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Old 07-27-2010, 10:01 AM   #106
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I wouldn't want the V roof. You can see it holds the snow. Poor design, eventual leaks.
... yes, there are some conceits to fashion that could be changed, but overall I like the quality look and feel of that little place.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #107
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I wouldn't want the V roof. You can see it holds the snow. Poor design, eventual leaks.
Doesn't look like it's to act as a "roof" - you can see the struts that support it at the front left edge of the roof. Appears to be a second roof above the first one to reflect heat from the sun and allow a cooler air space between the actual roof and that thing. But, I agree, it'd be better if it wasn't pitched downward.

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #108
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I've always maintained there's a market for 1,200 to 1,500 sq ft houses that have the amenities and niceties of a 3,000 sq ft house.


I just purchased 1400 sq feet of Suburban gated community. Even if I beat a woman over the head--- er I mean find a JurgenWife-- I think it should be plenty of space. Plenty.

If I can just get rid of my junk.

Interesting article on small, though not tiny houses in N'awlins.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...future/7708/1/

click on the map to see a few pics of the houses.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:41 AM   #109
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... Even if I beat a woman over the head--- er I mean find a JurgenWife ...
... right here in this thread, thank me later ...
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:49 AM   #110
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... right here in this thread, thank me later ...
She married her brother...

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Sarah set up her own property development and investment companies at the age of 24
along with her brother and partner (now husband). With her business a success...
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:55 AM   #111
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She married her brother...

Hopefully "brother and partner" are two different people.

They didn't incorporate the business in West Virginia, did they?
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:04 AM   #112
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Hopefully "brother and partner" are two different people.

They didn't incorporate the business in West Virginia, did they?



Grammar is more important than you'd think.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #113
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Hopefully "brother and partner" are two different people.

They didn't incorporate the business in West Virginia, did they?
West Virginia, England-- is there a difference?

Bad teeth, unintelligible accents...
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #114
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West Virginia, England-- is there a difference?

Bad teeth, unintelligible accents...

I can almost guarantee that you'll get death threats over that one.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #115
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Grammar is more important than you'd think.

If they had just thrown in a "y'all" or a sheep joke then we would have understood perfectly ...
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:36 AM   #116
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If they had just thrown in a "y'all" or a sheep joke then we would have understood perfectly ...
Did someone mention sheep?
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:45 AM   #117
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She married her brother...


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Old 07-27-2010, 01:45 PM   #118
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Tiny houses..yeah, they can be expensive.. they're on wheels so they can be built at one place and moved.
The "tiny houses" on wheels are not taxed at the same rate as regular house.
also, because the building industry and the politicians saw a way to get more tax money out of bigger houses, laws were passes saying people "needed" X amount of space...Not true, the politicians "needed" more money!

I stopped at Texas tiny Houses..it's on I 10 between Luling and Seguin.
http://tinytexashouses.com/
Went thru all the ones he had sitting there... Some of them are on wheels so they can be moved, but those are made to sit on land/some sort of support.. Got bedrooms, bathrooms, etc, depending on size.

As far as things like hot water tanks and washers and dryers... although I lived on a regular city lot, my house in Hawaii had those appliances including a wash sink outside. Butsince I was on the dry side of O'ahu, rain didnt' bother much. Had a roof overhang and a cover over the hot water tank. I just didnt' wash when it was raining outside..dint' ahve a dryer for the 1st 15 years we lived there. Lots of clotheslines under the carport. Worked just fine!

Ok, the Texas Tiny houses, if you go to the website, are made from recycled wood. Not just any wood. The old stuff that you'd find in really really nice old homes. The insides aren't painted so you see the wood, and no reason, the new owner would want to paint anyway. Lots of nice old stained glass windows are reycled, too.
He's right next to the freeway, go in, shut the door, and you realized how well these houses are made. The windows will open, etc. Made much like the homes up north as far as weather and sound proofing. Very solid and sturdy, even the ones just sitting on jacks.Considering how sturdy these are built, there's no way to compare them to an rv. Period. Not even a bus or TT comes close. But rv's, busses and trailers are a whole nuther thread.

Size, ok, I'd have to have one of the bigger ones, but it would really work well. Funny, my b.f. has a nice new double wide trailer we might move to...maybe..only a carport, but no place to keep my tools~! I need a garage..

Or perhaps a nice steel pole building with a house inside. And room for the rv, bikes and cars. And my buddy's tractors..he collects old tractors and lives in the above steel pole building.That works really well too.
Guess I should post the photos of both places.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:12 PM   #119
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$90k!!!!! JFC!!

hmm, after paying for my 60k home, I could pay the utilities for 12.5 years, or I could take the $30K and put Solar PV on the roof and never have a utility bill ever again. Or I could just invest the $30k at 5% and use that to pay the utilities.

Once these tiny POS get above $10k, you start to get a cost benefit positive going with something larger and cheaper and renewable.

In some jurisdictions I could actually get paid to live in my house!

If I was going to spend $50,000 to live in a can, why wouldn't I buy a giant park model or good TT, and then use the difference on renewables. I could run a dehumidifier 24/7 for that kind of money.

The more I examine this whole thing. The less sense it makes. On Every level. I'm all for slimming down, but there is no reason to go that small for that kind of money.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #120
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something to ponder for the budget conscious . . . .


like everything else in life, all the interesting stuff takes place on the edges. and so it is with housing construction.

all the expensives, electric, plumbing, insulation, framing, siding, sheathing, wallboard, painting, interior & exterior trim, all the good vertical stuff PLUS the horizontal floor, ceiling, & roof that not only takes place on the perimeter space, but over & under the "empty" spaces in a room. this is why it's more moderately priced to "add square" feet to help disappate the perimeter high costs and yield a "less per square foot" cost to the structure.

another thing: (this is 205 for the sharpies) shapes effect the cost of a structure, too. a perfect square is the least expensive everything else being equal.

example: a 10' x 10' building = 100 square feet. also = 40 perimeter feet. given a hypothetical wall height of 10', it would mean 400 square feet of sheathing, siding, paint, et al.

now, an 8' x 12' building = 96 square feet. also = 40 perimeter feet, and 400 square feet of blah blah blah. but at a loss of 4 square feet.

an extreme example, would be a building 4' x 25' = 100 square feet. this would have a perimeter of 58', and 580 square feet of stuff.

therefore, ipso facto, small houses rock, and always will!

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