Great New (possible) Housing Option!

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Michael W.'s Comment
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Wish I could find a deal like that. I am currently living out of my truck. On my home time I spend it with my girlfriend who has a townhome. And also Drive 3 hours and get a hotel to see my younger daughter. I'm saving money but I still feel like a homeless dude. Never in my life have I been a situation like this. I want to buy my own house. But I'm wondering if this situation is going to affect this? I have an incredible credit rating and money in the bank

30+ years out here, US Navy veteran, recently divorced, owner operator , left the wife everything including the house. I'm a truck driver, I am only home two days a week if that... Divorce is inevitable in many cases... Staying with Mom, she likes the occasional company and I take care of her bills. Not looking for a relationship, blah, blah, blah... Very happy. Home ownership is not in my vocabulary, to much upkeep for a guy that is never there. And I do not look at home ownership as an investment, it is a place to lay your head and take a shower. We are NOT 9 to 5 folks, at least I am not.

I have thought about being in your position... Create an LLC, buy a plot of land, put up a shop with a living quarters along with a motorhome. Write both off, along with everything else and travel. Put the motorhome where you wind up the most, use the shop to keep your stuff, all that is required is a toilet and a shower with a living quarters for you and entertaining. Put a nice living quarters in the back, a covered porch with a BBQ and some nice patio furniture. Sounds silly, but if you talk with most single guys of our age, and if you like to wrench or enjoy woodworking like myself, this is an ideal situation. Just my .02

May even lead to a new venture or career...

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Michael,

I totally get that. One of our members is doing something along those lines. (I will let him share on it if/when he is ready).

I was taking flying lessons. Had a hangar at an airport. Kept my track-day motorcycle and ATV there, along with airplane projects. Rode ATV on trails there and grass strip runway. They had a pond and even built a cabin there. Had festivals and concerts too!

It was my "Country Club"!

I know of a hangar at another airport with a loft office / living quarters. Be aware... if they get FAA grant money there are limits on non-aviation activities (% of space or length of time unflyable things can be there). A friend keeps his motorcycle in his hangar. Several RV's live at several airports I know.

I have a Tiny House community on Facebook.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael W.'s Comment
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Michael,

I totally get that. One of our members is doing something along those lines. (I will let him share on it if/when he is ready).

I was taking flying lessons. Had a hangar at an airport. Kept my track-day motorcycle and ATV there, along with airplane projects. Rode ATV on trails there and grass strip runway. They had a pond and even built a cabin there. Had festivals and concerts too!

It was my "Country Club"!

I know of a hangar at another airport with a loft office / living quarters. Be aware... if they get FAA grant money there are limits on non-aviation activities (% of space or length of time unflyable things can be there). A friend keeps his motorcycle in his hangar. Several RV's live at several airports I know.

I have a Tiny House community on Facebook.

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Cool! You know what I am speaking of... Home ownership is great if you live and work in a community, wife kids, etc... But a single truck driver? I would much rather have that hanger and a patio... ;-)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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My $8,500 bus (OK, probably about $12K now).

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And where she can live for around $2K / year!

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PJ's Comment
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That is a big one

PackRat's Comment
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Let's see her dressed in Wisconsin White (snow).

Marc Lee's Comment
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That is a big one

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37' 11".

Newmar calls her a 37. Except when renting parking, perhaps, I call her a 38!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Let's see her dressed in Wisconsin White (snow).

She was the other day but I didn't take any pix. Will see if I have any saved...

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