Is there anyone out there who wouldn’t love to afford a second home or a holiday home? It’s a dream for many people, but the reality for most of us is that we can’t even afford the mortgage payments for our first houses, let alone another one! However, with a little creative thinking, a holiday home may not be as out of reach as you might think. In today’s guide, we’re going to take a look at some alternative budget-friendly options for anyone who would love a home by the coast or in a beautiful spot in the country. Read on to find out more!
Depending on where you look, static holiday homes can be pretty cheap in comparison to a regular house. Haven Holidays will sell you a used static home for less than £15K, and while you will pay over six figures for a luxurious model, the truth is it that you don’t have to spend that much. There are more expensive cars on the market, in fact, so perhaps if you trade in your current set of wheels and downgrade, you can put the difference towards a static caravan!
A camper van
While we’re on the subject of road vehicles, why not go for a camper van with a pop top roof? Not only is this far cheaper than buying an entire house, but you also get the flexibility of being able to travel wherever you want. No, it’s not a traditional holiday home, but if you are looking for something that can take you from A to B and also take you for a breakaway, why not go for a camper?
A canal boat
Want to traverse the UK’s waters in style and comfort? You can pick up a canal boat for less than £10,000, and again, you can pretty much take it anywhere you like along your designated canal routes. A lot of people actually live in canal barges and houseboats on a full-time basis – and love the experience. If you love the water and enjoy a sense of freedom, perhaps a holiday house on the canals could be the perfect option!
A house on wheels
Believe it or not, you can actually buy a transportable, tiny house these days. And you can either buy some cheap land somewhere nice and keep it there or take it away to wherever you want – assuming you have a trailer. Not only is it cost-effective in comparison to buying a bricks and mortar house, but the tiny house manufacturers are building them with eco-friendly materials and put a big focus on the environment – so you’re saving the planet as well as taking a lovely break.
Yurts are like giant tents, and according to anyone that enjoys glamping, they are fantastic. Instead of forking out hundreds of thousands on a holiday home, why not spend a couple of grand on a yurt with all mod cons? You can pitch them at virtually any campsite or free land, and they can come complete with woodburning stove, beds, and comfortable mattresses and carpets.