Another tiny house

marti8aApril 11, 2012

Looks like a storage building, but the twist is that a family of 4 is living there.

Tiny house on Anderson Cooper.

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Shades_of_idaho

That is a darling space.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 12:50AM
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desertsteph

they did great building that little space for their family! good for them!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:00AM
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flgargoyle

Too bad that that house wouldn't be legal in most areas. In fact, I'd bet it doesn't meet any state building code. Just because a local jurisdiction doesn't have code enforcement doesn't mean it's necessarily legal. I really wish the government would re-think some of these rules so more people could live affordably.

It's hard to picture living in a space that small, especially long-term, but in many parts of the world, that home would be a luxury.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 7:12AM
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Shades_of_idaho

OH Jay I forgot about the building codes and size restrictions. This house would be too small for Midvale. I think 320 SQ FT is as small as you can go here. I could do a house this small fro vacation only I could not sleep in the loft. Too close for me.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 10:20AM
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dekeoboe

They built it on a flat bed trailer. That is one of the points of the tiny house movement. It is not a permanent structure, you can tow it away, therefore you do not have to meet building codes. The size restrictions you have are those that would allow you to tow the house - it can only be so wide to fit on the road and only so high so you don't have a problem with bridges. My brother is in the process of building one.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 8:14PM
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schoolhouse_gw

I've been interested in Tiny Houses for years but am always so surprised at how much they cost already built and to build yourself. However, if you really did the research and hunted for bargains like they did it would be feasible. I would want it as a second home or cottage, not sure I could live in one full time; but definitely would consider it if I had no alternative. Especially since I'd have only myself to worry about.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:48AM
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yogastef

I live on my own in a cottage that's 567 square feet. I love it! Utilities are low, and after renting apartments in New York, this feels like a palace! My tiny house was built in 1944, and the kitchen is nice an big. It's well designed, so the rooms don't feel small. (There's a large cutout window between the living room and kitchen.) Lots of natural light and big old fashioned schoolhouse windows. Plus, the yard is almost 7,000 square feet, which is nice for the dogs. (And for me, the gardener!)

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 7:06PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Well now yogastef, you know you aren't going to get away with not posting photos of your cottage. Tease! :)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:22AM
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marti8a

Yeah, yogastef, now you have me intrigued. Please show pictures.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:01PM
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