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Not So Tiny


These remind me of the Forever Houses in Clifford Simak's novel, Ring Around The Sun. Those were prefab houses that never, ever wore out, and were cheaper than any house anyone could buy.

These wear out, but they're amazing: Prefab Houses by TenFold Engineering

This does tiny houses one better: a portable house that is all folded up, just the size of a trailer truck, until you bring it to the land it’s going to sit on. No foundation needed, and they work on unlevel ground too. They self-unload from the truck: Just plug them into power, I suppose, and they start putting down legs and will open up. The truck can just drive out from underneath.

Their site: TenFold Engineering

The videos of the things opening up is great. If I had money to invest, I’d either buy a house or just invest in the company.

I also like the other structures they’ve designed: instant barriers that can be used for highway construction, stages, stadium seating, small footbridges that open up and self-install, huts, display booths, etc.


posted on July 23, 2017 3:51 PM ()

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If I had to, I could live small and sleep on top of my grand piano, which I would fit into wherever I lived, even if it meant I had nothing else. So, no, tiny houses do not appeal to me. Tiny is for when you have nothing to do at home. And I like to live in different rooms at different times. I'd be happy in a castle. Tiny equals zero. Get away from me tiny.
comment by tealstar on Aug 6, 2017 9:52 PM ()
Not quite ready to leave my nice, big house just yet.
comment by nittineedles on July 31, 2017 1:22 PM ()
Too tiny for me. Even if I lived in a fifth wheel it would have to be in a climate where I could spend most of my time outdoors. This thing looks three-season anyway. Even the mobile homes are used up another, they shouldn't be.
comment by jjoohhnn on July 24, 2017 6:30 AM ()
Our county land use planners are struggling to figure out what to do about tiny houses and ones like these here. The tinies are generally considered recreational vehicles because they have wheels, but they are theoretically better built (less plastic), but whatever it is that keeps the county from allowing people to live in RVs year-round still applies to the tiny homes.
comment by troutbend on July 23, 2017 7:35 PM ()
Yep, I was aware that housing & zoning codes locally prevent people from having a tiny house unless they already have a regular house on their property. I hope the exact problems that are the objections are made clear. Builders of all tiny or other prefab houses could start solving those problems so these could be used year-round. But I was interested in the no-foundation-needed aspect of these. Even the typical prefab house needs a foundation. Around here I keep hearing about water damage cracking foundations of houses, and owners are left with a very expensive problem.
reply by drmaus on July 24, 2017 9:18 AM ()
Most full-time RVers don't spend the year parked in one place. But there are counties in NY that don't allow full-timing in tiny homes either. It has mainly to do with water and sewage as far as I know.
reply by jjoohhnn on July 24, 2017 6:31 AM ()
It's for you kids--not this old man!!! (I LOVE being old--can use it for so many things!)
comment by greatmartin on July 23, 2017 5:50 PM ()

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