Set backs

I’ve been looking at various options. Land costs too much. Having a builder build a small house also costs too much. As in $64,000 for 360 square feet. Not including the land or the utility hook ups. No, thanks. I thought about buying an RV and renting a lot in an RV park, but that’s not quite what I’m looking for. No, I want something of my own. But how can I make it work?

I’m not sure yet, but I had an interesting offer today. There is a lot for sale for $3,300. Utilities are already run to the property. At least water and gas are. I won’t need gas. I’m not sure about sewer, so I may petition the city about a composting toilet. But the interesting this is this: the owner would consider giving me the land if I buy my supplies from him.

What is the mark up? I’m not sure yet, but I’m going to visit him and find out.

Would I build myself? Could I? I’m not sure yet, but I may just try. It wouldn’t be 360 square feet. It would be smaller if I were doing it myself. I’d just have a one car garage framed and do the rest myself (for safety reasons). I think the foundation would have to be installed by a contractor. The offer sure is tempting…


*update later* I believe the requirement for building in that city may be over 1000 square feet. If so, I won’t be building there. Still, I will talk to them and perhaps even petition them. It’s worth a try!


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!

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