Life of a Squatter
We decided in the spring that Matt was going to stay home with baby boy and I was off to work. Matt knew what he wanted to go to graduate school for so he was a better candidate.
Moving to Denver on a single TEACHER income, we knew things would be tight. Rent STARTS here for a 2 bedroom apartment at 1,200. Near my school it is closer to 1,400. This is insane.
We have had to be creative…. We found this company that matches homeowners/Realestate agents with ‘caretakers’ who live in these homes, take care of them and stage them with their own furniture. Knowing that the rent price was right, we signed up for an interview. Naturally they loved us so the adventure began…
The rent is less than half of what we would be paying in a normal apartment and we get to live in houses far bigger than what we could afford.
The downside is we have to be ready for showings (with a 16 month old, you can imagine how difficult this can be)
We have to move often….
We have lived in 4 different houses since Oct. 3rd.