Microhomes

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  1. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
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  2. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    No chance I could handle that. It would have to be dirt cheap for me to consider it.
     
  3. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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  4. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    $250-280/square foot is pricey without a lot.

    I live in a less than 10 year old house is suburbia DM and it was less than $100/square foot with a lot (and a garage).
     
  5. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    I see a toilet and a sink but no shower.
     
  6. ISUME

    ISUME Well-Known Member

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    Zero chance of me getting up those stairs after a football game.
     
  7. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    I spent a winter in Steamboat Springs living in something very similar to this a little over 10 years ago. I was very happy to walk out of that place for the last time.

    When I was offered that guest house as a place to live I thought it would be cool. But I soon learned it is hard and a lot of work to live in something that small. Everything has a very specific place and it is a constant chore keeping things that organized. If you don't you literally can't move around inside them.
     
  8. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    This was one of my thoughts as well. Most people don't realize how much stuff they actually have. I have moved 5 times in the last 4 years, so I don't have very much stuff but there's no way I could fit it all in there.
     
  9. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    I was less than a year out of college so I didn't have much stuff. I was moving back to Iowa and decided to have a fun winter working on the mountain before I came back. Most of the small amount of stuff I owned was in storage in Iowa and I still could barely fit all my stuff in that place.

    The place I was in at least had a regular sized bathroom. As someone already said not sure where the shower is in that place posted.
     
  10. Wesley

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    The cost of a Fiat?
     
  11. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    With that loft space and bed, it looks more like 150 ft². Which completely changes things :jimlad:
     
  12. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Sponge baths.
     
  13. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    I actually looked into something similar recently. I dont want to live in a house in town. I wanted something mobile that I can move about but has design elements of an actual house. I looked into shipping container homes (which I will build at some point in my life because they are awesome) and houses similar to this. The idea being, I could move it next to (or into) our shop during the winter months, and haul it down to our remote pond/timber during spring/summer/fall. It would work perfectly for me. I ended up buying an actual house because I just didnt have time to research all poss.
     
  14. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    People act like this is something new. They are called trailers aka mobile homes.
     
  15. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    no.
     
  16. Dino

    Dino Active Member

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    Seems cheap, but I could see it being difficult to resell. Then it just becomes 30 grand you wont get back.
     
  17. VTXCyRyD

    VTXCyRyD Well-Known Member

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    Just buy a motorhome
     
  18. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    Kind of lack the architectural design elements Im looking for.
     
  19. JBone84

    JBone84 Well-Known Member

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    If I were a single guy, I'd love to park a microhome somewhere scenic and live detached from the world. Maybe not "Into the Wild" detached...although if it meant Eddie Vedder would write a soundtrack to my life I'd consider it.
     

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