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Debt Free Family of 5 - build 1000 sq ft Home NO Mortgage | Latigo Life

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Meet the Latigo family - Rachel, Jared and their three kids. They sold more than half the stuff they owned, as well as their house, and converted a metal building into a much smaller home on Rachel's parents land. Building the house themselves made it possible to design it specifically to their needs. In this interview, Jared and Rachel talk about getting debt free and show us around their house, where a lot of their rooms have custom build items. They also share about how much happier and stress free they have become since downsizing their life. Getting out of debt made it possible for Rachel to quit her job and become a stay at home mom, and she's able to homeschooling the kids and they are all able to spend much more time together as a family :) Check out their channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BratBaby2216 Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/1WCeBAH Our website http://www.godownsize.com/ Camera gear used to film these videos: Camera Sony: http://amzn.to/1HBjEaF Boom mic:    http://amzn.to/1HBjKzf Iphone 6se: http://amzn.to/1HBjTm5 GoPro Hero: http://amzn.to/1LoUJrB Macbook Pro:   http://amzn.to/1SstJgm Light weight items we use for traveling: Baby chair: http://amzn.to/2lSLg52 Bugaboo Stroller: http://amzn.to/2meIwAC sun canopy: http://amzn.to/2mhPYg1 Travel bed/tent: http://amzn.to/2lSWNB9 Bath tub: http://amzn.to/2nas8k9 Suitcase: http://amzn.to/2mSv4FY Music credits: "Heart Ache" - Used with permission from https://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Summer Spliffs" - Used with permission from https://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode "Shine" - By Joakim Karud http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud
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Djohn Snow (12 hours ago)
I like the idea, like your family and your house. You have built beautiful house. Being debt free l think is one of the best things in your life. Once you have done that and have learnt how to keep that you will be able to add some other changes in your life. The only thing l have noticed that you still have got too much stuff in the house, too many toys even for three kids. Probably you might need to work on that, cause living in a smaller house with too much stuff isn't gonna make your life easier, you will have to find new places to store that all. I would let go half of the toys and place their clothes into drawers instead of hanging them.
Angelmade4U (15 hours ago)
That's awesome..my guy and I are wanting the same thing. I dont remember hearing ball park price it was to build your home. This may be the best plan for us as we do not have any children at home. So a 2 room house on some land with a storage or garage is great.. Our debt is much lower than yours. We are on our 2nd phase of life.. Almost seniors...lol.. And want to retire early..
Marie Johnson (16 hours ago)
The comments are right on! Thank you so much for sharing, much appreciated! My Husband and I met later on in life, now 40, small incomes & no child as of now... Lol This is so perfect for us!
AssburgerQueen1023 (1 day ago)
People are so upset that your parents had land to give. We need to be closer with our families instead of thinking we need to do everything on own own from the time we turn 18. Society has the most backwards priorities. And I see nothing wrong with everyone sleeping together for this phase of life. I’m proud of what you have built together.
Cidalia Martins (1 day ago)
I wish my parents had land.
Mary Ann Mcmahon (1 day ago)
Please look up formaldehyde outgassing as it relates to the Ikea furnishing you sre using. God bless!
Chuck Vogel (1 day ago)
How much did it cost for the foundation the set up and to complete home
Alison Shanahan (2 days ago)
Great home, love the kids room, it will be fabulous with bunk beds in it and the kids will have so much fun. How lovely for them to have grandparents so close too.
Bunny Wesa (2 days ago)
This gives me so much hope! I need a home for me and my son so I've decided to build it myself. It's just over a 1000sqft and I can't wait to get started I'm working my way out of debt and just starting to get things together to make this dream a reality. Thank you so much for sharing!
mothusi keabang (3 days ago)
VERY BEAUTIFUL TINY HOUSE AMAZING
sam anderson (4 days ago)
This video made me grateful for having the comfort of living in a 2000 sqft townhome which I had always taken for granted and had complaints about being too small. I was always hoping to move to a bigger home. That thought has completely changed now, and makes me want to call out all those 4-5 member nuclear families living in big mansions consuming and wasting so many precious resources.
