Tiny Homes | General Discussion Topics | Forum

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Tiny Homes
Avatar
bionic
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 9871
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
November 29, 2011 - 9:28 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I love these!!
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/5-tin ... -time.html
Of course, if I had one, I would have to rent a HUGE storage space for all my stuff.
That might go against the purpose and philosophy of the tiny home lifestyle..just a bit..yah think?

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

Avatar
greeney2
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 10317
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
November 30, 2011 - 3:08 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Very cute, we as Ameicans are use to places with a lot of space. There are places people live and they live in very small close quarters. I think the average guest house is maybe 500 sq ft. In California, you can build a guest house, but it may not have cooking facility, those are what they call Granny Flats if you can cook in them. It crosses the city planning line, of a lot being for single family dwellings. Having a second place you can cook in, makes it 2 on a lot, which our city classifies differently.

My friend and I, when we went racing in Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs had hotels that were small individual house bungelows. They were real cute, maybe 350=400 sq. ft from the 1950's. Simple shower/sink/ toilet. the cooking facilty was a combination small sink unit with a electric stove, all one manufactured unit. I do not think any Californian Code would allow mixing of electric stoves and water, but it was way to cook, had a small refrigrator, and tiny table with 2 chairs. The were very small, cute for a single person or couple. The one in your picture if it cost $95K for 365 sq. ft. that is pretty expensive per sq. ft. actually. When I built my addition, I discovered the majority of your money goes into the kitchen and bathrooms. Thats where all the big ticket items get bought. Everything else is framing, windows and drywall. The other place your some goes is in the level of quality of your windows. We spent a lot of money of Marvin wood Windows, but you can buy energy efficient metal framed windows for a lot less. You can probably build bare bones standard constuction little houses, less than 1/3 the price of the one you showed. It would not have be fancy, but it would be functional.

In todays real estate, maybe there would be a big market for tiny homes, with very little lots, no parking garage. Could be a alternative to apartments. I guess the idea of Condos was as close as we come, but look at there prices. We are talking things a little bigger than a shed building.

Avatar
bionic
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 9871
Member Since:
April 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
November 30, 2011 - 10:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I think.. those kinda homes... are perfect for singles unlesss they want to roomate..many folks dont even, want THAT)..which more, and more (for better or worse) many people..are

Boarding houses need to come back into fashion (some of my best parties, in my youth..were at A BOARDING HOUSE)

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Most Users Ever Online: 288
Currently Online:
59
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
greeney2: 10317
bionic: 9871
Lashmar: 5290
tigger: 4577
rath: 4298
DIss0n80r: 4162
sandra: 3859
frrostedman: 3816
Wing-Zero: 3279
Tairaa: 2843
Newest Members:
Dhommhee Jang
Elizabeth
Jeff
Rodisco123
Gene
RHJ.Mengerink
Todd
C
Murray
ninurta
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 31
Topics: 9259
Posts: 124697

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 2
Members: 25022
Moderators: 0
Admins: 2
Administrators: John Greenewald, blackvault