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(From the Grapevine)   Could you live in a 4-foot-wide home?   ( fromthegrapevine.com) divider line
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2018-03-05 02:20:14 AM  
No.
 
2018-03-05 02:44:55 AM  
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2018-03-05 07:09:54 AM  
Why? Subletting your trailer, subby?
 
2018-03-05 08:09:46 AM  
As long as it was 250 feet long, sure.
 
2018-03-05 08:10:09 AM  
"Visitors are able to tour the Keret House on select days..."

One at a time I'm assuming.

/as to the question, shiat no.  I'd want at least 8'
 
2018-03-05 08:17:21 AM  
Jeez. Some Farkers ARE 4' wide.
 
2018-03-05 08:21:19 AM  
A lot better than my student dorm.
 
2018-03-05 08:32:57 AM  
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Judging by his look, not for long
 
2018-03-05 08:36:23 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 480x360]


THIS IS NOT AWESOME.

/Man that commercial stuck with me.
 
2018-03-05 08:41:00 AM  

LewDux: [media.fromthegrapevine.com image 824x548] Judging by his look, not for long


Looks like Dr Banner has discovered cocaine.
 
2018-03-05 08:50:11 AM  
how big is a refrigerator box?
 
2018-03-05 08:53:53 AM  
Imogen Heap - The Listening Chair
Youtube fj9kXORLoG0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9kX​O​RLoG0
 
2018-03-05 08:54:22 AM  
I think the lack of windows would get to me sooner than the lack of space.

But let's be honest here. That's an art project not a house.
 
2018-03-05 09:01:17 AM  
Could, yes.  Would, no.
 
2018-03-05 09:02:07 AM  
When I was a kindergartener my parents split up so we had to move. One house we looked at had a small room and because I was the smallest, I said, "This could be my room!" We moved into that house and that room that was [length of a twin bed]x[length of a twin bed plus closet] was my room until adulthood. Looking at this space makes me claustrophobic.

Small spaces are good once, then it's "never again."
 
2018-03-05 09:05:58 AM  
A few million prisoners laugh at your shenanigans.
 
2018-03-05 09:06:05 AM  
Maybe? My 90lb dog might have problems though.
 
2018-03-05 09:19:05 AM  
I could do it so long as it had a decent parking space for my car.
 
2018-03-05 09:28:40 AM  
I lived on my 26' sailboat for 3 years....so yes.
 
2018-03-05 09:34:46 AM  
Sure. I'd then I'd get divorced and we would each get two feet.
 
2018-03-05 09:35:48 AM  
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2018-03-05 09:36:37 AM  

ChrisDe: Sure. I'd then I'd get divorced and we would each get two feet.


Would you tape/paint the entire house right the middle?
 
2018-03-05 09:39:32 AM  
You'd have to live in it, no room to fall over dead.
 
2018-03-05 09:51:22 AM  
Could I? If I had to
Would I? No
 
2018-03-05 10:00:44 AM  
That has to be against code. If a light bulb blew, I don't think they could fit the required number of Pollacks inside to change it.
 
2018-03-05 10:07:24 AM  
There's a seven-foot-wide house a few miles from here.

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2018-03-05 10:15:33 AM  
Looks like the hideout for the Order of the Phoenix has been found.
 
2018-03-05 10:16:43 AM  
San Francisco be like: "That will be $4,000,000.....down"

/8 mil if it has a parking space.
 
2018-03-05 10:20:41 AM  
I've seen people in line at McDonalds that couldn't fit in a 4 foot wide home let alone live in one.
 
2018-03-05 10:22:45 AM  
The Jerk -The restroom scene at the gas station.
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I couldn't afford this anyway........
 
2018-03-05 10:54:37 AM  
Lived in a shed for two years (long story) that was not much bigger than that. And now I live in a semi truck bunk year round which is basically just a twin bed behind stuffed behind the seats. The house in the article would be a luxury.

I enjoy living this way. It encourages me to not horde useless stuff and not buy it to begin with, and I save so much money I have enough savings to retire pretty much whenever I bloody feel like it. My only gripe is that I really miss having a bathroom. Having to get dressed, lace up my boots, and walk a football field to get to the truck stops building every time I need to go is a pain in the ass.
 
2018-03-05 11:02:21 AM  

IHadMeAVision: That has to be against code. If a light bulb blew, I don't think they could fit the required number of Pollacks inside to change it.


You're not allowed to call them Pollocks anymore.  The correct term is Gadidae-Americans.
 
2018-03-05 11:06:42 AM  

IHadMeAVision: That has to be against code. If a light bulb blew, I don't think they could fit the required number of Pollacks inside to change it.


It *IS* against code:

Although Keret House is technically an art installation - by Polish law it's too small to be a residence - the home provides temporary housing for traveling artists staying five to seven days at a time.
 
2018-03-05 11:15:52 AM  

Esroc: Lived in a shed for two years (long story) that was not much bigger than that. And now I live in a semi truck bunk year round which is basically just a twin bed behind stuffed behind the seats. The house in the article would be a luxury.

I enjoy living this way. It encourages me to not horde useless stuff and not buy it to begin with, and I save so much money I have enough savings to retire pretty much whenever I bloody feel like it. My only gripe is that I really miss having a bathroom. Having to get dressed, lace up my boots, and walk a football field to get to the truck stops building every time I need to go is a pain in the ass.


