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glen54737

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Tiny home TV shows
« on: August 25, 2016, 01:01:35 PM »
Have you seen these?
They seem to have more money than sense. I watched one right after the RV hunting one both people had $90,000 budget and 2 kids very similar stories.
The RV show they ended up with a Class A with bunks and the tiny house people got a 3 axle trailer but no way to move it. Also I think the builder of the tiny house really overcharged them, 90k when i can't see more than 30 in materials.

Also why do they use a composting toilet but have a shower and washer/dryer? Where does the water go? 

I saw another one where this girl gave $5,000 for a 1978 prowler travel trailer. I don't think it was ever worth $5,000.

I really just don't get it, I'll stick to the 5th wheel. Its easier to tow and has a bed(King size) I don't have to setup when I want to use it Or lofts with no emergency exits.
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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 01:06:41 PM »
My other half watches the Tiny House programs in addition to any program on house building or remodelling. so I get to hear parts of the shows. Neither of us 'get' the Tiny House thing, but folks who do think it's a way of saving money on housing and bills.

Earlier on this trip, we saw a number of Tiny Houses being towed, presumably to their permanent location.
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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 01:14:00 PM »
I have only seen a few of them because I also think it's a ridiculous idea. The only saw that made any sense was a builder showed a couple with 2 kids 3 different floor plans, and at last a new TT.  After a short discussion, the couple drove off with the TT. 
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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 07:34:30 PM »
We laugh about these all the time. They look like "Park Models" from the 90's to us.

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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 02:29:55 PM »
I notice most of the tiny house home owners have  their homes set up on friends or parents properties. 
Like others I don't get why  you would  want this set up, but it is fun to watch how ingenious some of them get with their use of space.

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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 06:43:11 PM »
Traverse Bay RV Resort in Traverse City MI has recently broken ground on a new section designed specifically for tiny homes.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.  I don't "get" the concept either.

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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 10:07:58 AM »
When I was in KC there was one next to us in the rv park they built the door and services on the "wrong" side.
I was wondering where else they are parked.
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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 09:26:07 AM »
Sometimes "Reality"isn't all that real.  My best friend is an Architect, one of his projects was featured on HGTV. When the episode was shown on TV I watched it with him.  His frequent comments  were;  What the hell?, I didn't say that! Where did they get that crazy number from? I wish I was paid that much per square foot!  I'll never do this again!

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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2016, 09:43:16 AM »
That's true, all of the TV shows you see are staged in some fashion. After all, it's all about ratings and money from sponsors.  The actual subject of the show is second.
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Re: Tiny home TV shows
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2016, 09:50:14 AM »
One key difference between RVs and tiny houses that is conveniently overlooked on these TV shows is that RV's usually have lots of cabinets for storage.  Our old Beaver is a great example of how attractive cabinets can fill nearly every unused space.  Most tiny houses have a bit of storage but not nearly as much as is afforded by our cabinets.  Nor, of course, do they have the equivalent of a motorhome's basement.

OTOH, we just built a 140 sq ft finished room and an 80 sq ft shed on our RV lot in Rockport TX.  Together with the ~340 sq ft in our MH and the outdoor deck space, it feels as if we now live in a palace!  ;D  After nearly six years of full-timing, it's amazing what a little extra space will do for you!
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