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US couple sell their five-bed family home and
move everything-including their three
children-into a 180sq ft Trailer (and claim
they´re now ´happier than ever´)

Daily Mail (UK), by Jessica Rach

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/17/2018 12:41:47 PM

A family-of-five say they have never been happier after selling their five-bedroom house and everything in it - in order to move into a 180sq ft trailer. Renovator Dino Petrone, 36, blogger Ashley, 32 and sons Gabe, 8, Gavin, 7 and daughter Quinn, 4, from Ventura County, had what many would consider an ´ordinary´ life in California. However when the family stumbled across a piece of land they described as ´perfect´, they decided to downsize in order to make it their own, swapping their family home for the $8,000 (£5,900) trailer, which they´ve turned into a luxurious abode to rival

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 5/17/2018 1:08:16 PM     (No. 11635125)

this would appear to be part of the tiny house movement. When I was a youngster, 5 of us spent 4 months in a 24´ travel trailer waiting for on base housing at Keesler AFB. That experience has imprinted on my psyche NO TINY HOUSE. No way. No how.

Dad used to say we had to go outside to change our minds. My sister´s turtle had it best - he lived in the bathtub...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/17/2018 1:11:17 PM     (No. 11635129)

As many commenters say, it’s an Instagram project. They are reliant on neighbors for electrical hookup. Where does their sewage go (normally the loo in a trailer - and this is a 5th wheel trailer, not an RV - empties into a container in the trailer and has to be dumped at a place designated for that. No mention here of a permanent hookup to a sewer system or ?

Fantasyland.

In years past we have very much enjoyed having a large RV with all the amenities. They are lovely, one can live in one for extended times, but long term? She must go to the grocery store somewhere every day as refrigeration space is very limited. Bijou bath is a new euphemism for a very tiny bath, tiny toilet, tiny everything. Not included in her photos.

Been there, done that, would not enjoy as a permanent home.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/17/2018 1:14:52 PM     (No. 11635133)

There is nothing unusual nor "special" about living in a 180 sft trailer or "tiny house". When we lived in San Diego, we had many Navy friends who were raising families in similar sized mobile homes. They didn´t seem to think they deserved newspaper writeups or special attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/17/2018 1:19:51 PM     (No. 11635134)

No not eat beans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: trackman999, 5/17/2018 1:27:59 PM     (No. 11635141)

Little kids grow fast. What will it be like when those kids are teenagers?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 5/17/2018 1:28:37 PM     (No. 11635142)

This is something everyone should try once in their life as a life lesson. Just as everyone should have to wait tables or work with the public at sometime in their life. Nothing like living the life, to learn what is and isn´t important. As I sit in my house with all the bells and whistles, I often think that homeless people have the right idea, if you can´t carry it you don´t need it. That would be a little simplistic, but this change in their lifestyle is very doable and even if they go modern tomorrow, I would imagine all their lives will have changed forever.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 5/17/2018 1:29:43 PM     (No. 11635143)

Upside: All the money saved on contraception.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 5/17/2018 1:33:06 PM     (No. 11635146)

Click bait. Temporary arrangement to save money while they build their dream home, which I guarantee will not be a tiny home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD, 5/17/2018 1:49:08 PM     (No. 11635161)

People live on boats around that size and do quite well. If it works for them and makes their life simple, go for it.

I remember years ago, a lady who lives in Kansas was being interviewed by ABC News and they asked her what it was like having all of her belongings swept away from a direct hit by a tornado.. She said it was "liberating". I get that...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/17/2018 1:51:39 PM     (No. 11635162)

I love cozy cabins, tiny spaces, even tents. Yes, actually I could live in something like that permanently. Alone! Let me have my internet and my books, I am a very happy camper.

But, the second you put in another human I start needing more space, more privacy. My wife and I have always been better in our home than out in bigger spaces. Even if we became billionaires, we would still live in a small space.

