Container Home VS HOA Living

guest blog by Nila Ridings

 
Oh, to be HOA free!  People are finding all sorts of creative ways to put a roof over their heads.  Sometimes that means a sacrifice of space for the savings of money.  Which means less need for high-stress and high-income employment.  Or it’s an opportunity to pay off school loan debt. Or spend less of your retirement savings on empty space that eats utilities, creates taxes, insurance, maintenance and needs constant cleaning.  And yet for others it’s a way to stay out of an HOA or condo association.
 
It’s a housing movement that is catching on and growing by leaps and bounds.  Could it be because we are learning that life is about living not about servicing debt and empty spaces? Or it might just be the brutal experience of living in a nightmare condo association or HOA that has shocked us into seeking a place that can be moved if our surroundings start to feel like we are trapped.
 
Whatever the reason the creativity seems endless in our quest for uncontrolled shelter.  This one even offers a roof top deck!
 
 
http://www.tinyhouseliving.com/casa-cubica-a-tiny-container-home-2/
 

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

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