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Boise, ID - woman's tiny house

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ATCclears, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Neat my mom lives in a real nice medium sized 5th wheel about the same size. Why is this news?
     
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  3. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Its a growing urban trend. One of the local talking heads at KATU did a piece on them last year. I think I'd opt for the 5th wheel, myself. At least I could change the scenery when I wanted.
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a house? It's got WHEELS on it. I'll bet under that little porch is a
    trailer hitch. Around here that would be a trailer, and require a license plate.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It looks like it's built on a 5th wheel frame.
     
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  6. FZRider

    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    Reminds me of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. If your house has wheels and your car doesn't...you might be a redneck.


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  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll take our 41' motorhome with three slides thank you!


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  8. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Look at the last few pictures, the 5th wheel hitch is clearly visible. No need to look under the porch.
     
  9. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I would have opted for one when I was young. My first place was an acre I purchased in Eastern Washington for $7,500 and a 3 bedroom 14x72 that I bought for $9,500, back in the late 80's. With power and septic I was in it $23,500 when it was finished.
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks. I didn't scroll all the way through the pictures.
    SO---it's got wheels, a hitch and tail-lights. It's sitting up on concrete blocks. I'm pretty sure that
    DOES NOT qualify as a house anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line.
     
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  11. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Meh. Its a rebuilt 5th wheel. Construction workers live for years on the road in rigs just like this. I did. If I could do it all over again, I probably never would have bought a house, rented a $300/month space instead and saved my money. Low maintenance, change your scenery or state whenever it suited you, etc.

    Keith
     
  12. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So...where's the gun safe??
     
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  13. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    and the reloading bench...
     
  14. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    the reason these homes are often built on 5th wheel frames and have wheels, is to get around a lot of the legalese pertaining permanent dwellings in a lot of the counties where they are...as well as getting around HOAs....In fact, for part of Idaho, the requirement for a permanent dwelling is that it be a minimum of 1200 SQ FT, if it is to be built on a lot and built as a permanent home. It's all about the money for most of the minimum size requirements, as that means more taxes (higher property values=higher property taxes), and additional taxes and revenues from the incomes of the contractors who are hired to do the work, along with the water/sewer/power/gas systems. I do not believe Oregon has any such requirements, not from what I could see.....(I live in a 425sq ft studio apartment...and I've see a great many houses in Salem and Albany that are under 1,000 SQ ft, though most of them have lofts and are rentals)
     
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    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I moved from a 12X18 wall tent we lived in for two and a half years to a 420 sq ft cabin. It's more room than we need.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That right there is the "vision" our government "masters" have for us, except stacking them 20 or 30 high and side by side 20 or 30 wide.
     
  17. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    What they didn't show you is the second trailer that is twice the size that she uses to keep her shoes.