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(Daily Mail)   A micro home made from recycled materials for $1,200? Sounds like a great deal if you're a loner with no friends   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2013-03-07 10:03:39 PM  
3 votes:
Microhouses are a solution to a problem that was solved decades ago.  They're too small to meet code requirements for a permanent dwelling so people slap wheels on them and call them travel trailers to get around the codes.  But travel trailers already exist.  Travel trailers are the end result of decades of refinement of tiny homes with wheels slapped on them.  I just looked at Craigslist and found three trailers (one that looks quite livable and in decent condition) for $2000 or less.

And they've got things like a functional shiatter that meets health codes, plumbing that meets health codes, water heater, refrigerator, shower, full HVAC, and a structure that's actually designed to move down the road at freeway speeds without shiat flying off.
2013-03-07 11:28:47 PM  
2 votes:
That's a shed. Just like the many, many sheds around the country that people have built or customised for themselves in many ways.

For living in a small space, a studio flat will do. I have lived in many. Space for one, with a proper bed, electricity, water, a bathroom with proper toilet, shower and sink, a kitchen, mini-refrigerator, and for those of us who like to participate in the world, a letterbox and hookups for telephone and broadband internet.

Granted, there isn't room for a party but if you pull that night there will be space for two and you can make coffee in the morning.
2013-03-07 11:23:59 PM  
2 votes:
I always thought this one was pretty cool.

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Nearly enough room to swing a cat inside.

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2013-03-07 09:44:04 PM  
2 votes:

whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?

No, there is no basement.
2013-03-08 12:50:22 PM  
1 vote:
Haven't you guys heard of camping? It looks like a fun teenage hangout. Also, if you have small and noisy toddlers in the house and want some of your childfree relatives to visit, it'd be nice to offer something where they don't have to hear the baby cry in the middle of the night.
2013-03-08 02:35:25 AM  
1 vote:

MrHappyRotter: If a structure with no bathroom, no kitchen, no running water and probably very minimal electrical (if any) connections is now considered a home,

"Now?" You're at least twelve thousand years late.
2013-03-07 10:42:24 PM  
1 vote:

Harry_Seldon: Tumbleweed Tiny Home

See, I find The tiny house movement fascinating. Something about the idea of getting rid of all the ballast in my life and paring things down to simple essentials. Unfortunately, my husband's drumset is one of those essentials, so it'll never happen. But a girl can dream.
2013-03-07 09:53:16 PM  
1 vote:
Can we park them in our employer's parking lot overnight?
2013-03-07 09:45:37 PM  
1 vote:

MrHappyRotter: whatshisname: So, the perfect house for a Farker?

Not really.  There's not even room for a litter box.  Where will the cats shiat?

Dude, it's obvious. You get a micro cat, with litter and food bowls the size of bottle caps. Jeez....
2013-03-07 09:40:38 PM  
1 vote:
So, the perfect house for a Farker?
2013-03-07 09:40:06 PM  
1 vote:
"a loner with no friends "

Welp, this was posted in the right place then...
2013-03-07 09:36:21 PM  
1 vote:
We used to make those when we were kids.  We called them "forts."
2013-03-07 09:31:46 PM  
1 vote:
Tumbleweed Tiny Home

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2013-03-07 09:30:37 PM  
1 vote:
I am pretty sure I have seen this before on Fark.  Just sayin'.
2013-03-07 09:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
If a structure with no bathroom, no kitchen, no running water and probably very minimal electrical (if any) connections is now considered a home,  I'm an extremely hung, mega wealthy, super straight, uber stud.
2013-03-07 08:23:55 PM  
1 vote:
I love the thought of living a Tumbleweed micro home. But those are 100 sqft and tall enough for me to stand upright.

/I am not entirely certain I would love the reality of living in a 100sqft house.
2013-03-07 08:15:46 PM  
1 vote:
In NYC that place would go for $3 million.
2013-03-07 05:59:57 PM  
1 vote:
So is micro home the new slang term for cardboard box?
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