Downsizing to a House the Size of a Shed

With the real estate market went bust, Bill and Sharon Kastrinos decided to downsize their home ... into a size of a small shed!

Now, they live in a place so small, he and his wife use a ladder to climb into their bed every night. The downstairs has a sitting area, tiny kitchen and bathroom in a space that's 98 square feet. The upstairs loft has a bed in 56 square feet of space. They keep extra clothes in their car.

"It's a very simple lifestyle," he says. "The downside of it is it takes a readjustment. You can't have 100 pairs of shoes in the closet or 50 outfits."

The upside?

The house cost them $15,000, and the utilities are a mere $15 a month. The couple now live on property owned by their daughter in California wine country, where the average home in 2007 cost $725,000. If they want to leave, the home has wheels and can be pulled behind their vehicle and plugged into any RV park in the nation.


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15000K is a lot but everything is a lot now unless you scrounge for your items. Besides a lot of older motorhomes in that price range or less requires a lot of work. And people that buys motorhomes for $50,000.00 and up are more crazy as far as I'm concerned.
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I'd argue that the quality of the interior (and possibly exterior too) is better than a small RV. The house in the picture is from here I think:

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Dear Bill and Sharon:

It's got wheels. You have therefore stupidly paid twice as much as you should have for a TRAVEL TRAILER.

Throw some car parts and empty Budweiser cases in front of it and join in with the rest of my family....
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Isn't this called a caravan? The fore-runner of the camper or motor home?
In Europe, people who can't even afford a proper(!) trailer live in it.
This is not smart, it's sad...
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