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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 09:07 AM
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13. Hmmm....300sq ft???
@ $35,000= approximately $115 per sq ft....nor real livable for more than one or two EXTREMELY amiable people. Think 15x20 ft including kitchen,bath and bedroom....hmm small kitchen 6x8,small bath 6x6,small bedroom 8x10...164 sq ft leaving a great room (living/dining space) of approximately 10x12 not including closets and utility spaces...need a second bedroom??? Make that great room 5x8....In short,one more rich clown's idea of how to help poor folks-a normal trailer is at minimum 14x70 ft or more (980 sq ft) and contain up to 4 bedrooms.And I love the idea that later they could be used as "guest houses"....I'm sure that has been of great concern in New Orleans....
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  -"Katrina Cottage" an attractive alternative to FEMA housing Dover  Mar-21-06 08:47 AM   #0 
  - Very nice. Now put it on 8-foot pilings so it doesn't get flooded, and  Redstone   Mar-21-06 08:49 AM   #1 
  - It would appear to be att leady for that.  benburch   Mar-21-06 08:52 AM   #3 
  - Gee...I wonder how the next big hurricane will affect thise shacks?  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 08:55 AM   #5 
  - Why is that a "shack"?  acmejack   Mar-21-06 09:03 AM   #11 
     - Not speaking for that poster......but 'shack' indicates to me that it  Dover   Mar-21-06 09:07 AM   #12 
     - You are refering to wind resistance  melissinha   Mar-21-06 09:40 AM   #18 
     - Actually, these ARE meant to replace homes.  Shakespeare   Mar-21-06 11:02 AM   #26 
     - Thanks. Yes another poster pointed out they are meant to be concept homes  Dover   Mar-21-06 11:09 AM   #28 
     - Oh, please give me a break! Incredible!  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 08:35 PM   #45 
        - I think you're underestimating these.  Shakespeare   Mar-22-06 12:10 PM   #74 
     - there is such a project in the works  merh   Mar-22-06 12:25 AM   #71 
     - In hurricane force winds, that "structure" will become a shack....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 08:30 PM   #44 
        - In hurricane force winds, so will the FEMA trailers.  politicat   Mar-21-06 08:37 PM   #46 
           - What's your definition of better after the winds hit 120 mph?....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 09:07 PM   #50 
              - Without improving the levee system, it doesn't matter.  politicat   Mar-21-06 10:54 PM   #66 
  - No, that is where the birddog sleeps.  alfredo   Mar-21-06 11:19 AM   #29 
  - If he wants the federal government to buy these...  htuttle   Mar-21-06 08:50 AM   #2 
  - mean "she"  Dover   Mar-21-06 08:53 AM   #4 
     - Whoops, yes, she  htuttle   Mar-21-06 08:55 AM   #6 
  - Lovely. Thousands of those sitting unused in Arkansas  tanyev   Mar-21-06 08:57 AM   #7 
  - Slap some of that thin film solar PV on the metal roof and you've  BR_Parkway   Mar-21-06 08:58 AM   #8 
  - Mass producing cheap, green housing? What -- are you Bucky Fuller now?  htuttle   Mar-21-06 09:02 AM   #10 
  - Students Take On The Damaged Gulf Coast  Dover   Mar-21-06 09:00 AM   #9 
  - Hmmm....300sq ft???  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 09:07 AM   #13 
  - Here's a picture of the interior space  Dover   Mar-21-06 09:12 AM   #14 
     - A family of 10 lives in the 800 square foot ranch across the street  MrsGrumpy   Mar-21-06 09:59 AM   #21 
        - 800 is 800,and 300 is 300  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 04:53 PM   #34 
           - My mobile home was a 10 x 50, which fit the four of us quite nicely  MrsGrumpy   Mar-21-06 08:45 PM   #48 
              - When you got the trailer, did you know you were buying a house?....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 09:28 PM   #57 
                 - Nope...When I bought my trailer I had to beg borrow and steal for a roof  MrsGrumpy   Mar-21-06 09:54 PM   #62 
  - Yurts might be a better solution..  Big Kahuna   Mar-21-06 09:19 AM   #15 
