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!