Sarah Houlihan wrote:I am also researching temporary housing ideas. I am not allowed a mobile home of any kind on my property. I have looked into yurts, but to get one big enough for a family of four they run at least $10,000. I want my permanent house to cost less than that. We plan to build underground, but need somewhere to live while the trees we cut season. We have looked into Turtle Tough shelters, and that seems to be our best option so far, but they are rather small. Any ideas?
M Turf wrote:Hello,
I own some land that i want to build on, but I can't afford to build until i sell the house i'm in. But i can't sell the house i'm in until i have somewhere to go. The local building department allows for "temporary" housing for a few years prior to construction so i'm trying to research my options since they don't really give any examples.
I have pets, so i really can't go less than 400 sq ft. I need space for the litter box!
I've checked out the Tumbleweed page (and a few other "mobile" home pages) and the mobile units aren't big enough and the cottages aren't mobile (even though they are stinking adorable!!).
I've checked out yurts, but not sure how i feel about them. They really look like tents and i question how warm they'd be in the winter. I'm in Michigan where we get decent cold weather. Does anyone here live in one? Or have lived in one?
I've checked out prefab garages with lofts above, but not sure that will qualify as "temporary" since i would make it part of the primary house when i build. (i'm waiting to hear back from the building department on this one).
Does anyone have any other suggestions for "temporary" housing that could be easily removed (the ordinance requires removal which is why i'm not sure the garage one will work) (or sold i guess) after the primary construction is completed and will make it through a snow filled winter (or two)?
Kdan Horton wrote:We made a little 8x16 custom cabin. It's on blocks so qualifies as mobile and comes in under the minimum square footage requiring a permit, should anyone ever "find" it. Great for weekends & guests once we get the house built. It may end up being a chicken coop or library or grow house one day...I like options. It cost about $750 in materials and 3 weekends to build. The plastic roof may need to be re-thunk for Michigan though. Works OK in Georgia.