My DH and I live off of about 40k a year in a city with a high cost of living. We just went through bankruptcy 6 months ago so our credit is shot. There is no hope IMO that we will qualify for a bank loan to buy a home. So I've created a savings and I have a goal that maybe within the next 5 years I can buy a manufactured home outright. I know there is no resale value, but in my mind it's not a temporary thing. We currently rent and our apartment doesn't even have a washer/dryer or yard or extras at all. So it would be a step-up from where we currently are. Some of the ones we have been looking at aren't that bad, in fact some are nice. We would have to move maybe an hour outside the city, which is fine by me. They go from 20k-100k.
Is it stupid to have "move into a trailor" as a goal? LOL I feel like most people would feel totally different, but it's what I hope to do.