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!


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on March 30, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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