Skip to comments.Video: Family Lives in 320-Square-Foot 'Shotgun Shack' (vid and story)
Posted on 06/03/2011 6:46:49 PM PDT by dynachrome
Having trouble qualifying for a home loan? Then consider what this inventive family of three did and buy yourself a Mississippi-style "shotgun shack."
Sick of working two jobs apiece to pay the mortgage on their 2,000-square-foot home, Debra and her husband Gary decided to give it all up and start over by purchasing a 320-square-foot shack for $15,000 cash.
The video below, first submitted to the blog faircompanies.com on an open call for videos of tiny homes, shows the couple and their teenage son living mortgage-free in their surprisingly spacious abode.
The home includes a walk-in closet, conventional-sized appliances and even a lofted bedroom for their son that, the family boasts, is big enough to host sleepovers. Watch the video below to see just how far a little ingenuity can take you, even in today's prohibitive mortgage market.
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This is where Obama has taken our great country. New Hooverville. Who wants to live like that? This isn’t America, this is some Third World hell hole run by a communist African who knows nothing and to whom huts are perfectly acceptable — for the peasants. This shack may be a “solution,” but it’s also pathetic. Disgraceful.
Ha. thanks. I are lazy
Great song and video! Thanks!
How big is an Airstream?
If they hadn’t overbought in the first palce maybe they would still be in a 1000 sq. ft. home. I would not mind something like that for retirement, if I make it that far!
I could live there but only by myself.
palce = place
Maybe these people will be nice and rent it to Howdy Doody, Michelle and his mother-in-law after we kick them all out of the WH.
Exactly! Most RVs are much smaller, and lots of retired couple live in them. The big problem is that in many, many, parts of the country the Zoning police would evict you because it is not allowed by their law.
There are a lot of advantages to living in a small space. Most people would be better off with a smaller house and a bigger 401K.
No arms room? Where do they keep their ammo?
why does that little thing go for 15k?
THEY GOT RIPPED OFF!
Well, ya wouldn’t want everyone to know where the guns are!
He, Soros, Reid, etc pukes want us to at least have 600 sft to live in.
I guess.. if small is your thing. She said in her video 50K for a mobile home? ya... ok.. a new double wide MAYBE. I bought mine used, 1300 square feet for a hair over 10K.. I have MORE house and paid LESS for it.
They could have done better but they did a nice job with the space they have.
Consider the delivery charges, too. I like these “camping cabins” which can be pricy depending on the add-ons. Could be a permanent place if the SHTF.
Yes indeed, the American Dream, downsized, Obamastyle!
It’s an Obama World now, baby!