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Old 07-25-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Tiny House Movement

Am I crazy? Well probably. But I think this whole "tiny house movement" is gentrifying or trying to re-invent the travel trailer.

I looked at these things, and they look really cool. but because they are so small, for legal reasons, they have to be built on a trailer frame. So in the end, you got yourself, a very heavy, inefficient trailer.

These people act like they are saving the world. Don't they realize people have been living in trailers since they started having trailers.

A lot of people live in trailers for precisely the same reasons these people go into the "tiny house movement." To be more efficient and save money. Wow, it's cheaper to live in a smaller structure?? What a revelation.

The guy who makes these things wants like $20k to $40k to build one of these things. Do you know how much travel trailer you can get for $10k?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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what the hell are you talking about? Did you mean to include a link?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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The stigma associated with living in a trailer is too much for the eco-hipsters to bear. They're just a bunch of tinyhouse park trash.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:26 PM   #6
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The stigma associated with living in a trailer .

There are stupid people everywhere. Most of the RV resorts that we have stayed at during the last several years are nicer than 99% of the houses and neighborhoods out there.

I Googled this photo at random and realized that not only did we stay at this same park for about 6 months, but it wasn't even on my radar as being particularly nice.

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Old 07-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #7
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There are stupid people everywhere. Most of the RV resorts that we have stayed at during the last several years are nicer than 99% of the houses and neighborhoods out there.

I Googled this photo at random and realized that not only did we stay at this same park for about 6 months, but it wasn't even on my radar as being particularly nice.

You're being very egalitarian but you live in a bus and thus rise above the stigma of a trailer. You're more like a turtle.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
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You're being very egalitarian but you live in a bus and thus rise above the stigma of a trailer. You're more like a turtle.

Please tell me that you aren't being a dick. I wrote a nasty response - perfectly suitable for framing - but then thought that maybe I misunderstood you.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:28 PM   #9
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There are stupid people everywhere. Most of the RV resorts that we have stayed at during the last several years are nicer than 99% of the houses and neighborhoods out there.

I Googled this photo at random and realized that not only did we stay at this same park for about 6 months, but it wasn't even on my radar as being particularly nice.

Back at the turn of the Century (boy, was that weird to type. ) when I was full-timing it, I discovered the wonder of "park models." I think that was before they were cool, but for $16K, it sure would be nice to plop on a little acre somewhere out of the way.



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Old 07-25-2010, 10:29 PM   #10
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I've had my nice Florida houses with the pool and the multiple garages to house my Porsche Carrera and my Range Rover. The wife and I much prefer being RV'ers at this point in our lives, certainly more than we enjoyed being wage slaves.

But that doesn't keep me from kicking the shit out of a dickhead like yourself that wants to make an issue of us living in a "bus" or "being a turtle," whatever the fuck that means.

You may be too much of a pussy to have noticed, but this is an adventure riding forum. And there is quite a bit of interest around here among folks that would like to have a more mobile lifestyle and who want to get out and see the planet a bit.

Anyway, I found the comment about living in a trailer to be funny because there is a certain class of people - like yourself appearantly - who are simply ignorant mouthbreathers that don't understand that there are actually some VERY nice "trailer parks" out there.

The tiny house movement I have some reservations with, but it's not because the folks don't have good intentions.

So you might consider keeping an open mind Slick. And if you don't have anything nice to say, then just stick it back up your ass from where you originally pulled your comment.
Lol, wut? You need to adjust your sense of humor. Or perhaps there is a subtext I'm missing.
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Back at the turn of the Century (boy, was that weird to type. ) when I was full-timing it, I discovered the wonder of "park models." I think that was before they were cool, but for $16K, it sure would be nice to plop on a little acre somewhere out of the way.

We have a ton of those around here and by and large they look VERY nice, once again considering that the RV community here is primarily a retirement community.

There is a separate thread running today on that old subject of housing being made from steel ISO containers. If there was a genuinely portable park trailer out there that I could move every few years, and which I could incorporate a workshop into, I'd give it some serious thought.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:34 PM   #12
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Lol, wut? You need to adjust your sense of humor. Or perhaps there is a subtext I'm missing.

Refresh your browser. After I flamed him you I thought that maybe I misunderstood what he you was were saying and I deleted/edited my original post.

I'll let him clarify. Perhaps I didn't understand that turtle thang.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:37 PM   #13
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Well ... I apologize. Evidently I not only misunderstood, but I also got confuzed (sic) with who said what.

No, I ain't been drinkin' but I think that right now I will reach for a big shot of tequila and get ready for bed.
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Well ... I apologize. Evidently I not only misunderstood, but I also got confuzed (sic) with who said what.

No, I ain't been drinkin' but I think that right now I will reach for a big shot of tequila and get ready for bed.
Ah, good times. Sometimes I'm afraid I might have accidentally agreed with someone in one thread with whom I wholeheartedly don't.
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