We had a rough year last year , we moved 4 people into 550 sqft ( if that). One bedroom...and everything we used broke , washer , dryer , cars , camera...I really felt like I lived in the depression. It though was after looking back a great thing we went through. it was hard I washed cloth diapers by hand for 3 months to save up for a washer ( that then broke ).
Anyway a year later things are going well and we have learned SOOOO much. It hard to see the path laid out esp if it looks bleak but you never know what it will lead you to.