The definition of recycled wood cited from Craftmark, Inc. states: "Rustic (nail and bolt holes, large knots and control, unpleasant patina, circular saw, coarse cut, worm, etc.) to near perfectly clear vertical grain is almost impossible to find old, but it is appealing to a new generation of homeowners, builders, designers and architects who are interested in taking care of the current environment, "therefore it is considered architectural and artistic.
Found a recycled wooden small house at the price of $ 75,000 in Luling, Tx. Too expensive for our budget and not nice at all. Then we decided to visit a park model company. Here we went into several of the park models and the best layouts for our needs were the smaller ones with 400 sqm similar houses. A couple of those we loved were a $ 59,000 and the other was $ 64,000, plus shipping.
But honestly, we look back at all the places we have visited with doing our homework for when the time comes, we are inclined to live in a small apartment or an RV. In a small apartment, 1 bedroom, we would have reached the same square foot that we needed as a small house. We do not need to make a big investment, just pay rent and tools. No garbage or patio maintenance, no building maintenance, plus we can move out after the contract is completed.
Another choice, if we were to buy an RV, the investment would be much less than getting into a small house. Why? We would not have to buy much or land, would not have to have a septic tank installed, which we know is optional, but we would like one. A septic tank, power and water systems would make it a better resale value if we wanted to move, plus make life easier for the small house.
Always keep in mind that one of the best benefits of owning a small house on wheels is that you will be able to move when you need it. But we can also do that with RV and much easier because all you do is rent the place.
Another way to look at it is that if we own a house, small house, freight container or park model, we would always have to make arrangements for extra costs. On the other hand, the extra costs for an RV would be just the place where you parked plus electricity. I know there are small nights, solar panels, composite suites and many more options to get less expense, but we prefer to have the same comfort as a great accommodation with a small home.
Currently, the monthly expenses are about $ 600 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house (Wi-Fi, landline, cable TV, water, power, patio maintenance, taxes, insurance, garbage disposal), plus mortgage. On the other hand, if we decide to stay in a long-term RV park resort area, the monthly rental for parking would be about $ 640 with lake view, plus electricity. But think about it … Someone who lives in the RV resort park told them their electricity monthly bill was $ 40 and he had A / C on 24/7.
It's not bad, the long-term RV park is a resort and has a whirlpool, pool area, fire pit, 2 grills and outdoor kitchens, gazebos, wash basins for free dogs, pet department, concrete paradise, gated, security, mailboxes, garage recreation area, laundry room, gym, garage recreation area, laundry room, gym rec area, business office, free cable, free Wi-Fi, additional parking and all convenience stores nearby. For us it would be like being on vacation every day! We would only have to buy RV with the square meter we need. Got or want to move? Take it away!
Another small living alternative has not been selected. How about a houseboat? We haven't yet made any searches for this one. This is a thought that we cannot get rid of. We want to look at visiting some real estate boats and find out what pricing, monthly fees for being on water and the pros and cons of living on a water source. I guess everything depends on where it is. Who reads this article owns a houseboat and can give us some input? We would really appreciate it!