Trailerable housing


This looks a fair bit better than the typical container-house solutions. http://www.habitaflex.com /
You could buy a lot as a vacation home, and take the vacation home home with you when you left!
R
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On 8/13/2010 6:30 PM, RicodJour wrote:

Or the perfect beach house. Pack it up and leave before the big storm. In theory that is! Most likely just ship in the next one.
Jeff

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The road might get a wee bit crowded if everybody had one, but it does make sense in a number of areas.
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Perfect the "big island"....... beach front lots subject to lava flows.
cheers Bob
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there you go.
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One of the things I think would make a great business would be temporarily located homes that could be placed by helicopter and then moved.
For instance, consider a fiberglass or aluminum home that was entirely self contained. Water would be stored in a tank, solar cells and lightweight batteries would provide power, waste would be dehydrated to some extent, but still stored in an attached tank. A company with helicopter would contract with a vacationer to lift the home to remote areas, such as mountain tops, lakes, forests etc. and then return to bring in the vacationers. They would live in the house, and then they and the house would be picked up and returned to civilization in a week or two. In the meantime, there would be no "footprint" left where they were and the home could be restocked and sent out on yet another vacation.
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RES wrote:

Recently I've saw a report on a real estate tv show that covered a company that basically did that, with the exception that the houses were some sort of tricked-out cargo containers and the company transported the houses by truck. The company also had a property that was marketed as "virgin" land where it charged a hefty sum to park the cargo containers.
Frankly, it didn't sounded all that attractive to me. Maybe it was due to how they marketed it but it appeared to be all style but no substance.
Rui Maciel
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Rui Maciel wrote:

would be very, very small. People who could afford such things tend to either prefer hotels, or the high-end RVs that can get places a mobile-home-toter or low-boy trailer cannot get to. Or (and this applies to all income strata), they prefer the 'wilderness experience' of the high-tech tent and fancy fold-up gear.
Over in the sandbox, they have spent a great deal of your tax money on something called CHUs, Containerized Housing Units. Basically dorm rooms and shower modules inside insulated shipping containers, stacked up like Lego bricks. For a six-month tour, it beats the heck out of a tent, but homey they are not. For these fold-up transformer trailers, I think the manufacturer has nailed their target market rather well- fast temporary housing/offices for work camps and post-disaster housing, for people who need more than a stripped-down travel trailer or single-wide, which is what they are competing against. For any sort of permanent use, I suspect a stick-built cabin or a conventional modular would be cheaper and longer-lasting,
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I've probably told this story before, but when I was young, I got an aquarium. It was a good size and, what with the pump/filter and heater and a few fish, relatively expensive for a kid on a paper route, so I had to wait to earn enough extra money from my paper route to add the plants, sand, coral, hiding places, etc.., that would make the fish feel cozy, protected and at home.
So there the danios were in a completely empty tank-- likely feeling totally exposed-- which they were-- and vulnerable. So, upon arriving home a day later, I found to my shock (it's pretty traumatic to a kid) that one or two had leaped out and onto the floor to dry up. After about two days, all the danios had lept clear out of the water and onto the carpeted floor to dry up.
Anyway, this Habitaflex made me recall that rather unfortunate chapter of my childhood (Y tabarnacle) which I've never quite gotten over (and probably never will) and the sense that maybe I'd, too, want to jump out of the Habitaflex, like my poor zebra danios, as soon as I could, and onto the ground to dry up.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sPDNR2YS3s

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2 words double wide
About 1/2 the houses around here are modular. They ship em out, bolt em together, move in. Yes, most of them look like a double wide.
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Bet Palin will get one.
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George wrote the following:

Joe Biden is living in one now.
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wrote:

Couple of more years Obama will move back into his trailer...
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