Thank you for linking to my blog. I'd be happy to answer any questions directly, but here's a link that explains what I do for work as well as the specifics of our budget:
As for housing, here is a post that discusses where cheap housing can be found:
Several readers responded to this post that they had seen cheap houses everywhere! Even in big cities!
Thanks for reading. If you have specific questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org