I thought this was worth sharing.
When I was growing up I was always doing "badass" things. I worked hard, saved money, invested money, and lived life with no regrets. My first job off the farm (I literally grew up on a farm) was for a vineyard at age 14. I grew a relationship with the boss and he also hired me to help him renovate and open a restaurant. While going to college, he informed me that he owned a spare house in our state's capital (close to my college). He also asked if I would like to live there.
Recently I read the article about MMM and his family wintering in Hawaii. He said that we live in a society where we have all sorts of made up rules. He said we don't have to accept ideas like "living in Hawaii is expensive." We create the reality in our lives. MMM is right again because this is how I am living mine. I live in a great home in a perfect neighborhood for free. My boss wanted to help out a local boy and he wasn't interested in a monetary gain. Heck, my neighbor even shovels my driveway, tends to all the yard work, and he gave me his password to his wi-fi. I offer to help of course, but you know how that is. He does it all because he gets to park his extra car on the driveway (I don't even know...). What I'm saying is that if you're not happy with your current situation, smile and then make something happen!
This house will likely go on the market in the next year. If I don't buy it, I will be looking for a new place to live. I'm already working on leads.
What's your housing situation? Do you have mine beat? Do you help an older lady maintain her house in exchange for a room upstairs? Do you live in a VW bus? Let's hear about it!