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2021-11-28 3:11:45 AM  
It's only a model.
 
2021-11-28 3:12:23 AM  
Wow, a video you can actually smell
 
2021-11-28 3:34:18 AM  
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A castle with windows?
 
2021-11-28 3:42:40 AM  
Looks pretty cool, but how long do they have until that kid's going to need its own space? A couple of years? Then do they try to cram in another bedroom, or say goodbye to all their hard work and get a real house, or will their kid just grow up to be one of those well-adjusted people who slept in their parents' bed until they were way too old?
 
2021-11-28 4:06:40 AM  
More power to them, I guess.

Their use of solar energy to heat the water and dry fruits is pretty admirable. When you consider how much energy we expend trying to reverse the effects of solar heating, it's nice to recognize that there are ways to harness it instead, even if it is only in a micro way like this.
 
2021-11-28 4:24:03 AM  

NobleHam: Looks pretty cool, but how long do they have until that kid's going to need its own space? A couple of years? Then do they try to cram in another bedroom, or say goodbye to all their hard work and get a real house, or will their kid just grow up to be one of those well-adjusted people who slept in their parents' bed until they were way too old?


I live in a motel room with my girlfriend and her 9 year old. It's not optimal, but we've been just fine for the entirety of COVID. They'll make do.
 
2021-11-28 5:11:48 AM  
Tis a silly place.
 
2021-11-28 5:22:15 AM  
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2021-11-28 7:34:56 AM  
They spent way too much time on the vehicle and making it look like Burning Man and not traveling and having fun. Are you legally dumping, where is the trash and black water going?
As a person who just lived for 2.5 months in a tent using a porta potty outside it is not bad. The hardest part was wrangling my cats all the time from tent to cat tent.

This is Pumpkin in my tent.
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Izzy trying to escape.
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Not bad, 10 foot by 10 foot, so 100 square feet.
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And my wonderful bathroom emptied twice weekly
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2021-11-28 8:33:24 AM  
I'm not a fan of tiny houses; I like my space, but I do admire the engineering.  It looks neat, and they have definitely made the most of the space they have.  I can't imagine that it's fun to drive though.
 
2021-11-28 8:34:08 AM  

DigitalDirt: They spent way too much time on the vehicle and making it look like Burning Man and not traveling and having fun. Are you legally dumping, where is the trash and black water going?
As a person who just lived for 2.5 months in a tent using a porta potty outside it is not bad. The hardest part was wrangling my cats all the time from tent to cat tent.


A lot of people find the building and creating a joy.

If I were super rich, I'd love to build something like this, but with quality materials/better craftsmanship out in the vast woods behind my real house.  More as an art piece/architectural folly kind of thing.  Who doesn't want their own castle?

The whole exception for mobile campers things is the only reason to put something like this on a trailer body.  Being an old hermit, I'd love to build and actually live in a tiny home, set on an actual foundation that goes below the frost line, and connects to a functioning septic system, and well.  I don't actually require a lot of space.  Most town building codes don't allow for anything so modest, at least in my state.

Camping and traveling isn't really my thing these days.

/Kitty!
 
2021-11-28 9:23:17 AM  
Does their vehicle actually move now? It looked like the front end was embedded in the ground.
 
2021-11-28 9:28:14 AM  
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2021-11-28 10:05:59 AM  

NobleHam: Looks pretty cool, but how long do they have until that kid's going to need its own space? A couple of years? Then do they try to cram in another bedroom, or say goodbye to all their hard work and get a real house, or will their kid just grow up to be one of those well-adjusted people who slept in their parents' bed until they were way too old?


Doesn't happen.  The parents usually split up after years of having a kid in the bed.  Generally, mom is an attachment parenting nut, and dad gets tired of being a distant second place in her life.  Mom then dumps all her energy into the kid, and the kid pushes back against her smothering nature by going absolutely farking wild as a teen.  A few more years, and boom, OnlyFans.

But the most likely thing with this particular family is they tire of this whimsical place and buy a real house.  You don't engage in silliness like this without a deep well of resources.  They'll find a philosophical justification for buying a house, and boom, she's running the HOA.

Eventually all houses start to feel small.  When we moved into our 2000 sq ft place, it was like "Wow, so much room to spread out after the little townhouse!"  Now it's more "Maybe we should consider a family room addition or convert the formal dining room to a den."  Have somewhere for the teens to hang out besides their rooms or the living room.
 
