Looking for more creative ways to create your perfect living situation? The box-car home is another idea that belongs to the ongoing list of non-traditional houses.
This Alaskan inspired housing method is extremely beautifully designed and amazingly cheap to do so. You can really go to town on creativity with these things, both interior and exterior wise.
Living in nontraditional housing can get rather isolated. Often you're on the road or in a secluded area in the middle of nowhere, not surrounded by many people. But it shouldn't have to be! Seeing as it's becoming so popular, many people have taken the liberty of creating communities in these alternative settings.
Often situated in outer city limits or deep in forests, people who would like to purchase large plots of land, combine their money and resources, and live together. This way the burden is shared by all.
Another form of community living, a Baugruppen is a little more specific in terms of who actually resides there. Generally, these communities are created out of common interests or a need of wanting to have a specific type of society.
These types of communities also tend to be a lot of hands-on and everyone looks out for each other. It works only if everyone is strictly in on it.
Who thought this was even an option. These houses are constructed out reinforced styrofoam and can really survive most types of harsh weather.
People have turned these little houses into some seriously gorgeous homes too.
African Prefab House
For a house on a budget, the African Prefab House method is the way to go if you're trying to do some serious saving. The design may not be as artsy as other alternative houses out there, but it will certainly make for a nice and modest home.
The housing style is particularly popular across South Africa, so it may be slightly harder to come by in other countries. Still, if you can get your hands on those materials, you sure will have an adorable house.