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in response to 2180... You might want to check with the VA if you can start w/housing seniors who are veterans.
There are plenty of grants for Vet housing at the moment including grant per diem housing/shelter.
WOW the man resigned in Egypt whatever so that is great.
Oh by the way we got that back2life thing and so far it works pretty good. Time will tell if it helps with his arthritus so am hopeful. I just did not want to pay for sessions of theorpy when this will work. Its pretty neat the way it works and puts one in relaxation mood. After 12 minutes it shuts of by itself. As I said time will tell. The book says most will feel results in 3 weeks. When ones back is out of whack it takes time to readjust. But so far so good with it.
Hello, Wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful day!
My daughter just informed me on what she had done. She went to Tim Hortons for her snack this morning in the drivethrough while there she had noticed in her rear view mirror the person in the car behind her looked a little down. As she paid for her things she also paid for the person that was sitting in the car behind her.
She had done this in giving hope to someone else.
in response to fied... I spotted this and was curious, is your land restricted or not. Some land can't have certain kinds of homes or structures put on it. If you are NOT restricted then you may have more flexibility in the kind of home you can have.
Now if you have no restrictions, there are other small issues that may make things more difficult - but I'll get to that in a moment.
Now, first option would be to find out if any of the mobile home sellers in your area offer a deal I used to see all the time. In fact, I'm looking to get some unrestricted land so that I can do this.
The Deal is that if you own your own land they will finance your delivery, set up and mobile home with no money down. Because of being a landowner you get this option.
A mobile home dealership often has repossessed or reclaimed homes also, so this deal could maybe be used with one of them to make payments for this even less.
I don't know all the little details, so you'd need to talk with one of the dealers to find out more.
Now, the second option I know of is looking in the classified ads and that's both online and offline. Look around for ads that offer a free mobile home. They are out there - I've seen them. Granted, always look the place over before making up your mind to get it. There are also ads for very low cost modular or mobile homes. A couple grand for a $20-30k home isn't bad - it's a steal!
The biggest problem with these isn't the fact that they are older models most often - hey, some of those are still nice. Or that they are used...some worse for wear than others...but that most of the time you have to "move" the building from their land, to your land.
That isn't exactly something that seems easily done, at least to me.
Now I do know several truckers that have told me if I ever needed to get something like this done, let them know and they'd give me a hand with it. It's nice to have folks that owe favors...lol
But remember that you'll need a place ready for anything you bring over to set up. A concrete pad with hook ups for utilities is the norm. So if you don't go through a dealership who often roll this sort of thing into the loan; you'll have to have that ready for any mobile you have brought over to your land.
Another option that could be low cost is to get a mini house, like a storage shed and I'm hoping that you've got utilities available on the land already. Otherwise you may need to get creative with green tech to provide yourself with elect. water and such.
There was a guy that had no place to live, so he built his own place with a variety of materials and got some solar panels and a small generator to provide him with the bare basics. He built it on a small piece of land with a tree and lived there for several months.
Here's a link to what this guy did - http://english.cri.cn/6909/2010/12/01/2681s607982.htm
And he didn't even have his own land to put this on. He added wheels to it so that he could move it place to place. Talk about being a turtle - his home was went with him and was economical.
I recall a time that more people where creative like this...lol
I know of a few places that sell ready made or kit storage sheds. Some are really big and have a loft or half loft. With a little planning you could get the place hooked up for solar and not have to worry about an elect. bill! A rain catcher system could cut water usage, collected water is gray water and can be used for non consumption tasks like washing or watering plants.
A microwave, hotplate, coffee maker and a small frig would be all that you'd need for a kitchen. The loft could be a bed area with a nice firm mattress right on the floor. If you make a box to hold it or find one of those boxes that has the drawers in it (think they are made for water beds.) You can put a nice big mattress in that and you've got storage for your clothes right under the bed!
Now, for bathroom...that may take a bit of know how and some help to get it hooked up. But you could have a second shed next to the first one to offer that. If the first one has a back door, line up the back door of the second shed to that one so you can just take the door off one of them. (if you want to anyway)
Have the shower, toilet, a sink and maybe even a tub all put into that shed. If you get a large enough one, you can even add a small sauna room to it. lol (with the money you save you could do some fancy stuff over time...like add a big jacuzzi tub.)
But to start off with you may have to do it the old days way, which is digging a latrine and sticking a top part on it. Had to use one of these when on a camping trip back in Girl Scouts. The place didn't have the facilities that modern ones today do. You have to be careful to make the top secure as insects, snakes and other pests could likely make regular visits.
Or you can get a port-a-potty somewhere, but keeping costs down doesn't really allow this, unless it's a real must do thing. lol
Well, those are the ideas I have - only other is getting an RV to stay in on the property, if only a temporary solution. That has it's advantages to just tenting it. An RV has it's own bathroom. You'd just have to go to some park with hookups to take care of the tanks and such. The RV parks are cool with all sorts of resources and the cost isn't so bad compared to some other options.
The Charity Car site had some RVs listed on it's donation page. It's the last option I got to offer.
Here's some places to get ideas. If you are financially limited, start with one room/shed...then add on as you can to make more room. Eventually, you'll have lots of room! Same with the mobile home, start with a small one, add another and then add another...fill the space between and you'll end up with a really big place!
Nice limited room idea
These sites show how to make use of sheds in creative ways
Hope you like some of these ideas...now try thinking of some of your own. Enjoy the weekend...