the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday meandering

I have been thinking a lot lately about affordable housing and small house living. I see alot of videos and posts about single people and even small families crammed together in miniscule abodes that over time will prove unsustainable. Why not use another alternative. During the post ww2 era mobile homes became the fad for youngins and the retired set. They are somewhat energy inefficient but for useability they are a wonderful affordable alternative. The Trash homestead is centered on an old 1970something double-wide (roughly 1400 sq feet). Granted it has its flaws but for the price of a newer car I have 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an exterior garage area. While its not a mini house and its def not a mcmansion it is an obvious alternative for the green-minded.

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