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Have house will travel: Inside the
Tiny House Movement where more
and more Americans have rejected tradition
for a simpler - and cheaper - lifestyle

Daily Mail (UK), by David McCormack

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/5/2014 1:08:40 PM

Once upon a time an American family’s home was their castle and the bigger the better, but growing concerns about meeting mortgage payments and the environmental impact of large houses has helped fuel a new movement of people who are happy to live small. The Tiny House Movement is a growing group of people who are happy to downsize the space that they live in and enjoy simplified lives as a result. While the average American home is around 2600 square feet, the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 square feet. Scroll down for video -Large homes come

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/5/2014 1:15:56 PM     (No. 9954153)

The self-storage business will boom.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: afortiori, 8/5/2014 1:19:07 PM     (No. 9954155)

As a side note, can the Daily Mail condense their headlines? No reason to read article adter seeing headline.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/5/2014 1:20:46 PM     (No. 9954158)

RV?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: losgatos, 8/5/2014 1:21:04 PM     (No. 9954159)

I´ve lived in sailboats and motorhomes so I´ll pass on a Tiny House.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/5/2014 1:27:39 PM     (No. 9954166)

Cute...but how many retirees in their seventies, eighties, and up want to climb up a ladder to go to bed--and down it several times a night to use the toilet?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 8/5/2014 1:29:36 PM     (No. 9954167)

Average American home 2600 sq ft!!?
They must be counting the driveway and the carport.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/5/2014 1:32:45 PM     (No. 9954169)

This only works if you have a lot of outdoor living space, and really good year-round weather.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hisself, 8/5/2014 1:33:13 PM     (No. 9954170)

Average home 2600 sq ft.

So for every home that is 1300 sq ft, there is one that is 3900 sq ft.??

That strains credibility.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/5/2014 1:36:02 PM     (No. 9954173)

I´m with the earlier poster. I have lived in a mobile home back in the days when they were small and cramped. I don´t want a Tiny House. They certainly are cute, however.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/5/2014 1:50:27 PM     (No. 9954194)

From their website:

Useable space = 176 SF.
Price and financing payments
18´........20´...........24´
$57,000....$60,000......$66,000
$324/SF.....$341/SF.......$375/SF
Weight: 8,000 pounds.

"Tumbleweed is a nationally certified RV manufacturer, and our homes have conventional RV hookups."

Why not just buy an RV? You don´t need the heavy-duty vehicle for an RV.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/5/2014 1:59:52 PM     (No. 9954207)

This one is easy to spell:

FAD.

(Won´t catch on. But it doesn´t take much to get the Mail excited.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/5/2014 2:06:33 PM     (No. 9954214)

A liberal´s dream for the rest of us. 176 square feet of living space for 60K? Is it worth it for basically living in a small bedroom? Forget about cooking, storage, running water and privacy.

Other than a dry roof over your head, just a step up from living on the street. Prison with the freedom to come and go.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/5/2014 2:06:35 PM     (No. 9954215)

Wonder what the divorce rate is for retired couples living in that small space?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: civilservant, 8/5/2014 2:13:46 PM     (No. 9954224)

Classic democrat economics in motion........tiny houses....totally dependent upon Mommy and Daddy owning property on which the RV is parked.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 8/5/2014 2:27:18 PM     (No. 9954237)

Forget about having a few friends over for dinner. Seems rather a solitary and isolated lifestyle.

Just right, I suppose, for those who live in a virtual world that communicates predominantly by text or social media without face-to-face contact. Kind of sad.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: woodenleg, 8/5/2014 2:33:32 PM     (No. 9954243)

Watch for the liberal/left to begin to tout this as a way to "decrease your carbon footprint".

