If you are wanting phone, electric and gas (natural gas? not propane) hooked up waaaaaaaayyyy out in the boonies you are talking an arm and a leg as far as cost. I am going to leave the costs and explaining of that to somebody who has had to do it. Ours came with electric and phone line.TamiJ said:Hello,
We are researching and preparing to buying land in northern MN, about 10 acres.
We want to put 2 mobile homes on it- does anyone know where I would find info(or what search words I would use to google it myself) to find out if that is possible or how many acres you need to have in Crow Wing County,MN to put 2 mobile homes on it?
With $35,000 to use towards starting up a little place for 2 families , one family of 4, one family of 8,how much can we accomplish with that amount?The land does not have to be bought outright, so that doesnt have to take up the majority of the money.We would put maybe $15,000 down on it.
I know nothing about septic systems/sewage. What do we need? Is there only 1 option, a septic system? ( see how little I know LOL)
About how much would that cost? Just a ballpark figure.
Is it possible to do some/all of this work yourself, to cut down on expense?
We know a couple people who can do digging/ land clearing etc.
What is the cheapest yet dependable route to go for sewage?
What about a well? I know that depends on location alot , but ballpark what would this cost us?
We certainly dont need top of the line for any of these things,just something doable and able to handle 12 people.
Oh also, if we were to have 2 homes on 10 acres, with enough privacy space in between, how does that work as far as using the same well/sewage sytem? Do you have to have 2 of both or can we hook both homes up to the same systems? Do the homes have to be relatively close or what?
You can tell I know *NOTHING* about all this. LOL
This $35,000 would not include the price of the mobile homes- just to get a land/clearing/sewage/well set up done, in otherwords to get it ready for homes to be put on.
Is this even feasible with $35,000?
Are there other costs I am not thinking of?
We're not afraid of roughing it a little bit until we have everything in place and set up.So long as its livable with 6 kids.
Oh one last question
Whe you buy land out way out in rural areas what kind of cost is getting phone/electric/gas hooked up?
Thanks for any answers or input you may have. some BTDT advice would be very appreciated.
Now that is an idea! Also, septics are usually built large enough for a normal sized family to last about 4 yrs before needing to be pumped out. With that many people....perhaps you'd be better off with an outhouse!countrygrrrl said:$35,000 sounds like a lot but won't necessarily go very far, esp. if you need to put in a well and purchase housing --- even two mobiles at $2K ea. will take up $4K of your money, and that won't include the costs of hooking the mobiles up to water, electric, moving the mobiles, etc.
Your best bet, if you're determined to do this, would probably be to find an existing property in an area with lax codes --- someplace which already has electric, a good well, telephone, septic, mobiles, etc but which needs some work and so is priced very low. Then, do the work yourself and turn around and resell in a year or so.
That's what I'm talking about....minimum county requirements. Townships cannot be less restrictive than the county.TamiJ said:I just heard back from a realtor about a piece of land in the area and he said so long as you meet county or township guidelines you do not need to have a certain amount of land to put mobile homes on it.
Haggis said:I bought my 100 acres of land 7 years ago for $9900.
We built our 960 sq. ft. house for $5000
We built out 40'X45' pole barn for $4700.
Our out building cost about $500 each for $1500.
Our 6" casing well to 85 feet cost $2700.
Our driveway cost $1600.
Our small herd of cattle cost $7500.
Total for our smallholding and cattle: less than $35,000.
Off hand I'd say $35,000 can do quite a bit if you shop around and do most of the work yourself.
Do you know what I would do? And this is just a suggestion, take it for what it is worth....TamiJ said:Is it possible to build a house for $5000? Yes. Is it possible to build a house to code for $25,000? NO WAY. Its impossible >>>
So what happens if it is not up to code?
How do people get away with living in dwellings that are not up to code then?
Right now we are just in the research stage. Finding out if mobile homes can be put on smaller pieces of land etc.
Even if just the land is bought now, at least its a start.
Its not like no one has a job and we have to rely on this $35,000 forever- we dont.
Its just a lump sum that would be easiest to use as a start to get the ball rolling.
We both have homes that we can stay at for a while, so even if it takes a few years to get everything we need, thats ok.
We would just like to make as much use of this $35,000 as we can to get as much done as possible.
Goodness, I wasn't talking about monthly payments! I was talking about for the entire property for $30 G's.TamiJ said:We've thought of this option also. I havent looked at acreage with an existing home on it, but my mom may have.She would prefer to do it that way.
Then again we want as cheap of monthly payments as possible also.
Who knows what she'll end up doing. Its fun finding out all the options.