Lately, I've been researching alternative buildings such as earth bermed, compressed earth walls, earth bag buildings, shot-crete on bubble domes, and earth ships. Low footprint to means low operating costs. DW is on board with the idea.
Fire proof, tornado proof, flood proof, termite proof, burglar proof, (bullet proof)... You get the idea. I'm getting ready to move out, might as well do it myself and get it done right. Building codes can be a below-minimum standard to some. I'm looking for land now.