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(Daily Mail)   A micro home made from recycled materials for $1,200? Sounds like a great deal if you're a loner with no friends   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 67
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2013-03-07 05:59:57 PM
So is micro home the new slang term for cardboard box?
 
2013-03-07 06:41:32 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So is micro home the new slang term for cardboard box?


Pretty much.  A bed and a heater and not much else.
 
2013-03-07 07:54:43 PM
Where do we sign up?
 
2013-03-07 08:15:46 PM
In NYC that place would go for $3 million.
 
2013-03-07 08:17:26 PM
How large are the grounds for this estate? Formal English garden?
 
2013-03-07 08:23:55 PM
I love the thought of living a Tumbleweed micro home. But those are 100 sqft and tall enough for me to stand upright.

/I am not entirely certain I would love the reality of living in a 100sqft house.
 
2013-03-07 09:19:12 PM
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2013-03-07 09:20:02 PM
If a structure with no bathroom, no kitchen, no running water and probably very minimal electrical (if any) connections is now considered a home,  I'm an extremely hung, mega wealthy, super straight, uber stud.
 
2013-03-07 09:20:05 PM
FTA:"The money from this sale will be channeled directly into those projects. It also took an insanely long time to build this, and more so find the needed materials, one piece at a time, so I think the price is far more than fair, considering.'"

I guess the technology to build tarpaper shacks is lost to the mists of time in Merrie Olde England.
 
2013-03-07 09:23:37 PM
For people who think trailer park living is ostentatious.
 
2013-03-07 09:25:12 PM
♫Fat guy in a little home...
www.therealityjunkies.com
Fat guy in a little home.  ♫
 
2013-03-07 09:26:03 PM
I like it, to stick in the woods and go hang out once in a while for some peace and quiet. Like a cool little clubhouse just for me.
 
2013-03-07 09:27:42 PM

namegoeshere: I like it, to stick in the woods and go hang out once in a while for some peace and quiet. Like a cool little clubhouse just for me.


As a married man I want one for the back yard, away from the Wife and family.
 
2013-03-07 09:30:14 PM
Wouldn't a used Van serve as well if not better for such a purpose?
 
2013-03-07 09:30:37 PM
I am pretty sure I have seen this before on Fark.  Just sayin'.
 
2013-03-07 09:31:46 PM
Tumbleweed Tiny Home


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-07 09:32:03 PM
With so many cousins that come to the city to visit (but hate the city) I would love it.
 
2013-03-07 09:32:06 PM
If you build a house for the homeless, can they enter it without contradiction?
 
2013-03-07 09:32:39 PM
That's a flavored snowball stand.
 
2013-03-07 09:35:36 PM
This guy's projects occasionally show up on the Make Magazine youtube channel. He's a bit of a goof, but these can be some interesting tree-houses for your kids if you have a yard.

Really, this guy and DiResta are the only things worth watching on that channel any more. Bre Pettis used to do the weekend projects which were okay, and Colin's Lab teaches some basic electronics stuff (or at least it used to). most of the channel's content just sucks anymore.
 
2013-03-07 09:36:21 PM
We used to make those when we were kids.  We called them "forts."
 
2013-03-07 09:40:06 PM
"a loner with no friends "

Welp, this was posted in the right place then...
 
2013-03-07 09:40:38 PM
So, the perfect house for a Farker?
 
2013-03-07 09:43:03 PM

whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?


Not really.  There's not even room for a litter box.  Where will the cats shiat?
 
2013-03-07 09:44:04 PM

whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?


No, there is no basement.
 
2013-03-07 09:45:37 PM

MrHappyRotter: whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?

Not really.  There's not even room for a litter box.  Where will the cats shiat?


Dude, it's obvious. You get a micro cat, with litter and food bowls the size of bottle caps. Jeez....
 
2013-03-07 09:53:16 PM
Can we park them in our employer's parking lot overnight?
 
2013-03-07 09:54:14 PM

Fano: I guess the technology to build tarpaper shacks is lost to the mists of time in Merrie Olde England.

Connecticut

FTFY
 
2013-03-07 09:54:40 PM

whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?


I BEAT YOU!!!

...

But you got more responses :(
 
2013-03-07 09:56:00 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: MrHappyRotter: whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?

Not really.  There's not even room for a litter box.  Where will the cats shiat?

Dude, it's obvious. You get a micro cat, with litter and food bowls the size of bottle caps. Jeez....


If you get a Bonsai kitten their bungholes are glue shut so you don't need a litter box.
 
2013-03-07 09:59:18 PM
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2013-03-07 10:03:39 PM
Microhouses are a solution to a problem that was solved decades ago.  They're too small to meet code requirements for a permanent dwelling so people slap wheels on them and call them travel trailers to get around the codes.  But travel trailers already exist.  Travel trailers are the end result of decades of refinement of tiny homes with wheels slapped on them.  I just looked at Craigslist and found three trailers (one that looks quite livable and in decent condition) for $2000 or less.

