Hello! How’s it going in your part of the World? Mine is good. This week seems to be flying by. I feel like I haven’t had a chance to sit down and relax or breath all week. Anyways, I came across another article from Forbes magazine that pretty much states that tiny houses are a bad investment, which of course, I’m going to talk about today….
Hello and happy Thursday! Yes, if your reading this on Thursday then you discovered that I’m off on my posting schedule this week. =) I’m switching it up a bit and just getting in some posts as my schedule allows.
One of the things that’s really surprising with tiny houses – at least to me – is that they are thought of as an economical housing option and only “poor” people would live in them, however, that’s quite the contrary in that tiny house prices are – at least to me – outrageous! Some tiny houses with all the bells and whistles come in OVER $100,000 which, depending on where you live in the US, could buy you a small 3 bed, 1 bath house with a foundation that meets all local zoning codes and you can purchase with a mortgage.
Hello! Welcome back! Whew, it’s Wednesday already – can you believe it? Sorry for the absence the past few days. I took a trip out of town and then was playing catch up. You know how it goes, right?
Well, this is a short post but I had to make some comments on an article that was posted in the National Review. You can read the article here. The author pretty much takes a stab at tiny houses… and well, I have some comments about this.
Hello and welcome back! Did you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday? Mine was good. I was able to go back to the Pacific Northwest and enjoy some time off. While I was gone, I left Blue – the cat – alone for 4 days. He did great with the new litter box. I think this is a solution for all the traveling I seem to be doing lately. =)
So it’s cyber Monday. Did you all get some crazy good deals? I caved the the Insta-pot deal and will have a new kitchen appliance in 2 days. ha! I think that’s pretty good as I’ve been looking for a replacement crockpot for awhile now as I wanted one with a “warm” function since mine is cheap and just goes from hot to hotter. This often means that I come home to mush instead of chicken soup – or whatever I was trying to make. I’ve heard good things about the Insta-pot so I’m hoping it lives up to the expectations as it’s an extremely expensive crockpot if not!
Other than the Insta-pot, which was an item I was looking for anyways, I didn’t do any post Thanksgiving shopping. I just don’t have space or need anything! Last year, I bought a bunch of house supplies/building materials after Thanksgiving to cash in on those deals (I think Home Depot has 10% off purchase or something like that) but now that I’m living in the house I don’t have a need to cave to consumerism. It’s quite a relief actually. So instead of hanging out at the malls last Friday we went for long hike in a state park and then visited a local brew pub. So I guess we did consume but it was local and edible. =)
So what deals did you all score this Thanksgiving?!?!
Hello! Happy Hump Daaaaay! You have to say it like the camel in the commercial. We’re almost a week away from Thanksgiving. Who’s excited?!?! I am, that’s for sure. I’ll explain next week why. =)
So this morning was a bit different for me. I slept in! I usually get up at 5:00 am, pack up and head to the gym. However, today – I just wasn’t feeling it. I teach a night class on Tuesdays which goes till 9:30 pm. You can do the math but getting up at 5 am means I usually try to go to bed around 9. I don’t fall asleep but try to at least be in bed around that time. Teaching a night class throws off my whole schedule because I’m awake from teaching and usually don’t go to bed until 10/11:00. I’m sure you were really looking forward to reading about my sleep schedule today but it does lead to my topic of discussion! =)
Welcome back! Did I keep you on the end of your seat waiting till today’s post? I hope not as that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to share a bit more about financing a tiny house.
Tiny houses, in general, range anywhere from $5,000 – $100,000 or more – depending upon size and amenities. The difference in price range is because an individual can build an all salvaged or recycled tiny house for as low as $5,000 with their own labor. This route would take quite awhile and most blogs I read on this topic, it took the individuals twice, if not more, time than they originally planned. Some other examples are here:
Happy Thursday! Woot, woot! We’re almost to the weekend again. =)
So today, I thought I’d tackle the budget question. When I first got my tiny house (I have a picture hanging on my office door) people would often stop and ask about it – which was my plan with the photo placement – and one of the most common questions I would get asked is, “how much did it cost?”.
Well, before I spill the beans, I need to explain the whole tiny house funding scenario.