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Architect’s Big Idea: Tiny, $11,000 House

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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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doobydoll
UK authorities would make it difficult for people to do this, building safety codes/regulations, planning submissions, permissions and consents, etc, all have to be strictly adhered to for any dwelling. We can't just buy a square of land and put any old structure on there to live in, not without local authority permission. We need permission to place even an empty shipping container on our owned land.

And once we are successful with all the bureaucracy and we have all permissions and consents in place and have complied with every detail and paid the related bribes .. . er, I mean fees to the local authority, it will then promptly raise our taxes.

A few years ago a friend of mine owned a used spare parts business for performance cars, and his building was full of parts and he needed additional on-site secure storage, so he bought two shipping containers and had them placed on his land next to the brick building containing his stock.

A few weeks later he had a letter from local authority informing him that he needs permission from it to have the containers on his land, and that he was to remove them unless he applies for, and is granted, permission. If he didn't comply, it would remove them and he would be charged for the cost of this.

As soon as he obtained its consent in compliance, it immediately increased his local taxes.

All this messing about with 'permission' this and 'consent' that just for a storage container - I dread to imagine all the extra red-tape if someone wanted to actually live in one too.


Repeat all this in some of the threads about ba humbug America, I keep telling em it ain't that bad lol. We don't have to jump through hoops like that. Yea some places have building codes etc but where I live you want to build something you just do it lol. Rural Americans are not into being told what they can and can't do lol.

The Bot




posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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Hoosierdaddy71
It's a cute place but 11k is also 2 years rent for a small apartment. To each his own i guess, I think I'll pass.


The thing with having your own place is, you can hang pictures on the wall wherever you wish, have pets, just do what you want with it.
I see she has a big dog. Some/most places that rent don't allow pets (at least where I live). That is the major drawback about renting, for me.

My house is too big. I used to be able to pay someone to come in and clean every two weeks. I'd do a light cleaning myself the week between.
I can't afford to do this anymore, and working full time means my days off are almost completely taken over with household cleaning/laundry/running errands/etc.

The most attractive thing, for me, with the smaller houses is that cleaning it would only take one or two hours, at most. Then more free time to enjoy my time off work.

I think I'm talking myself into this.




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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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Yes, being able to keep my pet is very important to me. I've had my cat for 12 years (I think). She is a member of my family. There is no way I could give her up!!

The thing that would stand in my way is finding the land to park this house on. One has to consider the cost of land along with the cost of the little house.

Still, less land to buy.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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The thing that would stand in my way is finding the land to park this house on. One has to consider the cost of land along with the cost of the little house.


Don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but that can be a problem. Depending on where you live, sometimes there are size restrictions

Apparently some places won't allow you to build anything that small and call it a home, which is why some people put them on wheels and call it something else



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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This home is illegal .
International code Link; law.resource.org...

It's International code now, New World Order.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 06:11 AM
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I'm surprised this one didn't got mentioned yet:


This guy built his solar cabin house in 4000$ including land and solar panels, and his only utility bill is 200$ per year for all of his propane use.

Major inspiration, he has a lot of ideas for people who wishes to make this dream a reality. I hope to make it too one day, when i'll find a piece of land i'll feel comfortable to settle in.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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Here you go mindless... :-)

I'm sure you've probably been all over the internet with this by now, but in case you haven't, I had a little time this morning and found you some of my bookmarks
Amazing (small) Spaces
A whole slideshow... :-)
Living in the bus
Another Amazing Spaces
Shedworking
More shedworking...
Ridiculous amount of even more small spaces...
Cool small space storage ideas
Cabin Porn...



:-)


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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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Thats no different to living in a static caravan! they are cute I for sure would live in one.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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I've been bouncing back and forth between a motorhome and tiny house for a couple of years now. There are some pretty nice park models out there as well. I know the costs of maintaining a home, but what are the costs of maintaining a motorhome? For instance, are you hooked up to a dedicated septic system or do you have to purge it from time to time? That kind of thing.