2021-11-28 10:13:08 AM  
They look insufferable. And what is she wearing - steampunk/boho/hobo in this year?
 
2021-11-28 10:38:07 AM  
Rich kids being bohemian.
 
2021-11-28 10:45:13 AM  

cwheelie: They look insufferable. And what is she wearing - steampunk/boho/hobo in this year?


Trust me that is an art project, not a real living space. Not even a real camping space. It is fake, no family can live that way, it is just for show (look at my hippy Burning Man wagon)
 
2021-11-28 11:58:50 AM  
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2021-11-28 12:37:34 PM  

cwheelie: They look insufferable. And what is she wearing - steampunk/boho/hobo in this year?


While you seem like a revitalizing breath of fresh air.

[drives forehead into corner of nearest brick wall]
 
2021-11-28 12:58:27 PM  
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Looks like an outfit put together on laundry day.

Have to say, I've worn worse.
 
2021-11-28 1:32:43 PM  
A year ago this December I bought a tiny house. Or at least a small house, it's 20 by 24 ft for a whopping 480 square feet.  It takes a lot of adjusting to live in a small house. The first thing I did was leave at least half if not more of my stuff behind.
The good among many goods is the price, this small house came with a small price. Unless disaster hits the house will soon be paid for, except for living expenses and taxes.  It's also insured for more than twice what I paid for it.
The first thing people tell me now that the house is rebuilt and livable is they like that the house is so small. My uncle tells me his garage is bigger.  It usually reminds me of telling your kid he's special even if he lost the race. I can usually tell they are thinking how anyone could live in such a small place, as they tell me it's a great size for one person.
Truth is someone raised children in my house, two I think. So in a lot of places and time my house could have held at least four. It's how you want to live, I guess. Or getting used to it. Compared to where I grew up this place is big.
Plus it's attached to earth with a basement, that's 480 more square feet. And it has an attic with fold up stairs and a wood plank floor. I'm still working on the place, but I've lived in it legally since June. It definitely requires creativity, to use all the space you have, and discipline to not collect stuff you don't really need.

Since I have to pay for it I'd much rather have my small house than a Mc' mansion any day.

If someone wanted a mobile tiny house I could build you one. To me price is always an issue, but my plan consists of converting a boat on it's trailer into a moving house. For price I'd start with a boat that has a cabin and plumbing but is no longer water worthy. Like a blown engine or two would be perfect because the engine or engines would be sold for scrap anyway. Or traded for the water tanks that you would put where the engines were. One for clean water one for the shower and toilet, and kitchenette.
For the road I'd chop the top and use the space for solar panels. The interior depends on the boat but basically bedroom kitchen bathroom and lots of shelves.  How nice would depend on the boat or the money to spend.
With solar panels, solar water heater, and wind turbines, sitting it could run itself. You would need to get water, and a service or a place to empty the dirty tank. If you watched what you wasted the empty tank could be spread for fertilizer.
I think I'd rather live in an old boat than a box anyday. Let me know if you're interested.
 
2021-11-28 4:04:23 PM  

NobleHam: Looks pretty cool, but how long do they have until that kid's going to need its own space? A couple of years? Then do they try to cram in another bedroom, or say goodbye to all their hard work and get a real house, or will their kid just grow up to be one of those well-adjusted people who slept in their parents' bed until they were way too old?


One of them mentioned 'summer' in there.  It sounds like they travel a lot.  My dad had a camper for a while.  Until the town cracked down on keeping them on the cul-de-sac he basically used it to travel part of the year and then as a guest room the rest of the year.

I don't see this as practical for long trips- I've got to imagine it gets much worse mileage than a normal camper and RVs don't get good mileage to start with, but if you have a couple camps that you go to in the summer but can park this 'at home' later, this would be pretty cool.

/That said, I can't wait for the cross over episode with 11'8" Bridge. 

mad cowboy: A year ago this December I bought a tiny house. Or at least a small house, it's 20 by 24 ft for a whopping 480 square feet.  It takes a lot of adjusting to live in a small house. The first thing I did was leave at least half if not more of my stuff behind.


