Small house building vs. renting
Today has been rather emotional. I found out my job might not be permanent, which means my house better not be permanent either. This area won’t be overly accepting of a Tumbleweed (on a trailer, less than 100 sq ft). And I don’t really have the capacity or the vehicle necessary to move it around even if I could legally build one in town.
And then… I discovered that the smallest house in town is for rent!!!! I’m not sure how small it is, but it is very small–one room and a bathroom small. I suspect it’s around 200 sq ft, but may be slightly more. It would be so fun to rent it for awhile. And it’s within walking distance of work… and very cheap rent compared to other places in town. So I meet with the landlord Monday to see if it would work for me, and if he would accept a kitty tenant.
I did meet with the builder today, and his estimates sounded positive. I’d rather do some of the work myself, but I don’t have the time right now. So if I decide to build, he will probably build my house. After the job news today, though, I think I’d just wait, build something in Missouri, and move into that when the job here ends (possibly as early as next March). If I could frame it on weekends between now and then, maybe it would be finished enough to live in by the time a layoff would hit. If not, it would still be a good getaway, and I would be building it myself as I’d hoped. We shall see!