Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Tiny Houses
#21
1100 sq ft now qualifies as a tiny house? Were the homeowners of the 40's and 50's Lilliputians?

I think of Kramer, (of Seinfeld) who rented out drawer space in his bureau to Asian tourists for sleeping platforms. Now that was tiny spaces.

There is a rather new architectural classification of designing efficient living spaces and lofts for college dorm rooms:

[Image: FX1223_l.jpg] [Image: Dorm%20Room%20Loft_medium.jpeg]
Reply
#22
Don't know if it qualifies as a "Tiny House" ... but what do ya think of the "Granny Pod"?
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
Reply
#23
(12-07-2012, 10:23 PM)mr_yak Wrote: Don't know if it qualifies as a "Tiny House" ... but what do ya think of the "Granny Pod"?

Its a Win-Win for everybody. Grandparents get to live close in, be with the grandkids, and easy to keep watch on, due to their health. They don't live under foot, and nobody gets in each other's way.

And.......the older the grandparents get, the less they need in space. Hey, all that space means all that cleanup, and all that room for accumulated crap. Small spaces allow for the necessities, and everyone is better off.

I really like the concept.

And with all the Baby Boomers reaching old age, this is going to be a very common sight.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#24
(12-07-2012, 11:21 PM)John L Wrote:
(12-07-2012, 10:23 PM)mr_yak Wrote: Don't know if it qualifies as a "Tiny House" ... but what do ya think of the "Granny Pod"?

Its a Win-Win for everybody. Grandparents get to live close in, be with the grandkids, and easy to keep watch on, due to their health. They don't live under foot, and nobody gets in each other's way.

And.......the older the grandparents get, the less they need in space. Hey, all that space means all that cleanup, and all that room for accumulated crap. Small spaces allow for the necessities, and everyone is better off.

I really like the concept.

And with all the Baby Boomers reaching old age, this is going to be a very common sight.

I agree ... but from initial observations quite pricey ... but I expect when the old folks sell their home they probably end up ponying up a big chunk (if not all of it) to the "living facility' anyway. Makes a lot of sense to return to the way we used to treat our elders ... but it also challenges any number of institutions .... and we know how that generally goes ... S17
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
Reply
#25
I've already told my daughter that I just might eventually get a good moderately sized RV that has all the amenities, and be able to travel around, or even come and homestead in a corner of their property. She thought it was a neat idea.

They live out in the country, so that is easy to accomplish. All I would need is an electricity setup, and septic system. I'm just thinking ahead, cause I'll be seventy in a couple of years.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#26
Here's a nice tiny home in NYC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyJqwIBx...embedded#!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#27
Very informative post dears! I have spent my holidays in this house last year.I was too much surprised to decorate that house.The kitchen of that house and floor are totally stripped.The walls and floor of that house and Rooms are very to be stripped.
Reply
#28
Here's a Canadian example of an eight foot wide tiny home: See What Could be Canada's Narrowest Home: A beautiful, two-story home in Ottawa is eight feet wide..

[Image: 8668152.jpg]
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#29
This was built to break a record or off stupidity? Plenty of empty land in front of it...
Reply
#30
What is "off Stupidity" Fred?
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#31
Love "Tiny House"! There is really nothing complicated about it, there are people living in a single room all over this planet. These at least have somewhat of a practical layout with facilities, that is more than most people have around the world. :-/ We have a single room, wet bar, under-counter cooler, micro-bathroom only a corner shower. It is the size of and furnishings of a tiny house. It is merely a room in an extended-stay economy hotel. Our three elderly Siamese kittehs live with us here for the past 2 years.

Since my college work was in architecture, this compact dwelling was a fave subject of my projects, adding off-grid self-sufficiency to it as well.

I have a number of sources if anyone wants them, I'll dig up stuff and post. :-D
Reply
#32
I just saw the advertisement on History Channel about ten minutes ago. Tiny House Nation Launches First Sneak Peek, Featuring Author Kristen Moeller. With the way the economy is headed, this could be a huge success.

Sneak Preview

[Image: Tiny-house-about-D.jpeg]
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#33
^It doesn't look that tiny...
Reply
#34
(07-01-2014, 06:09 PM)Paul In Sweden Wrote: ^It doesn't look that tiny...

Have you checked out all the links on the first page of the thread? Neat stuff.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#35
(07-01-2014, 05:42 PM)John L Wrote: I just saw the advertisement on History Channel about ten minutes ago. Tiny House Nation Launches First Sneak Peek, Featuring Author Kristen Moeller. With the way the economy is headed, this could be a huge success.

Sneak Preview

[Image: Tiny-house-about-D.jpeg]

Anybody seen wearing protection glasses while cutting wood is definetly posing for an add. S15:
Reply
#36
(07-04-2014, 05:42 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: Anybody seen wearing protection glasses while cutting wood is definetly posing for an add. S15:

Not so Fred. I always wear safety glasses. Years ago, I was hit in the eye from a piece of flying debris, and had my cornea scratched as a result. I was lucky. Never again will I take a chance on losing my sight. If you don't wear safety glasses, you are taking a big gamble.

Its not worth it.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#37
What machine was able to throw a debri large enough to damage your eye?
Not this one on the picture...
Reply
#38
Fred, all it takes is one tiny piece, that makes a lucky hit. Don't ever use power tools such as jig saws, circular saws, or even table saws, radial arm saws, without wearing eye protection. There are certain safety rules that are there for your safety, just as wearing a hard hat on a construction site.

I used to be in commercial construction management, and I learned that if there is any way someone can injure themselves, they will. I'm serious here. Eye protection is very inexpensive, and I have four or five of them located in and around my shop and van.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz

Reply
#39
All it takes is to half-close your eyes when cutting. S5

No, I'm kidding.

I agre some powerfull tools can be dangerous but not small ones like the one on the picture. If the blade is protected the odds are very low unless you lean into a position when your face is in the debris stream of course. No way with a jigsaw.

I'v seen more wood master with missing fingers than missing eyes.

But ok, better safer than not.

Please let me tell you a real story. A friend of mine who is not a professional worked for another guy.
This guy had made it in his head to mount a teethed blade to cut wood on a metal disc saw!
The large model.

I mean this:
[Image: meuleuse-diam-230mm-2200w-avec.jpg]

Then he gave it to my friend...

He was very lucky because he recovered quickely from the chunks of flesh that were ejected into the air. His wound on the leg was not critical. He just fainted on the sight of his own blood...
Reply
#40
Yes, small ones can be deadly, too.

When I supered a Casino renovation in Vegas, it was living Hell to get the subs to wear their hardhats, let alone their pillsbury doughboy outfits in a mold-abatement project.

My son supered a project where a tradesman fell off the second rung of a six-foot step-ladder and sued the CM for not ordering him to be tethered. One of the most bothersome problems is the dust kicked up - even by small tools. John is correct. Do not forego safety glasses.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)