I think my apartment is just under 600 sq./ft.  When I first moved in we also had access to a 8x10 or so storage room, but after they got sued a couple times for flood damage (some of the buildings have some basement flooding issues, but not all of them) they took those away and use them for their own supplies.  Then they converted us from electric heat to natural gas, but that cost us a closet.  (I also had a 10x12 shed at my mother's house).  I don't think of 480 sq./ft. as quite tiny house territory but you are getting to it... but with that basement, as long as it's dry that's a lot of storage space.

If I could afford it I'd really like something a fair amount bigger... two more rooms- one for my music, one for a workshop, and a storage shed and I'd be pretty happy.  I don't need a big yard either.  I look out at about 20 feet of yard before a berm.  Other side of the berm is another apartment complex.  My upstairs neighbor looks out at the same section.  That's enough for me.  There are parks nearby.  (Nice thing about the section behind my apartment is since each apartment has an area like that the total area is a few acres- I think the complex is something like 165 units on 11 acres- we get a fair amount of wildlife.  I see deer semi-regularly, lots of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs,... I've seen turkeys and a fox.  If we were a more transit oriented area we could probably nearly double our density while keeping most of the green space.  We have way too much parking.
 
2021-11-28 4:22:07 PM  
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2021-11-28 8:32:51 PM  

DigitalDirt: They spent way too much time on the vehicle and making it look like Burning Man and not traveling and having fun. Are you legally dumping, where is the trash and black water going?
As a person who just lived for 2.5 months in a tent using a porta potty outside it is not bad. The hardest part was wrangling my cats all the time from tent to cat tent.

This is Pumpkin in my tent.
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Izzy trying to escape.
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Not bad, 10 foot by 10 foot, so 100 square feet.
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And my wonderful bathroom emptied twice weekly
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I have that same tent but I have not used it yet. Is it easy to set up? Do you like it?
 
2021-11-28 8:34:22 PM  
Props to the craftsmanship & engineering, all that clever folding going on couldn't have been easy.

But we can't all live in New Zealand, apparently the one place on this benighted Earth besides LA where the weather is nice basically all the time.  Because that thing looks like it leaks like a sieve in the slightest drizzle, and wouldn't be comfy in even 50F chill, let alone anything resembling real winter.

Hell, you're essentially using a human-sized litterbox for a toilet... and you appear to have to go outside to enter the shower turret.  Comfy or not... that's still "camping", not "living".
 
2021-11-28 8:34:26 PM  
Less of a tiny house and more of a giant shack!
 
TWX
2021-11-28 9:26:54 PM  

HoratioGates: One of them mentioned 'summer' in there. It sounds like they travel a lot. My dad had a camper for a while. Until the town cracked down on keeping them on the cul-de-sac he basically used it to travel part of the year and then as a guest room the rest of the year.

I don't see this as practical for long trips- I've got to imagine it gets much worse mileage than a normal camper and RVs don't get good mileage to start with, but if you have a couple camps that you go to in the summer but can park this 'at home' later, this would be pretty cool.


They addressed early on that she's a professional acrobat.  I expect that if she tours with a circus, that circus sets up shop somewhere for a certain amount of time, perhaps a few weeks or months, then packs up and moves to another location to set up shop in, lather, rinse, repeat.

So long as it's drivable at all, drivability isn't much of a factor if they literally just follow the circus.  It's not like they're running errands in it, or camping in a way that requires moving several times a week.  This is basically a modern-day tinker's wagon.  As it's their home they've given it some whimsy.

NobleHam: Looks pretty cool, but how long do they have until that kid's going to need its own space? A couple of years? Then do they try to cram in another bedroom, or say goodbye to all their hard work and get a real house, or will their kid just grow up to be one of those well-adjusted people who slept in their parents' bed until they were way too old?


If my fortunes required my little family to spend that much time in such a small space, I'd plan on setting up a sleeping pallet or a cot for the child, possibly with a hanging curtain to serve as a partition at night.  These would be things that could be taken down and stowed in the morning and set up for bedtime.  This would allow for the living space to be multifunction.

Depending on the weather, that raised upper deck could be screened to allow for sleeping.  In cities without air conditioning people used to sleep out on the fire escapes, so it's not unheard of.

I wouldn't choose to live the way that they do, but it looks like they've put some thought into the design of their mobile home, and if it works for them, then good for them.
 
2021-11-28 9:29:42 PM  


mad cowboy: A year ago this December I bought a tiny house. Or at least a small house, it's 20 by 24 ft for a whopping 480 square feet.  It takes a lot of adjusting to live in a small house. The first thing I did was leave at least half if not more of my stuff behind.

