As some of you know, I am a college kid. I’ve managed to avoid the $10k a year room and board fees at my university by residing with my aunt who has a town house about 15 minutes from campus. Living with her has been a treat and has enlightened me in a lot of areas concerning housekeeping and maintenance (I’m talking simple stuff like router upgrades up through AC unit replacement).
Now, you’re like Skye…what does this have to do with me. Sure, we’re getting there.
I’m approaching the end of my initial college run here with 5 years under my belt (no help from calculus). At the end of this run, my aunt intends to move out west to Arizona to be close to her daughter and her family. This is fabulous for her, but critical for me because I get kicked out. Since I don’t want this to be my final dealing with college - I want my Masters of Library Science (MLS) - I need to find either suitable housing near the university offering the degree or if I can do it remote, somewhere at all to at least call my own.
My parents have always been highly supportive of me and have always let me do my own thing and this is one of those things. So now I’m here…about a year out from needing to start seriously looking at how to handle this situation and I want to see what insights anyone had to offer up.
The end goal would be to construct a “cabin” ony parents 30 acre lot that would cater to everything I’d need. Small square foot footprint, but would house everything I’d need…kitchen, bed, bath, workshop, patio/deck. But thats for the future…unless I can somehow find a way to fork up $150k to build it.
Anyway, for context, the current plan is to finish off my degree over the next year, then take a year off and just work. Then go and do my MLS.
The MLS could be done remotely.
At any point in time after graduation, my aunt could pull the trigger and make the move.
My first thoughts on this situation are to obviously get into my career field ASAP after graduation. I make money supervising pharmacy inventories, but probably not enough to do house payments and all (albeit, I could be wrong).
Insight? Ideally I would like to avoid apartments all together. But if it’s necessary, I’d like to be in and out as fast as possible.