TL;DR: The 30,000 ft View
#1 Eliminate ALL debt and wasteful spending.
#2 Side hustle like crazy!
#3 Achieve financial independence.
To start this crazy awesome journey of ours, we established a continuous process of downsizing and optimizing. First stop? What better place to begin than by selling our 1,500 sq ft home to eliminate our mortgage and the wasted space of our huge house?
We’re challenging everything to develop better spending habits and eliminate all sources waste, i.e. wasted time, wasted money, wasted effort and wasted space. Selling our house is the first of many improvements!
Building Project #2: Two Cup House (TBD)
Goal: start acquiring materials to build our 200 sq ft tiny house,
aka Two Cup House
Building Project #1: Small House (DONE)
Due to the constraints of building codes and the ridiculous pricing provided by builders, we could not build a permanent tiny house on our vacant lot. Instead, we bought a small, one-bedroom manufactured home that’s 536 sq ft.
Here’s what we spent on our 536 sq ft house.
Parking pad: $3,000
Site prep: $13,850
Special water meter: $1,012
Picket fence: $297
Tree removal permit+tree removal+stump grinding+new tree: $245
Land+taxes+title company fee: $4,300
Small House Milestones
- Small house construction update, part 4, the final frontier
- Small house construction update, part 3
- Small house construction update, part 2
- Small house construction update, part 1
August 2015, electric panel installed
July 2015, footers are in, driveway is dug out
July 2015, the vacant lot / site prep continues