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Anoura22 04-09-2012 12:02 AM

Are these backyard cottages a decent deal?
 
SoCalCottages.com has these little backyard
Prefab Studios and they're from my hometown in moonlight beach, San Diego..
I'm going to las Vegas for college and would like to buy a little something to set up in my dads backyard in Vegas like a pool house to live in.

He's a class A contractor and can help set it up, and hook it to the well and generators and everything.
I'm looking at their 20x20 unit that's going to run about 20k..
Is that a decent price?

What appeals to me is that you don't have to have a foundation or anything.
They can be leveled on grass or dirt or whatever you've got.

Please give me you honest opinion as it took me forever to save this money and I want to make sure it's a decent structure..

Thanks!
Anoura

joecaption 04-09-2012 12:09 AM

Just another option, why not just buy a used camping trailer.
That way it just plugs in, no permit needed, can be used agin someplace else or taken to a vacation spot. Easer to resell later on.

Anoura22 04-09-2012 12:18 AM

That's an option,
I am really looking for something home-y so I can be comfortable to do homework and actually LIVE in it... 4 years of commitment worthy campers exist?
What kind?

joecaption 04-09-2012 12:34 AM

You need to get out and check some out. Try Craigs List as a start for the best price.
You would be very surprised at how nice some of them are.
I had one that had a full sized bed in the back, a house sized referator, ceiling fans, a full sized couch in the front. I paid $2000.00 for it.

First thing you want to look at in a used one in the ceiling, if it has water stains pass on it.
I've lived in them and have lived on a 37' boat, you would be surpised how little space you really need to live. Nice to be able to clean the whole house in just a few min..

Anoura22 04-09-2012 12:43 AM

Hahaha you sold me on the full size bed and time it takes to clean.

Jeez if I could find one for 10 grand I could buy a new Chevy.
That would be sweet!

mstew 04-09-2012 10:21 AM

Just ask your dad if there is an HOA and if they allow parked campers. Other than that used ones are out there and pretty nice.

Anoura22 04-09-2012 01:29 PM

:eek: my dad actually wants to build a small geodesic dome as a guest house..
he wants me to live in a yurt?
:laughing:

Blondesense 04-09-2012 02:32 PM

Have you checked on any restrictions?

Anoura22 04-09-2012 04:42 PM

He's checking into a 16' diameter yurt to see about restrictions ect...

Hes so set on me getting one that he already ran the sewer/electrical/well water hook ups this weekend..


I guess I better fall in love with the idea of living in a dome,
Atleast I know if it's what he wants then he will do most of the work on it lol

joecaption 04-09-2012 07:46 PM

A yurt, you have to be kidding.
Go luck trying to air condition that and not have have any insulation.
Not a great idea.

Anoura22 04-09-2012 08:13 PM

They can be well insulated, people have lived in them through many alaskan winters.
Depends on craftsmanship wouldn't it

M3 Pete 04-10-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anoura22 (Post 895126)
:eek: my dad actually wants to build a small geodesic dome as a guest house..
he wants me to live in a yurt?
:laughing:

a yurt and a dome are entirely different.

http://www.yurts.com/

http://www.domehome.com/
http://www.aidomes.com/

He could build a dome with fabric, but I can't imagine it would last very long.

Anoura22 04-10-2012 07:32 PM

Yeah, I was naming both for dramatization

monkshoodgarden 07-10-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anoura22 (Post 894884)
SoCalCottages.com has these little backyard
Prefab Studios and they're from my hometown in moonlight beach, San Diego..
I'm going to las Vegas for college and would like to buy a little something to set up in my dads backyard in Vegas like a pool house to live in.

He's a class A contractor and can help set it up, and hook it to the well and generators and everything.
I'm looking at their 20x20 unit that's going to run about 20k..
Is that a decent price?

What appeals to me is that you don't have to have a foundation or anything.
They can be leveled on grass or dirt or whatever you've got.

Please give me you honest opinion as it took me forever to save this money and I want to make sure it's a decent structure..

Thanks!
Anoura

This 'ahem' salesman is having men working on a unit for us as I type this...DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT go with this company. We are not happy with him. I do not trust him further than I can pick him up and throw him! He has not visited the site...has gotten things wrong...not taken responsibility...and has now taken off to the Carribean without informing us AFTER he said he wanted to make us happy. Our floor was torn up and he will not help pay for the install. (His worker is helping to pay). This guy makes feeble excuses at best and that's all they are. If you use him any how, please know that you were warned. He needs to grow up! :censored:


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