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Old 11-14-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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Tiny House Nation

We have our fiver parked by a house and are staying with family for the month of November, and this has given us the opportunity to watch television, something we haven't done for a few years. Anyway, we came across a show called "Tiny House Nation" and it just so happens that the young couple wanted their tiny house to be mobile, as they are both going to be traveling nurses.

I'm not sure what they spent on their gooseneck-house, but for the life of me I can't figure out why they didn't simply choose to buy a fifth wheel.

Did anyone else catch this episode?
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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Watching the show right now and it doesn't make a lock of sense!! Especially for the amount of money they are spending!!!!!
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Believing all these current "lifestyle" shows are nothing more than 30 minute commercials.
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Believing all these current "lifestyle" shows are nothing more than 30 minute commercials.

Yeah. We haven't missed anything in the last few years without tv. Except Dexter. And that series is over.
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Watching the show right now and it doesn't make a lock of sense!! Especially for the amount of money they are spending!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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I don't get it either. My 30 foot 5er has close to 300 sq. foot with one slide.
Some are spending 40 to 50 K on these and can't use anything on the road.
Some can sell ice in in the artic circle.
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Another one of those reality shows that have not much to do with reality. Seems to be the flavor of the day.

I am waiting for the follow up series about people still living in tiny houses. Will start next year and be a two episode series!
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Only way those make sense to me is as a semi-permanent cabin and you need it to look site built.
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I don't understand where they get their audience base from. Anyone that has camped, RV'd, know someone that does either, or anyone that has ever been stuck behind an RV on a two lane road would watch that program and think "yep, that makes sense. Think I'll watch a few more episodes, and then I too will go RVing..............oops I meant "tiny housing"


Could it be that all the entertainment "brain" trust in NYC and Hollywood have ever left their little magic kingdoms long enough to realize there is a "real world" out here they know nothing about.


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Every time I have watched that show, and consider the $$ they spend on these trailers I find myself yelling at the TV..... "Why not just buy a used Class A or 5er?"

We started watching the show for space saving ideas. HA! I have come up with much better engineered ideas myself.


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lost, they already have those. They are called "park models", or maybe even "extended stay models"


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We bought one will be placed on Lake Champlain in Vt. for our summer home and use our motorhome for side trips.....works for us!
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Looks nice yankeeflyer.
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Was thinking about the similarity to park models as well. You could make something like that pretty nice and still be well under the price of some of these "tiny houses".

Then there is the question of where they'll be kept/used, and the site requirements (like elec, water and septic). You see very little discussion on that topic....
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