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  • yakitoriPB

    I'm buying land when I go tiny. Putting in septic, connecting to water. Collecting rainwater for garden.

  • Mama Bear

    I want to buy a small piece of land. If I wish/can afford to travel, great. But I'll always have a "free" home base. 🙂

  • Grace in Wonderland

    I feel obligated to comment on the rental space cost given I live in the Pacific Northwest. It is nearly impossible to rent an apartment for under $1000/month in this area. If one is not averse to living with roommates and the many headaches that come with them it is comparable. However I and many others prefer their own space.

  • Hollyann Rose

    When I lived alone, my electric bill was $15-$30. Now that I have a roommate, it's like $100. They don't understand how central air works lmao

  • Rand Zopyr

    I ran across a video recently of a handful of retirees that had grouped together in a sort of caravan and they just move between BLM and National Park land – use water filters to fill up from a lake, solar panels/propane tank for power. They either already owned campers or picked up some used or renovated ones reasonably priced – and I think at least one turned a hauling trailer into a sort of tiny/mobile home.

    They all said their monthly expenses were on average less than $500/month including food.

  • loh22

    Honestly where I live it's cheaper to have an apartment. And building a tiny house is much more expensive than anyone really lets on. 10k in and my house doesn't even have a kitchen, bathroom, etc. it will take me ten years to finish it

  • Stephen Powdexter

    Thank you. I don't get the hookup thing yet. Is it like an RV, with water and dump tanks, or does it need convential house hard hookups?

  • GnSt4vo

    Im glad you know what your doing to live in an affordable lifestyle and being happy. Less doesnt mean cheaper but more efficient and less expenses. In other words, if you think people are going to live lavish and have their tiny house made up of expensive materials, they will be better off on a regular size house.

  • Valerie Foster

    You are so pleasant to watch, have you ever considered creating a budget tips travel channel? I think it would be excellent.

  • sam smith

    Given how much you travel and the experiences that are afforded you from said traveling, I think it is brilliant what you are doing (and clever). You have costed it out perfectly. Experiences, rather than collecting material crap, is what equates happiness in life. yay you, for figuring that out, so young. I wish you all the best.

  • Megan Zopf

    I pay $350 a month to park my house. I still don't have water but water is available. I'm using a 15 amp plug with my extension cord until my solar is done.

  • Truth Convoy

    That is NOT a home. That is a TRAVEL TRAILER. You do NOT live in it. Why are you millenials INCAPABLE of ANY honesty AT ALL? Do you even know what HONESTY is?

  • Nathan Bevill

    That parking cost is so high i have a mortgage for $200 more a month i live in a 3 bedroom one bath 2 living rooms dining room kitchen laundry room and a glass/screen sunroom with a 2 car detached garage fenced in yard all brick home

  • 1BlubeTube

    I would buy a little piece of land in key areas of the country, starting with the middle of the country. Land for as little as $10,000 would be enough for an RV/Tiny Home. And do the sewage system, well and have electrical lines or a windmill put in for the electrical. Property tax isn't that much a year, probably less than $400.00 as long as you don't buy property in IL. Illinois is another story I don't care to talk about. And I couldn't see the electrical being that much if you aren't their that much in a year. Then little by little you can buy more property. Then you wouldn't have to worry about having an address for your license.

  • 1BlubeTube

    https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/IA/pmf,pf_pt/land_type/87120155_zpid/19_rid/pricea_sort/44.875335,-88.467408,38.895308,-98.311158_rect/6_zm/

  • The Nomadic Frog

    I live on 900 a month . I pay 100 for full coverage insurance . That covers my truck and trailer. 50 for phone then 30 for Netflix and Hulu. 140 for gas right now seeing how I'm nomading in Sacramento while I'm fixing my trailer. 50 for a year County Parks pass which there are about 15 parks along the American River . Oh and summer time I spend 100 a month on propane cause I run my AC a fridge. Winter, fall a spring . I only 30 a month on propane . 180 on food . I go to food banks alot and community dinners when I'm in the city . Anyone can find them just called 211 when u enter a city . I think that's it . I also do recycling alot . Anything left I try and save .

  • S. Pohl

    You would need to find a less expensive spot of real estate or someone kind hearted that would keep the lease agreement low.  As long as we're talking expenses here, not sure how people afford health care with a part time job.  In my opinion a "Medicare for All" single payer system (that cuts out executive salaries & bonuses) with everyone pooling together is the way to go.  Call me a Scandinavian Socialist but I prefer the ability for people to pursue their dreams rather than losing everything in the event of injury or illness.  These Tiny Homes are a nice nook for downsizing and simplicity or a stepping stone for larger plans.  At any rate I thoroughly appreciate the cleverness,  love and individuality that people put into their homes.

  • Tana Carroll

    I learned a wealth of info on this video. You’ve answered so many questions that I couldn’t find the answers to. I’ve always wondered what are the parking expenses and other costs associated with a tiny home. We are leaning more of buying a tiny home. Thanks so much!

  • RAY L

    Well, first you have to redefine what's your life style. If you're just living in some place for a while pay for a rented apartment; six or seven hundred dollars will cover that very easily. Would be ridiculous paying that amount of money just for a parking lot. If you like to travel across the nation, buy yourself an RV and voila.. For me the purpose of a tiny house is if you're gonna buy a nice piece of land with no utility services, then you get yourself a nice tiny house and live off grid among nature.

  • John Casey

    Cities like Toronto and New York are starting to build 300sq ft apartments that are going for $2500/month. $30,000/year, yea, a lot of people are going to go the tiny house route and shove the middle finger to the globalists/minimalists.

