In my blogs on getting safe housing, I’ve researched and discussed the following:
- What aspects of ordinary housing do me in
- What alternative building techniques could do for me
- What’s involved in a fresh build, nontox and otherwise
- What “reno” can really mean for me
- All within my picayune means.
The last bullet point makes it all increasingly absurd.
In the most recent housing blog, I started getting my head out of that two-digits-to-the-right-of-the-decimal possibility. The housing market has been creeping up, and this year it’s definitely putting those possibilities out of reach.
It’s time to stop thinking I can go it alone. I clearly can’t — not in any way.
Now, time to start researching in 2 different directions:
- What’s a reasonable range of cost, given the kinds of houses that are on the market, to acquire a fixer and renovate it to my requirements?
- How many other people or units could that accommodate, generally?
And then, given those harder and more realistic numbers, figure out the following:
- How to get that funded
- Who’d be interested in funding it
- A list of good prospective tenants who need safe nontox housing
- What the contract with the funders would look like (several ways that could go)
- What the contract with the tenants should look like
Because, as my Dad would have said and my other relatives still do, better keep everything clear and above-board. That’s what contracts are actually supposed to do.
Of course, this contract will have to have contingencies for my incapacity and death as a real possibility. Plan A, the place goes on the market and all investors (including my heirs) get their money back. Plan B could be more interesting. Depends on who shows up for this.
And all of this assumes I can stage-manage all this.
I’m so scared.
Meanwhile, back to packing and health appointments. One foot in front of the other.