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Gerard

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A town that wants tiny homes
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:26:37 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/tiny-home-subdivision-stephenville-1.4480928

I'm not sure how terribly mustachian this is, given that you could probably buy an existing full-sized home in that part of the world for the same amount of money, but good on them for being open to it.
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Re: A town that wants tiny homes
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 10:31:45 AM »
Question: if your tiny home is permanent, and on a tiny lot, what's the advantage over a townhome/condo/apartment?

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Re: A town that wants tiny homes
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 10:39:28 AM »
Nevermind, I must have been thinking of a different development.
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Re: A town that wants tiny homes
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 10:20:14 AM »
Question: if your tiny home is permanent, and on a tiny lot, what's the advantage over a townhome/condo/apartment?

For me? Absolutely nothing. For people who don't like their home touching other people's homes (or their broccoli touching their mashed potatoes), better small than big, I guess.

Many middle-class Newfoundlanders see apartments (and public transit) as something poor folks have to settle for, so a tiny home might also have better resale value.
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Re: A town that wants tiny homes
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 01:53:57 PM »
Question: if your tiny home is permanent, and on a tiny lot, what's the advantage over a townhome/condo/apartment?
It comes with your own land for gardening or other uses (condo doesn't)
You have full control over pet ownership (no bylaws - apartment/townhouse/condo)
Fixed mortgage vs. rent increases
Low operating costs make it cheaper to live then larger houses - some costs are proportional to size like roofing.

Some people also like the ownership vs. renting aspect. What would an apartment of similar size rent for? How much would the mortgage plus expenses on a small house be?

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Re: A town that wants tiny homes
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 11:49:47 AM »
Question: if your tiny home is permanent, and on a tiny lot, what's the advantage over a townhome/condo/apartment?

Thieves and squatters target the bigger houses / apartments first?