I'm glad you're asking questions, I've been so accustomed to just answering that I don't really know what people are interested in hearing. My lathe is an abomination of a thing---stripped of many part with sections chopped off for weight savings and extra welded joints for stovemaking. In the near future, it will also have more surgery with the addition of titanium limbs, hopefully.
We are currently staying in a cabin in the middle of the woods although our shelter always changes. It could be a large tepee, tent, ger, a cabin, the "Tinker Caravan", etc. In our travels, we have made many friends in the "pathway" of life and many welcome us to stay with them. If there is some place specific that we want to be in, we would rent from the property owner. If we need to be in "state land" we would call the local officials to let them know and hear of anything they need to tell us. We are not actually required to call since we only stay temporarily and always much shorter than their maximum time. However, it is nice to know the local news and to have someone know we're there in case of emergency. Where we go is sometimes decided upon a whim but when decided more sensibly, it is related to where the food is, where the salmon run are, and where firewood is. Since we don't have time to wait for wood to dry, we can only harvest wood that is already dead and dried.