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Old April 5th, 2014, 10:38 AM
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-c...162920658.html

I like the fact the house is only $10,000 and they aren't in heavy debt. But man only 128 square feet. There are parts of my 1478 square foot house I don't use as much. But I have to much stuff for such a small house. But I guess that's part of the point do I need all the junk I have packed into my house? So do you think you could live in a tiny house?
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I couldn't live, for an extended time, in a house like that. I would go stir crazy.

We have just over 3,000 square feet and it's way too big for the two of us. We want to downsize, especially after this winter but I'm the one who is putting it off. I don't need this big of a house but I love where we live and the open space. It would be hard to find something between 1500 and 2000 sq. ft. that would have this much land and privacy.

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Old April 5th, 2014, 11:56 AM
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A lot of people would say I already do live in a tiny house. It's 2000 sq. ft. The longer you live in a house, the more junk you amass. We need to do a lot of cleaning out, but I'm married to a pack rat, and it pains him to throw away anything.

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Kudos to those guys for getting themselves set up at a very sensible price. I wish them well.
If you want to have a nasty shock, you should try buying a beach hut on the South Coast of the UK, here is a typical offering ....

Beach Hut for Sale Bournemouth

Yes that's right, no matter how many times you read it, it DOES really say 39,950 ($64,000) and what do you get for that ....
A wooden hut on the sea front, with NO facilities, and where you are NOT allowed to stay overnight. It measures 7' x 11', but is does come with a 4'6" wooden patio area.

and there is a waiting list for most areas to snap up these, as Agents would say "desirable Beach front properties".

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Old April 5th, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Kanda, a beach house on a Pacific beach in CA would for for many millions (U.S.). They have all the facilities and many of them are gorgeous.

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I don't think I could live in a place that small, but I do love my mini home (some call it a trailer). It is all one level, no basement, so not much storage. It has forced me to cut back on junk. The garage however, is full!

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I don't think I could live in a place that small, but I do love my mini home (some call it a trailer). It is all one level, no basement, so not much storage. It has forced me to cut back on junk. The garage however, is full!

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We do have a full basement and to my disappointment it is fairly "full". I have four rules in my house.

1. No wall paper or borders.
2. No "decorative" soaps. All soaps are there to be used.
3. No "guest" towels. All towels are there to be used by anyone at anytime.
4. The garage is for cars. If the "stuff" is too much to allow the cars to be parked in the garage then the "stuff" goes.

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Our place is 2,000 square ft. and it's just right for us.

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I thought it was interesting that in the article they had a bigger house but claimed they didn't use much of it. I think this tiny house works when your younger and working 10 hour days. But as you settle into your career and start a family this house isn't going to work. How do you raise kids in a 128 square foot house?

In my house there is only one room we don't use a lot, everything else gets used. My house isn't large but it one story and the perfect size for the two of us. Oddly enough the one room we don't use is the exercise room. My hubby has used it on occasion but I got a gym membership so I don't use it. Do you guys have rooms in your house you don't use?
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. Do you guys have rooms in your house you don't use?

We do have a room that that we don't use much. It could be a formal living room but we just use our regular living room and keep the other room un-cluttered.
We have a guest bedroom that we only use when company stays over.


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If it were only me and I were in a country environment then, yes, I could live in it. Incredible considering the last house I owned myself was 3700+ square feet.
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I dont think my wife and I would do good in that small of a house. Now maybe when we were as young as this couple that would be a diffrent story Are house is 1500sqf just right for both of us sence our girls are grown up and on their own now. I was just wondering in one of the pictures it shows them storing there eggs in the cupboard eggs need to be in the fridge.I use to work on a fishing boat and the guy that did the cooking would put the eggs in the cupboards use to drive me crazy
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That is just too small, where do you keep stuff, you'd need a storage facility for anything seasonal. Yes, I agree with Mike, the garage is for cars, not stuff. I have about 2800 sq. feet and it doesn't feel large, although we don't use all the rooms all the time, but it is nice to have the space and room for when the grandkids come and spend a night. We also have a lower level walk out basement all finished that comes in handy for those family parties, again, it isn't used all the time, but nice to have....I give those people credit for taking care of the debt and living within their means, hope it works out.
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