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#1 Hum

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:50

Ella Jenkins has been living in a space about the size of a shipping container since October—and loving every minute of it.

She built her own 130-square-foot house with the help of a kit and her stepfather, and is now part of a growing trend of people who reside in “tiny houses,” miniature abodes that are modestly priced, eco-friendly and minimalistic.

“I was almost a hoarder, I’m obsessed with clothes,” admits Jenkins, 24, a California-based Celtic harpist who says that moving into the small space has forced her to pare down her belongings and become tidy and organized.

But the shedding of things has been a welcome change. “Moving into the house was actually a relief because I could only take what I could fit,” she explains. “It feels freeing to have only what I really need around me.”

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#2 Farstrider

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:53

Very cool! Wonder if it has air conditioning?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:27

looks like a lil witch cottage .... or a secret gay couples hide away ... she obviously has no fat friends look at that door... i couldnt get in that house side ways

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:14

Not a new idea.

#5 DocM

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:02

130 sq/ft is 10x13 feet - the size of a typical garden shed in these parts.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:26

Burglars wouldn't need to break in, they could just take the entire house :laugh:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:46

Where is her bathroom and kitchen? If she takes a **** it will stink up the entire house. With a house that size she can save money on a TV because she won't need one that big.

#8 majortom1981

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 13:03

In some areas there is a size minum that a house must be. I think this is not code in a lot of areas.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 13:08

So she lives in a dressed up trailer?

#10 vetneufuse

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 13:11

good grief my pool house is larger then that :huh:

#11 Teebor

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 13:33

looks like a lil witch cottage .... or a secret gay couples hide away ... she obviously has no fat friends look at that door... i couldnt get in that house side ways


She looks quite cute I'd find a way in somehow

*Edit* Sounded less creepy then when I read it through after posting

#12 Farstrider

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 13:44

She looks quite cute I'd find a way in somehow

*Edit* Sounded less creepy then when I read it through after posting


What does this mean, are you fat, very big, tall or as you said in your edit, perhaps a creepy entrance?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:11

It would be a nice thing to have if you owned some land, a posh camping trip, but I wouldn't feel very safe parked on the edge of a council estate :laugh:

#14 Teebor

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:21

What does this mean, are you fat, very big, tall

Yes

or as you said in your edit, perhaps a creepy entrance?

Starting to think I might be

#15 Jason S.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:37

Celtic Harpist... riiiight...

nah, but she's a cute hippie.



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