I hate how tiny houses have become this whole big yuppie thing.
Dude, the idea of a tiny house is that it SHOULDN’T COST 40K to make the fucking house. The idea is that it’s cheap, and that it stays cheap.
It’s so trendy now for people with money, it makes me ill.
I love the whole tiny house movement but it is kind of funny if you think about it. Most of those little places are running between $20,000 and $30,000 and people live in them until they can afford to buy or build a modest normal house with cash. That’s cool, I identify with the desire to be outside of the world’s systems and debt free. It is the very definition of freedom!
However, I can rent a house for three years for $20K. So where is the savings? And I love the whole idea, I am totally a fan!
As a matter of fact I’m going to go visit a lady here locally and she’s going to show me her tiny house. I’m excited about it. But again… I can rent a house for THREE YEARS before I’ve spent what folks are spending on their tiny homes.
I’ve done the math here, and I’d have to be able to build one for less than $6,000 and live in it longer than two years for it to make any sense for us. Can that be done?
I don’t know. How far into a project do you get before you’re reached the point of no return and you have to spend the next $6,000 just to keep your first $6,000 from being a total loss?
A trailer could cost you half of that price. You could buy a travel trailer with a bathroom for that much money, but I don’t think a tiny house is possible unless it’s all donated/used/reclaimed/recycled.
And I’m the same way. Rent is cheap here and it will cost me more to own a tiny house for the first 5 years but after that a rental space is $2k a year.
This is precisely why I look at sheds and teardrop trailers. I always hear about “sustainability” and “economic freedom” but it still boils down to the same thing when you’re shelling out several thousand dollars for a tiny house. I do get that companies need to make a living, don’t get me wrong, but there has to be a point where someone in what has become “The Tiny House Industry” says, hey, we’ve gone past all of the tenants and reasons for these even existing.
I thought it was something other than to be more minimalist than thou with a price tag that shows it.
My next vehicle will be a truck.
Well, I’ve been given the go ahead by family to have a tiny house on their property. I just need to raise the money for it as I’m still unemployed and looking post college.
My initial plan was just an art studio in a shed (likely 12’x16’), but it was also a you can do as you like sort of thing. They actually liked the idea of a tiny house as we’d been discussing the economy, tiny houses, and alternative means of living in a society where the unemployment rate of young people is pretty high.
So with that being said, I’m not really sure if I will turn it into a full fledged tiny house, but I am going with the most sensible (in terms of finances and feasibility for me) option which is as I mentioned before, a shed.
I was thinking of starting up a go fund me, but I don’t like just asking for money and I don’t know if I want to put all of my business out there. Instead, I’ll put out there that I’m taking art commissions. I’m running them at a discounted rate from what I usually charge. Initially they were just for an event that I wanted to go to next month as well as to fund a much needed new laptop, but I may extend my own deadline and add the Tiny House to it as well.
My rates are as follows for both digital and traditional “real” media art;
1 figure per drawing: $25
2 figures per drawing: $35
Because I know that paintings may be wanted, I’ll go with a flat rate for those as well.
small: $15 4”x 6” or 5”x 8”
medium: $30-$50 depending on complexity 8.5”x 11” 9”x 12”
(Painting sizes varies due to availability of paper on hand, sorry for the inconvenience.)
I accept payment via paypal and postal money orders in US funds. US shipping is free. In order to get a commission, please either note me here or e-mail me at gothicsugarart at hellokitty dot com.
I’ve got 51 positive feedback on ebay for those who need references and have been selling online off and on since 2000 as an artist.
I’m raising $ for:
Event that I would like to go to in July
Tiny house studio
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I’m doing a big discount on my regular rates.
All pieces whether digital (delivered via e-mail) or traditional (free shipping in the US) will be available for the following prices:
- $25 one character/figure with background
- $35 for two characters/figures with background
- $7 for a full body…
Tiny Luxury Cabin
I think this is a wonderful idea for a design especially in the bathroom. This one is 200 sq ft at 10’x20’.
The post has a few ideas from the original blogger as well as a link to 44 storage ideas, of which quite a few are repetitive and some are just common sense. However, I liked a few of them and thought I’d share what I found.