Can a MGTOW or John Galt Build a Tiny House for $10,000?
In this age of awakened men returning to our nomadic roots since society decided to throw us overboard, an important question comes up. What kind of pad does a man need in The Matrix while he cyclically works long enough to save up enough geld to go live the expat life? Or to be a MGTOW? Paying sky high prices for rent doesn’t cut it. Neither does buying a McMansion in a subdivision and enduring 15-30 years of debt slavery.
How does the part-time expat secure a Walt Whitman-style, minimalist residence here in the States, without getting sucked into the trap endless monthly payments? How does the MGTOW who decides to stay in Anglo America afford a place to stay while participating mercenarily in the pyramid scheme economy?
There’s a novel and viable solution for the minimalist man. Enter tiny houses. McMansions are for Anglobitches. Tiny houses are for men who want to go from working and slaving all throughout their lives to enjoying a life with some work interspersed here and there.
TNMM has discussed the virtues of tiny houses before. But Yours Truly has taken a new fascination with building a tiny house for those times I’m not either on the road or living abroad. Especially, a ready-made solution for those men who aren’t carpenters, plumbers, or interested in doing all the footwork necessary to make tiny house living a reality. I’d also like to undertake this challenge to make a point for those men who might want to follow in my footsteps, but find that the trucking lifestyle just isn’t for them.
Could a modern and very livable tiny house be built for say $10,000? Or at the very least, no more than $20,000? And could it be an off the grid house? Could it be easy to assemble? Could it be a bona fide residence? The idea is complete freedom from the system.
My experience living abroad (first in Mexico for 6 months on a trial basis, then a year in the Dominican Republic – a place I’m returning to soon) as well as my experience living on the road (in the sleeper of a semi) has given me a unique perspective on tackling this task. Here’s how I believe it could be done:
- Find a tract of land in a rural area free of the overregulation that plagues most of America; or, alternatively build the tiny house on a travel trailer and find a used pickup to haul it around. (This option negates the possibility of purchasing a prefab shed. But, books have been written on the subject.)
- Purchase an well-made shed (like the one pictured above) for around $5,000 to $6,000. This is the shell of the house – and far from being poorly made these sheds are designed to withstand winds of 90 mph to 140 mph depending on the model. They’re also attractive on the outside. The Riverside model above comes in sizes up to 12′ x 24′ or around 288 square feet.
- Build the inside to suit the needs and desires of the minimalistic man.
- Customize the exterior to taste.
Here’s where my experience on the road and abroad comes into play. Here are a few quick thoughts:
- Install solar panels and an APU so the home is off the grid. I’ve been living on a semi-tractor trailer APU unit for a year and have found I need much less electricity than I ever imagined.
- Utilize a thermoelectric refrigerator to cut down on energy consumption.
- Install a propane-fed cooking stove. (Commonly used throughout Latin America.)
- Use kerosene or propane heat in cold climates.
- Use fans in hot climates. (In a few years, solar-powered air conditioning units will a viable option.) Another option is to find a salvage (or even new) ParkSmart unit from an 18-wheeler and design the “bedroom” area of the home to be small enough to take advantage of this battery-powered A/C unit.
- Utilize a composting toilet and self contained shower unit (RV-type) to eliminate the need for plumbing OR install minimal plumbing.
- Make the interior very livable and modern (like the above photo).
- Buy a MiFi box for those times when communication is necessary.
This idea isn’t a pie in the sky fantasy, countless people are already living in tiny homes all around the United States. In fact, the documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things features tiny housers discussing the hows and whys of their homes. There are scores of people who have made their tiny house dream a reality for much less than $10,000. But, I figure $10,000 to $20,000 is a nice range for men who want to live in a very nice, modern place with a minimum investment.
Voila – a residence. Debt-free. Minimalist. The newly minted homeowner is now free to pursue whatever adventures might come his way. A MGTOW or John Galt could put the cherry on top by purchasing a sport motorcycle for basic transportation. The rest of his time could be spent pursuing his own interests when he’s not working a few months a year to support his lifestyle.
Who needs a chick around running up the cost of living? Domestically, a man can polish his PUA skills, and internationally he only needs utilize the incredible power of hypergamy to be swimming in bishes. Trust me as someone who knows, a Red Pill man can quickly be up to his knees in ass, so much so that women begin to bore him. What’s more, chicks dig IDGAF rebels. What’s more rebellious than living a debt-free life of adventures completely off the grid?
Making my idea a reality is an idea that’s in the pipeline. But it will take a few years for me to get to that point. For now, I’m focused on fine-tuning and polishing my cyclical work-enjoy life abroad lifestyle. But, these ideas, once realized could be a revolution in the making for modern men and our relationship with the exploitative matrix.
For that reason alone, it’s worth dreaming about.
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