It goes without saying that the housing market has skyrocketed all over the country. Because of this, people all over are having a difficult time finding a house that they can actually afford. This has caused many people to change their lifestyle to one of modesty and simplicity. This man was absolutely fed up with looking for a house on the current market, so he decided to do something about it.

As many of you have noticed, buying a house isn't as easy as it used to be.

This is partly caused by the fact that the cost of purchasing a home has gone up about 70% in many places in the United States during the past six years. This doesn't make it easy for a lot of people to purchase a home, and Jason Miles understands that first hand.

As many of you have noticed, buying a house isn't as easy as it used to be.

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Living in Nashville, Tennessee, Jason Miles was spending almost $1,000 every month on a 600-square-foot basement apartment.

He was tired of paying such high costs to rent a home, so he decided that it was time for him to buy a home of his own. Unfortunately, he would soon learn that finding an affordable house wasn't go to be as easy as he thought.

Living in Nashville, Tennessee, Jason Miles was spending almost $1,000 every month on a 600-square-foot basement apartment.

Jason Miles

After months of searching, Jason began to grow extremely frustrating.

“I spent all of 2015 perusing listings and going to open houses, only to have the homes that were in my price range snapped up by other buyers the day they came onto the market, or, in many cases, before the homes were even officially for sale,” he explained in an interview with Country Living.

After months of searching, Jason began to grow extremely frustrating.

Jason Miles

Jason soon realized why it seemed to be so difficult for him to find adequate housing in his city.

“Nearly a hundred people a day move to my city, and most come from other parts of the country where the cost of living is higher. Many come here with lucrative job offers in hand. Needless to say, they’re bringing equity with them and can (usually) easily afford housing. For those of us who’ve been here a while, however, it’s not so simple," he explained.

Jason soon realized why it seemed to be so difficult for him to find adequate housing in his city.

Jason Miles

Jason decided that it was time for him to build his own house, instead of continuing to look for houses on the market.

Billy knew that he wanted more space than he had in his old apartment, so he decided to make it 800 square feet, but with tall enough ceilings to accommodate his tall frame. So, using YouTube as a guide, he began to learn how to do all of the construction himself.

Jason decided that it was time for him to build his own house, instead of continuing to look for houses on the market.

Jason Miles

And it's painfully obvious that turning to YouTube for instructions paid off for Jason.

After spending countless hours on the build, Jason is more than proud of the work he put into his new home. “My home is definitely a labor of love that took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears,” he said.

And it's painfully obvious that turning to YouTube for instructions paid off for Jason.

Jason Miles

Despite the fact that this was his first time doing anything like this, Jason was able to turn the project into a home.

A home that comes complete with a bathroom, a full kitchen, a large loft bedroom, and enough space to keep all of his musical equipment. It sure does sound amazing, but is Jason actually able to save money?

Despite the fact that this was his first time doing anything like this, Jason was able to turn the project into a home.

Jason Miles

At this time, Jason is currently saving about $300 every month in rent.

But that's not all. Because he opted for a 15-year loan on the land he built on, he's looking at saving $20,000 in interest payments, as well.

At this time, Jason is currently saving about $300 every month in rent.

Jason Miles

He's even earning money back from the amount of money that he put into the construction!

His home has been appraised at $40,000, which is a bit more than what he put into it. Sounds like he's making out like a bandit when it comes to saving money!

He's even earning money back from the amount of money that he put into the construction!

Jason Miles

Jason is just one of many others who have decided to take their housing issues into their own hands.

Even though most people don't turn to YouTube, Jason found a way to make his housing crisis go away. So if you're looking for a way out of the vicious housing cycle, check out some videos on YouTube to help you along the way and maybe you can do exactly what Jason has done!

Jason is just one of many others who have decided to take their housing issues into their own hands.

Jason Miles

Source:
Country Living

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