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(National Post)   Hipsters find peace and tranquility in "Tiny Houses" in the woods. Or, as the rest of us call them, cabins   ( nationalpost.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 08:42:01 AM  
Oh, look. It's THIS thread again.

/Spent 5 years in a 9 foot wide tiny home on the side of a mountain in Vermont.
//Not a hipster.
///Frikkin cold.
 
2018-01-02 08:57:55 AM  
♫ Tiny houses, in my woods! ♫
 
2018-01-02 09:01:29 AM  
So, they have this tiny house hunters program on HGTV where you've got these hippies looking for homes no bigger than 115 square feet (yes, I've seen episodes with house hunters having some very specific square-foot requirements), but end up biatching when the places they're shown don't have the space for their goddamn Chesterfields or some shiat.
 
2018-01-02 09:54:38 AM  
Tiny houses seemed like a good idea until last summer when I moved from a two thousand square foot townhouse to an eleven hundred square foot townhouse.  I threw away about a thousand books and abandoned all of my furniture.  I try to think of it as a swinging apartment with three floors or as a hotel suite with no storage space.  I will not go tinier than this.

Plus, I'm six foot one and two hundred and sixty pounds.  A tiny house would be a special kind of Hell for me...
 
2018-01-02 10:15:07 AM  
I can understand the idealism of these but let's face facts - one vigorous fart would send you fleeing out to the great outdoors & into the tum-tums of hungry bears.
 
2018-01-02 11:16:40 AM  

oldfarthenry: I can understand the idealism of these but let's face facts - one vigorous fart would send you fleeing out to the great outdoors & into the tum-tums of hungry bears.


I first read that as "flying," and imagined some sort of jet propulsion.
 
2018-01-02 11:17:33 AM  

xanadian: So, they have this tiny house hunters program on HGTV where you've got these hippies looking for homes no bigger than 115 square feet (yes, I've seen episodes with house hunters having some very specific square-foot requirements), but end up biatching when the places they're shown don't have the space for their goddamn Chesterfields or some shiat.

"I was really hoping for a soaker tub and a full size washer and dryer."

"Not much space for entertaining"

"Ooooh, I have to climb a ladder to get to my bedroom?

"

Sometimes that show can be my version of that spinning thing from Inception.
 
2018-01-02 11:19:25 AM  
You know what's even smaller? A van down by the river.
 
2018-01-02 11:19:33 AM  
You know a generation has it too easy when they can't understand WHY anything around them came to be.

"Hmm, why do we wipe our asses?  Is it really necessary?  Such waste.  One weird trick to return to nature and simplicity!"
 
2018-01-02 11:20:17 AM  
The rebranding of trailer homes has really been successful.
 
2018-01-02 11:23:59 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:24:05 AM  
When I was out in Colorado, we just called them Wabs. And they were essentially barely insulated tool sheds with fairly heavy floors, and at least wired up so that you could run a computer, a hairdryer, or a couple of decent lamps and an AC--because it was hot as balls in the summer.

I started dating a gal who lived in dorm housing up the mountain, and no small part why we stayed together was because she had a MUCH nicer apartment...
 
2018-01-02 11:25:22 AM  
You know the problem with tiny houses is that you can't fight with your family AND be warm at the same time.
 
2018-01-02 11:26:35 AM  
Joke's on the, all those tiny houses are square
 
2018-01-02 11:28:45 AM  
"You can make a case that millennials are stressed out. They feel stressed out by their phones."

This is why I'm happy to be a member of Generation X.  I still remember when we had rotary phones with cords and they never stressed me out.
 
2018-01-02 11:29:42 AM  

vudukungfu: Oh, look. It's THIS thread again.

/Spent 5 years in a 9 foot wide tiny home on the side of a mountain in Vermont.
//Not a hipster.
///Frikkin cold.


I'd be perfectly happy with 7'6"x7'6"x15'0". Hell, that would give me more than enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom
 
2018-01-02 11:31:01 AM  
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It's CALLED A TRAILER!  AND YOU LIVE IN A TRAILER PARK!
 
2018-01-02 11:32:05 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:33:31 AM  
It encourages you to use your tiny, at the rate of just over $160 a night, to finish your novel

WTF?  I not only applaud the people raking in this dough, I encourage it.
 
2018-01-02 11:34:15 AM  
Wow and some have wheels, how come nobody ever thought of that before?!?!
 
2018-01-02 11:34:41 AM  
In that case, wouldn't locking the door afterwards be a win-win...?
 
2018-01-02 11:36:12 AM  
My biggest gripe is that you sleep in a loft with a rickety ladder access with the walls and ceilings covered in very flammable wood. They look like death traps.

I can see living in a 5th wheel or large RV. Maybe in some storage containers that are welded together. I'm sure you can get a decent used 5th wheel for under $25000, and probably a decent used truck to pull it for $15000.
 
2018-01-02 11:37:39 AM  
It's a phase. They almost all grow out of it.
 
2018-01-02 11:38:00 AM  
Notice the wheels on the bottom. That there's an RV!
 
2018-01-02 11:38:10 AM  
Unabomer shack for me, thanks.
 
2018-01-02 11:38:35 AM  

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Thoreau-ly hilarious.

Especially if you run into Walden Pond in Fallout 4. There may not be many caps to be found there, but it's a comedy gold mine.
 
2018-01-02 11:39:23 AM  
We did an airbnb for NYE it only had 2 rooms and a bath/shower combo. One room had pullout sofa and micro/frig. Was clean and gorgeous. It was a hundred dollaroos versus a hotel which would have been buck fiddy.

We have only had good luck with airbnb, the coolest was the old playboy club/hotel/condo in Miami (I think it was the club). Its 70f in Miami now.
 
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2018-01-02 11:39:38 AM  
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No thanks.
 
