When choosing the type of off-the-grid-life, you want, you will discover that there is a world of housing options out there that’s not just busses, vans, or RVs. People seeking new types of living situations are coming up with amazing new designs, some even pretty high end.
These small homes allow for a simple life with fewer materials. It’s even spawned an entire architectural and social movement that explores creative and resourceful ways of living. Is this option more suited for you? Let’s find out!
It's not as pricey as you think it is to buy land. There are certain spots that you snatch up for as little as $100. It all depends on where and how big. Consider what's more important, owning land, or living in a good location. If you're lucky, you can have both.
Building your home on a reasonably priced piece of land can come to about $100,000, that's for both that land and the home.
If you think that living in an RV might be for you then you will be happy to know that is a very popular option. It can come with quite the price tag though and in some cases can be the equivalent of paying rent for an apartment.
Prices can range between $500 and $1,500. Still, these costs are pretty much all-inclusive, so you're covered for water, electricity, Wi-Fi, and trash. While the cost may be similar to an apartment, at least you will have more privacy and will feel like you have owned your own home detached from others.
What You Get
Building a complete tiny house on wheels can cost around $60,000. That's quite a lot of money but bear in mind that it includes a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Like a van or a bus, unfortunately, its value deprecates love time, but the land it's on can actually increase in value over time.
It's important to investigate just what type of land works for you and more importantly, where.
Live Like a Hermit
Renting land in a secluded area (and not an RV park) are generally cheaper. There are some major trade-offs to consider though. Your utilities aren't going to be part of some all-inclusive package like it would be with an RV parking spot.
If you find a good secluded spot, expect to pay as little as $200 month.