Hey guys, I've come to this section of the forums because I am looking for some input on the topic of the best/worst areas to grow. This post is more aimed at housing versus renting, but also different techniques when growing in a rented house. If this topic is more appropriate for the grow room section, I will move it. So, where do I start? I am a semi-new grower, started growing back in high school, had a strain of green lightning, so I know how to treat a lady right. I live in California, and plan on applying for a medical card soon. I have been doing a lot of research lately on design set ups, more specifically different techniques involved in setting up a grow room. The consensus I have accepted after reading many threads, and watching a few videos is that the best place to grow indoors is in a house you OWN. This is where my issue has sprouted. I am a male, in the early twenties, and I am unbelievably determined in completing this goal. Buying a house at this age, let alone being accepted for a mortgage in this economy is nearly impossible. I am stuck between a rock and a hard spot, because renting a house is simple, yet from what I have understood thus far, being in contact with a landlord is always much worse than owning the house. I believe I have two basic options at this point; either find a female willing to marry for tax purposes, (both of our incomes would be merged when the bank went through a mortgage approval), which some would think is just stupid, or rent a house, and setting up a fool proof system. From what I understand so far, a landlord has to notify the tenant at a minimum of 24 hours before entering the premises. Some believe this is enough time to remove plants from the room. I also believe this is plenty of time, but I want to be absolutely sure I can move my plants within the alotted time. This is where the grow room comes into play. From most of the images I have viewed within these forums, typical grows are stationary, but I want to build a system that is portable. This image provides a visual for the idea I had in mind: The hydroponic system will be set up in a bathtub. The light will be supported by plastic tubing/adjustable metal chains, and the enclosure will be encased by a plastic covering, (for easier temperature/airflow control) . The tub will have rotating wheels on the bottom, so if and when the landlord calls for an inspection, the tub can be drained, and easily moved into a truck for temporary storage. The height of the tub/encasing will also be able to fit within a designated truck. Again, I would rather avoid this debacle and just own a house for myself, but buying at my age seems to be rather difficult, and having a mail order bride sent from another country is pretty sketch Please, if you have any suggestions, post them, all viewpoints are welcome, and I don't have many people to share this with, so finding some expert input would be much appreciated! TLDR: Can I own a house in the early twenties? (35k-60k range, preferably 2 bedroom). If not, how can I go about renting a house, and growing?