There are many different types of homes, and the word ‘home’ means something different to every person. Some people have experienced homelessness, while others grew up in lavish mansions with maids and pools. But regardless of your financial situation, there are still many different types of places you might call home at some point or another. Here are 4 types of homes you might choose to live in in your lifetime.
Assisted Living Communities
If you’ve reached the age where you can no longer fully take care of yourself at all times, but still want to hold onto some of your independence, an assisted living community may be a good fit for you. Start doing your research and call around before you reach retirement age so that you can find a place that offers everything you need and want. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.
Vans, Buses, Or RVs
Many people love road trips and driving, and have trouble staying in one place for too long. Life on the road may be an enticing option for you, but if you have a rent or a mortgage to pay and a home to take care of, that may be holding you back. This is why it is becoming very popular to opt out of having a traditional house and to choose instead to live in a converted bus or van, or an RV. Since there are so many people living this type of lifestyle, there are tons of books, blogs, and other information out there about it. Do your research before deciding if living in a home on wheels is right for you.
Tiny houses are also very popular right now because people are becoming less and less tied to material things and realizing that minimalism is freeing. Very small homes which basically just fit everything you need to survive with no real extra space are a great economical choice. They are less expensive to build and take care of, and they are also much better for the environment. If you have a large piece of land and want to enjoy most of that land without using the majority of it for your house, a tiny house such as one made out of shipping containers may be a great choice for you. Just remember that these homes are great for single folks or couples, but it’s harder with families because you will likely need more space.
You’ve always dreamed of owning your own home, but houses are more expensive than ever before in just about every part of the world, and with costs still continuing to rise, this goal just may not feel attainable. The good news is that if you are up for the challenge, there are plenty of homes that need a little extra love and therefore will sell for a much lower price. If you’re good at building and fixing things or know people who are, buying a fixer-upper may just be the right adventure for you.
Home is what you make of it, and your perfect home may not be right for someone else. Consider all of your options before deciding where you’d like to call home, and remember that no home is permanent. You can move. You are not a tree.