I have land that I can build on, but state and county and township ordinances are preventing me from building what I really want.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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dlbott
Repeat all this in some of the threads about ba humbug America, I keep telling em it ain't that bad lol. We don't have to jump through hoops like that. Yea some places have building codes etc but where I live you want to build something you just do it lol. Rural Americans are not into being told what they can and can't do lol.

The Bot


You are mis-informed my friend. It's getting just as bad in rural America. My sister pretty much had to go into debt due to the demands that the state of Wisconsin and the county demanded of her. And of course, after she made the improvements, they raised her taxes.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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so its a fancy caravan you can't tow around? would rather just buy a caravan. its nice and all but its expensive for what it is. build this for say under $5k and it would be impressive.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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OOOOOO
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This home is illegal .
International code Link; law.resource.org...

It's International code now, New World Order.



WELL, OF COURSE IT IS!!!
Let the public start crawling out from under their control, and they're sure to come up with something to keep the sheeple in the corral!!

Makes me want to puke!



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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11,000 looks costly though , if you folks came to Asia we could build such a house in probably less than $5000

But ofcourse , find a nice cozy place in this population dense country will be difficult
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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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SgtHamsandwich
I don't get it. I don't know what I expected.

It's a half fancy trailer or mobile home, what say you, which have been around since Lizard People. They are just as reasonably priced to buy one already built. American society cracks me up though, if you buy one and live in it, your viewed as trailer trash. You build one on your own and your a modern, micro-home building genius. The construction is not even that great, anything looks good with overly warm lighting and a good DSLR camera.



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What's failed to be recognized here is that this is a completely customized project.
Have you ever taken a shower or washed dishes in the tiny plastic shower and sink in a used camper? Do you have vaulted ceilings in a used camper? Do you have the fine craftsmanship of these tiny cottages in a used camper? Do you have the trashy sigma of low class living in these beautifully made tiny houses as you would find in used camper of the same price?
The comparison between an multi decade old used camper and a newly created completely custom tiny house is zip.
These are for people who desire a quality living space for a smaller price tag and smaller footprint.
Not for trailer trash living with easy less than par amenities.
It's a new alternative and hold up to living in a nicely crafted house just smaller.
To think that the logic that the above poster uses hadn't been rehashed and mulled over and calculated years ago is foolish.
It's a completely different animal. But hey, you want an old used camper then go ahead.
Been there. Done that. It sucks.
These are works of art.

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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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I went from a 5000 heated square home/4 car garage/guest house to 120 heated square foot home built on an 8x16ft trailer bed. Heated flooring, granite counter top, has almost everything my big wasteful house had. Almost maintenance free. It sits between two massive homes and surprisingly the HOA has no problem with it?? The neighbors bring their company over to see it. lol It's for sale now due to a life change. I loved living in it.

I'd post some picts but damned if I haven't forgotten where my ATS library is now located
Found a few














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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 07:56 PM
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Those who can, do.

Those who can't, complain about the price, equate it to caravans, post youtube videos of agendas and generally don't offer much else


They used to teach.

Me.. I live in a place where you're a criminal if you try to eat off the land. Where if you try to sleep somewhere you will be moved on.

So I will just walk around in a rain coat and stand next to a cafe.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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I would love to see photos if you figure it out

I've lived in small apartments - some tiny - almost my entire adult life

The thing I've always noticed is no matter how much space I have - I always only actually use a very small portion of that space. I've never wanted more space - with the exception of studio space. But that's something I'd rather have separate from my living space anyhow. You know, in my dreams :-)

I'd prefer to have a decent outdoor space with a tinier indoor space. What I love about this idea is trying to pare down your life to what you really need, want and love

Edit to add: timing is everything. Very nice :-)
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posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 01:42 AM
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That looks very cozy. I love it!

Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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And I'd like to say thank you to all the members who have posted. This is my first thread to hit the home page!
I'm happy I could share something of such high interest.

Yea!



posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 01:46 AM
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Thank you for all the links, Spiramirabilis. I'll give them a look.



posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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I've lived in smaller apts...


I kinda like it. Get yourself a small plot of arable land, plant yourself a garden, and there you go.

I like it.



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