I can definitely do this. The short answer though is really simple, Dorothy is miserable here. I ain't, but she is and in the end that is more important to me then what I personally want.
The other side is also I have a house I pay less for then most people pay for their cars. In 2008-2010 as we "got out of Dodge" we never really knew how successful TSP could become. I ain't getting rich but I am now making a solid income almost as good as I used to in Corporate America, we can now afford more.
So she gets to be close to home, I get the land I want and a much cooler place, a place I can build ponds and run training classes at, etc. I miss our son, I do not really miss everyone else much. I'll be happy to see him but I have always maintained an apartment down there he live in it but we have our own bedroom. We can go anytime we what to and see him. This is good enough for me it is NOT good enough for my wife.
It really is that simple.
The economics also work our really good. I am going from a 500 dollar house payment to a 1500 dollar one but my net is about the same. What I stop paying is
675 a month on my office
120 a month for my business class internet at the office
100 dollars a month for sat internet at the house
150 a month in Diesel for driving to the office and back each day
In the end we stay roughly par for what we are paying and I get more land, a huge workshop, the ability to run trainings and I get a happy wife. Also if you heard episode 1030 http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/hands-off-self-sufficient-bol
once we settle in I have more plans for the ability to fall back as our new digs are two close to a metromess for my long term comfort.