Alternative Housing Under $200K

What are the Best Affordable and Unusual Housing Options?

We’ve uncovered the most practical alternative home ideas. Park Model RVs, micro apartments, co-housing, houseboats, tiny houses, and live-work homes are just a few. We looked at low cost modular and prefabricated houses too. Maybe you’ve heard of House Port, weeHouse, Ideabox, kitHAUS, Blu Homes, and other prefabs under 200K?

We will add to these posts every month, so browse our alternative housing ideas and see which might be the best fit for you. Do you have one we’ve missed? Please add it in our comments and we’ll do our best to cover it soon.

Consider a Park Model - Live in an RV

Live in a Park Model Home Your Money Will Go Farther When You Live in a Parked RV Cottage style, modern, or rustic, park models are newly stylish and comfortable for a tiny percentage of the cost of a traditionally built home. You will need to consider the expenses associated withRead More →

live in a houseboat

Houseboat Living Affordable and Fun Year Round Vacation Style Living From California to Florida, coastal areas and large inland lakes make for great on-the-water living. Most houseboats are parked year round in one spot. There are so many varieties and price points that your budget rather than options will playRead More →


Life in a Micro-Apartment Studio Community Amenities and Location Make Up for Smaller Living Quarters Location, location, location is why many newly constructed micro lofts, apartments, and studios are getting lots of media attention. Remember though that these tiny amenity-rich abodes have always existed; in the form of studios andRead More →