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Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:05 PM

Woman Lives in a Shipping Container



The positive side of this economic meltdown is that it is releasing all this pent-up creativity we have inside of us. Creativity that has just been waiting for its chance to express itself. TPTB don't know what they've unleashed. They have managed to unchain many of us from the idea that not only can the paradigm be shifted, but that the paradigm must be shifted.

Fantastic! I wish you good fortune Shipping Container Lady!!!

- She's showing the world that there's more than one way to skin an economic-downfall cat.....



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DeSwiss Jan 2012 OP
roguevalley Jan 2012 #1
DeSwiss Jan 2012 #7
Cleita Jan 2012 #2
i_sometimes Jan 2012 #4
Cleita Jan 2012 #5
i_sometimes Jan 2012 #6
DeSwiss Jan 2012 #8
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #3
DeSwiss Jan 2012 #9
Plucketeer Jan 2012 #11
avebury Jan 2012 #10
dembotoz Jan 2012 #12

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. my parents first house was a refurbished train car. :)

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:35 AM

7. Awesome! :-) n/t

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:17 PM

2. Unfortunately, when the local building codes department

catches up with her, they will take it down if she's in the USA.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:36 PM

4. That's really

 

a city by city and county by county thing. Montana for example, in the county, if you will live in it, that is on you, I built 4 houses with no permits whatsover-they were not required. Here in rural Oregon, its the same.
Just as it should be.

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Response to i_sometimes (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:02 PM

5. I hope that's the same for her.

However, the landscape there looked like CA which even in rural places has some strict building codes.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 12:04 AM

6. Yeah, California, where you need a permit

 

just to shake a stick.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:44 AM

8. Maybe....

...but somehow I doubt it. In any event, it's obvious that the conventional approach playing by the rules isn't working. All that results in is the banks will end up owning the houses, and then abandoning them for the cities to tear down. And so far there seems to be a lot of people who are getting the same idea.


- And I wish them all good fortune. And that they always miss their thumbs while hammering......

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:22 PM

3. cool video.

alot of people are getting creative.
I live in a garage.

I think she said near the end she has a student loan, so she can't get a mortgage.

I admire this woman, what she has done there, but of course it shouldn't be necessary for people to go to such lengths trying to eke out a decent safe life. Not everyone would be able to do what she has done.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 01:46 AM

9. I admire her too.

- She's an inspiration for all of us.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 03:12 PM

11. An inspiration for me as well.

There were a few months I lived in my truck. Had a spacious camper shell on an 8ft bed. Bed/storage bin on one side - clothes rack and tool box on the other side. There were times I longed for roots and times I reveled in being free. Your own bath and toilet facilities are really a luxury.

I LOVE this gal's mindset. Good thing I'm married or I'd have to seek her out. She's a gem. I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for scrap lumber, metal scrap with any potential for re-use to it, glass and plastic too. And I USE it for things I want to build - like the greenhouse I have planned - and the mobile workbench I just built.

Doin' my part to stall capitalism - the self-consuming drive to make MORE and MORE!

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 06:40 AM

10. Very Interesting - nt

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 06:43 PM

12. wow

i grew up in the 60s and with earth day and all this type of life was always sort of an ideal.

And this lady has done it......

as i grew up, my family was into camping in a big way.
you really do not need that much.
or i have learned that I do not need that much......


to return to this type of life should not frighten me.
It is not practical right now
my 16 year old would not be happy with this type of migration--as for significant other???
It would finally give her enough reason to make a divorce final.

tempting
so very tempting



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