This post has little relevance to your question. I am just taking advantage of this convenient thread to vent my small frustrations. Just think of it as deep background.
I live on a deep saltwater canal 1/8 th of a mile off the ICW in central FL. It is better to be just off the ICW than directly on it due to wakes. When I have people that I met on the loop stop by and tie up at my dock, I will almost always be visited in a day or so by county Code Enforcement officers responding to a complaint that people are living on a boat in a residential neighborhood.
It’s never my neighbors who complain because they are my friends and they don’t even notice that there is another boat at my dock, since no one walks out to their dock to look up and down the canal. Everybody just looks directly across.
It’s the people on the other side of the canal who call code enforcement.
Obviously there is a lot of waterfront property in the USA, and what happens in my neighborhood may not happen elsewhere, but the code enforcement officers tell me it happens in every waterfront community in the county, and the FWC people ( FL state wide water police) tell me it happens everywhere in the state.
My point, if I actually have one, is this - people who own something valuable like waterfront property will go out of their way if they think you are doing something that negatively impacts their property, and sadly most people think that a live aboard in their neighborhood is a bad thing.
If you have paid any attention, and there is no reason why you would have, to the huge fights here in FL about anchoring you would have seen this principle in action.
Don’t mean to be so negative, and I realize that you are looking for someplace rural. I’m sure what you want can be found. I just think it’s going to take a lot of searching. Best of luck and I hope you are successful.