I'm having one of those bleh days. I have a lot going through my head, nothing crazy though. :P So that's why I'm blogging in color. Thought it might brighten things up. So instead of just whining I'm going to stick to positive things.
Allan and I are renters. We don't own a home and are faaaaar from ready to buy a home. Also, we don't like the idea of having a mortgage - we are not fans of banks. One thing that does sound somewhat plausible is container homes. If we go this route we can save on our own and invest in one container at a time. My family owns some land, so we have a place to put the containers and a place to eventually set up our home. We've come up with some layout ideas already. The tough part is always going to be saving. The way the economy is right now, it is sooooo hard to save any money, but we have to try. Eventually I'd like to get an extra container to open a little shop in and also start an organic garden. Maybe even open a nursery for exotic, organically grown flowers and plants. :p The best parts? No rent and Viva would have a yard of her own! Merlot might even venture outside. lol.
No matter how bad things may seem there is always something to look forward too.
Care to learn more about alternative housing? Check out these links!
Container City - creates affordable housing for urban enviroments. They should do this in Japan, where space is a serious issue.
Containerhomes.net - info and products
Alternative Housing - a blog that focuses on unconventional homes, including tree houses!