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post #21 of 41
She lives in my town
Here is a local article about her
http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/158109.html
The comments make me sad and will show you that even a "crunchy" town is not immune from intolerance.

She is able to have it because it is on wheels. Also, it is a Tumbleweed home
post #22 of 41
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She lives in my town
Here is a local article about her
http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/158109.html
The comments make me sad and will show you that even a "crunchy" town is not immune from intolerance.

She is able to have it because it is on wheels. Also, it is a Tumbleweed home
Those comments are pathetic. I cannot believe how angry people get when others try to live simply and reduce their footprint. How is it hurting them? Isn't strange how people in our society are attacked for not wanting the "american dream" house?


That's an amazing story and an amazing woman. As a single person I would love to live like that. That's my dream home!
post #23 of 41
I wish I hadn't read the comments. People are so lame sometimes.

I LOVE the idea of this. I think DH and I would do very well in one of the bigger Tumbleweed homes (like the 200 sq foot one) if we didnt have 3 kids!!!

My mom saw a picture of one and said it looked like our house and I was happy to correct her that ours is MUCH bigger- a mansion, really... coming in at 900 sq feet!!! (shes always ragging on me for my small house)
post #24 of 41
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I've seen her story before, somewhere, and was inspired!
Maybe when I posted it yesterday.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...0&postcount=65
post #25 of 41
this was on our local news (live in washington) I'm so inspired by this. I really want to simplify our lives
post #26 of 41
Cool!
Needs pictures.

When I tell people that our house is 560sq feet they look at me like I'm crazy!
post #27 of 41
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I love it! It reminds me of those tumble weed homes : http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses.htm.

I would LOVE a six dollar electric bill too!

Reminds me of my first house (bought with my now ex hubby). It was 18x20 feet (one story with a partially finished basement), technically a no bedroom house b/c the bed was in the basement and had no official egress. We heated with wood and our elec bill was $13 or less a month. The one drawback. Because heat travels up and the wood stove was on the first floor, our bedroom was a brisk 35 degrees on cold days in the winter.
post #28 of 41
That's cool - I could see myself doing that if I were single.

My SIL lived in a modified garden shed for a while, very similar. It had a twin bed/futon (no loft), table, kitchenette, shower and toilet. Front door and back door, you could walk straight through in about 12 steps.
post #29 of 41
That's so cute. I love it! I think it's nice that she has friends who let herl ive on their property. I am sure she understands their generosity. I don't know why people get so worked up about what other people do.

I love that there are folks like her out there. That's not something I could see myself doing, not with 4 kids, many animals, nieces and nephews and hopes for grandchildren...lol...someday. I want to be the 'go to ' house. It's so great she is following her heart!
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by Jade2561 View Post
I love it! It reminds me of those tumble weed homes : http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses.htm.

I would LOVE a six dollar electric bill too!
Those houses are sooo cool...we just bought what seems like a mansion...
1200 sq feet lol
post #31 of 41
Here's the video clip from the news broadcast....

http://tinyurl.com/2mdz3x

I'm actually from Olympia originally. I'm surprised more people in that town aren't doing something like that. LOL
post #32 of 41
That is just what I need. My house is like a pocketbook- the bigger it is, the more crap I stuff into it. The smaller it is, the more organized I am!
post #33 of 41
I loved that! Thanks!
post #34 of 41
Oh this is SO awesome!
post #35 of 41
Makes my 750 sq ft apartment feel like a chateau
post #36 of 41
Wow, that is amazing! I'm with the PP, my whole body relaxes when I think about having that kind of life. I would totally do it if I was single with no kids.
post #37 of 41
I would love that. We have an OLD camper/trailer from my grandparents that is 15'x7' and the 5 of us live comfortably in it when we go on our weeklong camping trips. We do all of our cooking outside even though there is a stove. Of course, we really only use the camper for when we're sleeping or if it's raining. I think that if there is enough outside space, this is totally doable with a family. Would I give up my house at this point in my life? Probably not. But I love going camping and realizing exactly how much stuff we don't need and then purging when we get home.
post #38 of 41
this is very cool. i love those tumbleweed designs. they're adorable. i do love that 'glass house' structure particularly. it's really beautiful.

sometimes, i dream about getting a plot of land and putting one of these tiny houses on it. i talked to my husband about it a couple of times, and he's not really into having something so small.

but the reason is really sad. his mother grew up very ashamed of her 1,100 square foot home, always feeling inadequate because it was so small. she got it as a gift from her father (she was born in that house), and it's a pretty little home. so, he inherited that shame about having a small house.

when i look at these houses, i see possibility. i love the idea of simplicity and i'm getting closer and closer to living more simply. we're decluttering more and more, and i am hoping that we can move toward even more simplicity (according to our firends, we live 'too simply!'). we've agreed to utilize the library rather than buying books, for example, and we're doing a lot of recycling--buying used instead of new as much as we can.

i don't think i can convince him to move away from the shame of a small space. i love that glass house particularly, and we've long talked about living 'in the japanese' style--which means having small, multi-purpose, clean spaces and no clutter!

i feel like our lives are the antithesis of that! ah well. these types of things help me dream!
post #39 of 41
Oh, I am in love with that house!

We rented a 600 sq.foot cabin on our summer vacation and I realized that would be ample space if our family of 3 ever wanted to downsize. Or if we needed to--if something happened to DH (FSM forbid), I'd be considering those options.

She really does have it decorated beautifully.
post #40 of 41
true! whenever my husband and i stay in DK, we always stay in a little place. i see how 'doable' it is, if you're willing to do it.
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