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Old 08-07-2010, 03:55 PM   #211
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No one said tiny houses have to be on land



I hadn't thought about it but I've seen some REALLY nice houseboats over the years.

And some real eyesores too. It's kinda like vintage RV's or do-it-yourself bus conversions, there is a wide range of what works and doesn't work.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:57 PM   #212
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Not to pick nits, but either this is a non-working mockup or he's standing on top of his generator, because you aren't going to run that A/C unit off of a 12 volt system.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:06 PM   #213
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:09 PM   #214
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #215
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But Will It Make You Happy?

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A two-bedroom apartment. Two cars. Enough wedding china to serve two dozen people.

Yet Tammy Strobel wasn’t happy. Working as a project manager with an investment management firm in Davis, Calif., and making about $40,000 a year, she was, as she put it, caught in the “work-spend treadmill.”
So one day she stepped off.

Inspired by books and blog entries about living simply, Ms. Strobel and her husband, Logan Smith, both 31, began donating some of their belongings to charity. As the months passed, out went stacks of sweaters, shoes, books, pots and pans, even the television after a trial separation during which it was relegated to a closet. Eventually, they got rid of their cars, too.

Emboldened by a Web site that challenges consumers to live with just 100 personal items, Ms. Strobel winnowed down her wardrobe and toiletries to precisely that number.

Her mother called her crazy ...
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... CONSPICUOUS consumption has been an object of fascination going back at least as far as 1899, when the economist Thorstein Veblen published “The Theory of the Leisure Class,” a book that analyzed, in part, how people spent their money in order to demonstrate their social status ...
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #216
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i know i couldn't do it, but like a lot of stuff it can get you thinking

http://zenhabits.net/minimalist-fun-...ngs-challenge/


http://smalllivingjournal.com/what-a...ons-live-tiny/

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:34 AM   #217
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and these things can be heated with a couple of chestnuts



http://www.marinestove.com/codinfo.htm



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Old 08-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #218
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A not as spendy solution to heating



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These guys kick ass

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/ga...yurt.html?_r=2

"This family of three lives in a yurt high up on a mountain in a remote coastal Alaskan town. The McKittricks have a woodstove but the place is only accessible by boat or aircraft. They have broadband internet but no indoor plumbing."

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Old 08-08-2010, 10:21 AM   #220
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The two up two down terraced house - prevalent in the UK. Used to live in one with two children
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:46 PM   #221
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A not as spendy solution to heating
herein lies the quintessential gambit to the entire "tiny house" thread.

maybe not as "spendy", but it will not hold a fire overnight, and will use more fuel not doing so.

this is the exact mindset the bigger square foot mechants use to sell, perhaps foist a better word, the mcmansions on the aremican (sic) public.

buy more; supersize it. of course you don't need it, but grab that triple decker bacon cheese slopburger and a gallon of slushee-freeze for only $1.00 more. hey, those pants have elastic in the waiste for a reason, Butterbean! just get a pair of these 9$ prison slip ons and you won't have to worry about tying your shoes since you can't Ben Dover anymore. your dick? of course it's still there; hold the mirror here and lift your gut with the other hand.

buy junk! buy crap! it's america! let's fap!
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #222
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back to the topic - sort of

http://www.treehouses.com/ (good video)



http://www.corbinstreehouse.com/blog/treehouse/
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:25 PM   #223
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herein lies the quintessential gambit to the entire "tiny house" thread.

maybe not as "spendy", but it will not hold a fire overnight, and will use more fuel not doing so.

this is the exact mindset the bigger square foot mechants use to sell, perhaps foist a better word, the mcmansions on the aremican (sic) public.

buy more; supersize it. of course you don't need it, but grab that triple decker bacon cheese slopburger and a gallon of slushee-freeze for only $1.00 more. hey, those pants have elastic in the waiste for a reason, Butterbean! just get a pair of these 9$ prison slip ons and you won't have to worry about tying your shoes since you can't Ben Dover anymore. your dick? of course it's still there; hold the mirror here and lift your gut with the other hand.

buy junk! buy crap! it's america! let's fap!
completely disagree - we had one of those little stoves in our old house and had no problems whatsoever - especially once we added firebrick. Of course they aren't as fancy and don't have an enamel coating on the outside - and of course they are probably mass produced so not as appealing to the eco-yuppies. But not all of us have a champagne budget.

Of course one could always build a rocket stove which would not only be cheaper than the luxo-marine stoves. But heat more efficiently and be less demanding on fuel quality



And actually the mindset that enables McMansions ... is more like damn the planet ... I've got mine and I'm going to let everyone know it
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:47 PM   #224
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back on track:

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and just because

1946!!! Coco was still wearing panties then!
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