All of the costs noted here are exclusively for the home, and tied to the home. This does not include personal costs such as food or the cellular phone bill. For notations on value, I will assume that the house will be worth $100,000. For annual costs, these will be broken down to the monthly charge.

The communications bills will include Internet ($50), telephone ($20), and TV ($20) for a total of $90. Electric will be $25, but I will expect it to be less with the solar panel array. Water will be $65, and insurance/taxes will be $200. All together, household costs will be $380. I will be paying more per month, but I will get more value out of the home. This will be something I will be willing to take on.