2018-01-02 11:39:53 AM  

xanadian: So, they have this tiny house hunters program on HGTV where you've got these hippies looking for homes no bigger than 115 square feet (yes, I've seen episodes with house hunters having some very specific square-foot requirements), but end up biatching when the places they're shown don't have the space for their goddamn Chesterfields or some shiat.


Those shows are all staged. The producers hunt down people who already bought a tiny house and then try to finagle other owners or builders in the area to do an open-house to show their "choices."
http://rockymountaintinyhouses.com/th​e​-truth-about-tiny-house-tv-shows/
 
2018-01-02 11:42:52 AM  
I like my tiny house, but only because of all of the satellite outbuildings that are as big or larger.  Someone who likes to work in the garage only cares about that space, anyways.

oldfarthenry: one vigorous fart would send you fleeing out to the great outdoors & into the tum-tums of hungry bears.

2 minutes with the window open takes care of that.  Frying food indoors is strictly prohibited, though.
 
2018-01-02 11:44:25 AM  

northgrave: Notice the wheels on the bottom. That there's an RV!


Probably helps the tax bill greatly to have a 'trailer on unimproved lot' vs 'house'

/ditto for building inspections
//kind of like those casino 'river boats' that never go anywhere, but are still technically (legally) 'boats'
 
2018-01-02 11:46:52 AM  
Does they have storage for a pipe and mustache wax?
 
2018-01-02 11:47:38 AM  

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No thanks.


Such a beautiful movie, I was expecting a generic slasher flick and it was so, so much more.
 
2018-01-02 11:47:57 AM  
50k to buy one or $160 a night to rent...
or you could try one of these;

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2018-01-02 11:47:59 AM  
Actually, people are looking into tiny houses because they're cheaper than bigger houses, the cost of which yuppies and other idiots have driven up so no one can afford them.

Can we go home now?

We're done.
 
2018-01-02 11:48:50 AM  
I went to the woods because I wished to live smugly, to front only the most obscure facts of life, you probably have never heard of them, and see if I could not pontificate about things to people less worthy, and not, when it came time to charge my phone, discover that I had not brought the solar charger which I bought from the Apple site and which is shiny and white and three times the cost it would be elsewhere.
 
2018-01-02 11:48:57 AM  
if it ain't on a slab, but on a trailer, it ain't a house, it's a travel trailer
 
2018-01-02 11:52:22 AM  
More like nicely constructed mobile homes, but whatever. If someone wants to squeeze themselves into a tiny home, WTF do I care?

There are over 7 billion people on earth. Some of them are going to choose stuff you don't agree with. Get over it.
 
2018-01-02 11:52:51 AM  
Love my 800 sq foot cabin, moving back in after a week in gf's place right by the ski area. I like my place because even though its 200 feet from the highway, my two neighbors are part timers so we have this freedom to be...more feral.
 
2018-01-02 11:53:02 AM  
I rather have a workshop with living quarters attached.  Now that be more useful for my living situation.
 
2018-01-02 11:53:41 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:56:12 AM  
A tiny house sounds really nice in the summer, when you can live most of the day outside. I can't imagine the winter though. It's been raining for weeks and you're stuck in 100 square feet with another person. How could your relationship survive that?
 
2018-01-02 11:57:03 AM  
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2018-01-02 11:58:21 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: My biggest gripe is that you sleep in a loft with a rickety ladder access with the walls and ceilings covered in very flammable wood. They look like death traps.

I can see living in a 5th wheel or large RV. Maybe in some storage containers that are welded together. I'm sure you can get a decent used 5th wheel for under $25000, and probably a decent used truck to pull it for $15000.


I agree with your point, but I think you could actually get a decent trailer/truck setup for a lot less than that.  Maybe even half that.  And if you don't want to own a pickup, and if you don't mind putting up with or changing some seriously dated finishes, you can get an old (90s) Class A or C motorhome in good shape for $5000.   Or, if you already have an average SUV, you can probably pull a light travel trailer.

And a proper RV has systems engineered with decades of experience for saving space and surviving transportation.  You'll get a lot more interior room in an RV than in a similar dimensioned tiny house, and it won't start falling apart the second you hit the road with it.  Plus, it will be a lot lighter and more aerodynamic, so pulling it won't be so expensive.

I can see a great deal of appeal in designing and building a small cabin to suit a particular site (though not sitting on a trailer frame) , but if you want something mobile, the tiny house thing makes no sense to me.
 
2018-01-02 11:58:36 AM  
What about the people with kids that move into these tiny houses? Like do they never have sex? Think about the mental scars from listening to your parents having sex, but you can't get away from it, there's no separation, no door, just 10 feet of open space between you and your parents while they're going at it.
 
2018-01-02 11:58:52 AM  
Trailer Park Troubadours - 'It ain't home 'til you take the wheels off'
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2018-01-02 11:59:27 AM  

Magnanimous_J: A tiny house sounds really nice in the summer, when you can live most of the day outside. I can't imagine the winter though. It's been raining for weeks and you're stuck in 100 square feet with another person. How could your relationship survive that?


One big living/room kitchen, two small bedrooms. Still a tiny house.
 
2018-01-02 11:59:31 AM  

moothemagiccow: The rebranding of trailer homes has really been successful.


Most trailer homes dwarf these tiny houses. I think single wides start between 500 and 600 square feet, while tiny homes max out around 400.
 
2018-01-02 12:01:05 PM  

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2018-01-02 12:01:24 PM  
I'll admit it -- I've been looking at a cabin in upstate NY.

1200 sqft cabin on 14 acres -- if my calculations are correct, the mortgage would be about $600 month (split between the SO and myself).

It's fun to window shop and dream of actually owning something, but I doubt it'll ever get past that stage.
 
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