I rent my current home in an ever growing expensive portion of the city. I plan to permanently move to this part of the city (as the commute is very reasonable), however I found that the prices of homes (condos and townhouses too!) are extremely outrageous. At my current yearly income, there will be no way I'd ever dream to own anything within the city!
What I've found within my income was a generously sized parking spot on a parking lot. This is conveniently located downtown so I will have access to everything while others do not. This can cut down on me owning a car and paying other related expenses. I've spoken with the current owner (not specifically telling him what I plan to do), but I plan to put a large shipping container in my parking spot and live inside of it. This will work great as I will have covered living quarters and a plug outlet (used for electric parking) for misc tasks such as television or heating. I could also just simply find another type of container and just park it on top of my space if a shipping container does not suffice. Finally, I can simply move out when the time comes to own a house (which will be easy as a shipping container can be moved by a single truck).
My question is, should I attempt to save money for a home or use this as a stepping stone which will also save me money in the long run?
A little about me, I make $30,000 a year and houses regularly sell in this area for $800k or more. I live a very simple means as I do not own a computer (typing this at the library), a prepaid cellphone, and eat free food samples/shower at work. Any advice even if it is negative will be appreciated.