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Cricket

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64 days ago

Forgive me if there are already a thousand threads started with this topic.

I absolutely love tiny houses. I am curious how many of you are fascinated by them as well?

I would so love to learn to build one someday.

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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 64 days ago

Do you mean small scale models, or like doll houses? BTW, Cricket, I believe you are the one to thank for fixing LumberJocks, so, THANK YOU!

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DKV

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#2 posted 64 days ago

This?

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Cricket

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#3 posted 64 days ago

It’s a pleasure to meet you, nailbanger2. I am referring to tiny houses (small scale houses) like you see here.
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

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Cricket

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#4 posted 64 days ago

Yes, like that DKV.

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#5 posted 64 days ago

Neat little houses Cricket. The price seams crazy in my opinion at 57k.

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#6 posted 64 days ago

TravisH, I have talked to people on Facebook who built their own almost entirely out of reclaimed materials.

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TravisH

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#7 posted 64 days ago

I think it would be a blast to build something like that. Reclaimed materials would be great for a lot of it. Good examples for sure in the link just was shocked at the sticker price.

Did a little google searching and they look even more fun to build now. Nothing appears to be too difficult about it at all. It will be interesting to see if anyone here has built one.

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CANDL

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#8 posted 64 days ago

It doesn’t move about …. but this one looks tremendous : http://lumberjocks.com/projects/87939

I am going to build one of these as an out building for storage….. the curved roof rafters will be intersting.

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bigblockyeti

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#9 posted 64 days ago

I think it would be neat to make one some day too. I’ve seen ad before where you can get a mobile home for next to nothing, sometimes for free if it’s damaged. All I would really need to start is a chassis, beyond that, a lot of time!

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GaryL

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#10 posted 64 days ago

A local building company tried to have these as another option for clients but it went nowhere. So many local ordinances will not allow any home to be built that is less than 1000 sq ft. Probably why they are on trailers…i.e. a camper.
It is a neat concept for those that could live a simple needs type of lifestyle.

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crank49

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#11 posted 64 days ago

Well, with the prices ($400,000) I have seen some people pay for 200 sq. ft. apartments in NY they look like bargains.
I would love to have one at the river or a lake.
But if it was our only house I would still need at least a 400 sq. ft. shop near by.
I think my wife would complain if my shop was twice as big as our house.

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 64 days ago

Are we talking about “Colorado” houses or whut”? There seems to be a disconnect. Less than a mile from me 10×20 sheds can be had for $3,000. Are we talking homes for the mechanically inept?...

I do understand that there are a number of Nor’Easter’s and the like on LJs, but give me a break! Even THEY should have at least some mechanical skills… right? So just who is pullin’ our leg then?...

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Cricket

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#13 posted 64 days ago

Pulling your leg? I wasn’t recommending the company to build tiny houses. I was simply expressing my fascination with the idea of them. You can see more ideas doing a Google image search.

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 64 days ago

Cricket, I wholeheartedly support what you are saying, being and old Park Ranger and minimalist! I think the idea is great, I just do not think it has to cost and arm and a leg to accomplish same. Being an old subscriber to “Mother Earth News” from the ‘60s this WAS how it was done!

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 64 days ago

If you are here, then you are capable of building it. First search for plans for such a building and then build it. We’re always here to answer questions. Do a blog on it and you’ll get more “helpful” suggestions than you ever knew you wanted. If you are located near any of us, we might show up and give you lots of moral support. :-)

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