Young and old want to move to a smaller house for practical reasons, mobility and changing times. With smart phones, computers and availability of travel choices, people wanted to be mobile and not be burdened by the cost of owning a large house.
In the bay area, that means mobile homes, condos, towhouse, apartment, senior assisted living, care homes and living with other family members.
A widow in Oregon, rented out the other bedrooms in her house. A grandma lives with her grandchildren. A divorce parent lives with their adult children. Many renters share a room in a house in the bay area.
An uncle bought a house and have his relatives/family members rent out each room in the house in the bay area.
What are some other ways we can cut housing costs which eat up more than a third of our paycheck?