Much like how our parents take care of us when we are young, we have to take care of them when they grow old. Some people have their parents live with them, others arrange for them to relax in a retirement home. Few know of this interesting alternative: Granny Pods.
I know, it sounds like some kind of elderly cocoon, but I assure you it’s better than that. Their true names are MED Cottages. They are small homes that can be stationed on one’s property while still being an independent living situation. With a few weeks of setup, you can have an apartment equipped in a way similar to some hospital rooms. From kitchen zones to front patios, this is a good middle-ground from independent living and the safety of proximity.
The cost of these cottages range from $85,000 to $125,000, and they offer the same approximate square footage of a master bedroom. This is a great idea for a prepper wanting to keep their family nearby in case of a SHTF scenario. Alternatively, this could be an affordable option for someone looking to establish a one-person bug out location, which is always a litigious process.