The Tiny House Movement

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    Ha, I also love the look of the unusual tiny homes. I've seen a lot via HGTV and the others home and garden type of television channels, and one of my favorites was a tiny victorian. I've always loved victorians and bungalows, and would love to end up in one someday, but I don't think I could handle the lack of space and tight quarters of a tiny home, although I don't need something huge.

    Here's one that I think I could handle. It's about the same size as the house I'm in right now, but this house is extremely choppy, with doors and windows everywhere, so it's very difficult to get organized, and there isn't much wall space for furniture and/or decorations.
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    No, not tiny. Smaller than my house, but not tiny.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    I just had a look Diane, and in this instance I don;t think that's a tiny house...it's about the same size as the average uk home...some much smaller..am I the labor-of-love-house-0716.jpg only one to think 1000 square feet is not tiny?
     
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    It's not tiny but half the size of my house. It looks big in the picture in my opinion.

    It looks bigger than what I would like to downsize to..
     
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    Cute place but I still see maintenance. Yard work, the lawn.

    I think "officially" tiny is supposed to be 500 SF or less. But who's to say and make the rule.

    I wouldn't live in a literal mansion with others but I could live small as long as the cats had room. I'd have stairs and cat walks installed for them They'd love it!
     
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    Pardon me if I have the wrong impression about this thread but I think this is about compact houses or small homes. Our symbol for the traditional house of yore is the Bahay Kubo. It is called Nipa Hut in English because it is made of bamboo and nipa which is a kind ofpalm leaves. The small hut is elevated by about 3 feet and the space is used as shelter by animals like goats and chickens. The interior of the house is like a studio with a small kitchen. The bathroom is a separate structure like an outhouse of Australians. I have entered Nipa Huts but they are bigger now with 1 or 2 rooms and a larger living room to accommodate the dining table.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    Source: Free Thought Project Blog

    The thrust of the blog entry is that several U.S. cities and towns are banning tiny houses through building codes, while a smaller number are embracing them. What do you think?
     
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    Good article @Ken Anderson. It was only a matter of time before politics entered the picture for the tiny home movement. It's all about money.

    Really, what are people thinking, like the whole country is going to make the move to downsize to a tiny home?!
     
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  9. Chrissy Cross

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    I love tiny houses and think one would be perfect for me but it depends where they are put.
     
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