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Tiny Houses
#41
One of the construction jobs I managed, in Kingston Tenn, was at a huge high school being built. Two of my regular employees, and a bunch of new hires, got there before I did, to unload a bunch of demountable partitions, ceiling track, and other things for finishing the modular classrooms. Several fellows were pulling and pushing a large dolly carrying several hundred pounds of material. And one of the fellows in front was wearing those nice expensive Adidas track shoes.

Well, he forgot to watch what he was doing and let one of the metal wheels roll on his beautiful expensive shoe, and from what I was told the entire construction site could hear him from one end to the other. Needless to say, after that, NOBODY wore anything but steel toed boots from then on.

Fred, an ounce of prevention is worth all the world's cure, if you know what I mean. And the most important prevention is to protect those precious eyes. Because they can't be fixed like that fellow's toes. S22
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#42
Looks like we are all on construction jobs... S5
Me only half-professionaly, but still, managed team up to 7 men. Just occasionaly. Work myself too.

The hardhat is the most difficult thing. You need very good ones which hold firmly on the head, with a sling around the chin. If it falls on the ground or before your eyes it's impossible to work with it.
It tried to wear hardhats without sling and it was very annoying.
Fortunately I rarely work where it's necessary.

I'm very careful about myself: protecting ears, lungs, knees,... eyes too but I already wear correcting glasses and maybe that's why I'm less wearing protecting glasses, basicaly for cutting metal and concrete.
I don't like wearing gloves. Only when necessary.

But I know some workers who would never wear any protection at all no matter the dangers. In eastern europe, there even of a culture of no-protection, as if it's impossible for them to wear any.
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#43
Undocumented workers (supplied by unions - so were untouchable) will not wear proper protection - unless the foreman of the company that signs their checks follows behind them all day. As tutored as they are at gaming the system, they might be looking for lawsuits to happen. That's the other side. Not wearing OSHA-required safety equipment is very expensive.
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#44
Yes, the USA is a great country and we all love it. But when it comes to justice, then it's total nonsens, unfair, bureaucratic and incredibly costly.
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#45
Naah, it's not the bureaucratic nonsense in this case. I'd rather my workers not die because I knew the mold spores would kill them even if they didn't.
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#46
Now even the Brits are starting to pay attention to the 'Tiny House' movement.

Have house will travel: Inside the Tiny House Movement where more and more Americans have rejected tradition for a simpler - and cheaper - lifestyle

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#47
Here's some more tiny houses.  S22

These People Live In Houses Smaller Than Your Bedroom

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#48
I wonder if home insurance companies will regard the small houses as regular houses, or mobile homes.
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#49
(04-09-2016, 08:21 AM)Ron Lambert Wrote: I wonder if home insurance companies will regard the small houses as regular houses, or mobile homes.

I'm not sure Ron, but with so many of them out there now, I'd guess that there are at least one, or two, insurance companies devoted strictly to just that.
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#50
How about this one:

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(Source: https://www.ecocapsule.sk )
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#51
JW Wrote:How about this one:
Yeah, drop me on another planet with it. S5
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#52
(08-06-2014, 09:59 AM)John L Wrote: [Image: article-2716297-2041E5D000000578-341_634x430.jpg]

This is the "tiny house" thread. Not the "exentric trailer" thread. S5
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#53
Then there is this:

UFO floating home
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#54
Looks nice when the water is calm. But in the ocean during a storm, it might be a trifle scary. The mailbox is a cute extra!

   
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#55
Yeah, might make a good "lake house".
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#56
Seriously, change the circular disk to a hexagon and you could put a bunch of these together into a floating city.
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#57
I'm all for downsizing, but that is just a bit too small, and being round, it is very inefficient space wise.   S5
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#58
Not so small John L if, instead of measuring it in square feet,

you measure it in "round feet"!

S1

Seriously, though, it is a two-story dwelling, one above the water line and one below.

Or, both below in heavy weather! Yikes!
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#59
This thrifty and enterprising young student, has discovered that her tiny house is not welcome in her town.

Inside the incredible 190-square-foot house on wheels built in a year by thrifty Massachusetts student who has now been told the home is illegal

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#60
This is a really a nice one.

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