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Reply 17 - Posted by: maddtom, 8/5/2014 2:44:31 PM     (No. 9954248)

Ridiculous notion for the well-off hipster craze.1. Company info- 24´ model shown costs $66,0000-assembled. For the 18´ model ($55,000) price you can get a tricked out 37.5´ 5th wheel trailer with 3 slide outs. 2. You still need a truck to tow it. 3. It´s made of wood- MUCH heavier than a similar sized 24´ 5th wheel made primarily of aluminum and fiberglass-about the same stress on the truck as the much larger 37.5´ fiberglass trailer. 3. You need to park it somewhere,so you need to own property (more $$) OR you need to park it at an RV park and pay monthly lease/utility fees (also $$). 4. You either need to A. park it somewhere with utility hook-ups ($$) cuz that washer/microwave/TV/baseboard heater/nite light´s not gonna work without electricity or B. bring a generator with you (where you gonna find room for it?). 5. If you want to avoid fees you COULD park on some random bit of land, but good luck not getting shot by the landowner.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SallyHerigstad, 8/5/2014 2:45:03 PM     (No. 9954249)

You can buy a lot of houses for $100 - 150 per square foot. This runs about $340 per square foot, and you don´t even get any land with it. Plus, it´s a lousy investment - kind of like buying an electric car.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/5/2014 2:47:06 PM     (No. 9954252)

From the "Long, Long Trailer" to "Lost in America" On the web one can find specs for small homes as well as lovely pics of those already built and ´folks´ living there. Big things came come in small packages.

Remember the article on ´living in a dumpster in New York City"? Or the ´closet´ apartments in San Francisco"? Having a home outside the population of big cities might have advantages.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MMC, 8/5/2014 2:56:29 PM     (No. 9954261)

I have been charmed by the cute homes. However, I would prefer a small home with a basement thank you very much...and a corner of the roof where I can send DH.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/5/2014 3:06:14 PM     (No. 9954269)

It is nobody´s business what size house anyone lives in. You could fit every human on earth in the State of Texas and nobody would be touching anyone else. The earth is a huge place....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rubberneck, 8/5/2014 3:07:34 PM     (No. 9954271)

I could never live in one of those little cracker-boxes on account of my stuff.

"That´s all your house is- a place to keep your stuff. If you didn´t have so much stuff, you wouldn´t need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you´re taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody´s got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn´t want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you´re saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That´s what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff! Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore."
- George Carlin

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dbdiva, 8/5/2014 3:10:42 PM     (No. 9954274)

Adding to #12 and #16 ~ Yep the libs will love this idea but anyone wanna bet that Al Gore´s residence will remain huge?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/5/2014 3:40:58 PM     (No. 9954301)

#3, I just moved into an RV. But I didn´t have a choice. I can´t afford housing here anymore. Since the foreigners have been allowed to buy up all the real estate for cash, everything has skyrocketed way above the cost of living.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/5/2014 3:57:47 PM     (No. 9954313)

I always cracked up when I heard George Carlin talking. Pithy comments galore.

I am one of those portable people who long ago moved into a 35´ fifth wheel. The stuff that George Carlin talks about is insidious and for me consists of paper stuff that I can´t bear to get rid of. Forget the shiny stuff, old magazines for me really hold their value.... I´m fighting but it is really hard to trash the old stuff. I´m slowly cutting the pile of stuff down to size. Brutal going and I cry myself to sleep most nights..... A hazard of living "Tiny".

For me these Tiny Houses remind me of Lil´ Abner. Remember that guy who lived in an outhouse mounted on a tricycle? Different strokes for different folks?

Personally I would encourage everybody to go live on a boat and then an RV and then finish off with a Mobile Home in a Seniors Park someplace.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tennman, 8/5/2014 4:12:10 PM     (No. 9954331)

So if the number goes from 100 to 1000 nationwide it´s an "explosion". Keep your storage locker. At those prices it´s no deal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/5/2014 4:51:26 PM     (No. 9954358)

If you´ve ever seen what passed for an "RV" in GB (caravan) you´d know why the mail is excited about this. Besides, how much can you tow with a vauxhall?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dittohead, 8/5/2014 4:51:40 PM     (No. 9954359)

@#13 - or the "assisted suicide" rate!!! LOL - I want to downsize but not to 100-400 sf - my husband and I would kill each other!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Muguy, 8/5/2014 5:06:20 PM     (No. 9954371)

Before long, many will be forced into this boondoggle because they cannot afford to pay taxes and live any other way.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/5/2014 5:15:25 PM     (No. 9954379)

Shelf life ... a week to 3 months tops. After that the marriage is over. There are times when you just need a little space. What do they do, turn around?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/5/2014 6:18:54 PM     (No. 9954419)

Sadly, after 6 years of the horrors of Øvomitnomics, this is the best most young people can dream of any more.

It used to be that you dreamed of owning a home, with a yard, fence, garden in back, etc.

