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Old 10-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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I say put some insulation n them, and a stack of these would sell like gangbusters in LA. For $300 a month, I would do it, .
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I say put some insulation n them, and a stack of these would sell like gangbusters in LA. For $300 a month, I would do it, .

I don't know about the $300 a month deal(for 300 it better include utilities), but I would rock it.
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looks worst then trailer homes to me

The future i believe is going to be prefab green modern houses. Built in solar panels for electricity, runners to use rainwater, etc etc. Fairly cheap, semi stylish, easy to construct and easy to move around.

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I don't know about the $300 a month deal(for 300 it better include utilities), but I would rock it.

Of course, and Time Warner Cable so I can complain about my DVR not working correctly.
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have fun in the summer.

you will fry during the day, and then roast at night while the metal cools down after a full day of sun.

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looks worst then trailer homes to me

The future i believe is going to be prefab green modern houses. Built in solar panels for electricity, runners to use rainwater, etc etc. Fairly cheap, semi stylish, easy to construct and easy to move around.
That house is a stalker's dream. Imagine how vulnerable you'd feel with all your lights on and it's dark outside.
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bullshit. it would cost way more than 300 a month to live in a seatrain. those things get so fawking hot inside, you'd have to be running the ac like 20 hours a day
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This is actually something I've been seeing more and more about. I don't think I could deal with how narrow one of those things is but this one is pretty cool: http://www.treehugger.com/file...s.php

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bullshit. it would cost way more than 300 a month to live in a seatrain. those things get so fawking hot inside, you'd have to be running the ac like 20 hours a day
I bet if you tried really, really hard you could put some insulation and a window or 2 in it. That should help
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haha yea but you can get prefabs with walls instead of glass. that was just for reference. But they're perfect for someone who isn't looking for a huge house. buy a plot of land, buy a prefab house, drop it on, and you have quite the dainty little house.

a little imagination and you could go a long way. its actually a very old technique to use blocks and build a house. easy cheap construction. but considering that it was mainly only used to make houses for show it never really struck. there was some kind of show where designers actually built prefabs with "green" intentions for a showcase. But with the previous housing boom it was hard to get a company to build many prefabs because it was easier just to go out and buy one. Ill be the first to admit that some are still quite pricey depending on materials, location, and if you have any knowledge on how to put a house together. its not exactly like legos, you gotta have a place for your crap to go too haha. But with better technology out there now, and better materials to work with, i think this is going to work quite well. Theres a huge niche market out here especially in the NW corner for "green" homes.

heres a pic of a good one.


You can see they're very little, because well they are meant to be cheap and transportable, and you can lug around a 2 story house.

and here you can see it wouldn't be too hard to stack them and build a complete modern looking house.






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I bet if you tried really, really hard you could put some insulation and a window or 2 in it. That should help
nah. a big metal box getting beat on by the sun all day, which outside wall is the same piece of metal as the inside wall. totally unefficient..
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haha yea but you can get prefabs with walls instead of glass. that was just for reference.
heres a pic of a good one.
How much do the small ones go for, roughly?

My grandfather has some nice land in the mountains of NC, and I'd love to put some cheap housing up there to use as a vacation home for the family.
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Depending on materials and such they can range from 50k for a basic one with no furnishings delivered to you, and up to a few million bucks. Google around. there are alot of reputable companies that build prefabs. I've actually seen a prefab up close and they are great for replacement summer cottages, vacation homes, or buy a small one and drop it in a backyard and ta-da.
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Depending on materials and such they can range from 50k for a basic one with no furnishings delivered to you, and up to a few million bucks. Google around. there are alot of reputable companies that build prefabs. I've actually seen a prefab up close and they are great for replacement summer cottages, vacation homes, or buy a small one and drop it in a backyard and ta-da.
only problem is, out here in cali, good luck buying property, haha. **** is gona cost more than any fawking house
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Haha true true Ive only been intrested in it because i see a great business proposition in it. I visited this small production plant called solar sun last week which is making solar panels that you can just roll out on your roof and plug in instead of the panels and metal frames. Anyone in he NW will know that the rich hippies up here throw money away just to be "green" That and with the housing crush i think people will start realizing that just because they are single and can afford a 2 story house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, that maybe they should dive in. Its a great alternative to, well housing really.

Like i said before, you could buy a small one and chuck it in you backyard and have a guest house or something too! beats walking in on you sister in law in YOUR shower.
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get deployed to Kyrgyzstan and that's what you live in for 6 months. They build the dorms out of stacks and stacks of these. Throw some siding and paneling on them and BAM, instant dormitory complex.
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One of my friends were telling me about those maybe a yr or so ago.

I duno if I'm down to live in home that once used to be a container. lol
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i could live in that. just need a garage i could work in.
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looks worst then trailer homes to me

The future i believe is going to be prefab green modern houses. Built in solar panels for electricity, runners to use rainwater, etc etc. Fairly cheap, semi stylish, easy to construct and easy to move around.

Am I on crack, or does that house have pretty much all glass walls? How the **** is that 'green'?? You know how much heat that house would let in/out?

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looks bigger than my dorm.

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Am I on crack, or does that house have pretty much all glass walls? How the **** is that 'green'?? You know how much heat that house would let in/out?
probably not normal window glass but the double layered kind that insulates; blocks and keeps heat in.
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no bathroom for the win!!!

The homes of the future.

http://www.zerohouse.net/

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Am I on crack, or does that house have pretty much all glass walls? How the **** is that 'green'?? You know how much heat that house would let in/out?
depends on if all the "window walls" are the thermogenic kind with the multi layers of inert gas in them. actually makes a very good heat/cold barrier.

now as for fap factor...I'd have to pass
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Too late.

They already have "vertical trailer parks," we call them condominiums.
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