We’re heading up to Eugene/Corvallis, Oregon (for a week of camping, any good sites?) and to see how well it would work for ERE style living. (I’ve already verified that I can get a health insurance plan for $50/month and real estate is affordable with several single-family houses <$100k.) Being up there, we're going to hold a meetup. See forum link for details and RVSP.
PS: This should be within the reach of people in Portland,OR and people in NorCal.