Tiny Houses, tiny brains

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  1. SouthernListen

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    Thieves steal house
    posted: Jan 05, 2015 8:45 AM ESTUpdated: Jan 05, 2015 9:04 AM EST

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    A San Antonio, Texas couple had build a 'tiny house' to commit themselves to 'green living' but the entire home ended up being stolen.

    Casey Friday says, "It was depressing, devastating, made me angry and shocked all at the same time."

    An advocate for so-called green living, Friday and his wife had invested 2 1/2 years and $35,000 into building a tiny home from the ground up.

    They had just moved it to a plot of land they had purchased in Spring Branch.

    However, someone stole it, leaving behind only a damaged paver driveway they had recently built.

    After a local TV station reported on the theft, the house was reported being found on the south side of town. Neighbors had apparently seen it for days but did not know it was stolen.

    Friday says, "There was a lot of frustration and anger at the beginning."

    He also said that he was pleased with the response and support he's received on social media since the house was reported missing.

    Though they have the house back, they don't know if they want to live in it anymore after signing a lease for an apartment.

    Friday says he may sell it to someone who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise.

    The Bear County Sheriff's Office says the person who stole the house will face charges but officials say that the thief is not necessarily the owner of the property where the tiny house was found.

    As for how the house was stolen, it was on a trailer that the thief simply attached to a truck and drove off with.

    On his blog, Friday wrote: "I'll be completely honest – I didn't even know that a hitch lock was a 'thing' before our house was stolen. I only researched them after the house was gone. I am now WELL aware of multiple forms of security that I hope ALL tiny housers will implement on their own Tiny House builds."
     
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    A movement taken way too far.

    McMansions look like shit (your 2800sqft house looks retarded on your 3/4acre lot), but these idiots take it too far the other way.
     
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    One more reason these tiny homes are a dumb idea.:bounce:
     
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    this is the stupidest movement I've ever seen. My wife was watching this nonsense the other day on HGTV and these little shacks are smaller than a studio apartment you can get. Who brings a girl (or a guy) home to a place you can't even sit down in?
     
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    What's wrong with that? It's nice not being that close to the neighbors.
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    my buddy also woke up one morning last year to discover someone had heisted his mobile home from his driveway
     
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    :cwl::lmao::rofl:


    Any bets that it was a bunch of illegal Mexicans in a pickup that dragged it away in the middle of the night?
     
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    Was he in the home at the time?
     
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    2,800 is hardly a McMansion. On Long Island you need to get above 4,000 to really be called a McMansion, and they'll put them on 1/3 acre lots. And yes, it does look retarded, especially when next to a bunch of 1,400 square feet Cape Cods.
     
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    no

    but he shoulda pretended he was--it really would have spiced up the story
     
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    Howard just offered $15 million for the tiny house.

    Beth is going to wear it as a shoe.
     
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    The world would be a better place if we all just lived in shanty towns :grad:

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    I guess he'll need to spend another $15 million for the other hoof?
     
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    Yeah. :nocheer:
     
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    :artiejj:LOVE IT
     
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    It may even be worse here in some areas of SoCal. A house around the corner is 5600 sqft and it's built on a 9000 sqft lot. That's just barely 1/5 of an acre. And they are everywhere - relics of the mid 2000s housing boom when everyone and their brother was suddenly a real estate developer and they were all in bed with these fly-by-night construction outfits that were using the cheapest possible materials the inspectors would let them get away with. Slab foundations, thin wall copper pipes, hollow core doors and 1/2" drywall was the order of the day.
     
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    Insurance job.
     
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    Some places 3/4 acre is considered small. Like here.
     
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    He just bought JD's apartment for $11 million.

    Hopefully, it's big enough.