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Old 02-23-2013, 10:53 PM   #886
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Going to stick my neck out here just a little bit, and knowing a little local knowledge, I would give the odds at about 40/60 that this might be Colin Hay of Men At Work fame -

http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-...coastal-cabin/


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Old 02-24-2013, 05:54 AM   #887
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #888
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Jurgen, I will try to avoid posting wheeled stuff...
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:25 AM   #889
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From Tiny House Blog - a petition requesting the Feds to reform zoning laws. According to the article "most states" will not allow construction of residences smaller than 1,000 sq. ft. - http://tinyhouseblog.com/announcemen...me-structures/


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Old 02-24-2013, 06:30 AM   #890
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #891
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #892
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"House To Catch The Forest"

At 865 sq. ft. It's at the top end of "tiny houses" that typically top out at 500 sq. ft. Tezuka Architects, Japan.




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Old 02-24-2013, 07:16 AM   #893
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Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House: A Blueprint For the Way We Really Live and widely credited with being the founder of the tiny house movement.




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Old 02-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #894
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I was wondering about that. In Arabic culture they have huge, modernistic designs. Do they replace those every year?
Not every year, but I doubt they get 10 years out of them, much like the big "clamshell" and "Alaska" tents our military buys. They are designed mostly for compact shipping and easy of set up more than longevity.

And "Arab" culture has more of a tradition with stone, brick, and adobe, they are the city builders. The nomadic Bedowins, were the ones who used tents. The wider Arabic culture has a romantic attachment for it, similar to how American culture romanticizes cowboys. That is why you see various interpretations of "tents" in buildings over there.
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Not every year, but I doubt they get 10 years out of them, much like the big "clamshell" and "Alaska" tents our military buys. They are designed mostly for compact shipping and easy of set up more than longevity.

And "Arab" culture has more of a tradition with stone, brick, and adobe, they are the city builders. The nomadic Bedowins, were the ones who used tents. The wider Arabic culture has a romantic attachment for it, similar to how American culture romanticizes cowboys. That is why you see various interpretations of "tents" in buildings over there.
Interesting. Thanks. I guess you are right, I was thinking about the Bedouins. I recall that Khadafi wanted to pitch a tent in New York when he came to speak at the UN and he was a Bedouin.

Just as a point of information I would love to know what type of tent this is:



But as I just wrote in the thread that was set up to discuss my project as a practical matter everyone erects a pole barn:



I have a good book on pole barn construction. Have probably had it for at least 20 years. Alas, it's in my storage in Florida at the moment.


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Old 02-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #896
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Something like this?



http://westernfabricstructures.com/c...buildings.html
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #897
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Excellent! Thank you!

As odd as this may be I am pretty good at Googling but this was one area that I researched some time ago and didn't find anything that met my needs.

I will probably call them in the AM just to get some pricing for reference.


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Check out farmtek.com also they have price's and a better web site

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #899
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What about the floating houses that are popular here in the PNW? Course, they definitely aren't cheap. A bunch of them are $1M+ if you're on Lake Union.







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Old 02-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #900
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From Tiny House Blog - a petition requesting the Feds to reform zoning laws. According to the article "most states" will not allow construction of residences smaller than 1,000 sq. ft. - http://tinyhouseblog.com/announcemen...me-structures/
1,000 feet is not a palace, but a couple or a single person who want a single family home should not have to buy 2,500 SF if they don't want it.

I also think unit size should be related to the type of development involved - take for example a high-density cluster of tiny houses - which share a clubhouse with big kitchen, pool, excercise room, maybe even a few garage bays for rent. With this type of space as auxillary, each individual unit could be somewhat smaller, IMHO, than solitary housing units like the isolated place we have.

Have we talked about scale of cost? One of the problems with a really tiny house is that certain costs of construction are fixed no matter how small the scale. Average cost per SF is higher.

There's a well known ADVrider who does not come down here who has a tiny house, that is to say a very small place but it's an older place, not hip or trendy, nor mobile, it's in an urban environment. His garage is about the same size as his house, and it's detached. IIRC, his yard is rather large. When I saw it, he was really happy to have a place that was so easy to keep clean, etc.

We have not discussed straw bale construction in small houses - anyone ever built or lived in one? When I picture them, it seems like such an interesting variation on Adobe. I imagine that in a cold climate, you could double up on the exterior walls or maybe just the north wall - heck, that would be enough room for an airlock on the north side! Adobe would be great in the right climate of course, but the fireplaces seem so inefficient for today, maybe build in one of those rocket heater designs - if you built it thru a wall, you could heat two rooms with it.
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