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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2014, 11:54:24 PM »
I don't get it. Why all the fuss? These are, after all, the homes of the ObamaEconomy...the perfect starter home for the recently graduated and under-employed.

On a side note, though...I suppose that tiny home owners kind of get used to the idea of not entertaining. Not indoors, anyway.
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2015, 02:45:32 PM »
Why did he complain about it being stolen?  Doesn't he know that all property is theft?  From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Evidently someone else needed it more than him.  His complaints about the money and effort he put it into sound rather....bourgeois....to me.
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2015, 04:27:12 PM »
What gets me is how he managed to spend $35k on that little thing.   Granted its easy to spend a small (or large) fortune on fancy finishes,  but you can get a much larger double wide mobile home for not much more (granted it won't have a standing seam metal roof or nice windows but yikes).   

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2015, 11:56:24 PM »
So....this thing gets stolen and the thieves decide to leave it in an empty lot? Really? That bad?
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2015, 07:37:20 AM »
Heh!
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2015, 08:47:44 AM »
So....this thing gets stolen and the thieves decide to leave it in an empty lot? Really? That bad?

You can bet it was one of his neighbors who didn't like the thought of having yet another moron liberal hippie around him.  And it would seem that just moving his house was enough to deter to the move.

However, I entirely see how this would cost $35 K.. if I were going to build one I would probably use SIP panels on all sides ( including the floor)  and that would run about $12K right there. But it would be far warmer than any camper shell etc. He probably  installed a fancy composting toilet for $4 grand or so.  No wood for a fire either- he has a have a fancy, small, propane furnace built into the wall for another 2 K.   Add in a  Tank less water heater for another 3K...  Solar power for another 4K... and we haven't even paid for siding, "green roofing" or super Green high efficiency windows, or the fabulous IKEA furniture.

So yeah, one of these done right ( by green standards)  is going to run $25-35K...

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2015, 09:46:15 AM »
Looks to me like it's basically 21st century gypsies.  Similar entitlement mentality too.
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2015, 11:18:28 AM »
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2015, 12:02:04 PM »
What gets me is how he managed to spend $35k on that little thing.   Granted its easy to spend a small (or large) fortune on fancy finishes,  but you can get a much larger double wide mobile home for not much more (granted it won't have a standing seam metal roof or nice windows but yikes).   

I bet a good chunk of it was tools.

Maybe I should check Craigslist?!

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2015, 04:06:06 PM »
http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/cool-stuff/tiny-house-bestie-row

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Or reminds you of a third world slum built out of used storage pods.  Whatever.





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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2015, 04:07:09 PM »
A trailer park.  What will they ever think of next?   ::)

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2015, 07:32:12 PM »
A trailer park.  What will they ever think of next?   ::)

AHAH!  I lol'd.
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2015, 07:34:48 PM »
Just outside of Austin.  Figures, i.e. "keep Austin weird".
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2015, 06:26:53 AM »
Entire sections of town must reek of sweat, butt and old bong water...

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2015, 08:26:21 AM »
Entire sections of town must reek of sweat, butt and old bong water...

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2015, 06:16:04 PM »
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They employed the assistance of architect Matt Garcia to make their dream come true.

They actually PAID an architect to design that piece of crap? ::hysterical::
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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2015, 07:08:58 AM »
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They employed the assistance of architect Matt Garcia to make their dream come true.

They actually PAID an architect to design that piece of crap? ::hysterical::

I bet the poor bastard was just completely drained after that experience...

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Re: The constant drumbeat of the Tiny-Home
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2015, 07:30:04 AM »
Just last night, the local news station ran a teaser for a feature on a family living in a 200 sq.ft. tiny home. Of course, according to the 15 second spot, it was a wonderful thing, and everybody was just so darn happy and smug about how little space people actually need.
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