Sadly McCall is out of the wife and I's price range to buy as well. We currently have a great deal on what we rent but long for acres to homestead as well. Before McCall we were in Sandpoint but the Job market just was not there for the type of work that we were doing at the time. Idaho is a great place that we hope to own a small hunk of some day. St Maries is not a bad spot. Not enough snow for me but still lovely in its own way. We have had a decent amount of snow thus far this winter, and my tires are near the end of their life so I might have to use the chains for the roads this year after all. I Was up at the local mountain the other day and Though about busting them out for the trip back dwon but the plow had come through by then . Shoot me a note if you are ever in town we can grab a beer and compare notes.
Happy new year.