This Tiny House Fad

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  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    So I watched some of the tiny House show s last night.
    I have to say, I don't get it.
    They're now building them on 5th wheel platforms. Spending tons of money to make them mobile, hidden storage areas, 1 burner stoves. Are you fucking kidding me? Why wouldn't you buy a FUCKING CAMPER ??
    It reminds me of That 70's Show when a stoned Kelso says "I'm gonna be rich. I'm gonna invent a bike. With a motor".
    Hyde dryly sneers "Congratulations Kelso, you've just invented the motorcycle".
     
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    Wife and I watched a couple of episodes a while back. Does this even have enough people doing it to call it a "fad?" Seems to me it's just a niche market novelty. Every person we saw seeking one of those houses had something goofy or desperate about them.

    Can't imagine too many hard working people (who do not have screw loose) would ever purchase a tiny house.
     
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    I think the "screw loose" thing is probably more realistic.
    I have a tree hugger friend who thinks that somehow, these dinky houses are better for the environment. I don't know about that, what I do know is I'm 6 foot fucking 7 and I'm not interested in watching my head every 2 seconds when I'm in my own fucking house. But that's just me.
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Who wouldn't want to feel like a caged animal when they finally have some down time and can relax?

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    I had a friend (RIP) who would be very interested in such a thing.
    He even lived in his van before and showered at work.
    Can't imagine that many people could stand it.
     
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    jrstinkfish The Slow Adult VIP

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    Portlandia did a bit on it, it's great:

     
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    How do they hold up in tornados? I'm guessing not very well?
     
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    i was ready to spend 15k on one

    now i'm looking for a travel trailer (camper) for about 5 lol

    if you have the money they are cool and probably much more reliable than a metal box
     
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    I once contemplated having relations with a midget. Perhaps it's this type of curiosity?
     
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    Richard Christie?
     
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    Matt Foley, I think.
     
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    A hip friend of mine was talking about converting a shipping container into a tiny house. I burst his bubble when I mentioned bylaws and building codes. I told him to just buy a travel trailer.
     
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    Fucking hipsters are annoying. Why don't they just get a Fisher Price House. love when they say for the evironment. Guess what Mother Nature hates you and get wait for you to die.
     
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    The "new" economy at work.
     
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    :artiejj:
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    I like wasted space.:dontknow:
     
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    Look, I downsized after my kids all left (graduated, moved out) but I still need space. If I want to live in a camper, I'll buy a fucking camper.
     
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    they all look exactly the same too with the same boring layout inside
     
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    They look reasonable for a single person who doesn't need much.
     
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    We caught a few minutes of one last night. My wife said the same thing. "Just buy a camper".

    My thought was this is a way for people to live in a trailer w/o admitting they have to live in a trailer. They'll vastly overpay for the ability to say that.