We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A proto-bungalow, really. A happy family could have a fine life based in such a dwelling. That's all I need, but I'm not sure that Mrs. BD would agree. A little bit finer if they took the trouble to jack up that porch. This one is in Woodstock, VT (a village I am fond of, and not only for the skiing, and not to be confused with Woodstock, CT or the famous Woodstock, NY. The permanent population has not changed since 1859. Vermont is not about growth).
(Re cars in VT, Maine, and NH: Ever notice how the locals almost never have 4 WD in snow and mud country, but the summer folk and ski folk always do? You'd think that driving to the country is like Lewis and Clark.)
4WD - we tend to think it is reserved for those who really need it. Those folks out in the rural areas, up the mountains, we see the point for them. For us, it would be pretending to be living a rougher life than we really are.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
Every time i see a house crowded up against the street like that I think, "Those poor folks!" Probably kept widening the road until theres no front space left.
Not sure about the 4WD comment. I've heard the most commonly registered car in Vermont is a Subaru, all models which are AWD.
Though it is true the 4WD often just gets you stuck further out and deeper, if not used judiciously. And without good snow tires, nothing will get you around very well before the roads are plowed/salted/sanded.