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Started by rainwoman on Aug 18, 2012 6:57:30 PM
Tiny house lust

Is this the right folder? Who knows... It fits with sustainabiility and simplicity and I want one.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/aug/17
/cabin-fever-tiny-homes


Lust after tiny houses here.

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rainwoman - 18 Aug 2012 18:58:30 (#1 of 290)

They might not be so lust-after-able without mouthwatering surroundings, but I still lust after this minimalist way of life.

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rainwoman - 18 Aug 2012 20:31:15 (#3 of 290)

Not so sure about the addition of water, 3, but if you found a little hobbit house I'd be happy to move in there with you.

Sabacious - 18 Aug 2012 20:37:16 (#4 of 290)

I have tiny house lust - I live in a double garage that was specially converted for me. Replace the two swing-up doors with two sets of patio doors and windows, a couple of skylights and the place is quite transformed.

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 20:43:26 (#5 of 290)

And even though locations of these are stunning they don't appear that they would let much light in. That would help a bit.

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 20:45:34 (#6 of 290)

You can get tiny spaces to live in Strangeways and the like.

schrodingerscat - 18 Aug 2012 20:46:20 (#7 of 290)

I love a lot of them, but am struck that they're located in wide open spaces which would prevent me feeling claustrophobic.

It also occurs to me that there are probably an awful lot of people living in 'tiny' 3-bed houses/flats if by tiny you mean 843 square feet. Ours isn't that much bigger and I certainly wouldn't classify it as particularly small compared to a lot of modern housing.

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 20:51:22 (#8 of 290)

These don't to appear to let much light in either so definitely a no from me.

I wish we used square footage or metre-age as the standard way to describe the size of dwellings in the UK. As it is I can't visual eg 843 sq feet.

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breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 20:54:19 (#10 of 290)

I messed up my posts by editing #5 to something different by accident!

Old post recap:

Too tiny, too claustrophobic (despite settings). Hated living in a bedsit. Horrible. Like a reasonably sized one bed flat.

schrodingerscat - 18 Aug 2012 20:59:03 (#11 of 290)

As it is I can't visual eg 843 sq feet.

I (roughly) totted mine up out of curiosity and it comes in around 950 square feet.

That's for a fairly bog standard three bedroom mid terraced ex-council house if that helps at all.

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 20:59:32 (#12 of 290)

#2

No idea how big that would be inside. It looks fairly large. Lack of light again when you are inside though.

Would you not worry it could get washed away in a storm?

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 21:00:58 (#13 of 290)

#11

Possibly - although there will still be a fair amount of variation in houses meeting that description.

rainwoman - 18 Aug 2012 21:19:07 (#14 of 290)

I can imagine having felt that way in ages past, but now I've left behind the pleasures of accumulating Stuff and find far more enjoyment in getting rid of it. So the thought of a small space with not much in it is very very pleasing.

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rainwoman - 18 Aug 2012 21:21:43 (#16 of 290)

That said, the last video here is too much like a caravan.

http://socialtimes.com/ridiculously-small-living-spaces-make-great-youtube-hits_b73445

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 21:22:29 (#17 of 290)

Not much stuff I don't mind. But I really crave a sense of space and light when I'm inside.

breakfast - 18 Aug 2012 21:23:21 (#18 of 290)

So a medium sized minimalist space would do.

rainwoman - 18 Aug 2012 21:25:31 (#19 of 290)

I love the Lego-style house.

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