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Old 02-12-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tiny homes is a trend that started on the West Coast, and now a Tennessee builder is hoping to bring the concept to the Volunteer State.

For Jack McIntosh, life is quite simple.

New Trend Brings Tiny Houses To Tennessee - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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I'm not sure this "trend" is all that new. A local company already has had a very small house on the market for quite a few years. Clayton Home's Introduces the i-house, the new Revolutionary thought in home building.

I've been seeing lots of articles on these little one room wonders but haven't seen a big upwelling of interest anywhere in the country. I have the feeling it'll take some pretty big changes in cost of living and a lot of single person households for these to ever be mainstream, here in TN or elsewhere.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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Wow - a $20,000 shed...
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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$200/sq ft. Better have hardwood & granite.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Also, my big concern about this would be safety. While I am not a severe weather scaredy-cat, living in such a tiny house would offer very little protection from the nastier elements we see around here. Forget about tornadoes, I think high winds alone would be a huge concern with such a small, light house...and God forbid if there are any trees around.

I think I would feel safer in a trailer...and that's saying something.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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With a house that small maybe you could just pick up and run with it?

They would make a nice guest house, or vacation rental though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Wow - a $20,000 shed...
Funny how local folks living in a 2-3K shed are backwards redneck hillbillies, but call it a tiny home concept from the west coast and its a progressive 20K home.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: somewhere over the rainbow Ohio
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Funny how local folks living in a 2-3K shed are backwards redneck hillbillies, but call it a tiny home concept from the west coast and its a progressive 20K home.
Love it! Couldn't rep ya, have to spread the love.
Pam
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Funny how local folks living in a 2-3K shed are backwards redneck hillbillies, but call it a tiny home concept from the west coast and its a progressive 20K home.
Lol. The Mennonite barn builders in White county have been building these for years. Scratch that, decades. Completely plumbed, wired and set up on site. Locals prefer 'em to small single wides. Some of them are incredibly cute and they're a great way to at least get the grown kids out of the house if you can't get 'em off the property. I believe they are a bit more than 2K though.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Lol. The Mennonite barn builders in White county have been building these for years. Scratch that, decades. Completely plumbed, wired and set up on site. Locals prefer 'em to small single wides. Some of them are incredibly cute and they're a great way to at least get the grown kids out of the house if you can't get 'em off the property. I believe they are a bit more than 2K though.
I bought a 8X12 one some yrs. ago for 1200. Im sure the bigger ones are more now.
I bought a nice used one last year (cant have enough storage room). Im going to clean the junk out and fix it up as a bedroom for my oldest grandkid when he and his friends stay over.
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