I'm looking to build a 'low and slow' compliment to my RV-7. We've got a mountain cabin on a meadow with room for a 425' rough landing strip between 2 gravel roads. On the opposite side of one road are 50' trees, on the other a fenced pasture. Therefore, I'd like something that would comfortably land and take off in about 200' at 5000-6000' density altitude so I have a decent safety margin. Actual altitude is 4300', but it can get pretty hot in summer. Ideally, I'd like to have the option of carrying a passenger, but mostly this would be for morning and evening scenic flights around the mountains of Central Oregon, so a single seat would be a consideration.
I'm a bit spoiled by the strong builder's community for RV's, so I'm looking not only for a great plane, but also a good support group for both building and flying. Any suggestions are appreciated.