Yeah, I know, you're saying, why would you be looking for a house when you don't have any steady income? Good question. The problem is, my lease is up this summer and I can't afford to stay here and I'm sick of moving so I only want to do it once and then get buried in that house.
The stuff of dreams, I know. I would love nothing more than to find another old bungalow to tear apart and rebuild, but they don't give those away. So I've decided I'm going to buy an older mobile home and turn it into a bungalow.
I have retirement fund money for that. That's why I saved it. So for the last few weeks I've been looking. Thought I had a place picked out in the perfect location near where I'm currently living, but then when I went to talk to the owners of the park, they turned out to be overbearing snobbish Nazis. Even if I could have managed to get past that, I would have no doubt, as my son so helpfully pointed out, ended up getting myself thrown out the first time they stuck their nose in my business. I'm firmly of the "it's my place so leave me alone" persuasion.
So I thought I would look for something that was on its own land. Yeah, with my budget, that just turned into a horror movie. After three trips down dirt roads to look at homes with holes in the roof, animals feces inside, and mold covering the walls, I threw in the towel on that idea.
And then I stumbled across the cutest little place ever. It's like a dollhouse, and it's ON THE WATER! OMG! I have always wanted to live on the water. This isn't big water--not like the ocean or a big lake. Just a canal off a little river, but it's still WATER! check it out.
|Backyard view of canal|
|Kitchen definitely needs an update|
This would be the first house I have ever bought in my entire life that was habitable from the day I closed on it. Most are disaster areas (because that's always been my budget) that take years of construction, headaches, gray hair, and money to turn into actual homes. And check out the sweet little back patio overlooking that canal.
|Back patio. Can you say tiki bar?|
Stay tuned for the further adventures of Westlake Drive!