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All this can be yours for just $99! Company makes tiny, 65 sq ft build-it-yourself homes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032402/Tumbleweed-Tiny-House-Company-makes-tiny-65-sq-ft-build-homes.html#ixzz1Wi5vzAXe ^ | 1st September 2011 | Rachel Quigley

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/01/2011 7:17:16 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

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.


2 posted on 09/01/2011 7:19:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SanFranDan

Vacation homes everywhere.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:20:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: SanFranDan

Well THIS is good news. Guess ol’ Bammie’s stimulous spending is paying off. More Americans can now afford home ownership.

Yippee.


4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: SanFranDan

And this is going to be approved by a local zoning board exactly where?


5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:22:55 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: MrB

Yep, the new tenements will have wheels apparently.


6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:03 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SanFranDan

Cheaper than a chicken coop! Wonder if you can get one without the bathroom and kitchen plumbing. Chickens don’t need it.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:12 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SanFranDan

My dog sleeps in one of those....


8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:26 AM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bmwcyle

2,500 sqft homes in detroit cost $45


9 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:46 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: SanFranDan
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes cute little homes that start from the bargain price of $99.

Not quite. The plans start from $99. The cost to build the houses looks to be around $20,000.

10 posted on 09/01/2011 7:25:41 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: SanFranDan

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.


11 posted on 09/01/2011 7:26:37 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Who wants to visit there?


12 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: SanFranDan

13 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GadareneDemoniac

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.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:33 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: SanFranDan
Big deal....modern version of a gypsy wagon.
15 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:47 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: GadareneDemoniac

I bet they will approve it here in good ol’ Portland, OR.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: SanFranDan

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...


17 posted on 09/01/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: BO Stinkss

You need to add the cost of 24 hour security...


18 posted on 09/01/2011 7:28:06 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: SanFranDan

19 posted on 09/01/2011 7:28:21 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: SanFranDan

Gee, little homes on wheels. What a novel idea ... didn’t they used to be called trailers.


20 posted on 09/01/2011 7:28:44 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Liberty Valance

21 posted on 09/01/2011 7:28:54 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MrB

Eh, I say more power to the guy for seeing a niche and filling it in a unique way. Yes, these houses are largely aimed at hippie greenie-weenie types, and I have a few of those as online acquaintances who are in love with these Tumbleweed houses. But if somebody wants to live in a glorified RV trailer without any room to turn around, hey, why not? That’s their call. And if this is the company I’m thinking of, they actually have a few house plans of a reasonable size, up around 800-1000 sf.

}:-)4


22 posted on 09/01/2011 7:29:10 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: laotzu

23 posted on 09/01/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: SanFranDan
Whoopee!

I had a builing like that once!

I called it, MY SHED!!!!

24 posted on 09/01/2011 7:29:45 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: SanFranDan

Where I come from we’d call ‘em either hunting cabins or weaning sheds.


25 posted on 09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Sanitized for your protection)
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To: SanFranDan
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.

Is that really true?

I'm not doubting you, just would like to be sure for future reference.

I'd like to make something like this for a deer camp on my twenty acres of woods.

26 posted on 09/01/2011 7:30:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: SanFranDan

6 ft. by 11 ft. ???

With a funtional bathroom and kitchen? Only if they are the same thing


27 posted on 09/01/2011 7:31:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: SanFranDan

Per Tumbleweed’s website, the plans start at $99 not the house. The smallest house kit is $16k.


28 posted on 09/01/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Liberty Valance

I'm saving up for the motorhome model. ;o)

29 posted on 09/01/2011 7:32:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SanFranDan

8’ x 8’ homes with “fully functioning kitchens, bathrooms complete with composting toilets and sleeping areas?” Must be real nice having the kitchen and sleeping area just a couple feet from the toilet.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 7:32:11 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Moose4

I have no problem with folks CHOOSING to live this way.
I DO have a problem in that, with everything the left does, it ALWAYS goes from an option to mandatory, eventually.


