Living Small Means Living Debt Free

More Affordable Housing Options

Affordable HomeWith the continued high cost of housing, there are some challenges that most people want or need to overcome.

The expense and cost of living of a big house is an issue that is something that many people would like to avoid.

There are a number of options to consider:

Tiny housing – these are very small houses. They are generally anywhere up to 350 square feet in size. Everything is small within these homes – tiny kitchen, tiny living area, tiny bathroom, and tiny bedroom. In addition to the very reasonable cost to buy or build; the cost-of-living in one is minimal. They can be built in a permanent location or as a house on wheels.

Recreational vehicle (RV) – these can be a motor home, a 5th wheel, or a trailer. They come in sizes from very small (20 feet) to very large (40 feet). The size mentioned is in relation to Rvs, not permanent homes. They generally have everything you would need to live in on a temporary basis or a permanent basis. In fact, many people live in them full-time to save money, and/or travel without the expense of renting places wherever they choose to visit. An RV is basically a house on wheels.

The next two may be referred to by another name, depending on the country. The cost of the house, and cost-of-living would depend on the size and design but usually less than traditional homes. If a smaller size is selected, the costs would be lower.

Modular home – these homes are typically a little larger. They may be built off-location, transported to a piece of land, and constructed. Or they can be constructed directly on the land of choice. They come in sizes from small to large. They have all the comforts of home, and there are many plans and designs to choose from. With the larger size, comes the larger cost-of-living.

Manufactured home – similar to modular homes, they come in many sizes and styles. These types of houses are typically constructed right on the land. They also have all the amenities anyone could want and more, depending on the size.

Creative ideas – as an avid tiny house and simple living enthusiast, I’ve seen many very creative ideas that people have come up with to live in. From yurts, to luxury tents, converting trucks and trailers, and even a few of the larger cars. This type of living would not be for everyone, but I mention it because anyone can think of something unique by thinking outside of what is normal if that is what they want.

It is possible for anyone that wants to live a simpler, more rewarding life to find a place that has everything they could need or want, on a smaller scale.

There are many benefits that come from simplifying your life. I have mentioned these benefits in many of the previous blog posts – less stress, less cost of living, more time for yourself and family, and saving money. I keep mentioning them because they do become real and they do make life so much better simply by downsizing.

If you want to, you can check out some simple tiny house designs here.

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