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Old 08-27-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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There is no reason to be concerned about an additional kitchen. With a dorm sized fridge, microwave, coffee-maker and a crockpot, most folks can get by nicely without an actual kitchen. Many assisted living facilities have nothing more than that in their one room, one bath living spaces (essentially - a one room studio with only a "station" for the earlier mentioned appliances). Sometimes, they set up the "station" like a bar - and have a bar sink with the fridge under it and a countertop for the microwave, and shelving above for coffee and condiments, cereal, etc. and plates/utensils.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:05 AM
 
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There is no reason to be concerned about an additional kitchen. With a dorm sized fridge, microwave, coffee-maker and a crockpot, most folks can get by nicely without an actual kitchen. Many assisted living facilities have nothing more than that in their one room, one bath living spaces (essentially - a one room studio with only a "station" for the earlier mentioned appliances). Sometimes, they set up the "station" like a bar - and have a bar sink with the fridge under it and a countertop for the microwave, and shelving above for coffee and condiments, cereal, etc. and plates/utensils.
Ugh

I am not a poor man. When I'm old and need a little help getting around, you want me to live like I'm a college freshman? :-)
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Oh no, Larry, of course not !
The Next Gen homes have a really nice second kitchen with full L shaped granite counters, tile floor, stainless dishwasher and fridge, lots of hi end cabinets, little nook built in for the microwave, and stainless sink and pull out faucet. Everything you would want in a very nice home.
Of course, alot of this is upgraded, so , if you have the moola, as you said, you are good to go !
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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LOL negirl

Those pods have become somewhat of a controversy as well with zoning laws. Just sayin'.

I'm hoping our house big enough for three or four will accomodate not only my mother when it's time but also for me and a caregiver when it's time.
Out west (Left Coast). Yurts (glorified tents) are being used to counter the Zoning laws). I have seen several 'pop-up' as granny pods.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL Stealth, I can so see you in a yurt. One for living, another for a garage, heavy equipment, etc.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Out west (Left Coast). Yurts (glorified tents) are being used to counter the Zoning laws). I have seen several 'pop-up' as granny pods.
A google search under images for Yurts brings up some fancy-schmancy ones that are definitely not tents. Some I could live in full-time comfortably.
Heck, one was even built in a tree
Didn't want to put up the picture ( ) 'cause then I'd get in trouble, LOL
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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A google search under images for Yurts brings up some fancy-schmancy ones that are definitely not tents. ...
but...Yurts are 'portable' in the eyes of the zoning laws, so not a permanent structure (other rules may apply). Yes they can be very nice and cozy.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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If I reach that point although I get along very well with the family I would prefer to move where I would have the ability to socialize with people my own age.
Same for me.
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