That's why piss jars are a thing.
 
2018-03-05 11:20:10 AM  

shpritz: Esroc: Lived in a shed for two years (long story) that was not much bigger than that. And now I live in a semi truck bunk year round which is basically just a twin bed behind stuffed behind the seats. The house in the article would be a luxury.

I enjoy living this way. It encourages me to not horde useless stuff and not buy it to begin with, and I save so much money I have enough savings to retire pretty much whenever I bloody feel like it. My only gripe is that I really miss having a bathroom. Having to get dressed, lace up my boots, and walk a football field to get to the truck stops building every time I need to go is a pain in the ass.

That's why piss jars are a thing.


Eh. Seems gross. My diginity is worth a walk.
 
2018-03-05 11:32:51 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: When I was a kindergartener my parents split up so we had to move. One house we looked at had a small room and because I was the smallest, I said, "This could be my room!" We moved into that house and that room that was [length of a twin bed]x[length of a twin bed plus closet] was my room until adulthood. Looking at this space makes me claustrophobic.

Small spaces are good once, then it's "never again."


Yeah. I had a similar living situation in a upstairs closet. Never again.
 
2018-03-05 11:34:07 AM  

Esroc: Lived in a shed for two years (long story) that was not much bigger than that. And now I live in a semi truck bunk year round which is basically just a twin bed behind stuffed behind the seats. The house in the article would be a luxury.

I enjoy living this way. It encourages me to not horde useless stuff and not buy it to begin with, and I save so much money I have enough savings to retire pretty much whenever I bloody feel like it. My only gripe is that I really miss having a bathroom. Having to get dressed, lace up my boots, and walk a football field to get to the truck stops building every time I need to go is a pain in the ass.


I thought all truckers used piss jugs.  No?
 
2018-03-05 11:34:37 AM  
neapoi:

Nevermind lol
 
2018-03-05 11:35:20 AM  
I could probably live fairly comfortably in an appropriately designed four-foot-wide house.  Not the one from TFA though.
 
2018-03-05 12:18:35 PM  
No thanks.
 
2018-03-05 12:33:20 PM  
Just because;

Mike Watt - Piss-Bottle Man
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2018-03-05 12:39:11 PM  

pup.socket: A lot better than my student dorm.


I think mine was 6'.  Adding a bathroom would presumably be at the end and force the door to share room with a window (I had a window at the end of the room).  Would be possible for short term life, but wouldn't want to live there over a year.

Presumably ideal for agoraphobics, but I can't imagine anyone else voluntarily living in them.  Presumably if you had to live in a high land-cost place you would own a home in the sticks (and visit on the weekend) and crash in your 4' wide on weekdays.  New York farkers claim to "live" on the streets and only crash in tiny apartments, so that may work if you are into that.
 
2018-03-05 12:48:13 PM  
For me it seems bad, but for a young Harry Potter it's a step up in the world.
 
2018-03-05 01:13:39 PM  
Short-term, yes.

Long term, no.  Either the arrangement of the kitchen or the necessarily unsafely close proximity of the bathroom to everything else (especially the kitchen) would end in you being extremely ill, injured, or dead.

There are reasons that there is a minimum square footage requirement and about a billion other building codes this blatantly violates, and they have nothing to do with aesthetics or hidebound norms that need to be challenged with artistic creativity.  They have a lot to do with the literal physical requirements for a human living space to be fully functional.

Classing it as a stupid art project and zoning it as an exhibit space is about right.

// You can get on about this level of tightness but actually have a competent design, admittedly, it's more this specific design that marks you as permanently ineligible for any kind of insurance for even taking a tour.  They're called Submarines, and even professional submariners who are paid really farking well to be on them literally legally have to be relieved regularly from the living conditions because even the competent version of this is farking terrible for the residents on several levels.
 
2018-03-05 01:30:32 PM  
My as-small-as-can-be RV is 7-feet wide. No way I'm living in smaller than that.
 
2018-03-05 02:13:25 PM  
It's not a house actually, it's an art installation.
 
kab
2018-03-05 02:21:19 PM  
the house is the vision of Polish architect Jakub Szczesny, who sought to broaden "the concept of impossible architecture." come up with something incredibly farking stupid.   He succeeded.
 
2018-03-05 02:22:34 PM  
With a 3 and a half foot wide wife? Not a chance.

Ok, maybe if it was on 5 acres and with a 40 by 60 foot garage.
 
2018-03-05 02:28:31 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Long term, no.  Either the arrangement of the kitchen or the necessarily unsafely close proximity of the bathroom to everything else (especially the kitchen) would end in you being extremely ill, injured, or dead.


It's even smaller than you think.  It's 44 square feet, which means if it's 4 feet wide, it's only 11 feet long.

You would be better off with a 7x6.3' foot area (which is 44.1 sf), simply because you'd end up with with better ways of arranging things instead of a purely linear fashion.

I've looked at some (somewhat bigger) sheds at places like Lowes and Home Depot and thought "You know, a bit of insulation, a small woodstove, a desk, chair, bed, and a few other things, and I could probably live quite well in something like this by myself", but I'm talking sheds like 12'x8' (96 sf) and bigger.
 
2018-03-05 02:37:19 PM  
Already have. I was in the Navy for 4 years.
 
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