L L (5 days ago)
Why didnt yall make it 3 bedroom? Your kids will get older. The boys cant be with the girl when they get older. A They wont want to sleep in your room either. Also not saying yall need alone time but that's gotta be awkward with kids sleeping in your room all the time.
Sheila Marie Buccat (5 days ago)
Wow amazing... debt is suck... thats why... buying what only you need is good...
Amanda Filla (6 days ago)
This is my goal! I love your story- thanks for sharing :) Simple, debt free and family friendly and even has essential oils! I love sharing about oils on my channel :)
Taylor Mailer (6 days ago)
I thought the house was moderately big...anyone else?
Dean Turner (7 days ago)
Makes no sense that the bathroom is accessed via the master bed. Needs public hall / room access.
Alexandro Tirador (8 days ago)
It so weird to put boardgames in the laundry room
I really enjoyed your video. So inspiring.
Becky Embers (10 days ago)
It's adorable! GOOD FOR YO GUYS!
drmachinewerke1 (10 days ago)
You will wish you did not sell the camero
Tracy Doverspike (11 days ago)
We live debt free as well. It's the best feeling in the world.
Dede Rodriguez (13 days ago)
Wow your husband is so handsome
seededsoul (13 days ago)
I stopped watching at the “we are a homeschooling family”. There’s a reason we have a team of experts (ie, teachers at a school) educating our children: because we can’t give them all the knowledge they need. It also is important socialization for the kids. If somehow you are smart enough to know everything and how best to teach it, then you are doing a disservice to society by not sharing those talents with society in a job (as a teacher or otherwise).
shadaa samuel (13 days ago)
You guys are so organized. Its amazing!!!
Raina Franchet (15 days ago)
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Janet Erikson (16 days ago)
Bravo! I am so impressed you dug out from under debt. Enjoy you beautiful growing family.
Carissa Garcia (16 days ago)
I’m a single mom of three (no close family) living on a tight budget. I currently have no debt, but I’m having a really hard time finding an option for a home that I can afford. I will have to purchase land and most likely have it plumbed and an electric meter put in, purchase a tiny home or container or metal building, and I need a new car because it’s scary having the kids in a vehicle that’s not dependable. Help!!
Marlene Limon (17 days ago)
I think the play room should be the school room. I cant do toys or any other clutter in my kitchen or living room.
dixiedarlin (17 days ago)
awesome way to live life
NiNi to #6 (18 days ago)
I say this ALL the time! The bigger the house the more you have to clean. Wasted unused space! Go smaller and save the difference. Kudos to this young couple for becoming debt free!
virginia naz (18 days ago)
D E B T = D E A T H
virginia naz (18 days ago)
D E B T = D E A T H
virginia naz (18 days ago)
D E B T = D E A T H
ccponce4cv (18 days ago)
Wow, Great Job. God bless you guy's.
rina m (19 days ago)
So what happens.when they grow up..
jatt jagmeet (19 days ago)
no parents with extra land 😔
Maria Marroquin (22 days ago)
they used the space very well like it a lot thankd for sharing
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Thanks! :D
chroniclesofbeard (23 days ago)
This is incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Welcome. Thank you!
Chuck Polhamus (23 days ago)
Your wife is hot as fuck... Just a FYI.
Sugar Baby (23 days ago)
here in philippines houses are even smaller than this if not of the same size.. i prefer a house this big than a really huge house.. too high maintenance..you get to spend less time cleaning on a small size house than big house unless if you can afford a househelp who can do all cleaning for you. hehe..you get to spend more time on family if you dont have a big house.
pink glitter4 (24 days ago)
You guys did an awesome job!! And such a beautiful family ❤️❤️
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Thank you!
