I am younger as well- 40 and not able to retire yet. I am a few months out from leaving the states..Minnesota BRRRRRR...I have an idea of where I want to be but the rental prices are nuts! I may be alone in this statement but I would much rather pay a true local, mom and pop, rent at a actually reasonable rate so they can make a little extra for themselves instead of paying out the nose to someone charging big $ that could give a darn about the locals etc. I would be happy to be able to find a little land with a view but I won't hold my breath or even a decent house with a fenced yard in a decent area, of course a pool would be fantastic but not expected. Im hoping to find something but time will tell. Either way I can not wait to get out of this frozen hell they call Minnesota.