My brother in law and I have been working on this place for a couple of years. About three years ago he and I were up at the lake, but it was storming to beat the band and we started driving around looking for something to do. At any rate we saw the for sale sign on a piece of land and we called the number. We found common ground with the guy who owned it and at first we would camp out there. Jacob has a deal with direct star tv and I have a little generator, so we cleared out enough land to park both of our trucks and and we put up a satellite dish. After that we put up a little car port which was good enough to keep us dry if it rained. We figured out a way to keep the john boat up there and make sure that no one could steal it easily.
Now we bought a second hand mobile home and we fixed it up enough so that it was good to live in. In fact we paid almost nothing for the thing, although it is not really that big of a deal. If you had to live in it all of the time, then all of the flaws would stick out. However if you are just going to sleep, drink beer and watch TV during a short fishing trip it is really more than adequate. Getting a well dug was actually pretty tough. It just did not work out so well and cost us a lot more than we expected. Now we have a place which we can use for fishing. I got a floating dock, which I can tie up the big boat. It is not ideal, but a real dock would cost a lot.