I think my apartment is just under 600 sq./ft.  When I first moved in we also had access to a 8x10 or so storage room, but after they got sued a couple times for flood damage (some of the buildings have some basement flooding issues, but not all of them) they took those away and use them for their own supplies.  Then they converted us from electric heat to natural gas, but that cost us a closet.  (I also had a 10x12 shed at my mother's house).  I don't think of 480 sq./ft. as quite tiny house territory but you are getting to it... but with that basement, as long as it's dry that's a lot of storage space.

If I could afford it I'd really like something a fair amount bigger... two more rooms- one for my music, one for a workshop, ...

That sounds nice. I lived in a triplex, 2 bedroom 2 floors. It was nice and super cheap, but having neighbors so close bugged me. Plus my landlords kept dying on me. Before  the third one died he sold the place and I had to go. I have a lot of work to do on the place, I think that comes with a mortgage. 
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2021-11-29 12:21:56 AM  

TWX: If my fortunes required my little family to spend that much time in such a small space, I'd plan on setting up a sleeping pallet or a cot for the child, possibly with a hanging curtain to serve as a partition at night.  These would be things that could be taken down and stowed in the morning and set up for bedtime.  This would allow for the living space to be multifunction.


My aunt used to have a VW camper conversion.  You folded down the back seat and could sleep 2 there.  There was a hammock that strung across the front seat for another person, and the pop up slept 2.

I noticed the bit about her being a performer and guessed the same as you but I didn't want to go back and confirm that they travelled for that.  I think how practical it is for mileage depends on how often they move camp.  Some circuses come to town for a couple days, some stay a long time.  If it's being set up for a long time, yeah, mileage matters less and less the less you drive.  It definitely looks like something an artistic type would drive from performing events.
 
TWX
2021-11-29 10:31:28 AM  

HoratioGates: TWX: If my fortunes required my little family to spend that much time in such a small space, I'd plan on setting up a sleeping pallet or a cot for the child, possibly with a hanging curtain to serve as a partition at night.  These would be things that could be taken down and stowed in the morning and set up for bedtime.  This would allow for the living space to be multifunction.

My aunt used to have a VW camper conversion.  You folded down the back seat and could sleep 2 there.  There was a hammock that strung across the front seat for another person, and the pop up slept 2.

I noticed the bit about her being a performer and guessed the same as you but I didn't want to go back and confirm that they travelled for that.  I think how practical it is for mileage depends on how often they move camp.  Some circuses come to town for a couple days, some stay a long time.  If it's being set up for a long time, yeah, mileage matters less and less the less you drive.  It definitely looks like something an artistic type would drive from performing events.


I could totally see someone working the renaissance festival circuit driving a vehicle like this, if they were REALLY into it and basically lived it.

Though most rennies seem to have fairly conventional travel trailers and RVs, something that lets them have a separate tow vehicle or a small car to dinghy-tow, so when they're not working they can do errands without having to move their damn house.  Perhaps this couple dinghy-tows a small car since I can't imagine that most municipalities want the circus setting up accommodations for the performers really close to town.
 
2021-11-29 12:06:50 PM  

mad cowboy: mad cowboy: A year ago this December I bought a tiny house. Or at least a small house, it's 20 by 24 ft for a whopping 480 square feet.  It takes a lot of adjusting to live in a small house. The first thing I did was leave at least half if not more of my stuff behind.

I think my apartment is just under 600 sq./ft.  When I first moved in we also had access to a 8x10 or so storage room, but after they got sued a couple times for flood damage (some of the buildings have some basement flooding issues, but not all of them) they took those away and use them for their own supplies.  Then they converted us from electric heat to natural gas, but that cost us a closet.  (I also had a 10x12 shed at my mother's house).  I don't think of 480 sq./ft. as quite tiny house territory but you are getting to it... but with that basement, as long as it's dry that's a lot of storage space.

If I could afford it I'd really like something a fair amount bigger... two more rooms- one for my music, one for a workshop, ...

That sounds nice. I lived in a triplex, 2 bedroom 2 floors. It was nice and super cheap, but having neighbors so close bugged me. Plus my landlords kept dying on me. Before  the third one died he sold the place and I had to go. I have a lot of work to do on the place, I think that comes with a mortgage. [Fark user image image 850x637]


Do you have electricity and running water?
 
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