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    Quote Originally Posted by TxZen View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuzHQtaznPo

    This is what we are aspiring to!! I could watch this over and over. Love!!!
    This is great! Love it. I love how she gave her dad the one house and she wound up in the office/bedroom. I've often thought it would be great to have a bunch of tiny houses for my kids and DH/I, and then have a yurt in the middle as a common area
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxZen View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuzHQtaznPo

    This is what we are aspiring to!! I could watch this over and over. Love!!!
    "I think simplicity is enough" - nice soundbyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxZen View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuzHQtaznPo

    This is what we are aspiring to!! I could watch this over and over. Love!!!
    Heroic indeed! Thanks for posting.
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    Check out the life of Alex Honnold, mountain climber! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CArfaGmYuGM

    Super simple!
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    so many great ideas.

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    This has very limited applications. It works nicely in a rural area with moderate fluctuations in climate like Northern California. But for most living in extreme weather environments, it's not practical. It is also offensive and unsightly in numbers. Scattered across the landscape in sparse numbers is maybe acceptable. The modification process alone creates mounds of hazardous materials. The paint used on them is industrial with materials that are regulated for hazmat disposal. As well as the wood flooring infused with chemicals to deter insects and rot. The modification process in itself uses more energy than building with modern materials from scratch. And there are a multitude of building codes and land use regulations that one would struggle with.

    Other than those things.....she has found a nice place in time for her personal niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    This has very limited applications. It works nicely in a rural area with moderate fluctuations in climate like Northern California. But for most living in extreme weather environments, it's not practical. It is also offensive and unsightly in numbers. Scattered across the landscape in sparse numbers is maybe acceptable. The modification process alone creates mounds of hazardous materials. The paint used on them is industrial with materials that are regulated for hazmat disposal. As well as the wood flooring infused with chemicals to deter insects and rot. The modification process in itself uses more energy than building with modern materials from scratch. And there are a multitude of building codes and land use regulations that one would struggle with.

    Other than those things.....she has found a nice place in time for her personal niche.
    Which simple living hero are you referring to here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraliteAngler View Post
    Which simple living hero are you referring to here?
    Alexis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    Alexis
    Ah, okay.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Just spotted this article about a Google employee saving 90% of his income by living in a truck in the parking lot so he can pay off student loans and then travel the world.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/googl...170000147.html
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