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(Daily Mail)   Do you have $16,000, a few simple hand tools and four hours of time? Well, you can now be a homeowner   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-12-17 08:22:29 AM
If the video in TFA is any indication, it's four hours of time for four skilled people with scaffolding and a forklift.
 
2013-12-17 08:24:07 AM
I can't understand why they keep repeating that it doesn't require planning permission because it's under 10 feet tall then goes on to say it's three stories. So each story is 3.3333 feet tall?
 
2013-12-17 08:39:20 AM
"Kitchen, staircase, lounge and bathroom all contained within. It does not require planning permission as it is just 10ft tall"

Wat?
 
2013-12-17 08:40:43 AM
Now if the people who really need housing had 16 grand to begin with. And thousands more to tie the house into the utilities. May as well live in a freezer box.
 
2013-12-17 08:42:49 AM
If you have a bunch of money, cement blocks, and heavy construction equipment you can also build a real house!
 
2013-12-17 08:46:45 AM

jaylectricity: I can't understand why they keep repeating that it doesn't require planning permission because it's under 10 feet tall then goes on to say it's three stories. So each story is 3.3333 feet tall?


It's not 3 full stories.

There is a "ground floor", then a "second story", which is actually a raised 3 foot high platform, and the bed is suspended from the ceiling making the "third story".

Since the bathroom and kitchen facilities appear to all be on that raised platform, I assume they are that way because the plumbing/hot water heater/furnace/electrical stuff is all under that platform.

Given the lack of railings and such, though, it's probably not the sort of house you want to get falling-down drunk in.
 
2013-12-17 08:50:52 AM

Target Builder: "Kitchen, staircase, lounge and bathroom all contained within. It does not require planning permission as it is just 10ft tall"

Wat?


The "staircase" is actually 3 wooden boxes that also form a bookshelf.  "Staircase" is a grand name for such a modest arrangement.  I'd call them "steps".
 
2013-12-17 08:56:46 AM

'It takes around four hours to put the cube together, however it would obviously take longer when you add I'm the furniture


Of course it will take longer if you're furniture, what with the not moving and such.
 
2013-12-17 08:56:49 AM
Well at the 15k range you get 4 walls, a floor and a cieling.  If you want for only 35 you can have internal wall coverings and insulation.  But as a plus the designer will come over and let you sit in his lap.

however it would obviously take longer when you add I'm the furniture, it depends how quickly you work.
 
2013-12-17 09:01:50 AM
Nice shed.
 
2013-12-17 09:18:38 AM
It's a Camper that you have to put together. Genius. Or you could just buy a camper.

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2013-12-17 09:21:43 AM
Looks kind of like where I've been living for a while.

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/Observe the "staircase."  It's movable.
 
2013-12-17 10:02:59 AM

Fubini: If the video in TFA is any indication, it's four hours of time for four skilled people with scaffolding and a forklift.


Like the author said, just as easy as building a bookcase from Ikea.
 
2013-12-17 10:53:08 AM
Do you have $16,000

You're adorable, subby.
 
2013-12-17 11:00:31 AM
Wow.  The Brits have invented the Single Wide.  Just wait until they figure out that you can put a whole bunch of them into a "semi-wooded car park setting".

And then wait for tornadoes to invade England.
 
2013-12-17 11:08:48 AM
It's been done and commented about
 
2013-12-17 11:13:06 AM

joeshill: Wow.  The Brits have invented the Single Wide Kaczynski Cabin.


www.murderpedia.org
 
2013-12-17 11:32:42 AM
I can buy a shed the same size or bigger for a lot less then that.
 
2013-12-17 12:32:08 PM
Somewhat dubious about the 4 hour claim. My mother bought a pre-fab garden shed. Naturally, she having long been divorced and no boyfriend prospect in sight, I got to build it. Just locating and identifying all the parts, with their crudely-stamped, near-illegible code numbers took 4 hours. I could have assembled a stronger, more durable structure in about half the time it actually took to assemble her shed, if I had started with a pencil sketch on the back of a cocktail napkin, a pile of 2x4s, a few sheet metal brackets, and some sheets of 1/2" and 3/4" OSB. The material cost wouldn't have been wildly different, either.
 
2013-12-17 02:14:23 PM

cryinoutloud: Looks kind of like where I've been living for a while.

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/Observe the "staircase."  It's movable.


Where did you find a 1980's Toyota camper that I think is a 4x4?  In a word.. SWEET!
 
2013-12-17 02:47:05 PM

cryinoutloud: Looks kind of like where I've been living for a while.

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/Observe the "staircase."  It's movable.


It's a cave...that goes places?
 
2013-12-17 04:49:30 PM
What about affording the land to put it on?

That's my issue with Habitat for Humanity.  Sure, volunteer labor can build a house.  But rather than buy a dozen plots of land and house a dozen families, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy one plot of land and build an apartment building that could house those same families?  I'll bet the heating bill would be lower, too.
 
2013-12-17 07:16:10 PM
I ordered it from Sears Roebuck.

www.glamour.com
 
2013-12-18 02:51:40 AM
land is also required
 
2013-12-18 08:02:51 AM
I am just now looking to buy a house. I would love to get something like this to put in the back yard as a guest house if I could find something like it in New England and I didn't think that permitting would be a nightmare.

/The wife would never let me
//Afraid my mother would show up in the middle of the night and start squatting
///I don't blame her honestly, it's probably a valid concern
////Would be an awesome man cave
 
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