Tiny House

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I want one of these! For less than 5k, why not?

     
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  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    Had a buddy who built one, much bigger than this with an upstairs for about 25k. He got a good bit of coverage for it locally afterwards in the paper & on tv, he ended up teaching ppl how to build one with classes for a year or two. Gotta have a lotta time on your hands and be prepared to lower the value of your neighbors' homes. Love the close up footage on the video haha
     
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  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That’s cool, I like this one because it’s small enough to tow with any car and you can take it anywhere. If I were ever to end up single again or if I could convince my wife I could see getting one and do some traveling.
     
  4. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Hell yeah. Didn't watch this specific video but iv been super curious about these tiny homes for years. If my life had gone a bit differently i could totally see me building one and traveling.

    Alot of really cool ideas to take advantage of a small space that's super thoughtful and innovative
     
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  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah man, and solar power makes it doable. I work remote so all I would need is a decent internet connection and I could literally be anywhere in the world and still able to do my job. Or hell, with such little living expenses, I could work a part time job wherever I’m at to cover basic living expenses.
     
  6. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I want like 6 or 7 spread out over an acre or two, each with a specific purpose, like my own little gnome village.
     
  7. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That would be awesome.
     
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    As long as I got my surf boarts I could take one of these on the road and hit every break up and down both East and West Coasts.
     
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  9. NJsurfer30

    NJsurfer30 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2016
    I'm pretty sure my ideal scenario is to live in a tiny house with a 5 or 6 car garage.
     
  10. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
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  11. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    No kitchen... no toilet... no shower... no water.

    No thanks. But better than being homeless, I guess.

    He says he shares a kitchen and bathroom. Not into that. I'd have to incorporate both into the design to be truly self-sufficient. My 19' sailboat has more going for it.
     
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You could build some of those things into it if you wanted but it would raise the cost and size. I could manage and be creative for some of those things if need be. I’m thinking of it as more of a travel house, rather than buying an expensive RV. I figure for less than 5k it’s a bargain. I don’t think I would make it a permanent residence without the things you mention.
     
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  13. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Yeah i didn't watch this specific video. But like i said iv been interested in these for years. Plenty have water. Like i said before, some very innovative ideas. Some just straight plumb in water lines on more permanent structures. Some have a water hook up so you can still move it around and travel and essentialy just fill up a reservoir tank via hose or whatever. Some use rain water. The possibilities are there. Just depends on the money and purpose.

    Iv seen these tiny houses VERY poorly done. With a small space you need to maximize space and functionality of the furnishings.
     
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  14. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    For example. You want hot water? Iv seen it done multiple ways. Seen tankless propane water heaters used. Obviously a generator or some sort of power supply is needed. Iv seen others that go all natural and use a very very very basic "solar panel". Meaning water is warmed by sunlight.

    Some people build these to travel. Some people build them as permanent/semi permanent structures set up on family or friends property as a way to save money. Some people do it just to try and lessen ther human footprint and go as primitive as possible.

    This is why i find them so interesting. Possibilities are seemingly endless depending on the reasoning for doing it in the first place. All depends on the intent
     
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  15. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I rolled up for a DP a couple of years ago @ KDH. There was this dude getting out of a contractor’s trailer. I cruzed with him for a few b/c I was intrigued. He had that thing styled out for traveling up and down the coast.

    No running water etc. but it was stocked with boards/board rack, bed, and propane set up for cooking. It was definitely cool to see how he was doing it.

    I’ve also been intrigued with the newer work van/utility vehicles. You could definitely make one of those a surf travel gig...just not a white one!
     
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  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Well said.
     
  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    dude you just described a trailer park

    my personal preference is "the red neck special": a 3/4 ton pickup with a slide in camper. You can seriously go off the grid with those things.

    Gotta ask: How popular are the Mercedes/Dodge Sprinters on the east coast? Every freaking urban wannabe adventurer has one of those things out here, kinda like the vehicle of choice for non-lesbian Subaru drivers.

    But some of these guys have those rigs completely decked out with toilets, showers, stoves, coolers, solar power and all the other bells and whistles. Very desirable and very $$$
     
  18. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    ^dodge sprinter...exactly. Or a bit smaller like Ford transit. I see a lot of independent contractors with these rigs and they seem like a good surf mobile!
     
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  19. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Looks like the Anasazi Cliff Dwellings for inbreeders
     
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