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    living: how much space do we really need?

    this video demonstrates how this person lives in a 96 square foot home.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJLSoUkh1Vs

    most would consider this approach a bit extreme, but it is worth considering: how much space do we really need, and how well are we utilizing the space that we have?

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    The other question to ask is....how much STUFF do we really need?

    And anyway Mav, you would need two houses that size...one for you and another for all of your Tom Bihn bags and accessories!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbrown627 View Post
    The other question to ask is....how much STUFF do we really need?

    And anyway Mav, you would need two houses that size...one for you and another for all of your Tom Bihn bags and accessories!!!!


    we're talking about building a home now, but we looked at and passed on so many homes that were great but we felt were too small for us at the time. part of this came from an idea that we needed to have extra bedrooms for family visiting a couple of times a year. but that's like building a hotel that is half vacant all but a couple of weeks out of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post


    we're talking about building a home now, but we looked at and passed on so many homes that were great but we felt were too small for us at the time. part of this came from an idea that we needed to have extra bedrooms for family visiting a couple of times a year. but that's like building a hotel that is half vacant all but a couple of weeks out of the year.
    The secret is building a home with just the number of bedrooms for your needs but make sure it is near a hotel.

    Remember what Ben Franklin said: "Guests, like fish, begin to stink after three days."
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    I've followed Jay Shafer and the tiny house movement since he was featured on NPR, a number of years ago. It took me a decade get my stuff down to the point where I could put all things in a hatchback and happily travel across the country. It was a very painful process.

    But in the end, it all worked out well, since today I'm disable and live at an independent living facility called Fellowship Square in a small studio apartment that even today I deem is really too big for me.

    I fully agree with Jay's point of view. I believe economics will drive Americas back to a more sustainable life style. Back in 1950, houses were less than 1000 s/f.

    As we've seen in this video, there's many techniques to better utilize space. Living a minimalist style means more options and the ability to better manage life when you're handed a curve. Choose quality over quantity, that's I buy TB products.
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