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Old 02-23-2014, 03:25 PM   #46
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The tools I would need to build the tiny house wouldn't fit in the house. Maybe a tiny house and a big garage would work.
Yeah but it sure would be fun to build. A number of years back we built a fancy good size playhouse for a charity in Memphis, several contractors each had a different house to build. It was a lot of fun but that little dickens was a tough build to be so small.

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:30 PM   #47
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I have been hearing a lot more about this recently.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-econo...ion-catches-on
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This is the first I've seen this. It sure looks like a nice idea for those men. The homes remind me of KOA Kampin' Kabins.
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I have been hearing a lot more about this recently.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-econo...ion-catches-on
That is really cool, and make good sense.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:37 PM   #50
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I don't think I could live permanently in one, especially with kids and a dog. We only have the dog now...and that would be tight. But I can definitely picture having one for a vacation home somewhere in the mountains. I think that would be very cool, and to be honest that's one big reason I'm looking to sharpen my DIY building skills.

Regardless of the practicality of living in one, I think there's a substantial amount of values we can all borrow from the movement. I recently came across this blog post which layed out some of the phiosophy if you will http://tinyhousefor.us/tiny-house-sp...eet-at-a-time/

The creativity behind some of these little houses is pretty admirable too!
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There is a program on TV each week about building a tiny home for different people each week, it is really interesting.
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Yup, seen it on the FYI network, and also watched a few of the documentaries on Netflix as well.
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Tiny houses are for the birds.
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I think they are not for me. But then again, I drive a full size truck to my office job 10 miles away.
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how I look at the mini house. I see it in two ways great for one maybe two people. Not a family home. so either you are single or newly married have no kids, or your retired no kids then it might work out for you. Here is were I see the problems. new couple kid coming time to move to a bigger home. What? can't sell it? why? Because they are not in demand! couple stuck with it. Older retired couple what can get all the family in here for the holidays can't have the grand kids over. out side of that yep it is dream home for some a nightmare for most.
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Though the "Tiny House" movement is somewhat a niche type of home, there is a hole in the market (many markets anyway) for smaller homes. I work in planning and development, and all the forecasts and even real-world data show that the McMansion phase is over.

The millennials do not want large homes on large land with large mortgages and extensive upkeep. They want affordable, energy-efficient housing, with realistic maintenance, and the ability to travel, afford some life luxuries (the newest iWhatever), and shorter commutes to work. There are always exceptions to the rule, and large homes on sprawling land will still be built, but the next wave in the housing market is likely to be a return to "neighborhood" building, where smaller homes are in walking distance to neighborhood shopping and entertainment.

Turns out the previous generations got it right.

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