And they've got things like a functional shiatter that meets health codes, plumbing that meets health codes, water heater, refrigerator, shower, full HVAC, and a structure that's actually designed to move down the road at freeway speeds without shiat flying off.
 
2013-03-07 10:04:04 PM
Who pays for a bunch of rarely used space in case friends stop by? That's what bars and hotels are for.
 
2013-03-07 10:05:59 PM

MrHappyRotter: whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?

Not really.  There's not even room for a litter box.  Where will the cats shiat?


ding.net

That's why you superglue the anus shut.
 
2013-03-07 10:07:04 PM
I could build something nicer than that out of wooden palettes, and I suck at carpentry. In fact this thing looks like it IS made of wooden palettes.
I'm all for smart, recycled materials, but that just looks like a pile of shiat.  Also, you'd never get laid.
 
2013-03-07 10:10:01 PM
Id buy a $1200 van and park it down by the river before id build one of those.
 
2013-03-07 10:31:49 PM
I've got you folks, I don't need meat friends.
 
2013-03-07 10:35:23 PM
propasaurus: I've got you folks, I don't need meat friends.

Good to know sweetie.  Don't forget to take your meds, though.
 
2013-03-07 10:42:24 PM

Harry_Seldon: Tumbleweed Tiny Home


See, I find The tiny house movement fascinating. Something about the idea of getting rid of all the ballast in my life and paring things down to simple essentials. Unfortunately, my husband's drumset is one of those essentials, so it'll never happen. But a girl can dream.
 
2013-03-07 10:45:38 PM
Looks like he took that money, bought a bunch of beer, turned in the empties, then made the house with the money from the empties.

I'm pretty sure you could make something bigger and more functional for that kind of money in way less time if you were resourceful enough (i.e. scrap wood from the dumpster/goodwill/craigslist/freecycle websites)
 
2013-03-07 10:52:33 PM
'Wahn borl winders'??

Fano: I guess the technology to build tarpaper shacks is lost to the mists of time in Merrie Olde England.


Like almost everything else in the Daily Mail these days, this idiocy is from America.
 
2013-03-07 10:53:28 PM
Repeat
 
2013-03-07 10:58:31 PM
I live in a smaller home, but not that small.  Obviously these sort of projects are just design excercises carried out to full-scale, and as such, I think they are clever and interesting.  That being said, I don't pretend that they have all that much practical day to day use, and that's OK too.

I've been reading about small houses for a long time, and have always felt that we way over live - not only does more space cost more to build and buy, it costs ever month to heat, takes more carpet to replace more furniture and stuff to own to 'fill it up'.  That being said, I do believe it's possible to get so small that it amounts to a stunt.  Not everyone wants to live in an RV sized space, although lots of people do it.  If you look at some of these tiny houses, next to them is a large utility building that serves as storage, office, garage, etc.

I do like to see some excitement though about living smaller - it is good for the planet.  We have made some adjustments moving down to 800 SF, and that's just a small house, not really a tiny one.  If designed well, 800 is a lot of space - sadly, our place is NOT that well designed so it's not as roomy as it could be, but it IS rustic.  You get used to having a limited wardrobe - we literally have summer and winter wardrobes that get changed twice a year - pull out of storage and swap, put other back into storage for the season.    It's a good life.
 
2013-03-07 11:06:14 PM
I've been following a blogger for awhile now who's building herself a tiny home. I actually think they're really fascinating- very minimalist living, but certainly doable for the right personality type.

This is the blog: http://minimotives.com/timeline/

And here are just a whole bunch of tiny houses that are really fun to look at: http://tinyhouseswoon.com/
 
2013-03-07 11:09:23 PM
It's too small to live in, but if you buy an acre of land out in the country, maybe in the mountains or something, and stick this thing on it, you have a pretty cool place to go when you need to get away from people. I'll probably spend a little more and buy a big yurt, myself, though.
 
2013-03-07 11:14:12 PM

stuffy: Repeat


That tiny  house isn't the only thing made of recycled material....
 
2013-03-07 11:18:16 PM
So- basically, an undersized and overpriced garden shed?
 
2013-03-07 11:23:29 PM

Testiclaw: namegoeshere: I like it, to stick in the woods and go hang out once in a while for some peace and quiet. Like a cool little clubhouse just for me.

As a married man I want one for the back yard, away from the Wife and family.


Yeah - when you've reached the point that you are capitalizing the word "wife", you need a break.
 
2013-03-07 11:23:59 PM
I always thought this one was pretty cool.

dl.dropbox.com

Nearly enough room to swing a cat inside.

dl.dropbox.com
 
2013-03-07 11:28:47 PM
That's a shed. Just like the many, many sheds around the country that people have built or customised for themselves in many ways.

For living in a small space, a studio flat will do. I have lived in many. Space for one, with a proper bed, electricity, water, a bathroom with proper toilet, shower and sink, a kitchen, mini-refrigerator, and for those of us who like to participate in the world, a letterbox and hookups for telephone and broadband internet.

Granted, there isn't room for a party but if you pull that night there will be space for two and you can make coffee in the morning.
 
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