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  1. #26
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    I've seen on Pintrest you can do some amazing things with pallets, let's build pallet houses for the homeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post
    Where are you? 400 per square foot is $800,000 for a standard 2000 sq.ft. house. Probably true in some markets, but on the high side for most of America. 900/sq.ft is 1.8 million for a pretty standard sized house.

    I agree with TBS and some others though. Small unit construction isn't ever really going to be an ideal solution to homelessness as it doesn't work well with economies of scale in land/materials/anything. Even if they get the price down, is it really going to be cheaper than just building with cinder blocks in a lot of places after all the extra costs are factored in?
    This is up in BS and YC. 900/sq ft is a pretty standard gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    wow, the "products related to this item" list of things is amazing
    I'm showing some mushroom stuff and a miniature fairy cabin, what are you seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiCol View Post
    sorry bout your pup.... vibes
    Thanks. It was a nut kick, but he was 14 so a good run. Still missed everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    I'm showing some mushroom stuff and a miniature fairy cabin, what are you seeing?
    House kits delivered for $48k

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    House kits delivered for $48k
    Damn, Amazon really has come a long way from books.

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    Sears sold kit homes for the first third of the 20th. Wonder if any of those are still standing?

  8. #33
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    Lots of them still standing here in Bellingham.

    There are a few in the Hazelmere part of Surrey, and a few in Richmond around Finn Slough as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Sears sold kit homes for the first third of the 20th. Wonder if any of those are still standing?
    Butte MT is chock full of Sears and Montgomery Ward houses from back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Lots of them still standing here in Bellingham.

    There are a few in the Hazelmere part of Surrey, and a few in Richmond around Finn Slough as well.
    Breckenridge has a bunch now, many $1m+ that have been added onto a few times. Most A-frames you see around are kit houses too, and we have a lot of em.

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    terrible-truth-about-amazon-tiny-house

    "This product is a waste of time and money," says Andrew Bennett of the Florida-based Trekker Trailers, a leader in tiny home designing and building. "They are playing on the tiny house industry. It would be more cost-effective to start from scratch. This type of product is bad for the industry and misleading. It's not a dwelling. It's a shed, or an atrium, or a greenhouse."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Sears sold kit homes for the first third of the 20th. Wonder if any of those are still standing?
    We lived in a kit home, Hermosa Beach 1991-97. Circa 1913 1 bedroom/1 bath, 750 sq feet. 3 blocks from the sand, $850 a month. An amazing time and place. Scraped in 1998.

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  13. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP INTRO View Post
    terrible-truth-about-amazon-tiny-house

    "This product is a waste of time and money," says Andrew Bennett of the Florida-based Trekker Trailers, a leader in tiny home designing and building. "They are playing on the tiny house industry. It would be more cost-effective to start from scratch. This type of product is bad for the industry and misleading. It's not a dwelling. It's a shed, or an atrium, or a greenhouse."
    Hey, some (not all) of those make nice she-sheds. And you don't have to wait for your lazy and/or busy spouse to make one happen in his free time, or wait for some contractor to do it way over-budget and months later. I wouldn't buy anything like that without seeing it in person, but there's a lotta one-clickers out there that'll take the chance.

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    there are a ton of prefab assemble yourself sheds on the market now, this is just a "new" delivery channel and a whole lot of free media marketing.

    edit: As example it appears you can buy a similarly sized Sauna for $3k, delivered vs. $5k for the Amazon "tiny home" sauna. But then it amazes me how fucking lazy the "smart" amazon shoppers are when it comes to price comparisons.

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