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(Curbed)   Purer-than-thou microhome owner slams other microhome owners for selling out, wanting to create McMansions on their tiny plot of land instead of cabins with beanbag walls, tin-can siding and used TJ's bag wallpaper   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, McMansion, log cabins, mess  
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13397 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jan 2014 at 7:50 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-05 06:33:15 PM  
3 votes:
There are none more zealous than the recently converted.
2014-01-05 09:28:42 PM  
2 votes:

ultraholland: Hobbits prefer rounded homes that are built into hillsides, but some have taken to living like the big folk.

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Lived in a hole in the ground before it was popular.
2014-01-05 08:49:41 PM  
2 votes:
They're all made out of ticky-tacky. And they all look just the same.
2014-01-05 08:35:35 PM  
2 votes:

lysdexic: I dunno. I think a lot of folks are doing it because of the cool factor. "My carbon footprint is smaller than yours, nyah!"

Their particular eccentricity seems harmless, however.  It's not for everyone, but it's a weird thing to be upset about.

There are plenty of other neighbors in the world with unusual hobbies that create lots of waste, noise, odors, etc.  I'd rather live next to Mr. Paper Bag Microhouse than some guy who spends his life working on his motorcycle.
2014-01-05 07:56:39 PM  
2 votes:
I just want people from other states to realized that we have settled hipsters from all over the country in Portland, thus ceding a portion of our beautiful state for the betterment of the rest of the nation.

You're welcome.
2014-01-05 06:42:02 PM  
2 votes:
I'll give them that it's pretty cute looking.  Not something I'd enjoy, but hey, it's their house, glad they like it.
2014-01-05 06:20:52 PM  
2 votes:
Very fitting that their 24 year old son still lives at home.

What a weird family.
2014-01-05 11:48:25 PM  
1 vote:

iamrex: propasaurus: I wonder if she built her microwave and fridge out of recycled fair trade coffee grounds and sustainably harvested bamboo?

That said, there's something about the tiny house thang that appeals to me for some reason.

Yeah, the microwave made me laugh.

I want a tiny house, but just for a getaway retreat in the woods...

This what you have in mind?

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2014-01-05 10:55:18 PM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: Dear people who buy a cast-iron "wok": You have completely missed the point of woks, and should kill yourselves now. Kthxbye.

Cast iron woks can make sense for a home kitchen.  The idea behind most wok cooking is very fast at very high heat.  Most home ranges can't produce the BTU output woks are traditionally meant to be used with.   Cast iron retains heat better than carbon steel so you can take the time to bring it up to searing temps on a home range and not have it lose that heat as soon as you throw the cold food into it, thus cooking your food in a way similar to how it would be done with a lighter weight steel wok on a wok burner.
2014-01-05 08:52:23 PM  
1 vote:

radarlove: This is all about creativity and originality?

Funny, I thought it was all about having a tiny home that didn't cost much money and ran efficiently.

Where are my priorities?

Clearly, you also have to make it resemble something out of a shantytown without it actually being something out of a shantytown.

That's what the aluminum can siding made me think of, anyway.

I mean, good on them from repurposing discarded materials. But did they have to leave it looking like garbage? If they can afford wine, they can probably afford paint.
2014-01-05 08:34:58 PM  
1 vote:
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Come on, those are to big.
2014-01-05 08:29:47 PM  
1 vote:
How about a nice NYC studio
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2014-01-05 08:12:15 PM  
1 vote:
I do genealogy, and the combination of online census data and Google Street View lets me easily see the houses my ancestors lived in. Sometimes, there were 9 people in a shotgun (or camelback[1]) house. Several of them adult children of the parent units. I can't imagine my family was very distinctive in that regard.

Microhouses only reflects the fact that we've regressed from the economic forces we emerged with following WW2,

[1] A camelback is like a shotgun except with a 2nd story room at the rear of the property.
2014-01-05 08:01:24 PM  
1 vote:
Seems like it'd be cold as all hell in the winter, with the added bonus of making sure you're f*cked in case of more than a day or two of bad weather.
2014-01-05 08:00:42 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't get much of a purer-than-thou vibe from the video but assume away Subberz. Haters gotta hate.
2014-01-05 07:59:20 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-05 07:58:51 PM  
1 vote:
I think I'm going to build one of these. I've got plenty of space for it in my livingroom.
2014-01-05 06:38:45 PM  
1 vote:
I kept reading that as "microphone owner".
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