  - Keep in mind there are additional costs  melissinha   Mar-21-06 09:31 AM   #16 
  - Maybe we should have a DU Emergency Housing Design Contest  Dover   Mar-21-06 09:34 AM   #17 
  - These are concept buildings  Gormy Cuss   Mar-21-06 09:47 AM   #19 
  - Thanks. You're right. They ARE supposed to be part of the permanent  Dover   Mar-21-06 10:28 AM   #23 
     - Interesting historic parallel to think about  Gormy Cuss   Mar-21-06 11:30 AM   #30 
        - Whoa dude-think 1910 and Sears...  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 08:00 PM   #41 
           - Huh? n/t  Gormy Cuss   Mar-21-06 08:29 PM   #43 
           - some of those sears homes still stood in gentilly  pitohui   Mar-21-06 08:40 PM   #47 
  - I love that it has a front porch.  SmokingJacket   Mar-21-06 09:51 AM   #20 
  - Agreed! Why not create something pleasing...  egadsbrain   Mar-21-06 10:26 AM   #22 
  - Damn  oneighty   Mar-21-06 10:29 AM   #24 
  - I was thinking similar thoughts.  HereSince1628   Mar-21-06 10:45 AM   #25 
  - With how insane home prices are...  Jamison   Mar-21-06 06:07 PM   #39 
     - Yes it would  oneighty   Mar-22-06 12:19 AM   #70 
  - I'm a little dismayed by some of the responses here  buddyhollysghost   Mar-21-06 11:05 AM   #27 
  - Maybe I missed the posts recommending 6500 sq. feet....  Dover   Mar-21-06 11:32 AM   #31 
  - Sorry, I did exagerate because I deal with the "out of touch"  buddyhollysghost   Mar-21-06 11:57 AM   #32 
     - I SO agree with you, and here's my family's story...  Viva_La_Revolution   Mar-21-06 09:38 PM   #60 
        - Cool story,,,thank you for sharing it  buddyhollysghost   Mar-22-06 12:06 AM   #68 
  - "Snobs"?? Rein it in, pal. This is all about replacing the homes...  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 09:23 PM   #54 
     - So out of touch that I know people would love to have a cabin  buddyhollysghost   Mar-21-06 11:58 PM   #67 
  - I think they are cute  Horse with no Name   Mar-21-06 12:01 PM   #33 
  - Are you nuckin' futs????  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 08:22 PM   #42 
  - a trailer modified into a shotgun house looking thing?  enki23   Mar-21-06 05:20 PM   #35 
  - It looks like my trailer, but mine only cost $25,000.  Cleita   Mar-21-06 05:26 PM   #36 
  - That thing looks like a one-room shack. nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-21-06 05:38 PM   #37 
  - A one room shack is better than no shack.n/t  Cleita   Mar-21-06 05:58 PM   #38 
     - Oh yes I'm sure Katrina survivors will appreciate that sentiment nt  Minnesota Libra   Mar-21-06 06:13 PM   #40 
     - These are INTENDED to be temporary housing. You have to live within  mondo joe   Mar-21-06 09:27 PM   #56 
     - That might work with the nation's homeless that are actually....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 09:00 PM   #49 
        - It might surprise you to know that the homeless also once  Cleita   Mar-21-06 09:30 PM   #58 
           - It wouldn't surprise me in the least, Oh Condescending One....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-21-06 09:49 PM   #61 
              - No. have you?  Cleita   Mar-21-06 10:04 PM   #63 
  - The FEMA trailers cost $60,000 to $100,000 EACH?????  KzooDem   Mar-21-06 09:11 PM   #51 
  - those trailers should cost $20k TOPS!  LSK   Mar-21-06 09:14 PM   #53 
  - Easily,like a bad old joke....  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 10:09 PM   #64 
  - Halliburton, Bechtel and KBR got the no bid contracts - nuff said n/t  TheBaldyMan   Mar-22-06 12:11 AM   #69 
  - how the fuck does a cheap travel trailer cost $100,000  LSK   Mar-21-06 09:12 PM   #52 
  - 300 sq.ft better than cardboard box  kineneb   Mar-21-06 09:26 PM   #55 
  - A 15x20 shed? Materials $10,000 tops...  jmowreader   Mar-21-06 09:34 PM   #59 
  - Yeah,but why would you come here and make sense....  catnhatnh   Mar-21-06 10:28 PM   #65 
     - Oh, I know what it's about...  jmowreader   Mar-22-06 06:29 AM   #73 
  - I wonder if actual people get to live in them.  lies and propaganda   Mar-22-06 02:10 AM   #72 

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