What's the cheapest type of housing that would allow one to still have minimal electric power + Internet?
Would building a small cabin, and using solar panels, as well as mobile Internet the cheapest?
If you want to know how to do it cheap, look at how developing countries do it. You can see huts made of debris, wood and metal sheets in every ghetto around the globe. If you want to keep it sustainable and long-lasting, a log cabin would be the best solution.
>a log cabin
Don't they catch on fire easily? Anything safer?
What about container housing?
Too simplistic. A living tree has a much higher moisture content than seasoned timber. Equally it is one large section of wood whereas a timber house has many smaller timber members.
OP. Cost of house is = cost of land + cost of building,
If you want cheapest I'd think a stealth camper van with solar on top, plus a leisure battery, would be the way to go. You could rig it to have 12v and 240v, run a fridge and conservative appliances, as well as have space for other amenities such as gas water heater / oven.
A tent and a solar charger of sorts.
how you get your wifi is another matter
Dead plant material on the forest floor or dry brush that catches fire. The trees burn but if you look at pictures after a forest fire the trunks of the trees are still there. The wood on the exterior of the tree turns to carbon and the wood inside doesn't burn, it just smolders.
What if the camper van breaks down?
I'm aware that I would have to buy some land, as well as pay a property tax - I have enough money for that.
In the long term, building a small house seems to be cheaper than other alternatives. I'm just wondering what kind of housing would be more or less comfortable, as well as sustainable in the long term.
I also need to find a way to get basic utilities and shit, save up on everything as much as possible, and become as financially independent as possible (even if with more work).
Buy a ~$1000 worksite trailer at a auction or a dirty old RV trailer, greasy but cheap and no mortgage.
Find a piece of land with a well and a septic system
Solar or mini hydro (if you find the right piece of land) for electricity. Some powerfull 4G receiver/router for internet.
Modular prebuilt homes start at ~25k usd. I'd plop those on a nice piece of land and call it a day. Shouldn't take that long to pay for it in full.
Hey buddy, are you feeling alright? I know society is all bad juju and totally unfair and all, but do you think this is the best action for you. Maybe look at some town homes or a nice 2bed 1bath.
>Looks like a playhouse. Why would anyone drive around with a playhouse?
Cob house. That's stone foundation, cob walls, standard roof or whatever you want. Labor intensive, but no ass load of pounding dirt required. Some are 100s of years old in very rainy, cold locals.
Otherwise, a tarp and some solar equipment with wifi, cellular, or satellite internet hookup will do. If you have a vehicle, that is also an option.
Shipping pallets. About 100 to 120 depending on how big you want it for a 20x20 cabin
> 20 4x4 boards
> 20 bags of quick crete
> 1/2 inch plywood for floor and roof
> roll roofing
> roofing nails
> roofing tar
> windows( I suggest using salvaged windows from craigslist)
Also have left over material for an outhouse and wood shed. And if you have enough make a little attacked lean to work shop
total if you can scrounge and have good connections about $1500 or less on a shoe string budget Of course this is if you have a building permit.
research tinyhomes for a good idea or cabinporn I also recommend The Backwoodsman Magazine and Mother Earth News for more off the grid info
if you know anything about electronics you can make some crazy shit with a bycicle, a motor, and a battery bank. and some wire of course.
i personally would set up a deep charge battery bank with both solar and bike generator power. then have an ac converter for ac needs, but build a dc fridge and use the dc to power radio equipment.
but then again i'm not a faggot.
this, or a tiny house
best thing to do OP, slap on solar panels and you're gtg