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    Default Jay Shafer, founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company


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    I think Delta.

    It's funny all his small houses pictures are situated in the middle of no-where with tons of space...

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    Why on earth would anyone want to live in this?

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    Seems cozy.
    Capitalism is the belief that the rich don't work hard when they don't earn enough, and that the poor don't work hard when they earn too much.

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    I've spent time looking into these types of homes. I think they are an awesome idea, particularly for a single person. You get your basic needs met, without alot of waste. And the smallness of it encourages keeping only the things you really need or really love, instead of compiling a ton of useless belongings. Also, it sorta forces you to spend more time out and about instead of sitting at home, behind closed doors, hiding out on the computer, etc. Instead of housing a bunch of books, you make use of the library more, etc.

    They are also quite economical, if you can find someone willing to rent you a small portion of their land to park it on. About 4 months rent will get you material for a tiny home, or for the price of a car you can get a home that's already made up for you. They don't use excessive energy, nor heat up large spaces of empty air or unused rooms.

    One of the clerks at our local used bookstore lives in one. She's definitely got the mentality for one, disliking the mass commercialism and consumerism that goes on. The only thing she says she has a problem with is lack of room for large sewing projects, saying that it'll easily get cluttered from the supplies and space needed for sufficient cutting, etc.

    Personally, I've got a major clutter issue in my smallish 3 bedroom home. One of my goals is to pare down my belongings so that they will eventually fit neatly into one room, or a shed. The process of paring things down this much really requires figuring out what's important, and what your paying to keep. Initially, after a few years in this home, Richard and I were talking about getting a bigger home, which means more money. But the reality is, we don't need a bigger home, we just need less junk taking up space. Looking at the tiny homes has been an inspiration.
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    ENFp maybe? I get flashes of Dana Carvey every now and then.

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