Gladstone News

Epic House Hunt: Bagging the Deal of the Century in Clay County


Clay County, MO- In an astonishing turn of events, the infamous housing market has driven one brave individual, known only as Joe, to the pinnacle of barely there living: a snug 600-square-foot mansion that boasts no windows, heating, or running water. And the cherry on top? It's all yours for the low, low price of $700 a month!

Joe, a visionary with an eye for the unconventional, has emerged as the fearless pioneer willing to defy the norms of comfortable living in the pursuit of budget-friendly accommodation. His audacious search for a house in Clay County has culminated in the discovery of what can only be described as the epitome of avant-garde living spaces.

This dilapidated masterpiece, nestled in the heart of the Northland somewhere off of Shoal Creek, stands as a testament to Joe's resilience in the face of a relentless rental market. While some may argue that a house without windows is just a glorified storage shed, Joe sees it as an opportunity to fully embrace natural lighting, free of the constraints imposed by those pesky glass panes.

The absence of heating is merely a suggestion for Joe to explore the benefits of thermal layers and indoor camping. Running water? A mere luxury when you can embrace the rustic charm of collecting rainwater in buckets or, for the adventurous, consider a weekly pilgrimage to the nearest stream.

When asked about his unique choice, Joe responded with, "I figured I'd start looking now since it appears to be hard to find. Tired of living in apartments and all the noise. Besides, who needs warmth or water when you've got the charm of peeling wallpaper and exposed wiring?"

This groundbreaking move by Joe highlights the lengths some individuals are willing to go to escape the clutches of exorbitant rent prices. The rising demand for affordable housing has inadvertently given birth to a new breed of home enthusiasts who view a house without basic amenities as the ultimate blank canvas for personal expression.

As Joe prepares to move into his architectural marvel at the end of May or the beginning of June, one can't help but marvel at the resilience of the human spirit and the lengths people will go to escape the monotony of apartment living. Cheers to Joe, the pioneer of peculiar living arrangements!