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    Memorial day was a major step forward for us. We have the second to the last (but the most important) leg of money coming into our household. Now we can absolutely start shopping for land *with intentions to buy.* We know exactly what we can spend, and what have to play with.

    While I am holding my tiny house off for this year (in pursuit of more adventures, so it's not so bad.. this leisure time is required by my soul, and I'm nothing if not a follower of my heart. Illogical little beast.) I may not be holding off as long as I anticipated in at least getting started. I've been weighing the costs of different aspects.. and I think that if I build it myself with my father, slowly over time as I gain access to money, I can build my tiny house in a year or two's worth of income from nursing school. Within three years I can probably have it up and running. My idea right now is to maybe buy a broken down RV/camper and I can live out of that whenever I need space to myself, and slowly put my house together as I gain the funds.

    This gives me the option to make some really unique changes to my household--like the way it is heated and cooled and powered--so that when it is built it could be completely net-zero if I design it right while it is being built.


    Right now my father and I are disagreeing on how to fence in the house. He wants to put a fence in just around our immediate house. I say we need a fence around the whole property so that not only do we have clear definitions for outsiders and ourselves, but also we don't have acres to chase the dog or kids around on. At least there will be a fence to stop them at the end of it. We may end up doing a hybrid of both.
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    Just saw this and thought you might like it. Even if you can't get a hobbit house for yourself in the near future doesn't mean you couldn't make one for your animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Just saw this and thought you might like it. Even if you can't get a hobbit house for yourself in the near future doesn't mean you couldn't make one for your animals.
    It's amazing! Its like a hobbit tree house!
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    OH MY GOD. Am I ever in love with this kitchen.. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/befo...sweeten-190579



    My only critique is that the cabinets don't go all the way to the ceiling. I just find it to be a total dust trap when they don't build into the ceiling.. Why spend the money on cabinetry and not just extend it all the way up to make an extra shelf's worth of *covered* space? It's something I see a lot of with cabinets and I just don't get it at all. No one wants to dust up there! The less dust traps in a kitchen the better. Anyways, it has dining space, prep space, it's just beautiful all around.. and that corner next to the fridge is perfect for a small counter-top oven. Love love love the lay out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    OH MY GOD. Am I ever in love with this kitchen.. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/befo...sweeten-190579



    My only critique is that the cabinets don't go all the way to the ceiling. I just find it to be a total dust trap when they don't build into the ceiling.. Why spend the money on cabinetry and not just extend it all the way up to make an extra shelf's worth of *covered* space? It's something I see a lot of with cabinets and I just don't get it at all. No one wants to dust up there! The less dust traps in a kitchen the better. Anyways, it has dining space, prep space, it's just beautiful all around.. and that corner next to the fridge is perfect for a small counter-top oven. Love love love the lay out.
    Urrbody loves granite counter tops haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Urrbody loves granite counter tops haha
    They're timeless, and match most anything as long as you don't go with something outrageous in color. It's really easy to update a kitchen and leave the granite when it's already there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    OH MY GOD. Am I ever in love with this kitchen.. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/befo...sweeten-190579



    My only critique is that the cabinets don't go all the way to the ceiling. I just find it to be a total dust trap when they don't build into the ceiling.. Why spend the money on cabinetry and not just extend it all the way up to make an extra shelf's worth of *covered* space? It's something I see a lot of with cabinets and I just don't get it at all. No one wants to dust up there! The less dust traps in a kitchen the better. Anyways, it has dining space, prep space, it's just beautiful all around.. and that corner next to the fridge is perfect for a small counter-top oven. Love love love the lay out.
    That was my thought, too. I really like the way it looks, but I'm particularly concerned with the books over the stove. They better have a good fan/ventilation and use it every time they cook or else I could imagine vapors doing damage to the books over time.
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    My friends in Denmark just got an apartment/condo, and the bathroom is so cool and clever, I think. Although it's apparently pretty normal in Copenhagen.

    You pull the shower curtain across the toilet area and then you adjust the water temp at the sink, pull this little plug which diverts the water to the shower head. Drain is in the floor, and you use a little squeegee afterward to push the extra water toward the drain and then replace the bathroom rug.

    I was in love with how space-efficient it was!
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    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/befo...sweeten-187067

    This kitchen got a lot of bad comments.. "It was fine how it was you greedy rich people!" It surprises me how many people think these guys didn't need a new kitchen (despite it's more open and efficient lay out now, and having donated the cabinets and countertops) because the old one was fine... but a lot of people have old, perfectly functioning kitchens that are merely outdated, and that's reason enough to renovate. Like you have to have something from the 80s for it to be dysfunctional.

    I thought the reno was really awesome and well done. Not how I would have done it, but the concept of most of the kitchen lining the wall is a great one for smaller homes.


    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    My friends in Denmark just got an apartment/condo, and the bathroom is so cool and clever, I think. Although it's apparently pretty normal in Copenhagen.

    You pull the shower curtain across the toilet area and then you adjust the water temp at the sink, pull this little plug which diverts the water to the shower head. Drain is in the floor, and you use a little squeegee afterward to push the extra water toward the drain and then replace the bathroom rug.

    I was in love with how space-efficient it was!
    Photos plz?! Can you find something online similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/befo...sweeten-187067

    This kitchen got a lot of bad comments.. "It was fine how it was you greedy rich people!" It surprises me how many people think these guys didn't need a new kitchen (despite it's more open and efficient lay out now, and having donated the cabinets and countertops) because the old one was fine... but a lot of people have old, perfectly functioning kitchens that are merely outdated, and that's reason enough to renovate. Like you have to have something from the 80s for it to be dysfunctional.

    I thought the reno was really awesome and well done. Not how I would have done it, but the concept of most of the kitchen lining the wall is a great one for smaller homes.
    Yeah, I agree with your perspective. What I like about the reno is that they didn't put a stove or sink on the island. By leaving it clear it allows it to not only function as a large prep area, but also genuinely function as a dining area which would be clutch for a tiny home or small apartment without a designated dining area. What would be really cool is if instead of solid cabinitry they had rollable storage under the island on the kitchen side so that you could remove and replace it with foldable bar stools when entertaining.
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