Have you been dreaming of living in New Zealand? It could happen sooner than you think, and for far less money that you ever imagined.
Would you believe me if I told you that you could buy a tiny house in New Zealand for less than US$7500? I know, it sounds too good to be true, but a fabulous company in New Zealand is offering brand new construction starting at NZ$10,500. (Quick digression: have you ever wondered where Old Zealand is? It’s a province in the Netherlands. Mystery solved… Now I can sleep tonight.)
Anyway, the company I’m talking about is called 84 Lumber. Granted, their least expensive model is designed to be put together by DIYers, they also have a range of slightly more expensive models that come semi-built or move-in ready, and their prices are still less per square foot than an apple-to-apples house in the United States, Canada or the UK.
Naturally, they come fully outfitted with a kitchen, bathroom, living space and all the other accouterments you are likely to want in a new tiny house. You can choose from a variety of materials and finishes, as well as custom design options for your lighting and other features.
At the moment, all their models are designed to be tiny houses on wheels, but it wouldn’t surprise me that if you were thinking of moving to New Zealand, you were also thinking of traveling all over the country to see its wondrous natural beauty. (And maybe the real life Hobbiton that was built for the Lord of the Rings movies.)
Financing is available, by the way, for between $5000 and $100,000, and a new order only takes about ten weeks to complete! Also, whereas screaming is the national language of Australia – what with all the snakes, spiders and dingoes running around – there are no venomous snakes or arachnids, (with one rare exception,) living on the New Zealand archipelago, so you can rest easy.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. None of this matters, because you don’t live in New Zealand. Well, you might be interested to learn that New Zealand is among the easiest industrialized nations to immigrate to, (or to visit once in a while, if you’re more interested in an inexpensive summer home type arrangement). Young adults with a college education, and elders with retirement savings, are particularly welcome. Check out their government website for more information.
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