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Old 12-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Tiny House, Big Freedom -

Ella Jenkins has been living in a space about the size of a shipping container since October—and loving every minute of it. She built her own 130-square-foot house with the help of a kit and her stepfather, and is now part of a growing trend of people who reside in “tiny houses,” miniature abodes that are modestly priced, eco-friendly and minimalistic.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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I have to wonder when I see these articles...and I'm not alone...but - good for them!

Post #2 when I read the story says:
Pat • 23 hours ago
im pretty sure its called a mobile home, they have been around for a while.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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This lady made the whole thing and made it mobil (not part of mfg plans)
They sell lots of differen models, all in kits
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Looks like other folks are discovering what those of us with RVs have always knows -- that you don't need a ton of never used space in order to live happily. Of course, I'd rather live in my MoHo.

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Somebody sold her an RV and didn't tell her!
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Somebody sold her an RV and didn't tell her!
Yep. But she chose to build it. I think she had a grand time, then and now
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #7
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I have read a lot about "tiny houses" and find them very interesting. I wonder how a small village of "tiny houses" would work. Would they sell to single or couples? Would they sell as camp or vacation sites?
I think this might be an impressive part of a town or near town community.
They could be built on small lots with parking spaces, of course.
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A tiny village of tiny rigs. Yeah! Would be cute at Christmas time too
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For a single person a small square footage home if well laid out with every inch of room used smartly, makes sense. Maybe 150 SQ. is too small for most people, but a 400-600 SQ. home done right from the start makes good lifestyle chooses for limited incomes....

Over the last 30 years we have seen the standard 1200 to 1500 SQ. homes mushroom to 2500 - 4000 SQ. Now with reduced household incomes, some couples or singles are rethinking the "more is better" attitude.

When we bought our 1400 SQ. home back in 91' I thought in 10 years we would move to a larger 2500 SQ. home in a development type area....Well, were still here and couldn't be happier....never made the move....good location near work, stores and freeways. And paid for...more $$$ for RVing..skiing and vacations...

We spend an average of 50-60 nights camping the last 15 years...

If we would have followed the herd and mortgaged ourselves to the limit, RVing would be limited if not at all....

Yes, something a little larger would be fine, but larger means more energy costs, taxes and payments....and working till age 70...

Another family member has one of those 4000+ SQ. in a area where it is a race to 5000 SQ....and they wonder why they can only afford a week off per year....for vacation time....And get this..They own a "large RV trailer" that has sat for the last 2-1/2 years "unused"....Not even one weekend...have to work 6 days a week to make payments ?????
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Sold sticks. 1700 sf was too big. Now F/T on just the RE taxes we no longer pay.

The tiny house would not quite do it
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That thing looks like it was built on a utility trailer. I wonder how much overweight that "tiny house" is. Although its a cute idea I don't see it being practical in the long term.
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