alternative housing options


Big news on the AFN homestead front! We broke ground for our new home, and after one little adjustment to the plans Papa has drawn up, the town will approve a permit for us and we can officially begin construction! It will likely be a couple years before our cash-built, off-grid house is complete, but living in this camper has definitely enabled us to save money, even with our one low income.

With that said, over the past year and a half our living here, Papa and I have spoken highly of our decision to choose a camper for our temporary home, but we also realize that a camper is not the only good option for alternative housing.

Prior to our decision to move into a camper, Papa did what seemed like an endless amount of research on alternative housing options. There are so many ideas out there for building a homestead, traveling the country, living off-grid, or trying other lifestyles, that don’t work well with standard housing arrangements.

We chose a camper for a few different reasons, but in case you are interested in alternative housing, you should consider the many options out there. Here are a few ideas and resources to get the wheels turning.

Have some more ideas to share? Please include a link to your favorite resource in a comment!

3 responses

  1. Jamie colombo says:

    Wonderful! Good luck!

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