The good thing about living in a trailer.

Now that we’re here and settled and our old house in PA is officially someone else’s, we are trying to sort out our finances. We got our last PA water bill yesterday and the last power and energy bills should be on their way soon.

Which brings me to the good thing about living in a trailer: Cost of Living.

Our house in PA has sat vacant for the past month, yet our bills were as follows:
Power: $80.95; Energy: $40.08; Water: $95.78; Property tax: $280.00

The bills for the trailer that has been lived in the past month:
Power: $23.07; Energy: $17.09; Lease of land, property tax & water (the same every month): $100.00

Vacant house = $496.81
Occupied trailer = $140.16

You can also add our mortgage payment onto the house costs, which we don’t have in the trailer. And you’ll see why I’m very glad to be living in a trailer these days. It’ll help with paying things like tuition and books and gas to the next town whenever we need to get groceries.

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5 Responses to The good thing about living in a trailer.

  1. Jobina says:

    wow, that water bill on your vacant house seems really high. I wonder if you had a toilet that kept running or something? Strange!
    There’s definitely pluses to downsizing…enjoy using the money you’re saving on other things!

  2. Ruthie says:

    wow!! that’s awesome…i’m ready for some trailer life. 🙂

  3. Now that I look, the water bill was from July 22 to Sept 15th. But we were only in the house for 2 weeks of that entire time. Only a small portion of the water bill is water consumption though, the rest is sewer service, sanitation, meter fee, and infrastructure. Actually only $25 was water consumption. Crazy!

  4. Wendy Love says:

    Dixie,
    I have come to your blog via Paula’s and found myself sitting and reading and enjoying you talk about your little family and your day to day life. I have a summer trailer and absolutely love the simplicity of life there. It has been many years since I was a young mother, I am a grandmother now, but reading your blog took me back when…. I became a christian when my girls were 2 and 4 and so we all learned about the Lord together! It has been quite a journey and I have never looked back. Keep up that wonderful blog. It is a legacy for your children!

  5. Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement, Wendy. 🙂

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