This is a novel idea. I see the appeal of a tangible asset that can still appreciate, possibly even significantly if one holds onto the asset for decades. Yet I know I would worry about burst pipes, leaking toilets, or other surprise home issues while I’m away.

Perhaps the compromise for someone who worries is hiring a local property manager to regularly check in on the place? Congrats on your good fortune and thanks for sharing this interesting approach to retirement!

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