Even though we’ve looked at some of the cheapest places to live in the US, you might want to know other affordable housing options. To avoid breaking the bank, check out the affordable housing options below.
Tiny houses in the US
Tiny houses are small houses of around 400 sq ft. that are usually on wheels so they can easily be parked and transported. Tiny houses on wheels are considered a recreational vehicle in the United States. If you want this type of tiny house, you will have to register your home as a recreational vehicle and figure out a place to park it. However, you can also have a tiny house on a foundation. A tiny house can cost anywhere from $10 000 to $150 000 depending on who built it, the materials used and how big it is. In the US, tiny houses regulation and laws are dictated by the state and by the country. You should look out for the specific requirements of your state and county if you want a tiny house.
(*Tiny House Society)
Some of the tiny house communities and movements in the United States:
Getting roommates in the US
Depending on which state you are living in, rent can be expensive if you live on a tight budget. The rent price is particularly high in California and Hawaii, for example. Getting roommates is an efficient way to reduce your housing costs each month. Students in the US generally get roommates so they can be near their university without having to overspend on their rent or travel far. However, roommates can be useful in any stage of life as a way to drastically reduce cost of living and doesn’t have to be permanent.