Doug Palmer (24 days ago)
Im a contractor.and as my 35 years of construction tells me.this is a pure lie with computer programs we can safely give the square footage of this house at 1800.not the 1000 they are lieng about
Doug Palmer (24 days ago)
Thats what you stupid libtard ass gets when you have kids before getting your career going and getting settled and comfortable
l lree (26 days ago)
He’s a cute young man
l lree (26 days ago)
Cool
Paru Vavaachi (28 days ago)
I find ppl complaining dat building home on the land own by der parents..... bt from where i come from ppl don't necessarily buy land becoz dey definitely inherit sum amount of land from der parents or ancestors which is definitely enough for a family.... besides wherever u built ur home ur parents n friends r always der to help u with watever dey can
Jacob Meudt (28 days ago)
Whatever... I love the place... as a single guy, this is paradise.
Reggie Glover (28 days ago)
I applaud you! At 6:45..was funny, he's like, "Who ya calling clumsy! And who's #2"?!!
Good for you! Many blessings!
Beatriz Villegas (30 days ago)
Great job. I thought I was crazy thinking when I saw commercial for metal office buildings and a this thought came to mind "hmm I wonder if they can it into a home.". Now i know I am not the only one who has had that thought.
Victoria Rose (30 days ago)
Y'all are an inspiration! My mom sister and I are going to live in a camper!
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Thanks :D That would be so cool to be able to travel. Maybe in the future :D
kadzal (30 days ago)
Omg thank you for sharing I’ve been researching how I could turn a shipping container into a more traditional modern kinda home and I came across ur video. I love this I might just steal ur idea.
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Yeah those are really neat!
a kazzuo (1 month ago)
That house doesn't look so tiny.
Bee (1 month ago)
I just realized you’re wearing a baby on your back lol
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Yepp :D
Chaz Michael (1 month ago)
why the camaro though
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Sacrifice for forward progress.
Sam MaC (1 month ago)
I like this house, and the kitchen and bathroom is beautiful. I'm just wo6what are you going to do when the kids are bigger and out grow their bedroom?
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Add on :D
tom edmiston (1 month ago)
With three kids He’ll have to move out in just a few years. One closet. close will get bigger. two boys and a girl sharing a bedroom. Yikes
Meggan Meme (1 month ago)
The kids room is awesome but id be scared they would fall.
Kimberly Gause (1 month ago)
Ha Ha! Did anybody else notice that when the Dad said, n"umber 2 here is kinda clumsy," that his son was just looking at him intently!
Kimberly Gause (1 month ago)
Genius.
Leon Eldarion (1 month ago)
Very soon you will feel so lucky and smart for dropping mortgage. I love it when people are in touch with reality and know what they are doing. RESPECT to you both!
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Thanks! :D
Angie 101 (1 month ago)
How much did it take for u to build this size of a home
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Check our channel for more detailed videos
mzlondon247 (1 month ago)
There's a trend with most of these that I watch. Someone's relative always happens to have some land. I'd like to see more folks who actually had to purchase land.
john doe (1 month ago)
1,000 SF is pretty comfortable. Me and the wife live in a 700 square foot house.
yara perez (1 month ago)
What was the cost?
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Check our channel for more detailed vids.
Sue Greene (1 month ago)
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Greyfort (1 month ago)
That's great. There's so much house for 1,000 sq ft. Nice big bathroom.
Shirley Murphy (1 month ago)
Better think about putting away for retirement.
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Done and done.
Thuy Phan Xuan (1 month ago)
Fantastic! I like the idea to minimize the stuffs at home and keep home well-organized.
rosses1234 girl (1 month ago)
Still too cluttered but I like the actual house!!!!
David Stutzman (1 month ago)
how do you guys have intimate time, with the kids being home schooled and sleeping in the same room. i dont expect an answer to that personal question, but do you guys find it challenging.
andrea is sleepy (1 month ago)
I love this! Great job doing what works best for you.
