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(Daily Mail)   Would you buy a $5,000 house? Granted, it's only 99 square feet, and you'd have to live in Madison, Wisconsin, but you really can't beat the price   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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13166 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Feb 2014 at 11:49 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-26 11:37:13 AM  
3 votes:
While I applaud the idea, I can't help but wonder how many of them will get totally trashed in the span of 2 weeks.  What would be awesome is if they could build and keep those things someplace where there's mental health/addiction help facilities nearby.
2014-02-26 10:45:25 AM  
3 votes:
Gonna take a stab and say schlubby has never been to Madison.

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farm4.staticflickr.com

www.pps.org
2014-02-26 12:13:33 PM  
2 votes:
I see you and raise you:

img.fark.net
2014-02-26 12:11:05 PM  
2 votes:
Subby doesn't know what he's talking about.

/Ale Asylum for the win.
2014-02-26 12:02:15 PM  
2 votes:
Well, we all know how people take care of things they are given.  Need an update in a year to see how this "community" does.
2014-02-26 11:59:28 AM  
2 votes:
Madison rocks. Check out the roller derby matches, they're awesome.
2014-02-26 11:58:36 AM  
2 votes:

Anayalator: [img.fark.net image 54x11]

Awesome project. Bravo Madison.


Yes. Bravo, indeed.

When I was still in Clearwater, the city was busy writing ordinances that made shiat like sitting a crime - just to get rid of the homeless. They also effectively shut down outreaches like Quest Inn and the Homeless Mission of St. Vincent de Paul.

Absolutely farking shameful.

While I think the tiny house thing is a marvelous start, Madison might want to take a look at up-cycling shipping containers as well. You can do a ton of cool stuff with them at a low cost, if you're clever.
2014-02-26 11:57:47 AM  
2 votes:
Hoovervilles.
2014-02-26 11:53:35 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

Awesome project. Bravo Madison.
2014-02-26 11:52:26 AM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: madison is awesome.


As a Canadian who has traveled there several times for business, I totally agree. It is easily the best small city in the US I've visited. I would have no problem living there.
2014-02-26 11:07:44 AM  
2 votes:
madison is awesome.
2014-02-26 01:28:39 PM  
1 vote:

xanadian: While I applaud the idea, I can't help but wonder how many of them will get totally trashed in the span of 2 weeks.  What would be awesome is if they could build and keep those things someplace where there's mental health/addiction help facilities nearby.


This. Homelessness largely has nothing to do with lacking a home, per se. It's almost entirely a mental health problem.
2014-02-26 12:42:16 PM  
1 vote:

IRQ12: I see you and raise you:

[img.fark.net image 652x658]


Missing the description:

"MOTIVATED SELLERS! Great property for investors! This beautiful brick colonial is located in a great area and has several great features including a full basement, a 2 car garage, large kitchen, 2 baths and much more. All info is estimated. Needs rehab. Missing hot water tank, furnace, sink, bathtub and electrical."

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2014-02-26 12:36:40 PM  
1 vote:

IRQ12: I see you and raise you:

[img.fark.net image 652x658]


You gotta love the estimated mortgage price.

That gives me an idea: Maybe we could create a Farktown in Detroit. Buy a block of houses for next to nothing, put up a 15 foot concrete wall around it. Bar, brothal, cat hospital, grocery store -- everything else though online stores. Police don't have time to bother. It would be paradise I tell 'ya
2014-02-26 12:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

Nightsweat: Pfighting Polish: Madison is the home of the Wisconsin Badgers, ergo, it sucks more than any other city on the planet.

/Go Marquette
//Worked for Bo Ryan for one year.  I have sympathy for Jarrod Uthoff.

Marquette's is of course home of the Flying who Gives a fark?


I'll add, UW is located in a very nice part of town.  Marquette?  Not so much...
2014-02-26 12:20:21 PM  
1 vote:

IRQ12: I see you and raise you:

[img.fark.net image 652x658]


Yes, but then you have to live in Michigan and run the risk of being shanked at any moment.
2014-02-26 12:19:30 PM  
1 vote:
Hey Subby, not a fan of Madison?
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2014-02-26 12:18:48 PM  
1 vote:

Pfighting Polish: Madison is the home of the Wisconsin Badgers, ergo, it sucks more than any other city on the planet.

/Go Marquette
//Worked for Bo Ryan for one year.  I have sympathy for Jarrod Uthoff.


