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Old 01-29-2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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https://www.zillow.com/blog/uptick-in-upsizing-219648/
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As the saying goes, the pendulum swings both ways....:

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Old 01-29-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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hahaha...Zillow vs Trulia

https://www.trulia.com/blog/could-th...fe-be-for-you/

AT A GLANCE
As the tiny house movement gains momentum, states and cities are updating their codes to make it easier to build—and live in—tiny homes.
As a result, entire communities of tiny homes are on the rise. There are now more than 50, by our count.


And some sobering facts:
http://nahbnow.com/2018/01/what-mill...mpaign=MMB2018

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.

The challenge for home builders is to create a product that this generation wants but that can still afford as first-time buyers, the presenters said. In fact, 21 percent of millennials surveyed said they haven’t bought a home yet because they can’t afford one, period.

Three/two still rules. A home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is the most preferred, and 1,000 square feet is the minimum. That third bedroom can be a loft area or study nook if space is at a premium, however.

Uptick in square footage - likely temporary.

It's the last hurrah for the Boomers and the older Millennials.
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hahaha...Zillow vs Trulia

https://www.trulia.com/blog/could-th...fe-be-for-you/

AT A GLANCE
As the tiny house movement gains momentum, states and cities are updating their codes to make it easier to build—and live in—tiny homes.
As a result, entire communities of tiny homes are on the rise. There are now more than 50, by our count.


And some sobering facts:
http://nahbnow.com/2018/01/what-mill...mpaign=MMB2018

It’s all about location, location, location – with a dash or two of compromise – as millennials, the nation’s largest demographic group at 90 million strong, is poised to dominate the home buying market.

The challenge for home builders is to create a product that this generation wants but that can still afford as first-time buyers, the presenters said. In fact, 21 percent of millennials surveyed said they haven’t bought a home yet because they can’t afford one, period.

Three/two still rules. A home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is the most preferred, and 1,000 square feet is the minimum. That third bedroom can be a loft area or study nook if space is at a premium, however.

Uptick in square footage - likely temporary.

It's the last hurrah for the Boomers and the older Millennials.
An average of one tiny house community per state...

The tiny house is just another version of a trailer park... even trailer homes are larger...

While you can find a subset of any group among a population of 300+ Million people, the thing that works against Tiny houses IMHO is the same market dynamic that the trailer parks run into.. both may serve a need/purpose, but their value is dependent on the actual housing market... Tiny houses would only increase in value because of the surrounding communities (and it's more the land)... the surrounding communities don't increase in value because of Tiny houses...

And the market dictates it... probably why the threshold for Tiny houses seems to be expanding in SF according to your article...

But people have different reasons for different size homes... kind of like a shop... you're all excited when you move into your 1200SF shop from a garage of 400SF, until you realize how much more you could do with more space...

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Not in Colorado. They are popping up everywhere. And just about every builder or half-ass guy with a hammer and a truck are offering to build them for people. Counties are cracking don and banning them (which I diasgree with) but there's till plenty of plaes to build these overpriced huts.

I did a walk thru on a couple of these models. I was not impressed with the available living space, poor quality off work or the price tags. I couldn't imgaine two people trying to live in on these things, let alone a family.

You can buy a high end bumper or gooseneck trailer with multiple slide-outs for less..and get more square footage.

But they are very popular right now here in CO. A large trailer park not far from me is building a boatload of them on their RV sites. The chump in charge of this "little" operation offered me 25 per hour to help build him. I laughed.
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What I have come to realize, is these people want to do things with their hands. That commercially designed trailers are more efficient doesn't interest them.

I do learn what is going on from an asthetics viewpoint though.

Here's one that just popped up on my page:

https://homehacks.co/handcrafted-pac...campaign=tours
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A large trailer park not far from me is building a boatload of them on their RV sites.
Well, you're most likely not going to find them popping up along side homes in a development... especially one with an HOA...

Well, maybe as a fort or fancy storage shed...

But heck, people are turning containers into places to live...



To each their own...
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A little cramped...where do I put all my stuff?
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My wife and I discussed the tiny house thing a few years ago. We looked into the storage container houses also. Decided it was not for us. We recently downsized from 2300 sq ft to 1450 sq ft. That was difficult enough. There was no way we would have survived in 400 sq ft.
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A little cramped...where do I put all my stuff?
This. I find it mind numbing that the few times i have seen young couples on whatever show these things were on, they were always commenting about the great storage .
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In my opinion, its not over, its just starting. I downsized to 1800 sq. ft. Although I couldn't handle 400 sq. ft., I can handle it part time. 1800 was hard enough. At least for myself, wife, kid in college, and kid in 7th grade. When I get older, who knows.

I can see this going a while longer. Not a great thing, but a thing.

I know a "contractor"/"home builder"/ " scam artist" / "Apostolic Christian" selling a 14' x 35' shed for $90,000. Built super cheap and has a waiting list for this stuff.

It's not gone yet.
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Doing some good:

http://fox4kc.com/2018/01/29/13-loca...y-homes-opens/
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Saw this on a TV about tiny houses called George Clarke's amazing spaces.
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I'm working on this tiny house right now. I just need to add shiplap to the outside and install a vintage door and then it will be ready for a young couple.

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I'm working on this tiny house right now. I just need to add shiplap to the outside and install a vintage door and then it will be ready for a young couple.

no porch?
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It's going to have a roof deck.
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It's going to have a roof deck.
That's a good option. The view will be great.
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no porch?
Now you know why they keep adding SF...
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I personally don’t get it.
I’d sooner have a nice light trailer , or motor home.


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This is like saying that a rise in minivan sales means pickups are officially over.
I don't see how a sales trend or average means that tiny houses are over. ...or that they're taking over. Tiny house ain't for me, but neither is a McMansion. If either work for you or your customers, then great.

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