How to live in an expensive area cheaply

Mar 01, 2024

The most desirable places to live are always the most expensive, but how can you afford to live in these places?

In this video, we give you some practical tips and several real-life stories of how we've lived in some of the most expensive areas in the world, but didn't have to pay the market rate for rent.

Here are several ways to live in an expensive area cheaply. Watch the video for more explanation:

1) Rent a room or share a house

2) Ask your Community/Family/Friends if they have a place to rent

3) Caretaking or volunteering in exchange for rent

4) House/Pet sitting in exchange for rent

5) Rent out your place for a few nights per month

It's all about what is important to you, what you are willing to sacrifice, and what you are NOT willing to sacrifice. It will take a little bit of work and research, but I promise you, there are ways to do this - Both Mike and I have done it and ARE doing it!