The Tiny House Movement

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    I'm really going to start getting rid of things and then the next step is to put what's left in storage. This house is nothing but constant stress for me, I'm not happy here.

    It's about 16 years old but I've only done what was absolutely necessary and it's going to need lots of work soon.

    After I get my crap in storage, I can stay with my daughter and son and go from there. I'll have to switch my supplemental though because it's a PPO and I plan to move around a little at first so it can't be anything that ties me to certain drs and hospitals.
     
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    For grandson, the bronze color Yukon belongs to me. We were at Tin City, Naples, Fl. yesterday for our "Tourist Day" event. When coming back I'm thinking, OKKKKK make your little turn. Forklift drivers are in big demand, we see them move big boats around here. Really miniver in tight spaces.:rolleyes:
     
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    Forklift driver positions seem to be pretty prevalent in the Houston area as well @Ina I. Wonder. It sounds as if Bobert is blossoming living with you. No doubt he enjoys not being under his mother's thumb, and not having to stay cooped up in his room. I'm sure he appreciates not being ordered around, and being able to 'find his voice', which it doesn't sound as if he was able to do at home. I think it sounds as if the new situation will work well for both of you.
     
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    Well I put my house back on the market last week. I had it on for awhile, then I got cold feet and took it off. I still don't know what I'll end up with, but with my grandson's willingness to be my roommate I have my courage back. This being single thing is weird and hard to get used to.

    I know I'll not end up in a tiny house, but they still fascinate me, and now I just look for the odd ones . The first picture below must have come out historian's brain. The second one reminds me not to get discouraged in my search for a smaller home.

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    Ha, I also love the look of the unusual tiny homes. I've seen a lot via HGTV and the others home and garden type of television channels, and one of my favorites was a tiny victorian. I've always loved victorians and bungalows, and would love to end up in one someday, but I don't think I could handle the lack of space and tight quarters of a tiny home, although I don't need something huge.

    Here's one that I think I could handle. It's about the same size as the house I'm in right now, but this house is extremely choppy, with doors and windows everywhere, so it's very difficult to get organized, and there isn't much wall space for furniture and/or decorations.
     
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    No, not tiny. Smaller than my house, but not tiny.
     
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    I just had a look Diane, and in this instance I don;t think that's a tiny house...it's about the same size as the average uk home...some much smaller..am I the labor-of-love-house-0716.jpg only one to think 1000 square feet is not tiny?
     
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    It's not tiny but half the size of my house. It looks big in the picture in my opinion.

    It looks bigger than what I would like to downsize to..
     
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    Cute place but I still see maintenance. Yard work, the lawn.

    I think "officially" tiny is supposed to be 500 SF or less. But who's to say and make the rule.

    I wouldn't live in a literal mansion with others but I could live small as long as the cats had room. I'd have stairs and cat walks installed for them They'd love it!
     
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    Pardon me if I have the wrong impression about this thread but I think this is about compact houses or small homes. Our symbol for the traditional house of yore is the Bahay Kubo. It is called Nipa Hut in English because it is made of bamboo and nipa which is a kind ofpalm leaves. The small hut is elevated by about 3 feet and the space is used as shelter by animals like goats and chickens. The interior of the house is like a studio with a small kitchen. The bathroom is a separate structure like an outhouse of Australians. I have entered Nipa Huts but they are bigger now with 1 or 2 rooms and a larger living room to accommodate the dining table.
     
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    Source: Free Thought Project Blog

    The thrust of the blog entry is that several U.S. cities and towns are banning tiny houses through building codes, while a smaller number are embracing them. What do you think?
     
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    Good article @Ken Anderson. It was only a matter of time before politics entered the picture for the tiny home movement. It's all about money.

    Really, what are people thinking, like the whole country is going to make the move to downsize to a tiny home?!
     
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    I love tiny houses and think one would be perfect for me but it depends where they are put.
     
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    I'm totally fascinated with tiny houses. Watch YouTube videos on them all the time. The negative for me is being too old to want to sleep in a loft and not having enough art wall space. Other than that, I would so love to give it a go for a year or two.

    Do you think you could downsize enough to live in such a small space?

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