Marquette's is of course home of the Flying who Gives a fark?
2014-02-26 12:17:46 PM  
1 vote:
What an entitled utter biatch, that woman interviewed in the article objecting because of possible "unsavory types".

So if these tiny-homes communities share bathroom areas and such, it would be really cool for them to share some kind of renewable energy plot too, maybe some windmills and solar panels.

I almost wonder if people in general would be happier living like this. Kinda like harkening back to tribal village days. Today people are separated into tiny partitions in their homes that they run to every evening to get away from the harassment of the day
2014-02-26 12:12:24 PM  
1 vote:

RobertBruce: http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/    expensive but much better built.


Man, a 3 foot wide bedroom makes for some powerful claustrophobia.
2014-02-26 12:12:17 PM  
1 vote:
Very old news.  We've had Katrina Cottages in New Orleans and the surrounding area for eight and a half years now.
tinyhouseblog.com
2014-02-26 12:11:55 PM  
1 vote:

LasersHurt: stupiddream: I didn't see a bathroom in any of those pics.  Do they have a central bathhouse like a campground?  Still, I guess it's better than a shelter.

They have composting toilets and no plumbing. And no electrical.

I applaud the idea, but it seems like the tiny-house movement in general could squeeze more out of 5k.



I'm in agreement. Buy some sheds from Home Depot, put in insulation and dry wall, a fold up bed on one wall, your propane heater, etc. Should be easy to get it under $1500.00. Hell, take 'em off wheels, put 'em in a central location and plumbing and electricity wouldn't be too hard. Maybe give each one of them a solar panel?
2014-02-26 12:11:18 PM  
1 vote:

FlashHarry: madison is awesome.


I'll be there on Saturday, visiting my daughter who goes to school there.

Awesome town, great school, and it's only 2 hours away. I love the place!
2014-02-26 12:10:54 PM  
1 vote:
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Or pay $968 for one of these. I'm guessing it would cost a lot less then $4000 to make a livable interior.
2014-02-26 12:07:56 PM  
1 vote:
99 sq ft in Madison? Where will the person sit after they move all their beer into the place?
2014-02-26 12:07:55 PM  
1 vote:

Anayalator: For all of the rhetoric and vitriol we hear from DC daily, isn't great to read a story like this to restore a little bit of faith in humanity? If everyone did a tried just a little bit, there would be very little homelessness and poverty in this country. These people got it right. I'm going to carry a little smile on my face for the day.


Yip.

So, five hours, every other Saturday at your local mission or outreach can make a massive difference. Donating clothes and household items instead of tossing them out is helpful. Little pieces can make a big difference to someone who is alone and struggling.
2014-02-26 12:07:13 PM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
2014-02-26 12:07:02 PM  
1 vote:
"Plans include gardens, a chicken coup and possibly bee hives and showers and bathrooms in the main building. "

us.123rf.com
2014-02-26 12:06:07 PM  
1 vote:
Looks like farkers who have never built anything in their lives outside of a lego set are here to tell us how cheap it should be to build this.
2014-02-26 12:02:52 PM  
1 vote:
Christ, I drink enough already.  My liver won't let me move to Madison.
2014-02-26 11:58:33 AM  
1 vote:

Anayalator: [img.fark.net image 54x11]

Awesome project. Bravo Madison.


It's a tasteful shantytown, I'll give you that.
2014-02-26 11:57:58 AM  
1 vote:
"There's no plumbing or electricity, but the home is insulated and has a propane heater to get the residents through the harsh Wisconsin winters."


Umm...how about "No"?
2014-02-26 11:57:00 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: No. It's a shed on wheels and I could build one for less than that.


Not that's up to code for human habitation.  A house is different than a shed.
2014-02-26 11:54:23 AM  
1 vote:
Madison, say 'hi' to your new neighbours.

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2014-02-26 11:53:21 AM  
1 vote:
Little boxes... and they're all made out of ticky tacky
2014-02-26 11:53:20 AM  
1 vote:
I didn't see a bathroom in any of those pics.  Do they have a central bathhouse like a campground?  Still, I guess it's better than a shelter.
2014-02-26 11:52:44 AM  
1 vote:
No kitchen.  No bathroom.
Heat?   How much are the property taxes?

I need answers.
2014-02-26 10:40:01 AM  
1 vote:
I bought a $1,500 house.  Granted it was built in 1910 but it was adjacent to our house and came with 2 lots.  Makes a nice project shack.
 
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