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(WTOP)   In a hovel in the woods there lived a hipster. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hovel, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hovel with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbitat, and that means comfort   (wtop.com ) divider line
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2013-10-10 11:27:25 AM  
It needses the round doorses and windowses, yes it does, my Preciousss!
 
2013-10-10 11:29:54 AM  
And then they get sued by the Tolkien estate.

Also, how many people have 14k square foot homes as hyperbolic Percy hobbit fancier said?
 
2013-10-10 11:32:31 AM  
Partially underground homes would save a lot on power and heating costs for less than the cost of equivalent insulation, I bet. But they won't fly in places with high water tables.
 
2013-10-10 11:34:26 AM  
LIVE LIKE A HOBO, DIE LIKE A HOBO!
 
2013-10-10 12:02:42 PM  
I object! As a Medium-sized creature, am I not entitled to a Medium-sized dwelling? We do not force Dwarves from their tunnels and into the abodes of sprites, neither do Giants seek to take our homes for their own. They destroy them, but that's neither here nor there. What I'm trying to say, is that I am no halfling, so I'd appreciate it if you could stick to the rules, and give me what I am due.

/This DM sucks.
 
2013-10-10 12:16:32 PM  

JammerJim: Partially underground homes would save a lot on power and heating costs for less than the cost of equivalent insulation, I bet. But they won't fly in places with high water tables.


My place is partially underground and it is pretty nice. I really didnt turn on the AC much in the summer and I bought some good windows a few years back. My only complaint would be cold floors in the winter but I have some nice wool socks for that.
 
2013-10-10 12:20:34 PM  
I'm all about small, but 250 sq ft? I guess if you have the woods all around you and the next hobbitat is a mile away, then fine.
 
2013-10-10 12:41:00 PM  

groppet: JammerJim: Partially underground homes would save a lot on power and heating costs for less than the cost of equivalent insulation, I bet. But they won't fly in places with high water tables.

My place is partially underground and it is pretty nice. I really didnt turn on the AC much in the summer and I bought some good windows a few years back. My only complaint would be cold floors in the winter but I have some nice wool socks for that.


I really hope someday I move back to the Southwest. I will have an adobe house finally.
 
2013-10-10 12:42:10 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I'm all about small, but 250 sq ft? I guess if you have the woods all around you and the next hobbitat is a mile away, then fine.


Most of them look bigger than my studio apartment. And I used to live with someone in a fairly small studio before living in the one I am in now. Personally I want to continue to live in a fairly small space but probably a bit bigger than that. Need a small workshop/office space and storage big enough for at least a kayak or two. But when you're in the countryside with a decent sized chunk of property you can do all that and still live in a tiny house.
 
2013-10-10 01:58:07 PM  
Hobbitat? STFU and quit making up stupid hipster names for shiat.
 
2013-10-10 01:59:02 PM  
From the Hobbitat website: Prices range from $45,000 to $100,000.

For a 250 square foot house? Fark that. When one of my brothers got out of the pen (for 4 DUIs in 6 months) in 1990 he bought a used 32' travel trailer (272 sq-ft) for $3000. He still lives in it (on 11 acres of quiet wooded land) and it's in remarkably good condition for being 30 years old. Blowing 15-30 times that for a stick-built seems excessively hipster.
 
2013-10-10 03:13:27 PM  

Stone Meadow: From the Hobbitat website: Prices range from $45,000 to $100,000.

For a 250 square foot house? Fark that. When one of my brothers got out of the pen (for 4 DUIs in 6 months) in 1990 he bought a used 32' travel trailer (272 sq-ft) for $3000. He still lives in it (on 11 acres of quiet wooded land) and it's in remarkably good condition for being 30 years old. Blowing 15-30 times that for a stick-built seems excessively hipster.


But it's "sustainable"!

Why is it every time I hear that word now I just know I'm going to want to nutpunch the person using it.
 
2013-10-10 03:25:03 PM  

fastbow: I object! As a Medium-sized creature, am I not entitled to a Medium-sized dwelling? We do not force Dwarves from their tunnels and into the abodes of sprites, neither do Giants seek to take our homes for their own. They destroy them, but that's neither here nor there. What I'm trying to say, is that I am no halfling, so I'd appreciate it if you could stick to the rules, and give me what I am due.

/This DM sucks.



Thanks, I needed a good laugh.  You almost had me rolling.
 
2013-10-10 03:48:58 PM  

abhorrent1: Hobbitat? STFU and quit making up stupid hipster names for shiat.


Hmmm....
 
2013-10-10 04:28:03 PM  

AngryDragon: But it's "sustainable"!

Why is it every time I hear that word now I just know I'm going to want to nutpunch the person using it.


Yeah this.
 
2013-10-10 09:47:01 PM  

eltejon: groppet: JammerJim: Partially underground homes would save a lot on power and heating costs for less than the cost of equivalent insulation, I bet. But they won't fly in places with high water tables.

My place is partially underground and it is pretty nice. I really didnt turn on the AC much in the summer and I bought some good windows a few years back. My only complaint would be cold floors in the winter but I have some nice wool socks for that.

I really hope someday I move back to the Southwest. I will have an adobe house finally.


The problem with adobe dwellings is they always want to be updated.

/plus they just don't work with iOS
 
2013-10-10 11:53:45 PM  

JammerJim: Partially underground homes would save a lot on power and heating costs for less than the cost of equivalent insulation, I bet. But they won't fly in places with high water tables.


... or radon concentrations.
 
2013-10-11 01:58:30 AM  
"companion outdoor showers"

Goodbye
 
2013-10-11 12:27:29 PM  

Stone Meadow: AngryDragon: But it's "sustainable"!

Why is it every time I hear that word now I just know I'm going to want to nutpunch the person using it.

Yeah this.


Thirded. "Sustainable" should mean that the design of the building should be using materials and have certain technologies (solar panels, water reclamation, etc) that allow it to be a fully livable structure. Not one so small that you need "companion outdoor showers"!
 
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