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Super inexpensive alternative housing

My fiance and I are having a terrible time finding an apartment or other traditional living space here in New Jersey, and I am looking for inexpensive alternatives, but am not sure where to start. He is in the Army Reserves and neither of us make a lot, so we would like to save as much money as we can.

I spent several childhood years living in an RV, and it was an amazing experience, but there aren't really any trailer parks in our area… does anyone have any thoughts on other extremely low-budget alternative housing options for us?

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Let's talk about living in a tipi year-round

I'm really interested in buying a tipi that you can live in year-round. I found some great manufacturing websites but the only thing is they all say the same thing, i.e.: yes it's great to live in year round, it's so romantic with the open fire etc., etc.

I would love to hear from real people who live in a Tipi year round (in particular, places with cold winters ala Canada) and find out the disadvantages as well as the advantages.

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Yurt + Dome = My life in a yome

My 16-month-old daughter and I live on an herb farm (no, not that kind of herb farm, though we are in Northern California). I am a farm hand here, and in exchange for a certain amount of hours a week working the land, we get to live here and breathe the fresh air, learn about herbs, and watch everything bloom.

We live in a yome here. Yep, a yome — it's a cross between a yurt and a geodesic dome. And wait until you see the triangular windows…