  • girlygirlwoman

    Honestly, I've been watching Tiny House Videos for a while now. Realistically, I don't see the advantage of having one. I only pay rent and utilities and renters ins. It is only $89 for the whole year with $16,000 worth. By the time you buy the house, the truck or whatever to pull it on, space rent, water, utilities, wear and tear on the vehicle…..I don't see how that is really cost effective….UNLESS you get a good deal like you so. I think renting for me is just as good. …but I do love the Tiny House ideas…just cost a whole lot more than I thought.

  • Movies Tvshows

    I have a question
    Can I park my Tiny House anywhere?
    If I had a tiny house and I don’t want to park in someone’s backyard or tiny house yard is that possible? I want to park my home in the middle of no where.

  • Jon Cross

    Hello there: 850sq ft home in FL my mortgage is $384/m (it was $352 but insurance has increased from dang hurricanes) anyway yea those lot fees are crazy rip offs.

  • Hallie Kenyon

    Since you are/have been staying in RV sites- did you have to build your tiny house to the RIVA or some other building code?

  • Frosandavocados

    My husband and I are veterans and we have come to a point where we are tired of packing and unpacking out life every couple of years when we PCS, I really thought it would be cheaper… But in starting to rethink this. Also, I heard about some states and cities not letting you call a mobile home an actual "home". I am a little confused about that part.

  • Candice James

    We are going tiny and for me even if it is the same amount as I'm paying right now I get to live AND do all the traveling and have freedom. I can also move whenever without selling and finding a new house. I can give my daughter so many experiences and because both my husband and I see planning on having jobs that are remote and we homeschool out income and schooling comes with us. So for me even if we pay the same what we get in experience and adventure outweigh the challenges.

  • john mine

    BOY ARE YOU DOING IT WRONG… I built a 8×24 for under $4000 on a concrete slab I pay no rent in exchange for keeping a eye on the property. Power bills and cell phone are under a $150 per month..

  • NorthernCaliWay

    I’m thinking of buying land and living in a trailer save money then buy a tiny home. Do u only need insurance if you travel or on someone’s property?

  • Crow Quill Tarot

    Wow! I'm just investigating the possibility of living tiny. THANK YOU for your candid honesty and your terrific sense of humor. Your channel is the best.

  • MoodyGirl Beauty

    My mortgage is $400 a month for a 3 bedroom 2 bath and half an acre. Wow!!! I do see the benefits of being able to travel with your tiny house.. but dang!!! Unless you could find a cheaper space to park .. but wow, that's alot for rv parking.

  • Mason Castle

    Does anyone else notice that now when ads pop up before a video they’ve made it to where the ads are similar to the video or have similar words in it to try to trick us lol

  • Thomas Riley

    A one bedroom room apartment where I live will cost you at min 1000 mth plush heat lights water cableso about 1400 so I guess 500 with all that is a great deal and you own your home and if you get tired of where your at you hook up and move

  • weston saathoff

    Let me get this straight so if you build a tiny house with reclaimed materials for 15,000 and buy an acre for 7,000 not rent and get all led lights a small fridge, compost toilet, rain water collection cistern, two burner electric heating plates, do your laundry once a month stay on grid. There's no way the insurance, property tax could be that much. No cable just a phone and internet combo plan. You could cook your food for the full week in one day and put it into containers if you needed to heat it up you could use a low energy pressure cooker. Yeah the health insurance would cost some if you didn't have a job that covered it but the insurance for a used car would not be that much. In the long run this makes more sense.

  • Water Lily

    Hearing someone be so upfront about their expenses is really helpful as I'd never ask someone (I'd feel rude). Nice to hear some tips, tricks, and how you deal with challenges.

  • K D

    Dang her whole house insurance is less than my car insurance. Ive only had my license for 3 years and live in california. My car insurance is damn near double.

  • WICKEDLEE LOOPY

    You could rent a room for $400 a month & it's attached to a full size house with large kitchen & bathroom. All you need do is be prepared to share with a stranger. 🤣

  • Sherry Sherry

    No such thing as tiny living it's just trailer park in a shinny exterior intact No one speaks about families just single selfminded persons this is a Jesuit plan like the femor trailers to finish off American folks study your bibles the end is near wake up Romans 13:11

  • Yes It's Me

    Makes a video on cost of Tiny House expenses, tells us all of hers is free because she works part time for them. Very helpful *eye roll

  • Johnny FD

    Wow $450-$500 a month for parking? That's insane. I rent apartments on Airbnb around the world with zero upfront cost of building a house for that same amount and zero responsibility.

  • Joshlyn Kaufman

    appreciated this video, i want to learn more about what the costs are per month compared to living in an apartment with a boring full-time job.

  • Lady D

    If one takes a tiny house on a ferry, do you hang out at home or on the ferry? I think I'd end up chilling in the comfort of my home

  • Elan Crew

    Here in California there are only 1 or 2 tiny home communities. Most covenants, conditions, and restrictions deem a house on wheels as an RV and so prevents people from living on a particular plot of land more than a few months out of the year. Many communities frown on having tiny homes for fear that they would lower the area's property value. It's a shame because it just perpetuates the "bigger is better" mentality.

  • Paula Patio

    Hmmm …. VERY INTERESTING 🙂 However …. my tiny humble condo is less to live in than your tiny home 😉 AND, with what you shared was GREAT cuz it gave me perspective on costs, fee, etc. Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best! 😉 P.S. Be superglued to Jesus cuz He's comin' back soon and I DON'T wanna see you left behind. 🙂

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