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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

The whole "minimalist housing" trend is very cucky.

I don't believe in owning things that I cannot move. That includes a house: why would I want to tie myself to a given parcel of land for twenty, thirty years?

No thanks. I get that the "tiny home" community is full of hipsters and communists, but in my mind, it's an excellent solution to the housing problem (and by "housing problem" I don't mean the lack of housing, necessarily, I mean the problem that is a house).

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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

How about a boat, trailer, or RV/pickup w camper?

As far as tying yourself to land, that depends upon your personality and employment. If you love the area, have a secure source of income anod/or a family, it can be quite sensible.

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[–] ThirteenthZodiac 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

How about a boat, trailer, or RV/pickup w camper?

I've thought about going the houseboat route, but honestly I have a deep-seated fear of water, so that's a non-starter, unfortunately.

Trailers and RVs are not meant for long-term living. I'd much have a house on wheels, one that I designed, with future expansion in mind and with all the things I can imagine needing. That includes self-sufficiency: rain catchment with water purifiers, solar, maybe some wind if I can figure out a way to make that sensible. I'm trying to figure out how to work in a minimalist workshop (in terms of weight), and have thoughts on how to set up some of the space so that, if need be, it could be converted into an indoor greenhouse.

Overall my approach has been "in the event of a zombie apocalypse, how do I ensure that 90% of what I need is right here." Obviously zombie apocalypse isn't a likely scenario, but it seems useful in terms of approaching self-sufficiency.

As far as tying yourself to land, that depends upon your personality and employment.

It's really just not for me. I'm not big on getting involved with my local community - and especially not where I am right now - and I don't see that changing, in the future.

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[–] Goat-Master-5000 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You know that millions of people don't want to live like wandering gypsies, right? People "tie themselves to a given parcel of land", because they want to have a home.....that provides them with a sense of permanence and belonging. My family had a home for decades, but due to family tragedy.....now we don't. As a result, I feel very disconnected to things around me. The only way I'll regain that feeling, is if I find a permanent home again.

Permanently living as a wandering gypsy just sounds too depressing for me.

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[–] Justsomeone 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That is actually a pretty interesting point of view that I hadn’t ever considered.