Now, add our two boys and right away, we needed much more space. They loved their musical instruments- electric guitars and brass (anything brass!). What a racket! But, what about when friends came over? What about relatives at Holidays? Sleep overs? Entertaining anyone?

Life requires two things that seem incompatible- privacy and space. These folks are obviously experiencing a temporary adventure. I guarantee you, three kids in a closet is not going to work out well in 8 years!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/17/2018 1:55:59 PM     (No. 11635166)

Re #3, it’s the Instagram Era rather than the late 50s.

As young newlyweds, we lived in a tiny trailer - not even a mobile home - in Barstow in the early 50s (no kids) while waiting for an apartment to be available. A mobile home would have been a mansion to us!

Marines had to go and scramble for civilian housing in Barstow and thereabouts while civilian base employees were entitled to cut-rate housing on the base. As a relatively new civilian employee I’d eventually have qualified ahead of my wounded Korean War veteran husband, a lowly Sergeant.
Surreal.

I believe this woman’s Instagram Moment won’t last too long.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: cheeflo, 5/17/2018 2:07:16 PM     (No. 11635171)

Looks like a nice space. Wait until the kids are older -- wonder just how cozy it will feel then.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 5/17/2018 2:07:28 PM     (No. 11635172)

I sure wouldn´t want to do it with Kids... Or a wife, come to think of it.

Just me, Yeah, no problem. 20 years ago, I realized that 90% of my ´at home´ life was spent in my bedroom, with TV and computer over on one side, with an occasional visit to the bathroom and kitchen. So when I built my new place out at ´the gulch´ that is all I built for living space; Been lots happier here, and the greatest day in the last two decades was the day I got rid of my 2500 Sq Ft house in town.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: joew9, 5/17/2018 2:34:02 PM     (No. 11635184)

It´s what the elite/liberals/environmentalists all dream as to what OUR lives should be. They want us to live in barracks, next to the work place, no need to have a car, no need to travel more than a quarter mile your whole life. Just like 150 years ago living in the factory village and shopping at the factory store. Huge energy savings. But we would live joyless lives. And their cost of supporting us would be minimal and the elite would have all the money and live luxurious lives.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 5/17/2018 2:41:47 PM     (No. 11635191)

Hmmmm . . . I might give up a house, too, if all it had in it were people and five beds!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 5/17/2018 2:43:25 PM     (No. 11635196)

After the Rodney King riot we decided to buy property far away from Los Angeles. In 1993 we bought forty forested acres nestled in the Coastal Mountain range in the middle of Mendocino County. We put up a barn shaped storage shed, 12x16, and TK built up the interior with a separate bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, a dry kitchen area and small table. Even a small closet and a storage area. For six years we spent every vacation “luxury camping” at the homestead, Fort Serenity. In 1999 we decided to pull the pin and leave LA. I was only 45.

It took nine months (June-March) for the permanent house and I loved every minute living in our “cabinette” – it doesn’t make full “cabin” status. Our neighbor had put in electricity for his vacation trailer and let us hook up to his juice. He sent us a photocopy of the bill every month and we sent him a check. It only took 10 minutes to clean and two minutes to sweep out the outhouse. I had my “town day” when I ran errands and went to the laundromat where I read books under a shade tree behind the building. The land was paid off and we had no mortgage. We lived on TK’s $2,000 a month police retirement. It was wonderful.

When the house was finished the new mortgage kicked in and we had to return to full time employment. We’ve been free from the workplace for eight years. I clear trails through the forest for walks with the dogs and the cabinette is a regular stop. It no longer has the electrical connection, but its my cozy place. It’s my “hide-out.”

