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Old 06-03-2011, 02:47 PM
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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If McMansions arent for you, or really old homes, you could always buy land and live in a 320sq ft Shotgun Shack! lol

Have a great weekend

Video: Family Lives in 320-Square-Foot 'Shotgun Shack' | AOL Real Estate
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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Wow.... that is toooo small for 3 people. I could see one person living that way, and maybe two, but not three.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:24 PM
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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It's places like that all through the south
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:55 PM
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Wow just what I was looking for a bachelor pad!
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:23 PM
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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I agree it looks really tight for 3 people but I actually really respect people like this living within their means. I read a few messages below that article where people mentioned child abuse but the child looks happy and the mother seems like a really level headed person.

Definitely if people were forced to wait to buy a house until they could pay cash for it...I have a feeling you'd see these types of houses all over.

Thanks for sharing Shmoov. Have a great weekend.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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My place isn't much larger than that. I think my one bedroom cottage is about 400sqft, and I have no extra space. Every bit of space is being utilized, and I still need more room. It's just me and my cat, and I don't have enough space for everything. I'd have to start hanging things from the ceiling for more space.

All the other cottages in my row have two people in them, and one in the next row has four living in it. I don't know how they do it.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Location: Sunny Sandy Ego
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I remember when Katrina houses were the talk of downsizing. The original Katrina Houses were modular and quick to assemble, but took off. Universities and designers started building designs that maximized light, space utilization, and efficiency. Newer models were completely green, using shredded tires for flooring, insulation from compressed hay that was somehow fire-retardant.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Location: Shadowridge. Vista
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I like the idea of living within your means and dialing down the excess, but that should never be at the expense of safety. They had to find a place that didn't have codes so they could build this home. There are numerous code violations. In the event that the guest bed is down, then the front door is blocked in case there is a fire. The back door is blocked by the master bed.
I wouldn't mind so much about the kid's room but the fact that he is home schooled made me fear for his sanity. I hope he studies outside.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:27 PM
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Would be a great vacation shack on some acreage up in the woods. Insane to live there year round though.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Status: "Murrrca = RULED BY OLIGARCHS!!!!" (set 13 days ago)
Location: Beautiful Spokane!
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Well, when the government removes itself from Fannie & Freddie you will see prices on houses go down to what they should be without Big Brothers meddling..........then you can buy a NORMAL house at a decent price.
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