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Tiny House Movement Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Zoning

Tiny House Movement Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Zoning

Tiny House Movement Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Zoning Charlotte, North Carolina, is the latest instance of a neighborhood where homeowners are requesting zoning permits for a little residence, but the structure either doesn’t match a zoning classification, or if it does, the usage is outright prohibited. And though contemporary tiny residences may be functional, budget-friendly, effective, as well as ...

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Alternate Career Life: Anchor in Place or Travel for Work?

Alternate Career Life: Anchor in Place or Travel for Work?

Alternate Career Life: Anchor in Place or Travel for Work? As you ponder, daydream, or make serious plans about living a semi-retired life, give serious thought to this one piece first. Keep in mind, if your initial choices don’t work, you can always change them. Are you planning a mobile, traveling, different-places life? Or, do you want to have an ...

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What is the Definition of Going Green?

What is the Definition of Going Green?

What is the Definition of Going Green? Going green relates to the pursuit of knowledge that can lead to environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. Environmentalism has also been considered in the definition of going green. This term describes the movement to ...

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The Benefits of Living in a Houseboat

The Benefits of Living in a Houseboat

The Benefits of Living in a Houseboat The benefits of living in a houseboat are the same benefits that are available to a land-based home that lives off the grid. We lived on a sailboat, a houseboat with sails, in the Caribbean for eight years, it made us very aware of how wasteful life on land was in comparison to ...

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Energy Efficiency In Building Design

Energy Efficiency In Building Design

Energy Efficiency In Building Design Understanding The Characteristics Of Energy Efficient Buildings With so much focus on the environment these days, more and more architects and contractors are turning their attention to designing and building structures that minimize energy loss. These designs reduce the energy needed for cooling and heating regardless of the equipment or energy source used for climate ...

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Are Tiny Houses the Way of the Future?

Are Tiny Houses the Way of the Future?

Are Tiny Houses the Way of the Future? Tiny houses are becoming more and more desirable. Not only are these houses more financially manageable for many, but the appeal they offer goes beyond just finances. Many Americans are looking for a simpler life. Many of us are realizing that life is not all about our possessions-there’s more to it than ...

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Unusual Places to Find Cheap Real Estate

Unusual Places to Find Cheap Real Estate

Unusual Places to Find Cheap Real Estate Face it… we all want a piece of the rock. For some of us though, that rock is made of Unobtainium. However, there are a few places you might not have looked yet for affordable, and sometimes unusual, pieces of real estate. 1) Tax Recovery Sales Usually once a year, counties will conduct ...

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Micro Homes Move To Mainstream’s Fringe

Micro Homes Move To Mainstream’s Fringe

Micro Homes Move To Mainstream’s Fringe The tiny house movement has gained steam since the late 1960s and early 1970s when counter-culture types with no money made due with what they could and built homes out of whatever they could find. In fact, it’s almost mainstream. For instance, students at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. have come up with ...

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Feng Shui and Tiny Houses

Feng Shui and Tiny Houses

Feng Shui and Tiny Houses If you haven’t heard the term “Tiny House” you can correctly assume that it describes a very small house, but there is a movement now to build and live in tiny houses by people who don’t necessarily need to. Many just want to live in a tiny house, for environmental reasons and even for spiritual ...

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Tiny Houses – Green Living, Sustainable Lifestyle

Tiny Houses – Green Living, Sustainable Lifestyle

Tiny Houses – Green Living, Sustainable Lifestyle As at 2013, an average single family house was 2,598 square feet. That is according to the United States Census Bureau. All these units have a variety of accessories from air conditioning, stories, basements, forced – air furnaces, bathrooms, etcetera. Needless to say, this large living ultimately results in lots of overheads. Apart ...

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