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Reply 17 - Posted by: crunchycon, 5/17/2018 2:52:28 PM     (No. 11635201)

#14, oh, but they will call them “walkable communities” with “green spaces.” Run for the hills when you hear those terms.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 5/17/2018 3:02:36 PM     (No. 11635209)

The Mail comes up with another silly "news" story about anecdotal offbeat behavior that would have their low-info readership believe is trendy. Note that Ashley describes herself as a blogger and she obviously craves the attention brought on by her story and ridiculously-posed photos.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: columba, 5/17/2018 3:27:13 PM     (No. 11635228)

My wife, child and I lived in a 64x12 ft. mobile for six years. I liked it. We got larger digs when contemplating family size increase.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/17/2018 3:32:23 PM     (No. 11635234)

I lived in my RV for three years. Only thing I didn´t like about it was that everything starts breaking after that much use. Nothing in an RV is designed for continuous use. Refrigerator, toilet, water heater, movable bed, awning, etc all gave out on me, and everything else was in bad shape.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: frenesi1, 5/17/2018 4:18:34 PM     (No. 11635257)

Oh, gosh, They are living there until they get their new house built.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: volksford, 5/17/2018 5:22:32 PM     (No. 11635286)

Well, all I can say is from the looks of Ashley that trailer is gonna get real crowded in the near future.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: PAdiva, 5/17/2018 9:39:32 PM     (No. 11635387)

The 4 year old girl sleeps on a mattress on the floor like a pet.
Give her 10 years. When the cramps and hormones kick, she might want a few square feet of privacy.
When I was married, there was the house and all the problems.
Now, I´m in a one bedroom apartment with central air, Dishwasher and washer and dryer in about 700 square feet. Life is good.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/17/2018 10:04:03 PM     (No. 11635405)

I must be claustrophobic. Thinking of a bigger home.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: flybynight, 5/18/2018 9:25:31 AM     (No. 11635688)

I never have understood the compulsion to cast aspersions at every thought that differs from one’s own. You need to compete with pretentious neighbors for the Mostest award, fine. You think megacruises to one shopping port to the next, that’s cool. Your religious persuasion is the only worthy one, shrug, whatever.
I’ve shared space with six others in a 17-foot trailer for weeks at a time. It was snug, with no privacy and simple fare, but a way for a big family to see a big country, affordably. And I dare say, we had more fun than the high-rise hoity-toities did. My big house is wonderful for the couple times a year all the kids and theirs show up for a week. Otherwise, there’s a lot of work for just two. I’d be as content living aboard our adorable homemade boat, finding new friends at every port and a new view every morning. Someday, we will toss the docklines off, and do it. And you all may wrinkle your patrician noses at us shantyboat trash as we glide past your McMansions, but we love having that option to live, at least temporarily, much smaller and simpler. So did poor Marie Antoinette.
Chac’un á sôn gout, y’all.

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How can FBI Director Wray clean out the
swamp if he doesn´t even see the corruption?

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Fox News, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/19/2018 4:38:13 AM     Post Reply
FBI Director Wray has said nothing to reassure Americans that he understands the serious corruption highlighted in the IG report. The FBI´s cover-ups and stonewalling on Wray´s watch add to his credibility problems. Both in is his press conference after the IG report was released, and in his testimony Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Director Wray demonstrated he was more concerned about protecting the reputation of the institution of the FBI than about the astonishing corruption of top FBI officials detailed in the IG report. During today’s hearing we heard about FBI agents who aren’t corrupt and how the Clinton email

CBS’s Gayle King at Texas Border Facility:
The Statue of Liberty Is ‘Weeping Right Now’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 11:46:24 AM     Post Reply
Monday at a border patrol facility in McAllen, TX on “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King said the Statue of Liberty is “weeping right now” over the separating of immigrant children from their families. King said “We arrived yesterday afternoon. We went straight to the facility, the location where kids and their parents were reunited. All I can say after talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, that the Statue of Liberty I think is weeping right now. It’s unbelievable the stories we’ve heard.” She added, “We’re standing in front of a converted warehouse. This is

Comey refuses to testify to Congress,
McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/18/2018 2:25:01 PM     Post Reply
Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation. Mr. Comey’s lawyer said he was out of the country — though Sen. Charles E. Grassley, committee chairman, said he saw Mr. Comey


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