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Old 02-04-2018, 09:57 PM   #21
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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.
Agreed... to each his own... but it's not even a trend really... more a novelty/niche... just pushed and reported by people who live in much bigger houses as an option for OTHER people... but highly unlikely that they wouldn't want them in THEIR neighborhood...
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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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One thing I do like about the tiny home things is their lower cost. (although I still think they are overpriced)

I'd rather see a young couple have a $50-60k mortgage or build it themselves fr even less then get stuck in a 30 year note for 250-300k. The same goes for an elederly couple or people on low incomes.


BTW, I lived in 20 foot round teepee for 7 years. It was quite an experience. After doing that I want nothing to do with living in such a small space.
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I chit you not...and this is at 9000 feet up in the CO Rockies. I've written a lot of notes over those years, about my challenges (survival), the freedom it gave me, as I expereinced a simple way of life..and still found happiness. I hope to write a book on those special times.

Our home, my GSD Cheeko and I (RIP to Cheeko 2004-2013, the best dog ever)
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You can see thr soot on the smoke flaps as I have a firepit inside for warmth. Not much insulation with cotton canvas.
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Inside was pretty damm cozy, a bunk, tub, double sink, small propane fridge and 3 burner stove and oven, all stripped out an old truck camper. No power or running water. After a few cold winters I framed the inside in and insulated the walls. And brought in a small wood stove.

Tiny Homes? My experience was like living in a 12x12 room...lol. A bitter-sweet experience.
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Inside was pretty damm cozy, a bunk, tub, double sink, small propane fridge and 3 burner stove and oven, all stripped out an old truck camper. No power or running water. After a few cold winters I framed the inside in and insulated the walls. And brought in a small wood stove.

Tiny Homes? My experience was like living in a 12x12 room...lol. A bitter-sweet experience.
A lot to be said for an experience like that... what did you do with it after?
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A lot to be said for an experience like that... what did you do with it after?
Honesty, living in such a small space got old after about 5 years..and this was just me living in it.

I decided to build me a small cabin. After 7 years of being exposed to Colorado sun and winds the canvas started rotting out. I still have the 22 foot long poles. It was a sad day when I took it down.

My new cabin I built a few years ago on a double wide trailer which is 14x 55 with a 14x 16 deck. I'm still working on the inside, have solar power and some nice luxuries (wood stove, pellet stove, full sized fridge that runs on propane and a real oven) And a compost toilet. I'll see if I can pull up a pic. It's about 750 sf but I plan to add another bedroom on it. Or maybe start a seperate thread on the topic.

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Honesty, living in such a small space got old after about 5 years..and this was just me living in it.

I decided to build me a small cabin. After 7 years of being exposed to Colorado sun and winds the canvas started rotting out. I still have the 22 foot long poles. It was a sad day when I took it down.

My new cabin I built a few years ago on a double wide trailer which is 14x 55 with a 14x 16 deck. I'm still working on the inside, have solar power and some nice luxuries (wood stove, pellet stove, full sized fridge that runs on propane and a real oven) And a compost toilet. I'll see if I can pull up a pic. It's about 750 sf but I plan to add another bedroom on it. Or maybe start a seperate thread on the topic.
Sounds like the increasing SF for tiny houses is a trend...

What's cool about it, is it started out as many settlers did, and you built t from there...
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Yep..and my driving force was to be debt free. Which I am now and everything I do to finish my cabin is done with cash. My bills (phone, vehicle, etc) are minimal. A great way to set myself up for retirement as I'm taking my SS in 2 years. Yet still putter around with small jobs.

After living in 100 sf in the teepee, my 750 sf cabin is like a McMansion !
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I'd read that book. A separate thread and pics would be cool, too.
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One thing I do like about the tiny home things is their lower cost. (although I still think they are overpriced)

I'd rather see a young couple have a $50-60k mortgage or build it themselves fr even less then get stuck in a 30 year note for 250-300k. The same goes for an elederly couple or people on low incomes.


BTW, I lived in 20 foot round teepee for 7 years. It was quite an experience. After doing that I want nothing to do with living in such a small space.
I’d rather them be stuck in a 30 year note for $300K if the note is going to buy one of my houses.


They’re not really “stuck” they can always sell the house or pay it off early as their income increases.
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I guess I don't understand how the minimalist living behind the tiny house thing makes your life better... even taking into consideration the lower cost for the Tiny house, you still need property, utility hook-ups, etc. it seems to add much more un-needed activity to the daily routine to make it work...

To each his own, but...
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You know its gone mainstream when the new chic is to rent one for a vacation. Move over Bed & Breakfast!

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On a related note, just signed a contract for a job to build a "she-shed." For those of you who haven't heard of this trend yet, it's basically the answer to the man cave, only in a shed out in the yard.

By the time the lady got done describing the 10*18 "shed" with shuttered windows and insulation, etc, plus a 108 Sq foot roofed porch on it, I realized we were basically building a tiny house without electricity.

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On a related note, just signed a contract for a job to build a "she-shed." For those of you who haven't heard of this trend yet, it's basically the answer to the man cave, only in a shed out in the yard.

By the time the lady got done describing the 10*18 "shed" with shuttered windows and insulation, etc, plus a 108 Sq foot roofed porch on it, I realized we were basically building a tiny house without electricity.

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Please do a thread on the build. Sounds interesting.

Was she hot?
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Was she hot?
I mean... Different strokes for different folks and all that, but she is over seventy years old.


So....... Yes?

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A she shed? They have the whole house! That's the whole reason for a man cave.

The tiny home thing seems to me to be a reaction to the big home thing. People like to buy more sf than they need and all the costs and maintenance to go with it. Homes have gotten bigger over the years and people accumulate a lot of stuff with cheap imports. For me the answer is somewhere in between.
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