What do you think of the craze Tiny Houses
July 17, 2016 10:38am CST
Good morning,just back from a motor trip to the mountain. Traffic a bit heavy due to the NASCR races this afternoon. what do you think of the Tiny Houses? My daughter says Dad I like to buy one of the Tiny houses? I have not seen them and will do soon.I like the idea. Here is a good one.They are building Tiny house for homeless Vet. How great is that.Something for our Vet. Going to look this up.A friend of mine just bought one and we have not seen it yet.My daughter lives with her mother.Guess this tell something Have any one seen them.What do you think? photo public domaine
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• United States
18 Jul 16
I love to watch things like Tiny House Nation and see how innovative the builders can be. As for the trend, I've mentioned in various discussions that I think they're a "fad" that will fade away as people start families and realize they have no privacy for the kids (or from the kids), the notion that @crossbones27 mentioned (finding a place to park it, with more and more communities deciding to enforce laws that says there must be so much square footage per person in a "living space"), or other issues (I would imagine that a good stiff wind can blow one of those into the next county). Then they'll just be an extremely expensive white elephant. And I mean "expensive." Some of the tiny houses featured on the TV shows cost hundreds of thousands of dollars...for less than 250 square feet. Some of them are in the neighborhood of $1,500 per square foot. My house is small, not tiny (875 square feet or so), and it was less than $44 per square foot. Having said that, I do love the idea of making them for homeless veterans. Not all homeless veterans want to live on the street, they're just there because of a variety of circumstances (including the VA sitting on their claims...and yes, I love to remind people how incompetent and unfair to veterans the VA is with every opportunity I get).
• Redlands, California
17 Jul 16
I love it and would buy one myself, but most cities want no part of them. I was reading a blog of a person who owned one where it was allowed in the city and people had such disdain for them that people started vandalizing their property. Always about money with some. I am glad more people are seeing the benefits of them though. They are also starting to use them for the homeless in certain areas which is always good.
• United States
24 Jul 16
I think they are awesome!! I watch all of the Tiny House related shows on HGTV. Some cost as much or more than the house we are currently in. Some people re ingenious with materials and spend less than $10,000 to build. One of the shows we watched yesterday the gal turned a school bus into her home.