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  1. […] Beyond being a great way to tour the tiny house showcase, the open houses are a wonderful opportunity to network with other tiny house enthusiasts who may be able to support you in your own tiny house adventure. Interested in joining us for an upcoming open house (the next one is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 11am)? Register here! […]

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  2. […] (new bench, new plans for the back corner), but for those who haven’t yet seen the Matchbox in person, here’s a quick peek at what’s […]

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  3. […] us to show yet another tiny house design to the many folks who have toured the site during our regular open houses. But last week, the Lusby hit the road once again for a new adventure, leaving our tiny house […]

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  4. […] workday or come to a quarterly meetup event to talk about tiny houses in the DC area, we also host monthly open houses on the lot.  This is a great opportunity to tour the tiny houses, learn about our motivations for […]

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    • I have no idea where to post this so I’ll put it here and keep my fingers crossed. I am writing a book to help others by seeking to find out my own questions that need answering regarding moving to or creating a tiny home community. Also finding about the top 15 communities, builders, and communities by action I believe to be well run, nice places to put your roots down deep if you are a person looking for the next move it their life and don’t want to screw it up. I plan on writing 3 more books on the tiny home community and how it will become natural for people in the future to do. Living small, with everything you need so your budget will not feel the girth of a huge mortgage, no savings, and a hording attitude in life. Living smaller and keeping things that matter. Selling the rest via a bi yearly “Community sale” to either personally making money or using the funds for something needed in the community (my idea). I am looking for tiny home communities willing to share the guts of their community — paperwork needed, town issues, legal issues, paperwork, guidelines, how their communities work, people who choose to move in. Communities are the topic, how to lawfully make them, share the land, why the need is there and why should we listen to that need and run with it, and some of the best communities willing to talk to me via email mostly for a book I will publish on Tiny Communities: A place to put down roots in your future. Anything you offer me will be copyrighted in my book and all will be quoted or made known clearly that it is your material, community, members and plan. I’d also love to speak to your builders, and planning board. I want the word out about these communities and homes they can build, live in the community for years and still be able to bring their tiny home somewhere else via flatbed if the time or need has come to leave and become a ‘Granny Pod” in a family members back yard. I personally believe this will be the way for the middle class to retire early, or to work and semi-retire with a networking community that cares about health, wellness, unity, and survival AND most o all companionship. And for the elderly to live with and make new roots with community friends. Roots, we need them in America now — deep, healthy roots. . Please pass this along to any such community and have them contact me immediately at marycharest1234@gmail.com

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  5. No mention of sanitary disposal of human waste, which is very important to individual and society. Preventing diseases Do they hook up to septic tanks as trailers and some out of town houses do. How do they source clean drinking water and for washing? Does the grey water drain into a trench since it is otherwise harmful to a septic systems function. Are you saving grey water for gardening. How bout put grey water in a septic tank where the floor of the septic tank is sealed and 3/4 of the way up have slits so if grey water is not used quickly enough it will drain into surrounding sand bed. Then hook up a solar or manual pump or both to access the grey water for gardening.The use of solar is clever.for power in the tiny house, we like our internet lights hairdryers and many more. How is this better than a regular trailer . My grandparents had a shiny aluminum egg shaped trailer . How is yours better? Why don’t municipalities call your project a trailer wouldn’t it make it easier if cities thought of tiny houses as trailers. After all it’s got wheels. And building a septic tank grouping on unused land should be easier than trying to get cities to accept a tiny house. Just say tiny house ( legally a trailer for city code purposes ) wouldn’t that be functional? I like what you seem to be doing I just thought of questions.

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    • Look around and you’ll find lots of toilet talk on the blog. :) Also some more information about the rainwater catchment. And we never said that tiny houses are “better” than trailers; after all, they are trailers!

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  6. Are you guys going to be hosting another open house soon?

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  7. I am a tiny house producer (www.l-s-q.com). and I. like to learn more about the community. what would be a good phone number or email address to contact the organizers?.

    Bahram
    703-943-8857

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