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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:57 PM
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Woman content living in 84-sq. ft. dream home
Cool short video.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/8499817.html?video=YHI&t...

Talk about down-sizing! One Olympia woman is living in a house that you really have to see to believe. "Roughly the size of a parking spot. Actually, smaller than a parking spot," says Dee Williams.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:21 PM
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1. Tiny houses plans are at 'resources' at this site
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/home.htm

Too bad most locales would need building code changes for composting toilets and 'granny units,' like these could be. Instead of McMansions we could have a lot more of these homes. This Dee lady is sooooo neat !
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:30 PM
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2. Looks pretty cool to me.
After six years remodeling a 1500 sq ft home in a neglected urban setting, I could go for this. More time for the important things, and less out put of energy and wasted time.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:34 PM
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3. Buy or build a bunch and have an instant B&B or cooperative community
The possibilities for co-housing and coopertive intentional communities look great ! Grannie units for extra income too. Love these tiny houses.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:35 PM
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4. That's a seriously cool house.
I couldn't live there; not enough room for me and the cane in it, but it is seriously cool.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:41 PM
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5. Definately a lifestyle adjustment
would be required. I spent six months as a homeless person living from the back of my car about twenty years ago, so I think I could get into it at some point.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:52 PM
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6. Ok maybe I am the only spoiled one here, but I like my queen size bed and don't know
that I could do it. I like AC too much in the summer too.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:58 PM
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7. Me too,
But I thought it was a neat set up for so small a place, and she seemed happy with it.

Going up to my water bed and AC myself shortly.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:31 PM
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10. There's enough room in the loft for a BIG bed
and in Oly the AC doesn't get turned on so often, ya know... :P
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:19 PM
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8. ..
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:30 PM
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9. She's my HOMEGIRL!!!!!
Note well the reread of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Hardbound.

Oh yeah.

(and her house is cool too :D )
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