Woman Chooses Shack Over Paying Rent in Flat, TikTok Video of New Life Inspires Mzansi

Woman Chooses Shack Over Paying Rent in Flat, TikTok Video of New Life Inspires Mzansi

  • A woman showed people the huge sacrifice she made to save money after living in the city and paying rent
  • The lady posted a TikTok video showing how she downgraded her life in an effort to keep her coins
  • The viral video of her new living situation left others motivated, and many others admitted they did the same

A woman in a TikTok video showed people where she lives. The lady posted about her new home, hoping to inspire others.

Woman in TikTok video moves to shack
A woman in a TikTok video showed her shack after giving up her flat. Image: @mikusomnzini
Source: TikTok

Online users were fascinated by the video showing the inside of her house. Hundreds of people commented, raving about her life.

Woman shares new living space

A TikTok by @mikusomzini showed people that she moved out of a flat where she was paying rent. Instead, she moved into a shack and told people they should not be scared to downgrade. Watch the video below:

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SA applauds homemaker's TikTok video

People thought the woman made a wise decision by leaving her flat to save money. Netizens were raving about her living space and others could relate.

Read the comments below:

Nozipho Minenhle Phewa commented:

"Moved out ema flatin last year May and rented eKasi. I'm currently in the process of buying a stand iyaphela imali lapha emadolobheni."

user2731767518495 said:

"I'm in the same situation but I left home for my own sanity with my kids. I'm renting now but also bought land, waiting for the next step now."

Lindelani Ka Phewa wrote:

"Having your own place is an upgrade dadewethu, ngiyakubongela."

user49165422191481 added:

"For me it's an upgrade. Isinqumo esihle, you got your own space now. All the best, my sister."


"I wanna know... can you do a diy short video of how to put that segment or what ever to putting on the wall? I've been wanting to know what is that."

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NieLiyana gushed:

"Yinhle ndawo yakho."

Lady returns car out of necessity

In a related story, a woman wasn't able to keep up with her bills. The lady posted a video about how she had to take a step back.

The woman had a luxury car that she had to let go of. Many people were fascinated by how she handled it.

Woman prioritises financial freedom over luxury

Briefly News previously reported that in the trying times we live in, it is no surprise that many South Africans are doing all they can to tighten their belts and cut back on expenses.

One South African woman, @kay_radebe_, shared how she had to downgrade her lifestyle and let go of her beautiful Audi after changing careers.

Downgrading your lifestyle means making a conscious decision to reduce your expenses and live more simply.

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Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email: rutendo.masasi@briefly.co.za