(Closed) Tiny Homes?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

awrench:  I wouldn’t assume the types of people who do this. Have you seen the documentary Tiny on Netflix? It sounds like all kinds of people are doing it for many different reasons. I do agree that it would be difficult and couldn’t do it personally. 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

theatrejulia:  OP asked for others’ thoughts and that’s what awrench thinks of tiny homes. OP didn’t ask for everyone to agree. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

awrench:  Whats wrong with hippies rasied by wealthy families? I grew up with many and some choose to live this way, some not. To each their own. People have different priorities. Judging people only limits yourself

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

MrsBonJovi:  My original response said that it would not work me either. I agreed with awrench that she is harsh and judgemental. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We live in a tiny home every year for 2 weeks (our camper) When we get back home I am very thankful for our space. Seriously I would not ever think living in a tiny home like that for more then 1 summer would be a great experience for anyone

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

awrench:  I think some of the people who are purchasing these tiny houses are doing so to be mortgage free. So just using that money as a down payment would not really work for that purpose. 

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’ve picked up a few lakeside lots and we’re putting tiny houses on them for vacation rentals. Most time is spent on the lake or outside, not inside, so they’ll work just fine. Back when I managed a small ranch and was single, I had a small old farmhouse, less than 400sqft, and I lived quite comfortably. If there was sunlight then I was outside tending to animals, taking care of the garden or greenhouse, or fishing. Inside was for showering, sleeping, some cooking, or hunkering out a storm. I’d do it again in a heartbeat if I were single. 

 

Post # 24
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Honey bee

skplue:  

We could do it, just not the ladder and loft sleeping area. I like stairs. And second bathrooms. I don’t like waiting in line.

 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

my Fiance and I are fairly minimalist and don’t gain a lot of satisfaction from accumulation of material possessions. We live in a modest 800 sq ft house and it would be perfect for us and a child. If we decide to have more we’ll likely get a bigger house of 1000 or 1100 sq ft. I think the tiny homes are cute, but we need more space than that. If it were just the 2 of us we could do like 400 sq feet maybe, but definitely not 100. All the power to the people who do, but it’s not for us. In any event though, I think it’s a positive thing that our society is beginning to question and reflect on the necessity of having giant homes, their impact on the environment, communities etc. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

qMy mom has considered one. She wants something she can sustain herself in as she doesn’t have a retirement saved. Houses here are also 300k+ for something decent. A tiny home may be a way for her to get something she can live in for the long haul with a nice cat. I totally support it… They are cute! I wouldn’t love it if it weren’t totally mine, but I could get on board! I would need fewer animals though. 

And yes, she could also get a mobile unit. That is also a possibility. She doesn’t have a lot of options, so it sucks to see people judging them harshly… Not on the quality of living in such a unit, but the character judgement about who would live in them. Ouch, leave my poor mom alone.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My Fiance and I live in a 420 sq ft converted garden shed. We do it because we’re broke grad students, not because we’re drawn to the lifestyle, but it’s really not bad. And I like that now there’s a tiny house movement, because I’ve gotten a lot of ideas about shelves/drawers/etc.!

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

I love the concept, but probably couldn’t do less than about 400 sq ft without driving my husband nuts. We currently live in about 900 square ft now, and it’s perfect for us. We plan to have our first and maybe second child in this house too, before we anticipate needing more space. It’s certainly not one of the “tiny” houses, but the size is modest compared to many, and we love it.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

I think me and me SO could easily do it while it’s just the 2 of us. We’re in a 700 sq foot apartment now and do just fine! And that’s without all the creative space saving storage they often put into tiny houses. 

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