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Old 04-22-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I find the latent animosity to this type of housing interesting. Just think of the scads of money he's saving by NOT having a mortgage, utility bills, and credit card bills for stuff no one needs but the ever-present commercials convince us we need? And in lieu of a 'regular' job, he has time. Time for everything he wants to do and nothing he doesn't.

And after looking at his blog for a little while, if I was 30 years younger..... whoa, good looking healthy real MAN there, not a cubicle farm or office stuffed suit wannabe.
Given that he has to use an outdoor shower and has no laundry facilities, he probably frequently stinks like a "real MAN" who hasn't showered or changed clothes in a while, too.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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The newness of this type of living setup would wear off quickly. I love the outdoors and forests but dislike the mosquitoes and flies eating a person alive. You'd still have to get health insurance and it's not offered universally in the US... you're not going to be able to raise a family in such a setup.. personally I'll take a used mobile home on it's own land as a better alternative if you can find something like this. More square footage and modern plumbing and such....
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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This looks like an adult sized treehouse.
We call them shacks around here.

One of my brothers built a deer stand that's probably the same size as this house if you include the "front porch". The "living space" is about 50 square feet (6 x 8 or so), and the rest is front porch. It has a much better view, however, because it perches on stilts about 10-15 feet off the ground on the crest of a small hill in the middle of the woods.

It's also not an eyesore as it's painted "camo". My brother bought the treated lumber for the stilts, the roofing materials, and the paint. The three windows (with screens) and the door (also with screen) were salvaged as were other materials. It's heated with a propane heater.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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it's just a shack with a bed.
typical sheeple attitude. guy builds something a bit different and all you can say is "its a shack with a bed"...priceless.

Last edited by bigpaul; 04-22-2015 at 09:21 AM..
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Some people can't stand it when others throw off the shackles of consumerism.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: SC
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Not bad -- if you want to live in a pre-rundown shack.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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F it. You wanna live in a house in the woods. Go for it. But don't sit there looking at me to do it or try to guilt me into it.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:35 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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I'd do it if I owned the land, but land is very expensive in this part of my country, been looking for several years but haven't found any that I can actually afford to buy.
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