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Old 07-19-2010, 07:11 PM   #41
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I could probably live in a 600-750 sq ft house as long as I had a 2000 sq ft. shed.
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This could be a plan B if one runs out of money.
My class C RV has more room than that, and has a separate shower stall. The smaller RV has the same wet bath arrangement like that house.

But then, it makes sense. My RV is 8' by 26', hence twice the square footage of the smallest tumbleweed house. And it's self-propelled. So, I am set!

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I could probably live in a 600-750 sq ft house as long as I had a 2000 sq ft. shed.
I have seen RV'ers putting their class A inside a huge hangar or a barn. There, that's what you need.
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Interesting! But don't stop at the house. One needs to have such a house situated on a large lot that is paved over and completely walled off, with a remotely controlled electronic gate. No mowing or weeding, and lots of parking and privacy... but the resale would probably be abysmal. The house itself could be pretty small but for me it wouldn't look like a man room at all.
Holy Cow!!

You have just described my perfect house!!!
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Holy Cow!!

You have just described my perfect house!!!
Too bad that others don't have the same idea. They don't seem to be easy to find in the average suburban community.
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Now, imagine that on top of the all-encircling wall is some barbed wire...

I can now picture the house...
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Now, imagine that on top of all encircling wall is some barbed wire...

I can now picture the house...
Maybe broken glass pieces under the barbed wire would help, too.... I remember seeing walls like that in Mexico City when I was a little girl, and they fascinated me.
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All right! Let's make the wall 12 ft high. When do you break ground?
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My class C RV has more room than that, and has a separate shower stall. The smaller RV has the same wet bath arrangement like that house.

But then, it makes sense. My RV is 8' by 26', hence twice the square footage of the smallest tumbleweed house. And it's self-propelled. So, I am set!
Our Class B has a much better utilization of space. Our Galley is much better/larger. We can seat four at our table... well, only three because we have added a (removable) large clothes closet. When we convert the Queen-sized bed into a Sofa -- one button operation -- we can even set up a second table. We can use the seating as two Single Beds if we felt like it -- again only one because of the Closet. Our shower can either be that size or if we use the Shower Curtain, it can occupy twice that space.

Oh! And we have an Awning that is as good as a Porch -- certainly much larger.

And... Best of all: I can go anywhere a car can go.
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I did a Spanish Immersion in Nicaragua earlier this year and the next door neighbors to my home-stay had a 8' wall with broken bottles/glass all the way around it. The house on the other side had 4 strands of barb wire... There is a whole 'nother world out there that people need to get out there and see


I'm single and not a stuff collector so could easily live in a 500sf house. I really dislike yard work so would prefer no lawn to keep up. My current home has 2.5 acres and it takes up a good 2 or 3 hours a week of my time. I grumble and complain the entire time I am forced to do it. I do have the property fenced in with the electric gate entrance though, so at least I do have one of my wishes.
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Most men, if left to their own devices, would design a house that looks a lot like a kennel. Concrete floors and walls with a floor drain. There would be nothing hanging on the walls (maybe some antlers). After awhile maybe a rug would go down on the floor, but that would probably be it for textiles.
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All right! Let's make the wall 12 ft high. When do you break ground?
12 feet high is good. But should we electrify the barbed wire? And maybe a moat with a drawbridge would be a warm and homey addition, like the smell of cookies baking.
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Most men, if left to their own devices, would design a house that looks a lot like a kennel. Concrete floors and walls with a floor drain. There would be nothing hanging on the walls (maybe some antlers). After awhile maybe a rug would go down on the floor, but that would probably be it for textiles.
And for most guys the walls have to be white! None of those other sissy colors.
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Our Class B has a much better utilization of space.

And... Best of all: I can go anywhere a car can go.
When shopping for used RV, I got really interested in the VW Rialta which is lighter than your RoadTrek. Its engine may be on the puny side. Despite that, these were fairly rare and in high demand. The few that were offered locally were snatched up before I could even make an appointment to go see them.
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12 feet high is good. But should we electrify the barbed wire? And maybe a moat with a drawbridge would be a warm and homey addition, like the smell of cookies baking.
Make the drawbridge strong enough for an RV to drive on, and you have a house with good resale potential there!
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Most men, if left to their own devices, would design a house that looks a lot like a kennel. Concrete floors and walls with a floor drain. There would be nothing hanging on the walls (maybe some antlers). After awhile maybe a rug would go down on the floor, but that would probably be it for textiles.

Well, I am not a man, but have to admit, Not such a bad idea actually.

Perhaps the walls could be painted a nice pretty color and nix the antlers... forget the rug, would get in the way of hosing down the floor, LOL I would need a nice comfy leather recliner, a TV? a stereo, a good bed, couple lamps, a small closet... I am not much into cooking so we can skip the full kitchen but would like a fridge and microwave. I'm all set!
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And for most guys the walls have to be white! None of those other sissy colors.
Exactly. When it needs to be touched up, it's easy to find the exact right match. And use gloss--it cleans up the best. A single bare 100W bulb on a cord in the middle should amply light a big room.
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Most men, if left to their own devices, would design a house that looks a lot like a kennel. Concrete floors and walls with a floor drain. There would be nothing hanging on the walls (maybe some antlers). After awhile maybe a rug would go down on the floor, but that would probably be it for textiles.
More proof that I am not really female.
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We need an architect member to draw this up. It will serve as the ER Forum model home.
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Most men, if left to their own devices, would design a house that looks a lot like a kennel. Concrete floors and walls with a floor drain. There would be nothing hanging on the walls (maybe some antlers). After awhile maybe a rug would go down on the floor, but that would probably be it for textiles.
You are more that likely right but there is one problem with that......Women. No female worth her salt would live like that.

My husband laughs at me but I have told him that with out Women there would be no civilization. Think about it. Some woman somwhere in time complained and nagged about not having something and some guy invented it to shut her up.
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