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Fritz88
07-18-2010, 08:33 AM
I respect this guy.

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kstater
07-18-2010, 08:38 AM
Yes, but he lives in a 90 square foot house.

Bwana
07-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Yes, but he lives in a 90 square foot house.

This, I think Overhead has a larger shed.

boogblaster
07-18-2010, 08:53 AM
lived in my car one year .. cost was bout 100 bucks for gas to run the heater that winter ....

bevischief
07-18-2010, 08:54 AM
My popup is bigger.

the Talking Can
07-18-2010, 09:04 AM
not enough room for my penis

Baconeater
07-18-2010, 09:09 AM
Yeah...wait until he decides to get married and see how long the woman puts up with that shit.

Dave Lane
07-18-2010, 09:13 AM
I hv closets 3-4 times that size. No thanks

kstater
07-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Yeah...wait until he decides to get married and see how long the woman puts up with that shit.

He didn't strike me as the type that would ever get married. Legally speaking of course.

teedubya
07-18-2010, 09:48 AM
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

vailpass
07-18-2010, 12:23 PM
I hv closets 3-4 times that size. No thanks

Plenty of room while you wait to come out of it huh?

noa
07-18-2010, 12:26 PM
Where does he put his fatheads?

DJ's left nut
07-18-2010, 12:29 PM
That house is adorable....

nohomo.

CrazyPhuD
07-18-2010, 12:39 PM
My trunk has more square footage.

Bowser
07-18-2010, 12:46 PM
I think I take bigger dumps than that over a course of a day.

Groves
07-18-2010, 01:47 PM
There's a lot to be said for the "less is more" movement and recognizing the difference between what you need and what excess is.....but

It's also only fitting for a certain type of lifegoals.

He said in the video that it allowed him to finally start "doing the things he wanted to do".

That's great and I'm all for it.

It is a tad convenient, though, that those things never seem to include activities that just require some space. Building a pool table. Housing livestock, etc. As has been pointed out, he might not even be looking for a wife. I do wonder what he'd do with a wife and 3 kids, though. 100sq ft?

I love the attention to purging the un-needed stuff, though. For sure.

pr_capone
07-18-2010, 01:51 PM
I would be inclined to do that kind of thing if I were single. I don't need a lot of room. As long as I have food, internet, a place to sleep, and a place to shit... I'm generally pretty content.

Dunno if I would make it mobile like he did but as it is we already live a minimalist type life. Our house is only 1003 sq ft.

Downside is that I could prolly not have a dog bigger than a phone book.

notorious
07-18-2010, 02:07 PM
The guy can cook his lunch and take a shit without moving.

Pestilence
07-18-2010, 02:47 PM
I'd do it if I were single.....and didn't care.

Fritz88
07-18-2010, 03:03 PM
Yeah...wait until he decides to get married and see how long the woman puts up with that shit.

Women....

TrickyNicky
07-18-2010, 03:15 PM
That is way too small. I would, however, totally live in a Penguin House (about 900 sq ft.)

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Baby Lee
07-18-2010, 03:23 PM
Unless the guy is a 24/7 layabout, or he has a huge ass shed somewhere on property, he's just mostly offsited any and all activities people usually do at home. Dude can't so much as repair a lawn mower unless it's in the yard with borrowed tools. Can't entertain anyone, unless it's one person on his playhouse porch. Only exercise is walking/jogging, unless he gets a gym membership or rents a bicycle. Probably has to grocery shop EVERY day. Laundry at a Mat. Doubt he can watch movies/sports much over a whisper with the amount of sound that escapes his walls. Probably has to hire an accountant/assistant to handle his bills/records.

