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Boulder Couple Builds 125 Square-Foot House(You too can get compost toilet ambiance at dinner!)
ABC7News ^ | 03/27/12 | ABC7News

Posted on 03/29/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

BOULDER, Colo. -- With grand designs on minimizing their housing footprint, Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have spent the last 10 months building the tiny home of their dreams.

"It's 19 feet long wall to wall,” Smith said. “The interior square-footage is about 125 square feet.”

The interior layout consists of a sitting area, kitchen and bathroom. A vaulted ceiling makes room for a sleeping loft that can accommodate a queen-size mattress


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Good grief!....Next craze for these whack lefties will be 3 x 3 cardboard boxes.
1 posted on 03/29/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ve already got one of these - it’s called a shed.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:01:15 AM PDT by Bill Buckner
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Boulder Couple Re-Invents the Camper”


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Bill Buckner
"“Tiny: A Story About Living Small",....

I kind of like living large myself.

4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:11 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Bill Buckner

Housing footprint?.....Sweet Jesus!


5 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Since they hate the US, capitalism, “racism” et al so much, I think their next craze should be emigration. Lots of it, over a relatively short period.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:44 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It wouldn’t meet code in most states. Minimum dimension of each wall of a room must be 7 feet.
At any rate..this fits the means of the Obama generation. Small jobs, small income, food stamps and a tiny rabbit hutch for a house.
However, my kids will choose not to participate in this depression.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 9:03:44 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Hmmm, at 12.5 sq/ft/month, I hope they can make it up in volume when providing for "the masses".
8 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Man, you couldn’t escape a fart.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Cool house actually. It would be great to have something like this back in the woods to get away from the wife/gf.
Sorta like an adult tree house.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:35 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Wallpaper in the bathroom...


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:04:41 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" Romney is the front-runner? Seriously??)
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To: mosaicwolf

When they die...just bury the house.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: goseminoles

Why would you even try, when you’ve got a five gallon bucket full of peatmoss, sawdust, and crap a few feet away!


13 posted on 03/29/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

ping


14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Texas Tiny Houses


15 posted on 03/29/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
19 foot wall to wall and 125sq ft gives 6.6 wide.
16 posted on 03/29/2012 9:10:32 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Umm...”composting toilets” (outhouses) weren’t meant to be inside. They’ll find out why the first time stomach flu or the galloping trots hit. Their shack will be uninhabitable for days.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 9:11:31 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Bill Buckner
"I’ve already got one of these - it’s called a shed."

I literally have a Hallway in my apartment that is bigger than their whole house.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 9:11:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: bigbob

Whenever you observe the whack left in full bloom...It’s always total lunacy on parade!


19 posted on 03/29/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: PowderMonkey

Just wait till that shitter blows sky high from methane gas and a stove match!


20 posted on 03/29/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Typical silliness from 13 sq. miles of funkiness surrounded by reality.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 9:13:34 AM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Let the filthy left live the way they want, so long as they don't force the rest of us to live that way...... CLASSY Family Room!
22 posted on 03/29/2012 9:14:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

At least it’s got space!


23 posted on 03/29/2012 9:15:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Looks like they had enough materials left over to build another one. I’m sure they’ll throw it in a landfill somewhere. So much for a small footprint.

Also looks like they built it in a slum.

Finally, I don’t see a lot of windows for cross ventilation. Gonna’ get hot this summer.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 9:15:19 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Any one of stalls for my horses are bigger than that shed of theirs. Smug lib turds.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama houses $999.99

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202024487/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=resin+shed&storeId=10051


26 posted on 03/29/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Terry Mross

It’s beyond idiotic all the way to....Off the reservation stupid!


27 posted on 03/29/2012 9:16:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Heck, why not just buy a surplus quonset hut? Plenty of room, the exterior will last forever, and you can put the glorified port-a-potty at the far end so you aren’t gagging everytime the temp tops 40 degrees F.

(Hey, it makes more sense than their looney design!)


