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11-30-2010 05:47 AM

Here’s an interesting AP story of an enterprising woodworker building for the market:

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses: http://tinyurl.com/34vls39

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#1 posted 11-30-2010 06:02 AM

That’s the size of my shop, which my wife would probably say is my second home.

-- Hello, my name is Jarrod and I am a woodaholic.

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 06:07 AM

I would love to have one of those places.

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 06:13 AM

No woodworking room :-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 07:09 AM

That’s the prefect size for a home. Little to clean and leaves more area for the larger shop. 5,000 sq ft would be a good start.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 11-30-2010 07:12 AM

I was raised in a house like that, 524 sq ft.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-30-2010 07:35 AM

Definitely would case you to rethink what you really need

-- Norman

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#7 posted 11-30-2010 06:05 PM

that is definitly a small house. It would be good for someone that traveled or was gone 10 months out of the year. That and my shop is bigger and my shop isn’t that big.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 06:19 PM

Cute house LOL great for college kids :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#9 posted 11-30-2010 06:31 PM

The only way I could settle for a house that size would be if there was 2,000 square foot SHOP behind it!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 11-30-2010 07:11 PM

I just stumbled on that article before seeing this thread… My first thought was… VERY fancy sheds…

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#11 posted 11-30-2010 07:22 PM

That’s nice and he could be making some money considering how things are. Lot’s a people have lost their homes. No doubt about it.

Here's my favorite little house.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 11-30-2010 08:27 PM

My wife says she wants a smaller house with a larger garage. LOL. The garage is my domain. She doesn’t want to clean her area, she wants to make messes in mine!

-- Nate, thegaragestudio.etsy.com

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#13 posted 11-30-2010 08:30 PM

I have a lot to say about those little houses and the huge sums they are getting for them . . . but I will keep it short. First, I would much sooner consider living in a small RV. There are many advantages to this in comparison. Second, I bought a small brick home with full basement and one car garage for $60K. The condition is great although I’m always making improvements. It has around 800sf living space and costs an average of $70/month for heat/AC.

While I could see having one of those for a little home office, I am guessing most who buy them will end up moving out and selling them for a big loss because such a small space will depress them, not offer any privacy and obviously be unacceptable for raising a family. Good for those guys though making hay off of those who obviously have money to throw away in order to have the current “in” thing or “green” thing.

-- I'm the Woodsman . . . the four-wheelin', tree-farmin', custom-furniture-makin' descendant of Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson.

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#14 posted 11-30-2010 09:34 PM

Oh wait. I think I misread it. My tiny little shop is 8×12. I have seen some of these small sheds (essentially portable storage buildings) plumbed for a bathroom and outfitted with a kitchenette marketed as “granny pods” (like a mother-in-law suite in the backyard) I’ve noticed a few of these as stand alone homes in my community, and more than a few use these portable storage buildings as hunting cabins.

-- Hello, my name is Jarrod and I am a woodaholic.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 11-30-2010 09:42 PM

Of course, I really don’t know why someone would buy one of those instead of building it themselves. If you’re hard up for money you may be unemployed so plenty of time on your hands. It’s sort of like a storage shed, why would someone rent or buy one instead of building it.?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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