Don’t settle for the ads in the paper or a sketchy Craigslist situation. A room in a crappy condo for $700 a month? Unacceptable. Couch surf until all your friends start looking for the best housing deal possible to get you out of their living room. Hallways, garages, and porches will also suffice. You’ll eventually end up in a slopeside cabin paying less then everyone else (oh, yes, it happens, just be strong enough to hold out).