Wednesday, April 18, 2007

small homes

I like this mini home that I found via Poppytalk. At first glance I thought they had used old shipping containers to build the home, which is a material Cornelius and I have talked about using for our future home building adventures. Very cool.

And speaking of homes, our place is slowly taking shape. This weekend I finally hung up some artwork in our hallway and this weekend I plan on painting our office space.

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Anonymous Joanne said...

Yes, a topic I'm passionate (and opinionated) about!

Interesting concept - mini homes. Cool idea! I think modular homes is the wave of the future. I'm assuming you would have to find a plot of land to build you mini home onto and it would probably have to be in a rural location?

We've been exploring home ownership for a few years now. Our urban home options are condos (no thanks) or a fixer upper home that requires an additional 15 - 20 grand on renos and upgrades (hmmm, nope).

Of course, many recent home owners I know, have relied on the "Bank on Mom and Dad" for monetary assistance and/or for co-signing the mortgage lease (not an option for me).

Anyway, my point is there are many innovative options to being a homeowner that don't include the usual conventions we keep seeing in the city.

7:10 PM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

yes, joanne, that's why i'm pretty happy (so far!) in our co-op. i really love the thought of living co-operatively and we are definitely thinking of bringing those principles into play when we buy land. and yes, we are thinking of moving away out of the city....about 8 hours away!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

We're thinking Guelph - or just outside of it. Might go there this weekend to have a look at some places.

DWELL magazine (which I'm a fan of) often has some interesting articles on alternative homes and living arrangements. It's great for inspiration and ideas.

I came across this article on-line and thought I'd share it with you:

Best Places To Live - Economic

1:30 PM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

i love guelph! and it's so close to toronto. dwell magazine is great too. i should pick up the new issue!

5:52 PM  
Blogger poppy said...

it would be so cool to live in this on a little acreage just outside of the big city...

11:51 AM  
Blogger jenn said...

Hey Joanne, I'm in elmira (not far from guelph) ...

kickpleat I love the mini home idea. I'd be back in a highrise in heartbeat, but the dh wont move to the city :(

9:44 AM  
Blogger ** Terramia ** said...

Your artwork looks stunning... great job!!

2:20 PM  

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