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Could You Live in This Tiny House?

Jay Shafer has lived in tiny houses measuring in at under 100 square feet for over 10 years, mostly because he says he hates vacuuming. I'm intrigued, but know that I'd have a hard time living in a place like this. However, I think it's a great way to really figure out what material goods are needed, and which ones you can live without. Watch the video to check out all of the home's highlights, and to hear Jay talk about the method behind his tiny-home madness.

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senojoy senojoy 9 years
Umm this has absolutely nothing to do with the house but at the end of the video during like the "outtakes" did the chick that was filming it say "show me your ass"?
live-4-gossip live-4-gossip 9 years
I have done this to a degree. My husband AND 2 kids lived in a 20 ft trailer for about 6 mo while looking for a house. It had about 1 foot wide for a walkway and the bathroom looked just like this guys. It is amazing all the things we think we HAVE to have but when you narrow it down you really need very little.
OC_ivory OC_ivory 9 years
When he said that the bathroom is the shower, I almost had a heart attack because I had imagined something totally different. When they actually showed the toilet, I was relieved.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
i would love to live in a place like that. There would be no challange. i have lived in a studio with my BF and dog. we loved it.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
No way. Not only is the house completely inpractical, (you can't excersize, or even have company over) but if there were any sort of emergency, he would have a terrible time getting out of the house. If he wants to be environmentally friendly, he should have just bought an old house and renovated it to have solar power, etc.
piesecki piesecki 9 years
Might be fun for a holiday... not forever, and certainly not if there was more than one of you - you'd keep tripping over!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
WOW! And I thought our condo was small.
theavalanches theavalanches 9 years
I didn't care much for the way he stores his glasses. He lives alon and doesn't need more than 10 glasses, doesn't he? Actually, I love the house. I'm sure people can get used to it. I'm sure the guy spends a lot of time outdoors, which always should be encouraged.
number6_ed number6_ed 9 years
How could you possibly have sex in that "bedroom"? I couldn't live in a house that small, I'd feel way too confined.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I would go insane in a house that tiny.
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
I would be afraid I would knock over the drinking glasses each time I walked by them.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Um, no. I do sometimes think I could do one of those 500 square feet models at Ikea. (Until I move up to the 1,000 and like that one so much better.)
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I could live in that tiny house if I were alone like that guy. It makes sense as to what his reasons why he's building small houses----less stuff, less cleaning, etc. We want bigger houses because oftentimes we like more storage for stuff that we don't really need. But we hate purging them or cleaning or even organizing. This would be challenge. That was not bad. The only thing that would bother me is the bathroom. The shower is so close to the toilet bowl.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Not with a boyfriend and a dog!
geohiker geohiker 9 years
wow, the small space is even worse by having those tilted-in walls
HipMom HipMom 9 years
OMG, I was getting claustrophobic just watching the video! I hate small spaces, and I would definitely NOT live there! I don't think I would even visit if a friend lived there, actually. I don't need a big Mac Mansion but I also don't want to feel like I can't stretch my legs! God, what a weird living situation.
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
omg im getting clausterphobic just watching the video!!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Nope no way I could do that.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I couldn't just because I am part of a 3 person family at the moment so there is no way we'd all fit lol but I think if I was by myself I would give it a shot... why not? Seems kind of cool but a little lonely.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I can't see it!
megafie megafie 9 years
I have 2 pets and way too much stuff!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh wow, no way.
Catipa Catipa 9 years
I would be scared to sleep in that tiny space for his bedroom. What if there was a fire while he slept?
emalove emalove 9 years
I can't live in tiny spaces...I need lots of room for all my stuff!
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
I would feel too closterphobic... but its cute!
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