by Grace aka costofcollege
The tiny house movement
Could you live in a tiny home that measured “between 65 to 400 square feet”? I’m enjoying the tiny home shows on HGTV, but no thanks for me. Maybe 1,000-1,200 square feet could work. This family likes their small space.
This made me laugh.
And, real talk, when someone went No. 2, the house had to be evacuated. The bathroom’s proximity to the kitchen was equally disturbing. The folding door did not, I repeat, did not seal odors well, and you had to wash your hands at the kitchen sink.
The factory-made houses appear to be very well made, and offer some nice architectural details and lifestyle choices, including hardwood floors, crown moldings, second-floor outdoor decks, master suites, glass pocket doors on either side of the dining room, granite counters and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and a washer/dryer on both floors. The bedrooms are carpeted and the bathroom fixtures are chrome.
Check out the slide show at the link to see the process of building these modular homes.
Here are the listings. At $650,000 each, they are relatively affordable for the area.
Why is homeownership slumping?
Household formation, however, is rising. The number of occupied housing units grew, but all on the renter side….
What’s your take on this analyst’s opinion?
“All the governmental attempts (certainly aided and abetted by many players in the private sector) at boosting homeownership has gotten us to this point in time with all the havoc it wreaked over the past 10 years. It’s just another governmental lesson never learned, of don’t mess with the free market and human nature.”
What housing trends interest you? What do you foresee? Are you ready to downsize, upsize, or stay put?