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Old 04-13-2016, 11:55 AM   #21
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He included a link to his plans in the video...which took me to his website.
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He's married and lives in Washington state (and worked at Boeing).

He's got a lot of other clever designs posted.

He mentions that he used the bicycle trailer quite a bit.

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Well, it is a step above a cardboard box under a bridge...
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That corrugated plastic material is a really versatile material. Strong due to the corrugations, yet waterproof. And best of all, in his case, free!
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Well, it is a step above a cardboard box under a bridge...
Yes, I couldn't help thinking while watching - how nice it would be to have one of those available for the homeless. But we wouldn't allow them to park it.
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I gathered that he only lives in it while traveling, like a teeny tiny RV. He says he used something similar for a trip to Burning Man. But I don't see how he and his wife could both sleep in it, unless they slept in shifts!

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Is there any credible indication that he lives in this thing? He clearly has a excellent shop, which is not inside his mini-trailer.

IMO, this is more akin to a hobby, and perhaps a public statement of some sort.

Can you imagine him having his girlfriend over for a beer and pizza? How about a romantic home cooked candlelight supper?

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I gathered that he only lives in it while traveling, like a teeny tiny RV. He says he used something similar for a trip to Burning Man. But I don't see how he and his wife could both sleep in it, unless they slept in shifts!

I haven't gone through everything on his site, but he did post a few pics of the accommodation he designed for his non-heat-tolerant wife at Burning Man, which is more like a teepee/pyramid made out of rigid foamboard. He also designed the adjacent yellow vehicle made from coroplast for tooling around Burning Man.

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This guy sure likes his coroplast.

Cool hobby.
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His other house is a Mc Mansion. No I do not have enay evidence.
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Looks fun to build, but I wouldn't want to pull it around or sleep in it. Looks like he did an excellent job on the build.


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When I was a kid, I enjoyed camping. But now it just reminds me how much I like modern life with internet, proper lighting, toilets, electricity, etc. I hate to say it, but for me a weekend camping is enough.

Also, that thing would get dismantled if a bear ever smelled anything in there. Once, when I was camping at a public campsite, a guy forgot to use a bear canister for a single container of pudding he had in his backpack. He hung the backpack 10 feet high on a cliff not far from his tent. A bear took his backpack in the middle of the night and the guy chased the bear until the bear decided to end the chase, tear apart his backpack, and eat the pudding while the guy watched. Luckily, he had not kept his backpack in his tent
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