Stewie
07-18-2010, 03:40 PM
Unless the guy is a 24/7 layabout, or he has a huge ass shed somewhere on property, he's just mostly offsited any and all activities people usually do at home. Dude can't so much as repair a lawn mower unless it's in the yard with borrowed tools. Can't entertain anyone, unless it's one person on his playhouse porch. Only exercise is walking/jogging, unless he gets a gym membership or rents a bicycle. Probably has to grocery shop EVERY day. Laundry at a Mat. Doubt he can watch movies/sports much over a whisper with the amount of sound that escapes his walls. Probably has to hire an accountant/assistant to handle his bills/records.

Heh! Yeah, it's kind of like he built a sofa-cushion fort with blankets. It was cool until someone else invaded and then you were fooked!

Rain Man
07-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Unless the guy is a 24/7 layabout, or he has a huge ass shed somewhere on property, he's just mostly offsited any and all activities people usually do at home. Dude can't so much as repair a lawn mower unless it's in the yard with borrowed tools. Can't entertain anyone, unless it's one person on his playhouse porch. Only exercise is walking/jogging, unless he gets a gym membership or rents a bicycle. Probably has to grocery shop EVERY day. Laundry at a Mat. Doubt he can watch movies/sports much over a whisper with the amount of sound that escapes his walls. Probably has to hire an accountant/assistant to handle his bills/records.


Or maybe he uses all the money he saves on housing costs to hire a butler to do it all for him.

Well, except maybe the exercise.

BWillie
07-18-2010, 06:21 PM
I need to figure out how to emulate this guy. My house is only 2000 sq foot and I'm gonna have a 350 dollar electric bill this month easy. That is with a one year old heating and cooling system and 80% thermal windows

milkman
07-18-2010, 06:29 PM
It's a double wide outhouse.

BossChief
07-18-2010, 06:44 PM
Cool idea if you can make it work.

Buck
07-18-2010, 06:48 PM
Im sure thats the norm in some third world countries.

DJ's left nut
07-18-2010, 07:03 PM
If it can't hold a minimum of 150 lbs of dog (otter tails included) I have no use for it.

Even if I were single, I'd have a pair of pretty good sized dogs.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2010, 07:08 PM
THis is better:

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Johnny Vegas
07-18-2010, 07:15 PM
now thats the dog house I'd get when I get in trouble with my girl...

T-post Tom
07-18-2010, 07:28 PM
What? No Lindsay Lohan vagina jokes?

Bwana
07-18-2010, 07:52 PM
He didn't strike me as the type that would ever get married. Legally speaking of course.

ROFL

My thoughts exactly.

The Pedestrian
07-19-2010, 11:08 AM
Living like that + turning it into a business + enjoying every minute = Win.

Cave Johnson
07-19-2010, 12:04 PM
THis is better:

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Something tells me Gary Chang is on a slightly higher budget...

400 sq ft is pretty much the minimum livable space required for 1-2 people, IMO.

ChiefaRoo
07-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Shouldn't the title of this thread be. Guy living in a fifth wheel with a doll house attached to to it?

kcmaxwell
07-19-2010, 01:50 PM
not enough room for my penis

i think bevischief said that too...

Iowanian
07-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Lots of young men threaten to run away to live in their tree house.


But they're 11.

Jerm
07-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Figured he'd have a stripper pole somewhere in there...hmmm guess not...

Garcia Bronco
07-19-2010, 07:37 PM
I think I take bigger dumps than that over a course of a day.

Figure 2 kilos per day on the poop.

Psyko Tek
07-20-2010, 12:06 AM
Im sure thats the norm in some third world countries.

for a family of 6

SnakeXJones
07-20-2010, 04:40 AM
xbox 360 makes a great heater in those kind of houses

Bob Dole
07-20-2010, 06:52 AM
Bob Dole has stayed in a river cabin not much larger than that a couple of times, and it's actually not all that bad. Of course, you can rule out hosting band practice, inviting the guys over to watch the game in December and a host of other activities...

blaise
07-20-2010, 06:53 AM
I would like to see Mark Mangino buy one and poke two holes in the bottom for his legs, stick his arms out the windons and walk around with it.