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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:03 AM
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This is not your typical mobile home.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:04 AM
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1. Check ALL of these out!
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:10 AM
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3. I wish they'd shown an outside shot of that round house.
Cool.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:14 AM
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5. They do!!
In the series of pics underneath it, click on the left arrow for more pics.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:20 AM
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10. Thanks. I see it now.
So interesting!

In my area, there are two new housing developments going up with houses 3,000-5,000 square feet. Arghh!!! And they will likely be inhabited by a family of four. A previous boss of mine lives in a 10,000 square foot house with her husband & small dog. Several years ago she told me it cost them $800 a month to heat the place. What a waste.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:01 PM
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13. Wow! Where are they?
I ask because we're in Lakewood so I'm being nosey.

Hubby and I are still in our "starter house". It was built after WW2 and has ceilings that aren't quite 8'. The people who built it had been farmers and were quite short so 7"6" suited them fine. I swear but our heating and cooling bills are on the low side because of this design.

I could go on but the bottom line is that it's just us two and I've learned to temper my pack rat ways in this modest square footage. It's been good since we've been able to save and do extraordinary things with the place that we wouldn't have been able to do if we kept moving up in house size.

"Bloom where you're planted" has been our motto, too, I guess.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:14 AM
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6. Oh my gosh.
The egg house actually looks cozy in that night picture. And the rolling adobe is just amazing!

Many of these make me sad, though. People are looking into this stuff because they can't afford real housing anymore.

I can't believe that house in Toronto is $180,000.00.

Thank you for posting this.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:15 AM
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7. I found it while trying to find more info on the egg house!
It's interesting, huh!?
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:33 PM
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14. Currency converter says 1 yuan=about 15 cents American.
Did I get that right?
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:06 AM
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2. I want a hobbit house, built into a hillside...
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:17 AM
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8. Those are wonderful.
I always identified with hobbits. Some of these reminded me of "Little House on the Prairie," too.

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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:21 AM
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11. Leave hillsides to native flora and fauna.
They are running out of space as well.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:14 AM
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4. So Ted Kacyinski style cabins will be all the rage
and coming to your sidewalks and parking lots in the future. Personally, I could live in one. I lived in something smaller on wheels for ten years while my DH and I explored the country.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:19 AM
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9. I am afraid you are right.
I have seen some very nice yurts, too.



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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:46 AM
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12. Origami-inspired house by architect Yasuhiro Yamashita...


TYY
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 12:32 AM
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15. Nice interior. Not very aerodynamic in motion, though n/t
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