Skip to comments.All this can be yours for just $99! Company makes tiny, 65 sq ft build-it-yourself homes
Posted on 09/01/2011 7:17:13 AM PDT by SanFranDan
For those who are too broke to get on the housing ladder, an American firm is here to help.
Jay Shafer's Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes cute little homes that start from the bargain price of $99.
The cheapest home is a flat-pack to be built by the owner but, if you're not very handy, there are ready-made versions for $38,997.
The teeny homes, which start at just 65 square feet are kitted out with fully functioning kitchens, bathrooms complete with composting toilets and sleeping areas.
Some models even come on wheels.
As well as being environmentally friendly the homes are affordable for people on meagre incomes.
As the debt problem in the U.S. reaches tipping point Mr Shafer, who lives in one of his houses in Sebastapol, California, says that less can be more.
'People are starting to get a clue I think,' he said.
'People are starting to understand that excess is not necessarily a luxury. It can be a burden, a liability. People are living in 4,000 and 6,000 square foot debtors prisons.'
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Ah, so now we see what the leftist elitists have in mind for the rest of us... in the interim before they “cull” those who are diseased with capitalism.
Vacation homes everywhere.
Well THIS is good news. Guess ol’ Bammie’s stimulous spending is paying off. More Americans can now afford home ownership.
And this is going to be approved by a local zoning board exactly where?
Yep, the new tenements will have wheels apparently.
Cheaper than a chicken coop! Wonder if you can get one without the bathroom and kitchen plumbing. Chickens don’t need it.
My dog sleeps in one of those....
2,500 sqft homes in detroit cost $45
Not quite. The plans start from $99. The cost to build the houses looks to be around $20,000.
If he gets a following, more power to him. Although I think that the people who live in “4000-6000 sq. ft. debtors prisons” will be the LAST group who’d want these.
Face it, we all know some one (or read about some one here on FreeRepublic) about some one who bought too much house with not enough down and is underwater on their mortgage.
I’d consider investing in the mobile one if I fished and wanted an alternative to the RV’s, campers, and tents available.
Who wants to visit there?
What zoning board? What authority?
One point of tiny homes is they’re smaller than what most every zoning jurisdiction considers a regulatable home. You can stick ‘em almost anywhere.
I bet they will approve it here in good ol’ Portland, OR.
If I were single I could be very happy living in one of those. I don’t need or want a lot of space. That’s just me...
You need to add the cost of 24 hour security...
Gee, little homes on wheels. What a novel idea ... didn’t they used to be called trailers.
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