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Just wondering what this community thinks of these popping up all over the nation, some combing small eco systems, like compost toilet options, on or off city utilities, community crop growing, and other eco systems on small acreage. Heck for less than the price of the average home in some areas we can be developers and have our own design-builds. Micros multifamily units on combined zoning seem to be more the urban high density answer if one does not want the tiny zoning battles and public outrage about lowering property values, etc.

 

Here’s a currently underway tiny Home Eco_Development in San Diego, CA burbs. .

 

https://www.habitatstinyhomes.com/

 

Spur, TX claims to be the first tiny friendly town in the nation as of couple years ago and has boosted its old west ghost town with tiny’s. I talked to them going well.

 

http://www.spurfreedom.org/

 

Robotic furniture “Transformable Wall Systems” by Ori “City Home” “200 SF making homes feel 3x larger”, hitting market hard we need a catalog for, furniture vs space cost is some areas wins. How do we model this? Kinematics? How would an appraisal and bank loan work?

 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3030991/slicker-city/mits-cityhome-is-a-house-in-a-box-you-control-by-waving-your-hand

 

http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/ori_bringing_motorized_modular_furniture_to_the_mass_market/11471

 

I think a lot of Architecture originated in Japan? https://youtu.be/ehgQwooWKRA

 

Demographics. 20% 30-40 years old, 40-50 18%, 50+ 38%: http://thetinylife.com/what-is-the-tiny-house-movement/

 

I don’t get the tiny trailer, take that money put it in the building on pier and beam so it can be moved if and when needed, otherwise houses made of wood don’t take vibration as well as RV metal. 

 

More Green_Eco Movements. They keep gaining ground means an industry game changer? Combine both tiny and micro?

 

Cubitat: https://www.google.com/search?q=cubitat&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS700US701&espv=2&biw=1898&bih=914&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhhv-kwYDOAhXB7yYKHcQ-BIkQ_AUICCgB&dpr=1

 

Here is a good read, 

 

"Micro-apartments will be convertible. In the U.S., tiny housing units haven't yet achieved widespread acceptance, and the legislation allowing them in many cities has only recently been passed. Just in case the trend is a passing fad, developers are hedging their bets on micro-housing, the report found. Many buildings are designed so that micro-housing units can be easily combined into one- or two- bedroom apartments if demand decreases. Load-bearing walls, utilities, and other systems within the building are designed so that side-by-side units can be cheaply converted into bigger apartments. "

 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3041865/slicker-city/5-trends-that-will-shape-the-future-of-tiny-housing

 

Space Saving ideas: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/05/10-space-saving-furniture-designs-small-homes-micro-apartments/

 

Some CA discussions,

 

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1

 

Limited Catalogs, 

 

https://3dlibrary.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?r=site/detail/677

https://3dlibrary.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?r=site/detail/967 

 

and of course 3D warehouse although I'm not sure Dometic for RVs is designed for high long term usage. I travel in my RV working designs around the nation it has held up since few years now.

 

Anyone have some space saving or community layout ideas, model ideas or techniques?

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I see the movement as a clandestine way to make the masses almost happily accept the coming lowering of living standards.

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I see the movement as a clandestine way to make the masses almost happily accept the coming lowering of living standards.

 

Just the opposite, people are tired of the housing industry sucking them dry so instead of being house poor as most are they are using the saving’s to travel, etc….The issues are everyone and their mother and designing them, some finding after purchase it is not what they thought. That’s where we come in. The way things are looking the permanent structure will be a micro box a furniture box fits into, although I don’t think they figured out how to get it through the door yet. People have done far more work for far less than having to retract a bed ,or pull out a table, move a wall, if you think about it. Common areas are solving small space syndromes.

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It will quickly go the way of the avocado colored appliances.

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