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- DescriptionThink of all the things you could do if you didn't have to spend $16,000 a year on rent or mortgage. Old single-wide mobile homes can often be found for free (and installed for a couple of thousand dollars) in rural areas, so trailersteading is akin to dumpster-diving, and can save you thousands of dollars each year. A trailer allows you to live without debt, to keep your ecological footprint to a minimum with energy bills at or below the national average, all while still blending in with traditional homeowners. Trailersteading profiles nine mobile-home dwellers who have used trailers as a stepping stone toward achieving their dreams. Some have spent the cash they saved on revations involving extra insulation, pitched roofs, classy interiors, and even. Many also took advantage of a low-cost housing option to pursue their passions, becoming full-time homemakers or homesteaders. In addition to the case studies, this book presents easy methods of minimizing the negative sides of trailer life and accentuating the positive. Learn which parts of installing and upgrading your trailer are easy for a DIYer and which parts should be left to the experts, along with how to cheaply heat and cool a mobile home.
- Author BiographyAnna Hess enjoys writing about the adventures, both on her blog at WaldenEffect.org, and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. She lives in Dungannon, VA.
- Author(s)Anna Hess
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication18/02/2016
- SubjectHouse & Home
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
- Content Note100 color photos
- Weight642 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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