in suburbia to a cabin in the woods six years ago. Highly recommend it.

11/13/17 8:08 am

Cabin in the mountains over anything else.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/13/17 8:00 am

I'll take the cabin. Urban areas do not appeal to me in any way, shape, or form.

11/13/17 7:54 am

I'll take the city I'm not old yet.

Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/13/17 7:41 am

I already live in a rural area with cows along the back fence and coyotes that yap every night before they go hunting. I love it.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/13/17 7:41 am

Enough money? Then put me in the city where there’s always something to do.

CrazDab Florida
11/13/17 7:22 am

City apartment. I like the entertainment of the city. People walking. Going to work. The restaurants. Book stores. The festivals. The parks. Very entertaining. Something always going on. I don't have a big family. So I don't feel as alone. Now if I had 5 kids and 3 dogs and family that live near in the area, a cabin in the woods would be ok. But it's not like that. So entertainment in the city apartment it would be.

11/13/17 7:19 am

Actually, both have their charms for me... How about small apartment in the center of a big city, with a cabin in the woods on a lake!...?

11/13/17 6:35 am

If I could afford to live in New York City, modestly, I would.

11/14/17 6:35 am

Same for any city in California!

FarmerManE djent
11/13/17 6:20 am

I'm tired of being out in the middle of nowhere. Definitely not the cabin.

sfcren Wyoming
11/13/17 6:17 am

Reason #6,793 why I should be living in a cabin in the woods ...

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/13/17 6:12 am

The cabin home is the long term plan. In the process of finding the land now. Build a 2,000 sq. ft, home with both guest and master suites on Toledo Bend Reservoir in the middle of Sabine Nat'l Forrest. Only 9 short years away and semi-retirement at 60.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/13/17 5:24 am

Give me a remote cabin in the mountains, a moonshine still, a dog, and a rifle any day over city life.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/13/17 7:42 am

I loved you in Deliverance.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/13/17 11:19 am

Oh yeah, can't forget ma' banjo!

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
11/13/17 12:47 pm

Deliverance? Nah.. More like Mark Wahlberg from shooter.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
11/13/17 5:14 am

I could do both, but I pick the cabin for the peace and quiet, IF it has all the creature comforts and modern amenities. 😁

Liberty 4,032,064
11/13/17 7:44 am

Is there any indication that it wouldn’t?

PepsiGuy Gave up Pepsi for Lent
11/13/17 5:06 am

I enjoy living in the city. I would go crazy if I was isolated in a cabin.

PepsiGuy Gave up Pepsi for Lent
11/13/17 5:50 pm

Nah, you’d just abbreviate it to the point it becomes too messy.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/13/17 4:44 am

Definitely the cabin. An apartment would be terrible, especially if in dense blight.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/13/17 2:17 am

I could never live in the city. That would be awful.

NexusBlue California
11/13/17 6:34 pm

My exact thought
It's such an unnatural setting.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/13/17 6:42 pm

Exactly. All of the noise, crowdedness, and materialism is just too much for me.

NexusBlue California
11/13/17 11:25 pm

Me too.
And don't forget the smells of a city.

Tariq88 Utah
11/13/17 1:48 am

Cabin the woods would be nice but I don't know if would be practical or convenient.