28 posted on 03/29/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: deport

29 posted on 03/29/2012 9:18:33 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Great practice for when we eventually fall into collectivism. Only then, that house will fit 3 families.


30 posted on 03/29/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT by lurk
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Like all Libtards they will abandon this cute little mistake within a couple of months and move into Daddy’s 6,200 SF house, where they will get free shelter, free food, free utilities, free medical care and health insurance, free transportation, free TV and Internet - while they plot their next anti-capitalist statement.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by majormaturity
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To: DemforBush

Hell!...you’d get more cross ventilation in a tent! No wonder they could’nt move those hippies out of their Occupy wall street tents....they were on vacation!


32 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Saw something like this on “Extreme RVs”. The company featired was Tumbleweed Tiny Houses. Kinda cool.


33 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:19 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
When I was a kid, we lived in a 24' x 24' log cabin (with a loft) that my dad built. It had everything we needed, and was heated by a single coal-fired stove. It had a single bathroom, for three kids, and we made out just fine.

To this day, I still don't know why people's houses have to be so big. I mean, if that's what they want, fine, to each his own, but many cities/counties have minimum square footage requirements.

34 posted on 03/29/2012 9:20:35 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
My cube at work is about 1/2 that size. I sure wouldn't want to live in it.

THIS is what the left would love to see all of us in.

35 posted on 03/29/2012 9:21:04 AM PDT by wbill
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
That human sewer called a university in Boulder turns out more freaks than any other place in the world.
36 posted on 03/29/2012 9:21:38 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: goseminoles

Good point!....A house must at least be large enough to disperse fart stench!...good grief!


37 posted on 03/29/2012 9:21:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m all for projects such as this if people are looking to save money. Just don’t feed me the “reducing our footprint” baloney.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: dalereed

What altitude is that stupid college at anyway?


39 posted on 03/29/2012 9:24:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: trailhkr1

—Cool house actually. It would be great to have something like this back in the woods to get away from the wife/gf.
Sorta like an adult tree house—

Where I live here in Kentucky you see this sort of thing used just for that. Sort of separate “man caves”.


40 posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good on them—the rare sustainability people who are actually attempting to practice what they preach!

This seems to me not far from the libertarian, minimalist-government edge of modern liberalism—which isn’t a bad thing either.


41 posted on 03/29/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The government will include them in the housing starts data.


42 posted on 03/29/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

10 months to build a garden shed?


43 posted on 03/29/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

same as Denver which almost as many enviro freeks.


44 posted on 03/29/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by dalereed
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That human sewer called a university in Boulder turns out more freaks than any other place in the world.

I'll see your CU-Boulder and raise you a UC Berkeley ...

45 posted on 03/29/2012 9:28:56 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL! Now there is “CURB APPEAL” for you!


46 posted on 03/29/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: BfloGuy

-—I’m all for projects such as this if people are looking to save money. Just don’t feed me the “reducing our footprint” baloney.-—

My opinion exactly.


47 posted on 03/29/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good grief!....Next craze for these whack lefties will be 3 x 3 cardboard boxes.

Hopefully they will continue to downsize until they disappear:-)


48 posted on 03/29/2012 9:33:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: backwoods-engineer
Funny, I grew up in a house that was 24x36, with about 7-1/2' ceilings. My bedroom had room for a bed and dresser, and that was it. I'm 6'2"; it used to stink to need to go outside to really stretch. :-)

While it was fine, and it made sense at the time (easier to heat a small house in a backwoods Maine winter) I swore that I wasn't going to live in one again.

My place, currently, is huge. It's not me "making a statement", or enjoying an ego trip. I just like it. I love the 10' ceilings in my living room that's big enough to hold a costume ball in. It's nice to get up in the morning and STR-E-T-CH and not scrape my knuckles on the ceiling or the walls.

I've always been a litle claustrophobic. Wonder if that's a learned behavior from where I grew up?

49 posted on 03/29/2012 9:33:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: 9YearLurker

Yeah?...Wait til YOU have to live in one required by the federal government.


50 posted on 03/29/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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