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Old 03-01-2013, 05:14 AM   #931
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"Make your move now, selling below cost for a quick sale!" and it's been on the ,market for 256 days. Ha!
Yeah but it's also in the middle of nowhere. Seriously, it's an hour's drive from the grocery store. And while it's just on the other side of the mountain from Breckenridge, it's an hour's drive.

Back on topic -- here's yet another small house blog:

http://smallhousebliss.com/
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #932
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This place is way bigger than I'd want, but I really like the colors and textures. You could easily borrow from this to make a very liveable and striking smaller house. Thanks for posting the picture, neat stuff.
I've been cogitating on something similar to this as a garage. Talk about an awesome workspace!

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:04 AM   #933
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #934
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I know it's not a tiny house, but it goes along with PirateJohn's land quest:

Tell me no!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12...18608943_zpid/

3 acres of rural Colorado. It's got a small foundation dug half into the hillside, close to the road (with opening / views facing away from the road). I know pretty much EXACTLY what I'd do with that property. The land is going for just under $50k, and I'd build about $100k worth of small house and garage. Going back to an earlier post -- I'd like to see one of the cottage plans from Tumbleweed Houses on that land.

Only downside I see is the lack of ANYTHING within an hour's drive. Nice for some, but I still need some form of employment.

Oh well, I can always dream...
Fairplay is the nearest big city. I think they have a supermarket, they have a couple of gas stations, an ACE hardware or similar, and a pizza hut.

Friend of mind has an off the grid, mostly, up near there, really hard to get to though, not as easy as this one looks to be.

But yea, you are in colorado, but not really near anything.

If you want remote but not impossible, look in and around Bond, Dotsero, the Colorado River Road....State Bridge.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #935
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Yea, vehicles in the middle. Drafting and reference in one room, cabinet shop, electronics shop, parts/materials storage, lounge.

Not very small at that scale, but sure would be a fun place to have if you had the toys to fill it.

Heck, think big, lift in the floor and machine shop at the end.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #936
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Yea, vehicles in the middle. Drafting and reference in one room, cabinet shop, electronics shop, parts/materials storage, lounge.

Not very small at that scale, but sure would be a fun place to have if you had the toys to fill it.

Heck, think big, lift in the floor and machine shop at the end.

Great minds think alike! I did several sketches of a container house and shop space that would have been 6x 40 ft. containers. Shop on one side and house on the other, with a roof supported by the containers and covering enough space for cars, motorcycles, and two motorhomes.

In the final analysis, however, I felt that it really wasn't portable enough and that had been the whole idea behind using containers in the first place.


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Old 03-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #937
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In the final analysis, however, I felt that it really wasn't portable enough and that had been the whole idea behind using containers in the first place.
Hm, well, one possiblility would be to use tractor trailer trailers - they are more portable, but you are somewhat limited in openings, unless you use the soft-sided ones.

But yea, the application in a fixed application looks cool - and greater when you spend the big bucks to have everything painted nicely, rather than fresh off the boat...
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #938
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Furniture Designed For Small Spaces

These guys have some brilliantly implemented designs for those living in small spaces. Have yet to check their prices. Doesn't look like they're competing with Ikea!

https://www.facebook.com/video/video...21477237867363

Also: www.resourcefurniture.com
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #939
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Wow, that was impressive.

I've seen the orange couch bunk bed they showed at the very end of the FB video. Always wondered who made it. Really like their stuff. Looks quality, too. The box springs look like the stuff from IKEA (good, European IKEA), too.

From a personal standpoint, though, I never liked having a bed in the middle of the living area. While I see the point in seriously tiny spaces (and yes, that is the point of this thread...), I prefer "small" spaces (sub-1,000 sq ft), that are still big enough to have a separate bedroom (or at least a separate sleeping area, such as a sleeping loft). I also don't like it when the only bathroom in the place is accessed through the bedroom. What's the point of keeping my personal space separate from the living / entertaining area, if anyone who comes to visit would have to walk through my mess just to use the bathroom? Just preference, I guess...

Gimme a 500-800 sq ft house, with 2 bedrooms (or 1 and a sleeping loft), and a bathroom accessed via the main living area.



...Gonna go drool over their website now.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #940
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These guys have some brilliantly implemented designs for those living in small spaces. Have yet to check their prices. Doesn't look like they're competing with Ikea!

https://www.facebook.com/video/video...21477237867363

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Very cool!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:15 AM   #941
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You call that living tiny?



Some pretty good ideas...
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:10 AM   #942
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Tiny Houses are making YahooNews...

Tiny houses on the market nationwide

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Living in a place that's a lot less than 1,000 square feet is usually reserved for people just starting out on their own.
But a growing group of people are choosing to live in smaller homes, even if they can afford something bigger. Tiny houses or "micro-homes" appeal to buyers who want to pare down their lives in every way.
In San Francisco and New York, tiny apartments measuring as small as 220 square feet have begun to seem like a viable way to combat rising rents. Mayor Michael Bloomberg challenged architects to design a New York micro-apartment, and chose a winner in January.
The real estate downturn was of course one of the biggest catalysts behind the small home movement, says Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design. “A lot of people who are retired are looking at tiny homes as a way to downsize,” he said. “Younger people are interested in it as a way to get a foothold on homeownership, and a lot of people like the environmental aspect.”
And, adds Janzen, not only do smaller homes cost less, you can also build a tiny home yourself.
“It’s an empowering movement,” he said.
While there are resources and plans to build your own tiny home, it’s also possible to buy one currently on the market. First up is a 600-square-foot cottage within walking distance of the beach in Southern California's Dana Point...
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #943
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Oh well, it was nice while it lasted....

It's almost like we are going post-consumerism in a very small way.

Would be interesting to see urban planning based on some smaller houses sort of backing into large shared common areas - IOW, small personal lots and houses with a back yard that opens into a commons - and the front side had the street and parking - lots of interesting ideas I would think

Even small duplex units would potentially work well.

If done properly, these types of developments could also share things like heat - a common boiler plant with distribution for heat and domestic hot water would save space in the homes and simplify home upkeep with no water heater or boiler/furnace. Metering would not be a problem.

Wonder how much of this is being driven, if any, by the economy.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #944
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Great minds think alike! I did several sketches of a container house and shop space that would have been 6x 40 ft. containers. Shop on one side and house on the other, with a roof supported by the containers and covering enough space for cars, motorcycles, and two motorhomes.

In the final analysis, however, I felt that it really wasn't portable enough and that had been the whole idea behind using containers in the first place.


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Old 03-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #945
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Love this thread. Back in the 80's, I worked in NY but lived near by in Greenwich, CT. Only because that was the only place I could find a rental! It was a tiny house, I must have pics somewhere, might have to scan them if I can find my scanner.

The woman who owned the main house was a famous author, but I don't remember her name
The little house was walking distance from the main house, located in front of a pond. It was appx. 20 by 20 feet, IIRC. There was a stove, a cooktop, but a half frig. The main room seemed large, there was a murphy bed that dropped out of the wall. It faced a HUGE sliding glass door, which faced the pond. It was filled with bookshelves, because when she would sequester her self back in her writing days she liked to read too. I could not put enough books on the shelves, ever! There was a small bathroom on the opposite side of the kitchen, with a standup shower stall. In front of the house, there was a car port. On the side, was a door with a 3 foot wide by 7 or eight foot long storage space. If I did have a moto at the time, it would have fit in the space. High ceiling, lots of windows. You could barely see the main house from the little one, and visa versa.

It was really cool, and the first tiny house I ever saw. I was there for several years.
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