31 posted on 09/01/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Moose4

I would love one as a little hunting cabin. Stick solar panels on the roof and a solar or turbine water pump and it would be pretty cool.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 7:35:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Truth29

KOA Kamping Kabin with facilities.....

Instead of the Mother-in-law home, it’s the teenager pad for the backyard.


33 posted on 09/01/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Isn’t that what the airlines do now?


34 posted on 09/01/2011 7:37:06 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SanFranDan

I’ve been in deer blinds bigger than that.


35 posted on 09/01/2011 7:38:23 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SanFranDan

I prefer a version with a garage...this is about the same as some of their homes:

http://www.thehousedesigners.com/plan/the-charleston-carriage-house-8323/

800 sq ft for a one bedroom is fine. I’ve lived in 3 bedrooms with 1000 sq feet, but I would rather not...it was OK when young, but I prefer more room in my 50s. We’re thinking of building a 1000-1200 sq ft two bedroom on 2 acres, and then adding the garage linked above as a garage/guest house.


36 posted on 09/01/2011 7:40:02 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: pgkdan

That’s how we think. Our house is much smaller than our garage which is 2,400 sq. ft. We have bigger additional storage. I don’t want to spend my life housecleaning a McMansion.


37 posted on 09/01/2011 7:41:11 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Liberty Valance
The Texas version ...


38 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SanFranDan
I'm exploring the "tiny home" concept for the long-term goal of having my kids be outright homeowners by the time they graduate high school. Won't be big, won't be fancy, won't be prominent ... but it will be theirs at a time when income is low, possessions are few, dependents are zero, and desire for freedom is high. Get a small piece of land for cheap (tax-delinquent, abandoned, unwanted), build such a kit, move into what is owned outright - a superior path to renting, dorms, basements, mortgage, etc. where people get in the habit of owing others to live there.
39 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:23 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Publius Valerius

>>Not quite. The plans start from $99. The cost to build the houses looks to be around $20,000. <<

Thank for clarifying that. I was thinking that this would be a great addition to my niece’s house in Cleveland. Her kids could play in it and we would have a place to stay when we went down.


40 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:57 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Mr. Mojo

>>8’ x 8’ homes with “fully functioning kitchens, bathrooms complete with composting toilets and sleeping areas?” Must be real nice having the kitchen and sleeping area just a couple feet from the toilet.<<

It’s the same way in our travel trailer.


41 posted on 09/01/2011 7:51:15 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Of course you’d have to check anyway, but would likely find verbiage stating “anything bigger than X with Y features is subject to regulations Z”, and that most of these “tiny homes” are just outside definition X.


42 posted on 09/01/2011 7:55:32 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Liberty Valance

The modern looking version you posted could be Zombie-Proofed really easy, the perfect one-man or one family fortress!


43 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:22 AM PDT by marychesnutfan
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To: ctdonath2

I am thinking the same thing- build three of these on my side lot and it will be PAID FOR befroe they graduate from college

There is NO better way to start life than rent free in a home you own


44 posted on 09/01/2011 7:57:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: Publius Valerius
The cost to build the houses looks to be around $20,000.

That assumes new purchases. Learn to scrounge sales, buy used, and raid dumpsters, and the price could be far less.

45 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:11 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: SanFranDan

More at http://tinyhouseblog.com/ and other blogs.


46 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Liberty Valance
...and you can park it right next to the vineyard where you'll be working. Make the photo black and white and stick Henry Fonda in the pic and you've got The Grapes of Wrath. No thanks.


47 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:53 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (To a liberal any Gov. program that is an utter failure is only so because there's not enough of it.)
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To: SanFranDan

This is kinda cool. Not to live in, but as a hunting camp, or a weekender in the country...

48 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:04 AM PDT by Kenton (No hope, wrong change - Buck Ofama)
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To: humblegunner

Hey gunner, ain’t that the shed where you keep the midget??


49 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:04 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: ph12321

$20K for one of those?

Look like about $2K of wood, maybe another 2k for windows and roofing and fixtures

I’ll send you a kit for $10K


50 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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