In the past year, I’ve saved my money so George and I could go on trips. And that was our priority. And it worked out well. We’ve managed to travel to Portland, Austin (Part 1, Part 2), Memphis and took an epic road trip to Savannah and all over Florida (day 2; day 3; day 4, 5 & 6; day 7, 8 & 9) I don’t regret my trips at all. George and I have memories that will last a lifetime. And we’ve seen places I’ve been dreaming about my whole life.
But we are getting older and we have been living in the Airstream for almost a year now! It’s been an amazing journey and I’m so glad we moved into our little tin can. We’re not moving out anytime soon! But I don’t want to live in the Airstream forever. I can’t see myself hobbling around the Airstream when I’m 80. So for the next year (or so) I’m focusing hard on saving money for a house.
It almost seems like an impossible dream, but I’d love to buy a house completely in cash. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and discipline. In fact, I need so much discipline that I’m going on a year-long Spending Diet starting in July. Anna Newell Jones from And Then We Saved invented the Spending Fast and the Spending Diet and I’ll be sharing my journey over there. Basically I’ll be spending just $100 per month (not including living expenses.)
Like any good librarian, I’ve also been researching purchasing a home in cash. Here’s some of my favorites:
Did you buy your house in cash? I’d love to hear your story!