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Wanda Wants to know: Why live in a house for a mouse?

Posted 37 months ago|17 comments|701 views
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Imagine that you could down size your home. How low would you go? Would you go under 1500 square feet? How about 1000 square feet? Would you down size your home to 1000 square feet? That is pretty small isn't it? That just about covers one small bedroom a living room, kitchen and bathroom, right? Now who would live in a home that small unless they were single and with no attachments?

But let's , for the sake of argument, imagine down sizing our home even smaller than that. Lets down size it to 500 square feet. That is just wide enough for two small rooms now, but can you imagine making your home smaller than that? Can you imagine bringing the size of your home to 320 square feet or even smaller yet, 240 square feet? Can you imagine living there with your spouse and maybe even a child? These two scenarios are no figment of my imagination. The fact is that they are the larger size of the tiny home movement.

The tiny home movement features homes that are, get this, less than 100 square feet. Tiny homes can be so small in fact that they are not even registered as homes at all. In most cases their diminutive size makes them to small for zoning codes and can be built under local code radars. There are so many resources available for building these beauties and what is best is that nobody will judge you wrongly. Many people spend on average 20 thousand to build these tiny homes and then go on to make them their permanent residence.

So why would someone, anybody do this? Are the newly divorced moving in to these shacks or are the financial strapped buying these homes? Are these homes for the benefit of the environment? Are these homes the answered prayer to the recently homeless.? There are so many options that I have to ask myself: Why live in a house for a mouse?
UPDATE - 37 months ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOAPe0VoK3U&feature=related
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The Cypress Gang
The Cypress Gang
37 months ago: House for a mouse? Call it a cabin and take a life long vacation.
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
37 months ago: Wanda says: Surf the net babydoll. Some of those "cabins" are smaller than closets. They are tiny, tiny, tiny!
The Cypress Gang
The Cypress Gang
37 months ago: Wanda who says? Siempre Wanda / Dwayne Wands / Wanda GirlSmarty et al?

Who is Wanda? What is Wanda? When is Wanda? Where is Wanda? and most of all...

Why is Wanda?

Drop that "Sugar", "Babydoll", "Sweet Potato", "Sweetie", "Hung like I want".

It won't get a northern black male posing as a southern white woman a lick on your booties.

Surf the world Dip Squat.

I'm waiting on "Mi Ching" and "Da Nigra". You need more personalities?

I have one just waiting for your Cherokee bloodline. Chief...

No? Bro? or is it Half Bro and Half Man?

You keep flipping sides so nobody can tell.

Is it possible that maybe your a product of our imagination?
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
36 months ago: Wanda says: As usual sugar, you are as sweet as ever!
The Cypress Gang
The Cypress Gang
36 months ago: Time of the month?
Altruist
Altruist
Eugene, OR
36 months ago: Despite the persona I like the content.

Voluntary simplicity. I tend to fill up whatever space I have. Suitcase - fill till I need to sit on it. Moving with a car, fill it till it's on the axles. House seems to fill up with stuff.

So when I go on a trip I take a smaller bag. Same with a house. The smaller the house the simpler the life, because you are forced to have fewer possessions. Also lower heating bills, you can heat the place with a candle if well insulated. Less things to worry about so it is easier to be happy.

Check out this artist's house. He made it in a garbage truck. It is really very elegant inside. A place for everything and everything in it's place.
http://www.eligr.com/2009/11/dollar-bill...

36 months ago: http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/garbagecamper.asp

Not a garbage truck.
The Cypress Gang
The Cypress Gang
36 months ago: Yeah, next will be a sleeping bag and a backpack.
TheLegendTomWing
TheLegendTomWing
 Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
36 months ago: Now this is a post that would make Siempre Solo proud.
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
36 months ago: Wanda says sheepishly, "Tee Hee, Tee Hee, I wonder why?"
Felix Mannow
Felix Mannow
England
36 months ago: In england all the houses are alot smaller than in america.
The plus is running costs are lower but any savings we make are lost in more expensive taxes.
So enjoy your big houses while you can afford to live in them.
Because if you go like england you will get taxed out of them.
Felix Mannow
Felix Mannow
England
36 months ago: dwayne remember size isnt everything lol
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
36 months ago: Wanda responds to Felix," Honestly Felix, a size joke? I'm a southern bell. I don't respond to such childish banter. :)"

Wanda stops and thinks for awhile then adds the following, "Hmm, come to think of it. I did respond to you, didn't I? Well in as much as I am responding I would like to add that small homes especially the kind I described in this essay are better suited to young people with no commitments or mature men with no commitments. I can't see my self or some poor housewife trying to manage a family with four little ones in one of those."
36 months ago: Dwayne have you been taking something ya shouldnt of lately.
Wanda is beginning to remind me of someone i saw on the internet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRACo5plv...
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
36 months ago: Wanda says, "Sorry Sugar Cakes but this girl watches her figure in the mirror not a web cam and what I see is no way as big as that moo cow. It looks as if she ate all the other itty bitty web cam girls. Now let me ask you something, why is a good English boy like you surfing the net for plump bikini girls? Hmmm?

BTW: Dwayne is MIA. Me and his other staff writers have no idea where he is at? Do you think you can help find him?"
36 months ago: you cant beat a plump bikini girls.
they are too big for the bat.
are you sure you havent shut dwayne behind one of the many doors in the house.
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
36 months ago: Wanda says, "I don't know where he is at, honestly!"

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