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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:52 PM

Have been reading up about living in an RV or buying a tiny home


They seem to be 2 possible options for living on a low budget.

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Reply Have been reading up about living in an RV or buying a tiny home (Original post)
Beringia Mar 2019 OP
exboyfil Mar 2019 #1
Beringia Mar 2019 #5
wasupaloopa Mar 2019 #2
yonder Mar 2019 #3
Beringia Mar 2019 #7
MLAA Mar 2019 #10
yonder Mar 2019 #11
MLAA Mar 2019 #12
Arkansas Granny Mar 2019 #4
Beringia Mar 2019 #8
erronis Mar 2019 #6
Beringia Mar 2019 #9

Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:02 PM

1. Renting a small apartment in a low cost area?

That is what I am planning. Very little furniture of the type that can be taken out to the dumpster if I need to move.

Houses need maintenance and property taxes
RVs need maintenance and there are usually fees associated with parking them and using the services

I would be curious in what you find out. I grew up in rentals (apartments at first and eventually houses). I have owned four houses over the last 30+ years. I am sure that I am in my last owned house. My mom, who needs a live in now, has a 3 bedroom house just full of stuff. I don't plan to be that person.

Everyone looks at me as if I am crazy when I talk about selling the house after my pets are gone (they are 14 (dog), 13 (dog), and 12 (cat)). I would live with my mom and help take care of her if I lost my job. After she moves to an assisted care facility or passes on, then I would sell the house and move to an apartment.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:42 PM

5. What areas have low cost apartments?


I don't know of any in Illinois or Wisconsin, my first 2 options.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:07 PM

2. You need space to put them.

 

This does not appeal to many people but, I belong to a nudist club that has site to put RV and tiny homes on. The space rent is $600 per month.

Mostly older people live there. They sell their house, by a Park Model mobile home and put it on a site.

Like I said it isn't for everyone but it is cheap living. Shopping and restaurants are less than a mile away.

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:22 PM

3. I came across this last weekend:



I like the upbeat, cheerful attitude of this woman. Perhaps a smaller solution than you are looking for?

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Response to yonder (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:43 PM

7. Thanks, will watch

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Response to yonder (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:18 PM

10. Interesting, Kit is adorable!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:36 PM

11. Yes, she is. My wife suggested if that's what it takes

for me to become less of an old fart then maybe we should consider doing the same, though the rig would have to be a wee bit larger.

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Response to yonder (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:39 PM

12. If my husband thought a Van adventure would make me that charming and sparkly

I expect he would have a van in no time too😉

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:24 PM

4. That's my plan. My youngest just moved to the country. He wants to move a tiny

home or Airstreem trailer on a nice, level spot near the house. It would be like a detached mother in law suite.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:43 PM

8. Sounds good

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Response to Beringia (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:42 PM

6. Check out escapees.com for a group of people that live without sticks and mortar.

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Response to erronis (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:43 PM

9. Thanks

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