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Old 04-29-2007, 07:49 AM   #11
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Someone sent me this link to a company that builds some very good looking ‘Mobile Homes’…..
http://norwesterindustries.com/home.html

If I was to think of building something semi-permanent … I’d go for a couple of these built so that they could be connected together in an L shape….

Here’s an interesting site where people use Shipping Containers to make some pretty good looking homes…
http://www.fabprefab.com/fabfiles/containerbayhome.htm
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:44 PM   #12
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I picked up my building permit today -- for my 864 sq ft workshop. I believe the
correct uttering now is... "WOO-HOO". Hmmm... should probably add an "!".

No, I ain't starting no project thread called "Kinetic Barn; Crazy Man tries...."


Silly thing is, I had to pay the school district fee for the square footage, as if the shop
were dwelling space. The city said a "hobby shop" counts as dwelling space. That
may turn out to be... my loop hole around the 1000 sq ft minimum for the future
new house!
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:17 PM   #13
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Re: Small houses challenge our notions of need as well as minimu

heck my house is not quite 900 square feet I want a skoolie so i can increase my squarefootage
my shop is three times as big as my house, but .......... I have no mortgage and I recently went debt free
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:21 AM   #14
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Yep... no mortgage and no debt here also. There are tradeoffs, like my rough neighborhood, but WOOHOO it's a great feeling to have no debt.

No, I don't mean to brag -- heaven knows I have been in the "debt trap". I just want to recommend that living debt free is worth almost any sacrifice to get there.

My steel barn kit is scheduled to arrive in two weeks.
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Re: Small houses challenge our notions of need as well as minimu

Well if only you lived closer. We could have a bolt turning party...we'd get a barn built and some roofs raised.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:04 PM   #16
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boy howdy I went through it too I had a couple of heart attacks and had a bunch of personal debt too. took us 7 years to get out
with the medical debt house and all we paid off 324000.oo I am bragiing al little but I am damm proud.
I would love to come help too
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:03 AM   #17
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Just to make it clear to any innocent bystander who might come stumling in here,...
We are ranting about having gotten out of debt because it is so darned important that young folks learn to be careful about taking on debt. Don't ever buy "all the house you can afford". I did. In the long run, in the real world, I couldn't.

All rightythen. Sure guys, come on over and help raise the barn!

Actually, there is plenty of cheap real estate for sale here in Clearlake -- if any of you want to move to a snow- and rust-free area. But there are tradeoffs.
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talking about being off the subject. lol but I really think credit could be the ruin of our younger generation.
Instant gradification will get you into financial problems every time
listen from our mistakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! save a little spend a little don't borrow any
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Not off topic at all!

Oh, and this... from memory...

"Sure, I'll tell you the secret of our success. We don't borrow money."
-- Henry Ford, circa 1925.
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Think Ford is still not borrowing money!
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