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Would having the layout more square rather than rectangle solve the walk through bedroon to get to bathroom problem?
you have a good point there. Square or pure geometry shaped plans are not exactly conducive to circulation within. On the other hand, exterior material costs are kept to minimum since given the same perimeter length, square for example, yields the most area.

this beats just watching TV - had quite some fun thinking about it.

below is a modified railroad - sort of tweaked my old apartment plan in Philadelphia.

Speaking of Philly, there was once an architect/madman named Frank Furness. The current Fine Arts Building at UPenn was a originally a University library - he had an idea where the rear facade of the stack space was placed on railroad tracks so as the collection grew, the facade then could be moved out to accommodate increased volume. The plan below is similar in idea where rooms can be added to the back like adding cars to a freight train as the family grows.




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maybe you can call "Extreme Makeover Home Edition"
give'um some sad story of a down trotten life and see if Ty Pennington can build you a house for free[:D]
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hey nao-- nice stuff!

its nice that there are two huge (appx 25' and 40') expanses of display space. it would be compact, but still a home gallery, none-the-less.

i think that bar may be able to be replaced with a movable island and a small type place to dine?

i guess that porch could seat a few people if you used small round tables.

if you used a ^ kinda roof, could you also install pull down stairs to an attic storage/studio space? or even just cut a square out of the ceiling and mount a permanant ladder up there?

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I've built my own home, 2200 SqFt. In California an Owner/Builder can do everything. I did it all, including HVAC (heating), Plumbing, Electrical and even the Paver drivway. I even "HANDMADE" my own rosettes, about 100 of them, for all the door and window trim.

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..i want to buy a parcel of land and build a wee tiny home instead of leasing...
Sorry, can’t help with the house but that’s what I did, nice piece of land with a little 1100 sq ft house in the middle. I highly recommend it.

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basically, we're talking about building a 3 car garage thats got a lot of electrical outlets and is plumbed for a kitchen and bathroom.

i'd buy the site, have the utilities, foundation and plumbing done. the exterior walls, including doors and windows, too.

i dont think a roof would be hard to do if someone else built the skeleton to nail the plywood to.

can you hire people that are licensed to just build the skeleton and be within the law?

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..i want to buy a parcel of land and build a wee tiny home instead of leasing...
Sorry, can’t help with the house but that’s what I did, nice piece of land with a little 1100 sq ft house in the middle. I highly recommend it.

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Get Foster and Partners to build you a small scale gherkin.

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It's about time for me to leave home and i am reviewing the options. theyre pretty much the same as with anything/one else. buy or lease. i like the buy option a lot better.

if i want to buy a parcel of land and build a wee tiny home instead of leasing, how much of the work will the authority figures let me do myself?

i am certain i can do tile, trim, paint, porches and cabinet/light hanging.

ive looked at some nice small plans, ranging from 400-700 square feet. theyre small, but will do. if i find a plan with an expandable attic/basement/both it'd be even better.

where are the stylish plans? it seems like most of them are simple boxes cut into smaller boxes, sometimes not even well. i, pretty much do not wish to tell company to walk through my bedroom to get to the back porch or bathroom.

so how small have youalls smallest homes been? was it maddening? remember, i cant have children and will most likely end up with a few more cats, fish and automobiles.
Your in Alabama just have your trailer delivered like everyone else . They will take the wheels off and everything for you [;)]

Each state and city is different. If you ever read the 'codes' for some locations you are supposed to change a light bulb yourself for that you need a licensed contractor.

In your case if you stay in the south you can do most of the work yourself. You will have to contract out plumbing, electrical (at least running the mainline and panel), and your HVAC. You can probably get away with doing everything else yourself.

One thing to keep in mind. Code is the bare minimum. It is not something to aspire to. If someone brags that you know thier work is good because it is built to code it is the same thing as saying 'You know I am smart, I get all C's in school'
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Your in Alabama just have your trailer delivered like everyone else . They will take the wheels off and everything for you [;)]
I wouldn't be making fun of Alabamians if I were you--you're in Georgia, after all.[B)][;)]
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