As a Gen Zer right out of university, I was saddled with significant debt plus had no labor experience.
Then the COVID pandemic closed everything down, plus I had to fight to survive for a few weeks. I managed to make a living writing web satisfied, but it didn’t pay a lot, plus my living situation was tentative. This is what led me to purchase a “tiny house” to live in, because I realized it might be the only home I could ever afford. The entire home is more than one hundred square feet, about the size of a giant family room ,but it had power, plumbing, plus a/c. There are no air ducts, of course, there isn’t enough room for them, so instead I rely on a small, portable a/c that I can rest in the window. It looks kind of funny, a boxy metal a/c kneeling on a neat stack of cinderblocks, because the tiny window sill is not strong enough to support it. The thing is that it works great, plus since my locale is so small an AC unit designed for one room cools down the whole house; When the weather turns, I can store the a/c in the shed, transfer the cinder blocks, plus get back to normal. When it gets cold I have a space heater, but it is so small I don’t have to stick it outside. Another benefit of using these devices instead of a central Heating & Air Conditioning plan is that I save a whole lot of currency on my utility bills.