Charlie Brown (1 month ago)
Brats who got free land and then built a 1000sqf house on it... yeah real innovative!
Raisingthetrotter's22 (1 month ago)
Very amazing❤️❤️
Mtanzania Zainab (1 month ago)
That Kitchen Masha'Allah loving it.
stephanie daigle (1 month ago)
What a smart idea to add the kid's table in the kitchen! Super convenient for cooking and having them close by!
stephanie daigle (1 month ago)
Oh WOOW!!! Love love LOOVE the shoe organiser!!!!!
stephanie daigle (1 month ago)
Omggg how PRECIOUS is your cutie pie!!!
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
:D Thanks
Lexi Miles (1 month ago)
I love this layout!!
Georgiann Maloney (1 month ago)
Was building a metal building less expensive that doing a mobile home. How do you heat your home. Do you have a slab
Selena channel (1 month ago)
That's bigger than a 1000 sqft
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Just a tad. Slab is 44x24. 1,056 sq ft.
Very functional. Nice setup.
Romi Dogra (1 month ago)
I have seen hundreds of small house videos, but never one that impressed me more. What an intelligent couple you are!
SURAJ (1 month ago)
Great couples and great kids ... let god grace you with many more long years healthy life and few more bonus trophies 😍😍😍
Sacred Society (1 month ago)
There's so many rich people that are dead broke!
Diane Owen (1 month ago)
My parents raised 4 girls in a 900 sq ft home with 1 bathroom 3 sisters shared a room and the oldest had her own room when she moved out we still stayed in the one room we lived there until we got married
nifty nancy (1 month ago)
Where do you wash your clothes?
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Laundry/2nd bath.
Kristi Ryan (1 month ago)
What an adorable family. Love the creativity.
salil kathuria (1 month ago)
Not the Camaro man
R G (1 month ago)
Excellent video you and your family look very happy 👍👍.
Kamilla Umerkaeva (1 month ago)
Nice home and family. However it's nothing close to dowsizing.
butterfly (1 month ago)
Wow..nice and beautiful.
sproket (1 month ago)
Yer I'll just build on my parents land . Lol
zzevonplant (1 month ago)
How much was the total cost of the house itself?
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Check our channel for other videos
Daniel B. Cespedes (1 month ago)
I like the lifestyle and I'm all for cuddling with the kids in bed, but as couple, I CAN'T sleep in the same room indefinetely. I hate to get personal, but where do you get kinky? Laundry room?
You two our really living the dream and as a 15 year realtor I see it is fast becoming the new way of life!! Declutter and less cleaning lives more fun and real time for your family to actually be a family!! I would love to see you close on the front porch and have some more living space outside!! Thanks for sharing! God Bless
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Thanks :D
*are. *Leaves
Jesse Bolado (1 month ago)
Ramsey would not agree with building on the parents land. But you still built a cool house.
Misha Doll (1 month ago)
And dont worry about their sex life lol. Wtf. Have some class its none of your guy's concern jeez!!!!
Misha Doll (1 month ago)
People with the rude comments "that they were given land by the parents", "their sex life", "kids not having their own rooms" blah blah blah. Honestly its their life. My mom would give me some of her land if i asked. People live and learn. They are amazing people i commend them from learning from their mistakes and putting whats best for their children first. Some of y'all talking smack are probably just jealous that they were able to come out of their struggle and u cant give up starbucks or mcdonalds LOL. Also use your imagination. If they are able to change stuff around their home to fit their childrens homeschooling, ages, and lifestyle, im certain they know what to do when the little girl gets older and the children need to get their rooms. Obviously they will keep upgrading as the kids get older. So stop your ignorant hating its ugly. I am inspired by them💕
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
Everyone has their opinion. And everything is not for everyone. :D Thanks for your comment!
Matthew Reed (1 month ago)
Where did you get the entry piece for your shoes?
Latigo Life (21 days ago)
IKEA

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