Lisa Hartford 
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Re: “Are Tiny Houses the Next Big Thing?

The problem is, what started out as an affordability movement has gained the attraction of profiteers. Tiny houses were originally being offered for under 30K. Now, it is not uncommon to see price tags that range up in the 70-100K range. My grandparents had a really nice one bedroom apartment in NYC that included hot and cold running water and steam heat in winter (paid their own electric bill,) for $35.00/mo. Things were better built in those days and made to last (as opposed to foreign junk made to fall apart in no time today.) The only difference is the greed of 'middle men' who have inserted themselves over the years. My concern is that affordable tiny houses are going to eventually get priced beyond the reach of average people for no other reason than market manipulation. If builders can get people to pay 350K for a tiny house, they will save themselves the money and materials that it now takes to build a McMansion as pure profit thus driving the greed motive ever higher. The prices on tiny houses need to be kept reasonable, affordable and within reach of modest or low income people.

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Posted by Lisa Hartford on 10/09/2015 at 11:27 AM


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