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Mar. 24th, 2006

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A directory of tiny homes...



This is a ten-foot-square utility space with two windows and a ten by four foot porch. Total space under roof, one hundred and forty square feet. It took four days to be built by an experienced carpenter and helper with about three thousand dollars worth of new materials and some scrap.

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From:sicarii
Date:March 24th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
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I've actually looked into building one of the tiny homes.
Since land out here (NoVA/DC area) is god awful expensive, I'm planning on buying some land out where it is cheaper and building a tiny home as a retreat of some kind. The tiny house is the best I can do right now..
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From:brkvw
Date:March 26th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
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Why would you do that as opposed to an RV (etc.)?
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From:polyanarch
Date:March 24th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure that price could be more than halved using second-hand doors, windows and leavin gout the fancy pillars and using 6x6's instead.

I don't see a chimney. I'm assuming they are going to heat with electric. A nice little wood stove would do wonders in a small building like that.

And on that note, I'd also use fireproof construction if I were to build such a home. Stone/or concrete walls, steel roof -no exposed flamable buiding material inside or out.
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From:deftly
Date:March 24th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
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A lot of places of similar size are covered in the HGTV show Small Space, Big Style.
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From:corinnaac
Date:March 24th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
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I've evaluated my need for space, and I've decided I couldn't survive in anything smaller than 400 sq feet. That would include space for a 'kitchenette', a bathroom w/shower, a bedroom 'nook', a table for eating at, and a little couch and entertainment center.

I can't imagine how someone could live in anyplace less than 200 sq feet without going batty in about a week.

Then again, I'm mildly clausterphobic.
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From:vmoney
Date:March 24th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)

weehouse beats tiny house...or does it?

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check out these...they are amazing
http://weehouses.com/projects/young.htm
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 25th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)

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like a camping cabin you can rent at a motor home park. Wildflower 06
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From:knova
Date:March 25th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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Here's a company that makes them. Not out of recycled parts though...

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/
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From:gustavolacerda
Date:March 26th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
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A nice way to own a bunch of holiday homes around the country!
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