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๐Ÿกย  A Family Turns Shipping Containers Into Tiny Home Compound (AARP Article)

How One Family Reconnected With a Compound of Tiny Homes.
 
To be closer to family, the Bishops created a neighborhood of tiny homes on a lakefront property they found near their daughter in Alabama.
 
๐Ÿ“ธ  Includes a video  ๐Ÿ“ธ
 
Published October 03, 2023. As told to David Hochman (a contributing editor for AARP The Magazine). 
 

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2023/bishops-tiny-home-container-compound.html

 

Honored Social Butterfly

Hey Nicole,

 

Being an AARP member myself, I had already read this article.

 

I would just remind everyone that TINY HOMES come with many disadvantages, especially for the senior citizen. The bedrooms are sometimes accessible only with ladders, securing homeowner's insurance can sometimes be difficult, those that are claustrophobic may not be comfortable in their own home, it is sometimes difficult finding a place to situate the TINY HOME, and finally, these homes are usually built with products inferior to those used for a regular home.

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Having a thriving "tiny community" here in Vegas for more than a decade, founded by Tony Hsieh, I will state these are not "inferior"; every state or municipality regulates materials and construction, so there may be "inferior" but that is not because the tiny home communities are doing less; it's because local regulation and/or people accept less; NOT ALL!


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@WebWiseWoman  , I have had an interest in retiring in a Small Cottage. My research so far leads me to believe Tiny Homes can mean so MANY things.

 

For example, it could mean a place with NO bathroom. Like the ones that seem to be believed MAY be the solution to the HOMELESS.

 

Nicole  ๐Ÿ‘ต

 


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Having a thriving "tiny community" here in Vegas for more than a decade, founded by Tony Hsieh, I will state these are not "inferior"; every state or municipality regulates materials and construction, so there may be "inferior" but that is not because the tiny home communities are doing less; it's because local regulation and/or people accept less; NOT ALL! ***]


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@nctarheel , I may be wrong, but I believe they do build for Seniors = 1 level and NO steps.

 

Nicole  ๐Ÿ‘ต

 


[*** @nctarheel wrote:

Hey Nicole,

 

Being an AARP member myself, I had already read this article.

 

I would just remind everyone that TINY HOMES come with many disadvantages, especially for the senior citizen. The bedrooms are sometimes accessible only with ladders, securing homeowner's insurance can sometimes be difficult, those that are claustrophobic may not be comfortable in their own home, it is sometimes difficult finding a place to situate the TINY HOME, and finally, these homes are usually built with products inferior to those used for a regular home. ***]


 

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