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Old 08-01-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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No one seems to talk about Prefab homes so I thought I bring up the topic. Does anyone own one and if so how is it working our for you? What attention are you getting, electricity savings (if any) and how does it hold up in rough weathers?
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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Well, there's the wooden cabin type, then the container-based, both of which are mostly off-site construction.

But if you're referring to the typical mobile home, well, a trailer park is a trailer park is a trailer park.

Remember the Alabama joke

Q:what do tornadoes and divorces have in common?

A: Someone's losing a double wide.

-von
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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Some tiny houses are nice and look well built. I can only image what it sounds like in a container house in a hail storm.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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Due to zoning laws, you can only build/cite a tiny house on mobile home parks.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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Due to zoning laws, you can only build/cite a tiny house on mobile home parks.
Just me, but I wouldn't see the lure of living in a tiny house in the city anyway. But, when has a politician here refused a donation for a zoning variance?
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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Just me, but I wouldn't see the lure of living in a tiny house in the city anyway. But, when has a politician here refused a donation for a zoning variance?
People who need affordable housing don't have the money or where with all to obtain a variance.

But I agree with you. Tiny Homes are snake oil. We already have a housing product that does the trick. It's called an apartment.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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One lure of a tiny house is to get off the grid which looks more attractive to me every day.
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Good friend built a prefab in Yerington, NV. Two thousand square feet. Delivered in a couple of pieces and assembled on the site...which was over 10 acres in a semi-rural development outside of Yerington. House is very nice and energy efficient. He also put up a big steel barn next door.

He believed he saved about 25% on a stick built. Have no way of checking but he had a doctorate in Physics so he was a pretty smart guy.

I would think you will find them more commonly in ruralish places. Though a few sessions ago I believe NV passed statute that building codes cannot restrict to stick built.
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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As long as you own the land it sits on and you aren't renting, it's a viable option for some people.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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25% off?? I think you mis-heard.

Try 25% OF stick built.

Seriously, mobile homes are dirt cheap. My God, man, they're MDF and aluminum, FCOL.

PS I've known lots of folks with PhDs that have NO common sense, basically dumb as a rock outside their very specific (read "limited") area of expertise.

So do not infer that he understands ANYTHING about construction, PhD or no. A mobile home?? really??

Realtors don't let friends build [sic] mobile homes.

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He believed he saved about 25% on a stick built. H<snip>
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