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Old 1 week ago
  #31
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I would never take out loans to piss away at someone else’s property unless I knew with absolute certainty I had the clientele to pull it off. If you have access to a little capital, why put it in someone else’s pocket?

The people on here warning you of debt are wise to do so. It’s not fun and indeed a form a slavery. I had 50k ($500 a month) of student loans and it destroyed my mental health. This is no joke.

If you have access to extra capital, put it into education or a property that could support your dream studio in the long run. Real estate is a reasonably stable investment. Shoot, see if you can buy a commercial building and slowly build your studio. But building a studio in someone else’s building off loans sounds like a world of hurt.

Be kind to your future self.
Old 6 days ago
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Originally Posted by danyull View Post
I would never take out loans to piss away at someone else’s property unless I knew with absolute certainty I had the clientele to pull it off. If you have access to a little capital, why put it in someone else’s pocket?

The people on here warning you of debt are wise to do so. It’s not fun and indeed a form a slavery. I had 50k ($500 a month) of student loans and it destroyed my mental health. This is no joke.

If you have access to extra capital, put it into education or a property that could support your dream studio in the long run. Real estate is a reasonably stable investment. Shoot, see if you can buy a commercial building and slowly build your studio. But building a studio in someone else’s building off loans sounds like a world of hurt.

Be kind to your future self.
I think a really good thing they could do is find plans for a tiny house (or a large stable shed) and make that into a studio. Used shipping containers go for cheap enough too (of course that would be a pain to transport, but solid idea). Then it could just be set up in a yard for not too much cost. In a container they could put the cheapest OSB on the the walls and floor, then use blankets and mineral wool to kill the reflections. A trailer could work too, but I've seen used shipping containers go for $1,500.

And yeah, debt's a bitch. I'm lucky enough to still live at home while I save money to move (planning a big move to Vancouver, saving about a year of living expenses plus a couple extra thousand for moving expenses).

I can't thing of a practical reason they couldn't build a small studio in their yard if they get a house. It's probably gonna be significantly cheaper than leasing a building. Build a big shed or get a couple containers and weld them together. It won't be impressive looking, but as long as you treat the resonance and reflections it'll work just as well.
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