Then I decided to see just how low home prices are in town. I searched for $80k max and got a ton of homes. Then I searched for $60 and under. There were even some fixer uppers in the $30k range. I could buy a house for the same price as a well. I had the idea that I could buy one of these inexpensive homes and live in it for a while, then sell my RV and get rid of the old mobile home so that I could use the existing septic system and electrical box. That would eliminate those two costs. The garage that I want could be built right where the mobile home is now.
Here's an example of a $40k house for sale. It is located near the air force base. 1500 sq.ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath. Built in 1970.
With 20% down, the mortgage with taxes and insurance would be $400 a month. I am sure it would need some fixing up (it certainly needs some curb appeal). In a few years I would have enough money for my garage project and I could move back out to my property (I plan to live in part of the garage like my parent's did when they were building their house). The house in town could be my second rental (because you know I loooove rental houses...haha). I could probably rent it for $700 which would cover the $400 mortgage quite nicely.
Anyway, that's my idea of the day. At least I can amuse myself by going to look at some of these cheap houses in the coming weeks. Seeing them in person will probably make me run away screaming but who knows, maybe I'll find something with potential.