Now you are lucky if you can make enough to afford to live in a tiny trailer.

After the way so many of those young people voted for Øvomit, I´m not so sure that I feel all that sorry for them. They got exactly what we warned them that they would get electing a socialist dictator-wanna-be!!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 8/5/2014 7:02:20 PM     (No. 9954449)

We lived in a 30ft travel trailer with 2 cats and a dog while we were between houses last year. It was fun for a while, but impossible to keep uncluttered. Couldn´t wait to move into our new house. 2100 sq ft and at least the clutter is more spread out.

I would expect that those tiny wheely-thingys are against zoning regs in most places.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/5/2014 7:21:31 PM     (No. 9954460)

I could probably live in that if I were young and single.

Actually, once the left eliminates private property we´ll all be assigned to live in these, minus the vehicle (can´t contribute to global warming, doncha know) and will be charged rent by the IRS.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/5/2014 7:45:18 PM     (No. 9954476)

House yes. And cheap. Home, no. This is the ultimate democrat home. It doesn´t allow for expansion, it doesn´t allow for the fulfillment of the American dream and it doesn´t allows for a family. The perfect Dem dream home. Small, unimaginative and without a future. Just Like Dem policy.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Caveman, 8/5/2014 7:52:06 PM     (No. 9954478)

I would need 12 or 13 of those just for my stuff. I have always said my dream home is a two bedroom house with a 32 car garage.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jsulman, 8/6/2014 12:31:04 AM     (No. 9954681)

My library would not fit in one of these boxes.

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Hundreds of Ferguson protesters and local far left activists packed the St. Louis County Council meeting last night in Clayton, demanding action in the Michael Brown shooting case. Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 after he robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Brown reportedly smashed police officer Darren Wilson in the face, severely injuring Wilson, before he was shot dead. Protesters threatened continued rioting and violence if Officer Wilson is let off. (Tweet) The mob told Councilman Steve Stenger that he has until noon on Wednesday to denounce County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who endorsed Stenger’s

Sarah Palin Jokes About Makeup-Free
Photo, Says She Looks Like a
´´Sheepdog!" See the Funny Post

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E! OnLine, by Brett Malec    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 7:16:16 AM     Post Reply
Just call her a pit bull without lipstick! Sarah Palin is proving she has a sense of humor about the makeup-free photos that surfaced this week. On Monday, the 50-year-old politician was photographed by paparazzi looking fresh-faced without any cosmetics on. But instead of getting mad about the slyly snapped no-makeup shots, the former Alaska governor took to Facebook to joke about the incident. "Feel bad for the poor paparazzi hounding outside my truck this morning hoping to capture a tabloid ‘exclusive´ of me coming out of Bikram Hot Yoga. How about we take away their ‘exclusive´ and I´ll give

Outraged Swiss village of 1,000
residents forced to raise taxes after
African refugee mother-of-seven
moves there and costs them
£40,000 a month in benefits

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Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority £40,000 in benefits every month. Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago. The massive benefits bill covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman´s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
on the strategy for dealing with ISIL

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Kingwood Observer (Houston, TX), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/17/2014 5:55:33 PM     Post Reply
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee.(snip) The Congresswoman released the following statement: “The bloodshed at the hands of ISIL has been enormous. Religious minorities have been persecuted. American and British citizens have been beheaded. There is a further threat of other innocent human beings to be beheaded or killed in some way. It is also clear that a war including the United States is not the answer. I abhor the violence of war when diplomacy can be used.

Dick Durbin: Amnesty Bill Will
Help Contain Ebola

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 6:37:23 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that a comprehensive amnesty bill would have helped America contain the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Durbin, a member of the Senate´s Gang of Eight that wrote the immigration reform bill, said during a Senate hearing on Ebola that the Senate´s amnesty bill would have even allowed doctors in the United States to travel to Africa to combat Ebola "without jeopardizing their immigration status." “We included in the immigration reform bill, which passed the United States Senate, a provision which provided, in one respect, if you are medically trained in Africa and promise to

Corker´s Kerry Critique Leaves
Boxer ´Shaking and Trembling´

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 4:54:50 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president instead of at ISIS, a savage group who decapitated two Americans and have warned, and I quote, that their thirst for more American blood is right out there." "I think it´s shocking,"


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