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    Who owns the house and why?

    Everyone say hello to Jay Shafer. He’s the creator and resident of the smallest house in the world, which he has proudly named Tumbleweed. Jay is an artist and architect, who lives in his home near San Francisco. He sells plans for, and builds, tiny homes in sizes ranging from an extremely small 50 square feet to a practically roomy 500 square feet.
    Jay has been living in a house smaller than some people’s closets since 1997. Can you imagine living in something so small for so long?
    Jay’s decision to inhabit just 96 square feet arose from his concerns he had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment, and because he does not want to maintain a lot of unused or unusable space. Basically, he’s a tree hugger. Truly inspirational or just plain nuts. What do you think?
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    Details about the house
    • The house occupies a total of 96 square feet, which is smaller than most people’s bathrooms. It is truly TINY.
    • The house comes fully equipped with a desk and fireplace in the main room; a kitchen; wet bath; and a loft upstairs.
    • For its small size, the house has a large amount of storage space, thanks to its clever design.
    • A house like this costs approximately $40,000 to buy
    • the house is wired for electricity and ready to be plugged in through a plug on the outside. The house could also be powered by using a standard AC plug-in, or even better, via a solar electric system with an inverter.
    • There are two-burner stove, an under-counter refrigerator, a bar sink, an RV on demand hot water heater, and a propane boat heater.
    • Tumbleweed Tiny House is very well insulated, easy to heat and cool, and
      meet the State of California’s strict residential energy efficiency standards. Jay typically spent less than $170 (total) on propane to heat his tiny house during the brutal winters in Iowa.
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    I want to see! Only red x's.
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    and no link to click to see either

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    I couldn't find the article, but here's a video.. pretty sure this is the same guy.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRvsWuWNUM[/youtube]

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    Wow. This is great! Not for me,but some people!
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    Cutish, but I would go absolutely nuts in there (not to mention my
    SO who simply wouldn't fit in it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    Cutish, but I would go absolutely nuts in there (not to mention my
    SO who simply wouldn't fit in it).
    Yeah-I was thinking about my shoes & purses. Forgot Mr. entirely.
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    Oops, thanks for posting the link to the photos. Sorry about the red x's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Yeah-I was thinking about my shoes & purses. Forgot Mr. entirely.
    I KNOW.. I appreciate quirkiness a lot, but even if it was just me and my clothes (forget about my dog, shoes, or even furniture) I think I'd go insane.

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    It's cute but rather claustrophobic for my liking.
    Rock the fuck on!

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    Why?

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    maybe i've got a dirty mind but the first thing i thought was, there aren't a lot of places to have sex in that house. at least not comfortably.
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    It's a caravan. Nicely done but a caravan.
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