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Originally posted by WHYFIGHT
I think what was missed here was the parity of what 3500.00 would build you now versus the picture of what the old book showed could be built for 3500.00. That is truly sad. This is brought to us as a good thing? It's a Hovel. No thank you...
I think she's going to have a little problem pulling it down the road though, it is a little too high I think. She might pull a few power lines or cable lines down with that. It appears to be higher than a camper by quite a bit. There are usually height restrictions.
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
Maybe I'm missing something here. If she doesn't own any land, where is this thing parked? If it's her parent's house, can't she live inside? If it's a house she's renting, why does she need a to build a house?
Don't get me wrong. It's a wonderful idea and I applaud her efforts. I just don't get it.
Originally posted by Montana
It's usually not too difficult to put up some shelter of some type fairly cheaply. What puts people out on the street is the heat, light and food that also has to go in, and then be replenished over and over. But it is a very nice apartment. Right now I would really like to have that very thing to put my oldest son in. He just lost his roommate soooo...
Her latest craigslist find- a $300 duel axel 18' foot boat trailer- became the foundation for her latest mobile, small shelter. With another $200 and a lot of searching, she found all of the framing lumber, Redwood tongue and groove siding and salvaged doors and windows.
Originally posted by junglimogli
As far as building codes .. taxes .. and all that ..there are ways around that too ... if you are really determined ..it's not about the house alone ..it's about the ability to struggle and build something like this on such a low budget ..I feel like doing this myself now ..but definitely with a green house attached ..
Originally posted by buddhasystem
What if she's not qualified to do the electrical wiring in the house, or otherwise make sure it's safe for her and (in case of fire) for neighbors?
Amy, old friend and former union electrician, joined me this fine May day to kick out the electric. I had run the wires, but needed to attach the boxes and a few other whistles. What a joy to flick a switch and have the lights go on and even better to spend the day working with good company.