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crofter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:08 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
crofter wrote:
jema wrote:
crofter wrote:
jema wrote:


How to they pay for the food?


Maybe they have jobs?


So they therefore have to drive a 4x4 to the job....?


Or work from home... or walk?


Does not exactly look like either walking distance, or suitable for any home working profession that I can think of. Crafts tend to require bits and bobs, so that leaves writing which would need someone else to transcribe to computer.


Maybe her husband is a lumberjack?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: Another tiny home. Reply with quote    

Judging by some of the comments perhaps I'm not as sceptical or pessimistic as I thought. From Tav's original post they're not telling people to live like they do but they are "showing others that options such as theirs exist" which I thought people preferred rather than being lectured how bad their lifestyle is?

Personally I agree with Alice, I'd rather see more examples of how to live without energy rather than just come up with ideas of how to generate differently.

crofter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, her husband is not a woodsman,

Quote:
My husband is a private confidant and friend to people in public positions. Men come to him for the special kind of conversation he makes possible. Innermost House was built for us on the land of such a partner and friend


She is an "Inspirational speaker" and their firewood is "trimmings" from the orchard.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

crofter wrote:
Ah, her husband is not a woodsman,

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My husband is a private confidant and friend to people in public positions. Men come to him for the special kind of conversation he makes possible. Innermost House was built for us on the land of such a partner and friend


She is an "Inspirational speaker" and their firewood is "trimmings" from the orchard.


Must be a big orchard.

crofter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:

Must be a big orchard.


It's California, Rob!

Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

crofter wrote:
Rob R wrote:

Must be a big orchard.


It's California, Rob!


Fair point, I googled 'Californian orchard' and this was the first image;


crofter



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In the video, it looks like she uses charcoal for cooking.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i wonder how they wash clothes.

those white covered chairs would not stay white in our house for long

lettucewoman



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Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When we first came down to the forest we lived in a tiny one up one down thatched cottage, probably not much bigger than that, with a leanto kitchen.

It was fine,but wouldn't have been if we had had all the stuff we have now...at the time all our stuff was at our respective exes places.

We now live in a 20x36 park home...still pretty small!!

It looks lovely, but there is no way that I could read by candlelight, and I too am curious as to where they get their food from and how....

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:
i wonder how they wash clothes.

those white covered chairs would not stay white in our house for long


...white covered chairs ...where are the throws?

I also wonder how they shower!

At 4.15 mins in, she shows us what I assume is the bathroom, first the toilet ... pan right, shower knobs, a wall rack with flannels etc AND a row of coats on the wall.

Ahhh, maybe that's how they wash their clothes CiG

EV

otatop



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder how those beautifully bound books survive the cooking steam etc. It does all look a tiny bit staged. Didn't there used to be someone here called Judy of the woods? She built her own place and explained how she solved problems. It looked much more interesting.

Bulgarianlily



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

He is an architect and she is an 'Inspirational Speaker'. She says that "Innermost is my home, and it is formed around my bodily person. I am about five and half feet tall. The house is two-of-me deep, and, allowing for a dividing wall of books, two-of-me long. The whole space encloses five distinct rooms: a living room that is two-of-me deep by one-of-me across from hearthstone to books; a kitchen that is one-of-me long by two-thirds-of-me wide; a bath that is the same size as the kitchen; my husbandís study that is the same size again; and a loft that sits atop those three small rooms that is one-of-me in width by one-of-my-husband long."


http://www.innermosthouse.com/#/in-dianas-words-i/ghosts There are photos here that show a of views of the house.

I compare their 144 sq feet with the mansion of 250 sq feet that I currently live in, sharing it as living, bathroom and cooking space, but not sleeping space except for me and my husband with up to four volunteers. We have given a Christmas dinner for 10 people here, and sat 12 around the house for an English tea.

I do have outbuildings for tools and animals however...

alice



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I applaud her house and what she's doing.
Despite the comments here I find it entirely plausible that a couple can live and function comfortably in those conditions. We've lived off-grid in a 'tube', 40' long by 6' wide, ceiling height only a little over 6'. We bathed and cooked and washed our clothes and owned 'stuff' - just like normal people

But I wouldn't want to sit next to her at dinner

oldish chris



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's the big deal?

Opposite me is an old shrimper's cottage, recently resold - it has a 14'6" square footprint plus a modern extension of 6' x 12'. Its been in continuous habitation for a good 200 years.

Typical "artisan's cottages" - the two up, two down, consist of four rooms of about 12' square and housed a large family. They are now called "affordable homes", but the dimensions are much the same: http://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/north-west/virginia-mews/carnation-mid-2-term

woodsprite



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 12 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Seems to me that she must spend a lot of time away from her tiny home, speaking and writing her essays on the www. I can see how you could survive there but it isn't my idea of living. Each to their own.

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