By Olivia DePaula The New York Times is reporting that there are a growing number of women wanting to make their own feminine cars.
But to get the money to buy a new car, some may need to travel far and wide.
Here are five ways you can build your own car in less than $100.1.
Build your own house.
A woman could build her own home in a few hours, but if she wanted to do so, she would have to get a permit and pay $1,000 per house, said Rebecca Knepper, an associate professor of architectural design at the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in home design.
To build a house, she said, you need a lot of materials: “You need a roof, you want a garage, you have to have a basement and so on.
There’s lots of other stuff that you need to think about.”
A woman’s home can be as small as a bedroom, but she would need to pay $10,000 for the roof and $1 million for the garage.2.
Find an architect.
It can be expensive to find a good architect.
Knecker said many women don’t even realize how much they spend.
For example, one in five women have trouble finding a home with an architect they can afford.3.
Take on a large loan.
A few years ago, there were few affordable options for financing a new house.
Now, a new home can cost $200,000 or more, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
And it’s often not affordable if you have an older child.
For that reason, many women are looking to get their first mortgage.4.
Find a builder.
A builder can help, too.
Knapper said the National Association of Realtors, which represents lenders and lenders’ groups, offers free advice on finding a good builder.
“A good builder will not only help you save money but also give you confidence,” Knappers said.5.
Build an RV.
“There’s nothing better than getting your car in the sun,” Kneppers said, “so if you can do that, you can also save money by building a small RV.”
A $10K budget for RV construction can help make your dream of owning a car a reality.
“It’s a good idea to build something like a tiny camper van, which can be used as a trailer to get around town,” Knpper said.6.
Find your favorite neighborhood.
If you can afford a home, there are plenty of options for people to live in.
“You can have a big house in a very, very beautiful neighborhood, which could be a small town or small city,” Knerber said.
“Or, you could build a tiny cottage in your backyard or a shed in your yard.
If there’s a big backyard, you might even build a little cabin on the side of the house.”
A small cottage can also be a nice place to live if you don’t have an extra room to move into,” she added.