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Old 08-02-2010, 11:35 AM   #166
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Or, just perhaps, you might find that the smaller place suits you and never replace the trailer.

How much SF do you think you want to build? Another option is to consider a future additon to that - for example, if you want a bedroom and bath plus a living room space NOW, perhaps you plan how to add a kitchen onto the building by locating water supply, drains, power and gas on the appropriate exterior wall where they can be tied into with minimal additional expense.

Same for future solar power - if you build a nice small 'root cellar', you have room for a future battery bank and inverter, and, if you happen to locate the breaker panel right outside this space, plus run a conduit to the roof for the wiring. IF you do this with a floor hatch, make SURE to locate a hoisting eye directly above the hatch for easy battery install and replacement.

Looks like a really nice location.
I want to add another 1000sqft, with this addition, and when the trailer goes, maybe another 500 to 700swft more. I already have plans and some of my equipment for solar and batteires and even a small wind power generator for solely charging the battery bank. I might even get the solar panels donated as I know a few places where they want them gone and will let me cart them off if I dissassemble and destruct them....BTW can't do less room than the trailer and an addition now, we need more room. Have an 8yo and 4yo...they grow dammit!
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:59 PM   #167
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I am serriously thinking of doing a tiny house add on to my trailer .....
youse guys won't scold me if i suggest it's been done, would ya's?

"Marcel Breuer
Wolfson House, 1949 1951
Salt Point, New York

Located in Dutchess County, New York, the 10-acre property is an architectural assemblage composed of Marcel Breuer's Wolfson Trailer House and a separate artist's studio. Commissioned and constructed from 1949-1951, the Breuer house surrounds a 1948 Royal Mansion Spartan Trailer. Accenting the Wolfson house is a 1960 artist's studio by Tip Dorsel, commissioned by the original owner and designed in dialogue with the Breuer structure. Sited among vast acreage of natural landscape, the accumulative and varied structures create an unparalleled composition of architecture and space. "

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #168
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If I was living in a Spartan I would just sell it for like eleventythousand dollars and buy a new house! That trailer he built onto is SWEET! I love those Spartan Trailers!
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #169
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http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

quoted from the above website:

"12 Reasons Why You’ll Be Happier in a Smaller House by Joshua and Patty Becker"
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:15 PM   #170
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Because trailers wear out and someday you might move it away - then you don't have a permant structure that looks unfinished.

IMHO.

I know that a lot of places [sun city, az for example] they put lean-to rooms on them [called arizona rooms of course] for extra space, but they are not very sophisticated structurally [typically].

Good points. I'm curious ... down here I'm seeing a little bit of everything. Florida seems to have been more restrictive zoning-speaking.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:53 AM   #171
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:51 AM   #172
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Not sure if this belongs here .... or in the RV/Motorhome thread
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:25 AM   #173
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Now that is cool!
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:56 AM   #174
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Now that is cool!
What you don't really notice is all the furniture has to come out when you fold it up.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:05 AM   #175
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What you don't really notice is all the furniture has to come out when you fold it up.
So, a 2nd trailer.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #176
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What you don't really notice is all the furniture has to come out when you fold it up.
How many times are you going to move?
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:56 AM   #177
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #178
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What you don't really notice is all the furniture has to come out when you fold it up.
That front deck with the steps, and pad foundations for the support posts, weren't a part of the kit either. And the electric and water have to come from somewhere. Still a cool system though. If you had property somewhere you didn't want to leave a structure all year you could take it up in the spring and home in the fall, etc.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:22 AM   #179
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Had a buddy that lived in a small trailer for a short time.

Claimed his place was so small he had to go outside to change his mind.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #180
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You have that thing all decked out
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