What do you think of the craze Tiny Houses

@amadeo (65835)
United States
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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@LoriAMoore (4792)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I haven't seen one in person but I like the concept of living with less.
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@LoriAMoore.You can see the person on line living in them.I think that they have a show on this
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@jstory07 (67081)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Jul 16
We went on a tour of the tiny homes in Colorado they are neat but not for us. Everything has its place and it is cheaper living.
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@Judy07 this is mostly for people who cannot afford.Not talking about families.But a couple or a single
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I really like the look of the one you posted. Some of the tiny houses look fine.
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@Susan2015 yes,I have not seen one.My daughter is going to show me around on this.
• United States
17 Jul 16
I've only seen them on tv and I doubt I could live in something so small. I'd really like to see one in person
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@Marilynda so do I and going to do it.This is almost the size of our garden shed.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
20 Jul 16
As long there is enough head space for taller people!
@FourWalls (13739)
• 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).
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@vandana7 (64884)
• India
17 Jul 16
I would love to live in one! I lived in a 500 sq ft. apartment...and to tell you the truth, it is a whole lot better than living in a flat double that size.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@vandana have you seen one.Do they have something there
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@vandana7 (64884)
• India
17 Jul 16
@amadeo .. I lived in a very small apartment. Yes, we have 800 sft homes in outskirts. :) Great!
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
18 Jul 16
@vandana7 800 sq ft would be good if it was organized well.
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• Chaoyang, China
18 Jul 16
it's pretty good for singles
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
18 Jul 16
I agree @KLiberman
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@elainegomezz thanks.Nice to meet you.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@Kleberman yes it is.
@louievill (18656)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
I would survive on a tiny house and love it if i were alone but not with this type of family i have at the moment
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@louievill then you have to buy each one a tiny house later
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@louievill (18656)
• Philippines
17 Jul 16
@amadeo i would rather buy a 20ft container van converted to to a house, would survive a typhoon better, seriously i have seen some real nice and cool ones.
@JohnRoberts (56942)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 16
Not for me. There are TV shows about tiny houses.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts this I have not seen.
@JohnRoberts (56942)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 16
@amadeo Check out HGTV.
@tzwrites (4913)
• Romania
18 Jul 16
The tiny houses are very cool, especially for people who are used to small spaces and don't mind it.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@tzwrites yes,they are cool.Nice to meet you from Germany
@crossbones27 (19579)
• 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.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@crossbones27 very sad to hear stories like these.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 16
I've only seen them on the news. They are becoming quite popular.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@teamfreak16 yes the are becoming quite popular.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I think it is wonderful. A solution for people needing housing who can't afford the crazy cost of homes these days.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@NJChicaa yes.We do have low income population here
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@garymarsh6 (14075)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 16
I think it is a wonderful idea. I am sure that they do not cost too much to make and at least restore some dignity in people down on their luck. It might be just the thing to give them a start in life again! I am very much pro this venture.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 yes and so am I.Some people cannot afford a bigger home and this might be a big help to some
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• Hyderabad, India
17 Jul 16
wow that really cool idea , it compatible , easy to transport and user friendly to use it all place we go for outing with family n friends
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@praveenjumar06 yes it is a cool idea.Nice to meet you
@much2say (39218)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I've seen a lot of photos of them on online . . . many are surprisingly cool - even fancy - for that small space!
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@much2say yes,they are and getting better all the time.As I was told
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@dbherald (498)
• India
17 Jul 16
The house is very nice indeed. The idea is good for making houses for homeless Vet.
@amadeo (65835)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@dbherald an excellent idea.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jul 16
oh I have seen so me that have an amazing amount of storage space and look so cute and neat several channels had shows of how they look and work
@marsha32 (6693)
• 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.
@dianadee (1727)
• South Africa
20 Jul 16
Funnily enough , I looked some on the internet yesterday. They are so fascinating. This photo of yours is the cutest!