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Sat 9:13 AM
Does anybody actually consider the practicality of such a home? This home breaks down to $264.76 per square foot. Well more than double the average cost to construct a fully functional long term housing solution. This is just another trend disguised as a "green" initiative. Also, the home does not provide a good means of egress in the event of a fire. If you're looking to live on a budget, it just seems that there are far more affordable and practical options that already exist; For example, manufactured housing or condos. If you consider price per square foot, and what you're getting for the money, this is a ridiculous option.
Jun 21, 2014 2:19PM
These tiny homes are something I have been thinking of buying having built, they look pretty well put together and easy to keep up and possibly efficient to heat and cool, I have wanted to purchase a camper for some time, only I just couldn't  bring myself to spend upwards of 100 K  on an RV / ride that I would only use 2 or 3 times a year. I'v  wanted to downsize for years and these little homes look a lot more homey and comfortable.
May 22, 2014 10:26AM
If you going to build a home of that size you might as well add wheels and a hitch for relocating it when you get tired of the scenery.
May 20, 2014 9:40PM

don't think I could fit my car in that ...........let alone me

May 19, 2014 10:04AM
It's fine. I could do it, but my clothes, shoes, and bags could not.
May 19, 2014 4:55AM
You can buy a larger trailer house for $12,000.   I've built 600 sq. ft. homes for $20,000.  Moronic article!
May 4, 2014 6:21PM
I'd like to see the car that can pull that thing , A big truck maybe but not a car
May 4, 2014 2:54PM
All these micro-houses have a sleeping loft accessible by ladder.  How do the dogs get up?
May 4, 2014 2:42PM
A composting toilet in that tiny place? It must smell horrible in there.
May 4, 2014 2:40PM
Make it into a kids playhouse, That's about all I think its worthy of .
May 4, 2014 6:38AM
Maybe I am missing something here. You can go to any campground in America and find similar homes that are produced for folks to buy and move to where ever they want live. It is called a camper and a lot of them can be purchased for far less than $30K.
May 4, 2014 5:01AM
Can be pulled by a car??  Really.  Sure as heck ain't worth no $30,000. 
May 4, 2014 4:01AM
Only on the left coast would they think this is a bargain a 5000$$ tiny house for 30,000$$ what a pair of idiots ..............................

May 4, 2014 3:08AM
The new housing "normal" has arrived. When things top out the result is a snap in the other direction to find balance. 
May 1, 2014 3:49AM
...Until the California authorities figure out exactly where they are and fine the owner for having a non conforming living structure on their property...The owners of said tiny house...Which i think is really cool by the way...Are then faced with the choice of living in a wal-mart parking lot or squatting on BLM land. How sustainable is that?...I dont think you can use the word sustainable when the little home is trunking off of an existing homes services...Kinda hurts the claim that a housing development is unsustainable....Appropriate--Sustainable---Green....I am really tired of hearing these words.
Apr 27, 2014 4:29PM
I hope the wind doesn't  blow where this thing is located.
Apr 26, 2014 5:25PM
I think he did a great job, and if it's worth 30k to him, then its worth 30k. New tiny homes do sell for that much, and it does allow for more freedom and a simpler lifestyle. I give it two thumbs up. I am in the process of building a tiny home, and I am very much looking forward to no rent or mortgage payment. My truck is paid for too, bringing my living expenses down to a level that many people can only dream of. You can follow my progress if you like, at http://ryanstinyhouse.com
Apr 26, 2014 10:04AM
I think it's an attractive house.  Love the pic with the ceiling fan.  If it sways while you walk around, it will have a travel trailer feel to it, but the windows and door look as residential as possible.  To feel less like you are camping, a shop or barn could be build on the land.  Also you could build a fence or siding to mask the trailer/frame.
I would be temped to design one with a study inside with built in desk, perhaps with a bunk sleeping arrangement above it.
If the trailer is going to stay in one spot for years, I would build a permanent style deck around the entire thing so you could walk around outside;  It would have a table and chairs off the ground, maybe a bbq, could do a sunken hot tub inside part of the deck.
What fun.  Would very much like to learn how to build one this nice!
Apr 26, 2014 9:43AM
$30k ? Must have mink toilet seats or something. The rest of it is worth about $5k.
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