Originally from New Jersey, I fell in love with Vermont's mountain wilderness when I was about 12 years old. (Wow...no billboards!)
Years later, I bought a falling down camp (no wiring, no plumbing, etc.) and spent much time and money just getting the house into a livable condition. It's been another 15 years or so working out the details and chipping away at the outrageously overgrown flora and fauna to create open areas and some gardens. Whew!
Here's a quizz about Vermonters...."What do you call a Vermonter with 3 jobs?" Answer: "Lazy".
Like most folks here in the Green Mountains I do several things for "loot". I so some substitute teaching, respite for handicapped clients, waitressing and professional driving. In between those, I've finally been able to get my "guest house" up and running!