I used to write to have something I could add up to my HODL wallets. Now, I have to set aside my goal to reach 10BCH and focus on my house first. As much as I wanted to save more BCH for this year, my house is important, too, and it has been delayed for about 2 months already.
It was around in May when I decided to use all my cash to start my tiny house. I used up all my savings for that and even loaned some to add up to my budget. However, the cash I had was still not enough. Although I did save up some BCH for my house a few months ago, it's not ideal to use those because of the current price. I had those BCH when the price was around $1000, so imagine that if I would convert them now. I would lose half of the price.
So now, as I've mentioned before, starting this October, I will use all my earnings from read to fund my house again, so I can finally finish the construction. I think I need at least $2000 to complete the house. And based on my estimation, I earn at least $200 a month from writing articles. If I get lucky, I could have $300 or more. Of course, I won't be expecting for the more part because as I've said, it's not always Christmas here.
Now, I plan to convert them into fiat at the end of the month. My priority now, according to my sister, is to use the money first for the marine plywood for the double walling. I hope I can earn enough to complete the entire wall, though. Then, my next priority after the double walling will be the bathroom/toilet. I think I might need more money for that because of the flooring, tiles, toilet, shower, and extra faucet.
After those, the third one will be for the sink. I think the sink won't cost that much. The next one will be for the floor I guess, and then for the ceiling. Oh my! I've just realized how much money would spend on all those. Not to mention, I also need 4 sliding windows, 3 doors, and another 1 for the bathroom/toilet. After all those things, I need to furnish the outside part of the house and paint the inside too. And lastly, the porch. Yeah, a house without a porch is quite a boring one for me.
Based on things I've just mentioned here, I think I need at least $4000 I guess. So far, I have spent $2000 already, which includes materials and labor. I wish I just build a studio-type room, though, so I won't have to be spending so much. Honestly, before all of these, I did my research but relied only on YouTube and Facebook. They mentioned that even with $2000, you can have a decent house already. I never thought I would have to spend a lot.
Oh well, it's a house so what do I expect. And I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end.
Since I will need a lot of BCH for the house, I might soon review my scholarship and remove the inactive ones. I will also reduce my share to the community. For now, I won't aim to have the diamond badge until I can finally finish the house. Don't worry, I will still do some upvotes but maybe, not as huge as before.
And I hope I can really achieve that 1 article a day so I won't miss any opportunity to earn BCH. As for noise, they will stay in my wallets for HODL to ensure that I will still have something to save.
Good luck on your house projects.