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Tiny Houses
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:37:35 AM »
Been catching up on Tiny House Nation on Netflix. I am always flummoxed by all of it, but I guess it does work for some.
How exactly are they more environmentally friendly if you need a gigantic diesel truck to haul it around?
 Also,  I would think you'd have to constantly be cleaning, stuff would wear out quickly, you'd have like 6 outfits that constantly need replacing and wear out, and because it's always bloody raining, would be hard to escape from my husband. LOL.  And what do people do who actually enjoy cooking and have kitchen gadgets? 

I do like my space and I'm a sentimental soul who likes 'things'  (especially old things and useful things like garden tools-  I am not a consumer of cheap goods for the sake of it). and like where would I store all my musical instruments, record albums, brewing gear, kitchen gear and have places for the guinea pigs and chickens.   Nah! That said, I love all the clever storage solutions! I need to adopt more of them, because I love my stuff, but my husband hates clutter!

Anyways,seems to have found it's way into the UK.  But man, we already struggle with minimum living space requirements in the UK (being the amongst the smallest in Europe, though Scotland is slightly better than England) and I could see where this could actually be a disadvantage to increasing these requirements. And oh, I can't imagine trying to pull one on the roads around here.

https://tinyhousescotland.co.uk/
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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 11:00:58 AM »
would be hard to escape from my husband.

Two tiny houses!
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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 11:28:51 AM »
I get the idea behind the tiny houses.  But I don't get the reality of it.  As a single person - sure thing.  No problem.  But not anything more than a single person. 


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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 12:04:13 PM »
I'm definitely not a minimalist so it wouldn't be for me. I could totally get the idea behind it for people who don't need much and enjoy the outdoors and a minimalist lifestyle more than having space/cooking/etc. I do like seeing the designs of the tiny spaces though
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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 12:28:53 PM »
I fancy a tree house... but it would be 'as well as', not 'instead of'!  ;D
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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 01:24:14 PM »
I fancy a tree house... but it would be 'as well as', not 'instead of'!  ;D

A treehouse would be pimp...but I'd like it more as a vacation destination vs. perm house. I think the shine would wear off if you were to live there all year round.
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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 08:36:26 PM »
I couldn't do it, tiny houses aren't accessible! And I like cooking too much. I find them a privilege in most cases, and as temporary housing to help people get back on their feet. Some of the experiments with tiny houses for the homeless are showing promise. :)

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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 08:56:16 PM »
I live in a tiny flat. I can't do it much longer. I NEED a bigger kitchen.

We hope to start house hunting when we get back from our US trip in August.

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Re: Tiny Houses
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 09:35:01 AM »
Some of the experiments with tiny houses for the homeless are showing promise. :)


They are a really good idea, those ones!
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