Build a Backyard Cottage for Family

frugalhomediy June 25, 2012 0

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks.  I have been very busy with work and the house I’m flipping.  I have a lot of progress to write about,  it’s just hard finding the time.  Anyway, I was browsing YouTube and came across this great video.  It kind of reminds me of the small house movement video I posted a few months back (but seems a little more realistic).  I also like the angle this guy has on the construction business.   The idea of building a small cottage on extra land for family to live in is very smart.  You would save a lot of money doing this.  Granted you would have to really get along with your family to make this work.  This also reminded me of a story I heard on a podcast called This American Life.  I don’t remember all the details, but the family involved bought one piece of land and built numerous houses on it, essentially making a family compound.  This could be done on a large or small piece of property.  I think this is a great idea if you can make it work.  By doing this you could divide up the cost of land, possibly reduce taxes (depending on how the property is zoned), and you would always have family around to help out when needed.  Just a thought.

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